By Monica Ferris
Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She by no means meant to get so stuck up during this year's old motor vehicle race. yet as sponsor of 1 of the entrants, she can't support yet hold a detailed eye at the outcome—and it's now not beautiful. one of many drivers by no means makes it to the end line. His motor vehicle is located exploded in flames. Now Betsy and her artful buddies needs to make certain if it was once an coincidence or the paintings of a jealous competitor. the reply should be in a bit of needlework, yet pinning down a suspect won't be easy...
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The good struggle continues to be raging within the autumn of 1916, while Francesca Hatton's cherished grandfather dies at the kinfolk property in
England's remoted Exe Valley. Grieving for the guy who raised her, Francesca is surprised to discover an unsigned letter between his results, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has proven up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer.
Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the demise of his mom, who vanished approximately 1 / 4 of a century previous. Her physique was once by no means stumbled on, just a scarf stained along with her blood. And Leighton isn't the just one with a declare on Francesca's grandfather. at the day of his funeral, unforeseen viewers arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged by way of fees of Hatton's vicious dealings. but there's additionally a shy younger girl who praises his mystery generosity.
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Extra info for A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 5)
That's to o b a d, Karl," Mr. Kenton re m ark e d. , then, I'll forc e m y s elf," Karl said, s m iling, and pulled a c h air up to the tabl e. " "Stev e tells m e y ou fell o w s g ot al on g all right w ith the Tim e s-J o ur nal rep orter y est erday," Mr. Kenton said. " "Ray m o n d, Mr. Kenton. Ted Ray m o n d. " "Well, h e s e e m e d to b e satisfied. " "No, sir. But h e m a y ha v e g o n e b a c k alr eady. " "I' m glad y ou add e d that 'practically,' Karl," John Kenton said. "A n e w s m a n c ould tak e the slig htest s c ent of sa b ota g e and m a k e a bi g thing of it.
Th ey're pushin g it as fast as they c an. " "Th ey're m a kin g a g o o d i mitati on of it then," Ted Ray m o n d said. " Karl e xplain ed then h o w the pr oje ct ter minated o n the last day of August. Th er e w a s n o ti m e to w a st e. " "I g ath er ed that w h e n I w a s talkin g to y our fath er e arlier this m o r nin g," the rep orter said. "I d o n't kn o w w h eth er m y b o ss is g oin g to stand still that l on g, th ou g h. Frankly, I'm n ot to o particular w h eth er the yarn is e v e n a b out the satellite ro c k ets.
Th er e ar e a fe w fo otprints in the sand. " "Karl's rig ht, Stev e," Doris said. "Just b e c aus e w e didn't s e e it, d o e sn't m e a n a b o at m i g ht n ot ha v e c o m e ar ound the far e n d of the island. It's o nly natural that s o m e o n e w o uld put in to sh or e to c h e c k o n an oth er b o at b ein g h er e. You'll ha v e to ad m it it's n ot a usual sig ht to find any craft park e d h er e o n Beac o n Island. " Stev e ask e d. "Th e tracks p oint in all kinds of dire cti ons.
A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 5) by Monica Ferris