Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris

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The Drowning Spool
by Monica Ferris

ISBN-13: 9780425270097
Mass Market Paperback:
320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: February 3, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Running her needlework shop keeps Betsy plenty busy, but she agrees to teach a class on the punch needle technique at the local senior complex, Watered Silk. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder.

It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit…

My Review:
The Drowning Spool is a cozy mystery. It's the seventeenth novel in the series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this story didn't spoil previous mysteries.

This was a clue-based puzzle mystery. Whodunit didn't surprise me, but parts of howdunit seemed improbable. But I enjoyed the mystery and the story enough that I'm interested in reading more of this author's books. I liked that the heroine reasoned things through logically and followed good leads. She acted professionally (not superior or self-entitled) when investigating and accepted basic safety measures when friends suggested them. The characters were engaging and generally behaved realistically.

There was no sex. There was a fair amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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