Friday, March 15, 2013
Audio Book Review of And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris read by Susan Boyce
And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris
Read by Susan Boyce
Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, has hooked more than a few crooks in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. Now Betsy learns the hard way that a murder is still murder, any way you color it…
Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so it’s only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent. Hailey makes hand-dyed knitting wool, silk, soy, and corn yarns. She uses only natural vegetable dyes, creating soft and beautiful colors. Which means her yarns are expensive, but well worth it.
Unfortunately, someone thinks they’re worth killing for.
When Hailey’s body is discovered shot dead in her workshop, Betsy discovers that there was a lot about Hailey she would have never guessed. Like her penchant for stealing other’s property for her own use. Her use of dangerous additives to create her so-called all-natural fibers. And a scheming mind that had made her more than one enemy.
Now, Betsy must wring the truth from a bevy of colorful suspects. Because the truth just might mean the difference between living—and dyeing…
My Take: This is another great addition to this series. I truly didn't figure out the killer until it was revealed in the book. Betsy does not join in on this investigation on her own but is invited to investigate by the number one suspect. This mystery takes several twists and turns that truly kept me coming back for more and relucatant to turn off the audio. Speaking of audio, Susan Boyce does a really good job of narration. Although her voices aren't really that different from one another you can tell the difference in characters which makes it easy to follow along while listening and not get confused as to what character is speaking. If you like needlework or mysteries in general you are sure to like this book. You do not have to read this series in order but you will probably want to go back and read the previous books because this is a fun series.
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