Search Results: "Monica Ferris"


BOOK REVIEW

SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING SPOOL by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A pleasant addition to Ferris' long string of needlework whodunits (And Then You Die, 2012, etc.) featuring the ebullient Betsy, her gay assistant and her live-in boyfriend. This one is full of needlework lore but doesn't feature much of a mystery."
Who knew that retirement homes could be such dangerous places? Read full book review >

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BLACKWORK by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Fans will enjoy the needlework lore, the included pattern and the ongoing adventures, pleasant if not exactly exciting, of Betsy, Godwin and their pals."
Murder interrupts the Halloween festivities at Excelsior, Minn. Read full book review >

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THAI DIE by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Betsy's adventures (Knitting Bones, 2007, etc.) are always pleasantly cozy. This one adds a bit more excitement to the mix."
Exotic objects, doubtful imports, theft and murder—what's going on in a quiet Minnesota town? Read full book review >

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KNITTING BONES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"A simple case for Betsy (Sins and Needles, 2006, etc.), and a quick and easy read. The hardest part of the exercise is the obligatory knitting pattern."
Theft, murder and knitting in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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EMBROIDERED TRUTHS by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"A lighthearted tale with no real sense of danger, unless you prick yourself working the included needlework pattern."
Spring in Minnesota is good for Betsy Devonshire, owner of needlecraft shop Crewel World (Crewel Yule, 2004, etc.), until her manager and friend is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT GRUBSTAKE by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Twenty-four carat fun. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Rustle up a feisty, independent 16-year-old-girl named Arley who runs a rundown boarding house for three oddball, panned-out gold miners; a stranger dressed in black who rides into town on a black horse; a silver-tongued city slicker who offers to pay big bucks for tapped-out mines; a handsome newspaper editor wooed, to Arley's chagrin, by prissy, pretty Lacey dressed in dimity and lace gloves; and a baker named Wing Lee, known for his Chinese medicinal teas. Read full book review >

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THE UNNAMED by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Audacious, risky and powerfully bleak, with the author's unflinching artistry its saving grace."
A successful lawyer finds himself blindsided by a mysterious affliction in Ferris' sophomore effort, an even more ambitious and provocative novel than PEN/Hemingway Award winner Then We Came to the End (2007). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1992

"A singular voice, detailing rare and fascinating views of the early 20th-century South."
Unique stories of travels about the rural South, livestock trading, and persons famous and obscure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"The mind's sky indeed—but with clouds."
Ferris, who usually pokes around in outer space (Coming of Age in the Milky Way, The Red Shift, etc.), probes the inner kind as well in these amusing if far-fetched essays on the human mind, the search for extraterrestrial (and thus nonhuman) intelligence (SETI), and their intersection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"There is much joy and beauty in this passage from speculation to demonstration, and we have Ferris to thank for his superb rendering, both of the shebang and of the science that studies the shebang. (Book-of-the-Month Club split main selection; History Book Club alternate selection)"
As Virgil led Dante through the thickets and circles of the inferno, so Ferris, a science writer's science writer, guides the reader through the clouds and bubbles, the singularities and uncertainties that characterize cosmology today. Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S RAINBOW DAY by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In fact, fans of Wellington's Night Rabbits (1995) may miss this one, with its young format, even though story and art are comparable. (Board book. 1-3)"
An affable rabbit watches the sun rise, and goes through the day romping among other creatures. Read full book review >