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Have you ever read a book and been unable to explain why you didnâ€™t really like it? I am having this problem with this book. It isnâ€™t horrible. The characters are all right. The mystery is okay. It just didnâ€™t have anything in it that grabbed me, I guess.
This is one of the series of needlecraft books featuring Crewel World store owner Betsy Devonshire. In it, her co-worker Goddyâ€™s longtime partner has been murdered and Goddy is arrested for the crime. Betsy is told by her devoted customers to solve the murder and rescue their beloved Goddy. The customers are so insistent that they both take up a monetary collection to pay for Goddyâ€™s lawyer and then all volunteer at the store so that Betsy has the free time she needs to conduct her investigation. Seems a little contrived, doesnâ€™t it?
Betsyâ€™s character isnâ€™t gone into in much depth and doesnâ€™t reach out to the reader (or at least to me) and Goddy is such a gay male stereotype that I frequently rolled my eyes when reading the book. You expect him to swoon at any moment. And the needlecraft theme of the book seems to get in the way, as much as anything, as Goddy laments his inability to knit socks for himself in prison.
Favorite character? Sorry, didnâ€™t have one.
Did I guess it? Yes. Will I read more? No. I have read other books in this series and none of them impressed me, so I am done with this group.
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