Sins and Needles

Sins and Needles

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Penguin Putnam

When adoptee Lucille Jones comes to town researching her roots, Betsy notices that she bears a remarkable resemblance to local Jan Henderson. Betsy introduces the look-alikes, and they quickly hit it off. But then Jan's wealthy great-aunt is found dead in her bed, and Jan is the prime suspect. Lucille begs Betsy to help clear her new friend's name.

And while going through her aunt's effects, Jan finds an old embroidered pillow featuring a flag with 49 stars-an odd error for a woman so sharp at figures. Stranger still, the lining is stitched with a map of Lake Minnetonka. Betsy intends to follow the threads. Who knows-it could just possibly lead to buried treasure. Or, perhaps, to a secret that someone would kill to conceal.

Baker & Taylor
When adoptee Lucille Jones arrives in town to research her roots, she discovers her striking resemblance to local Jan Henderson, but when Jan becomes a suspect in the murder of her great-aunt, Betsy Devonshire investigates to find the truth.

& Taylor

When adoptee Lucille Jones arrives in town to research her roots, she finds that she bears a striking resemblance to local Jan Henderson, but the situation becomes complicated when Jan's wealthy great-aunt is murdered, Jan becomes the prime suspect in the crime, and amateur sleuth Betsy Devonshire follows a trail of clues, including a mysterious embroidered pillow, to find the truth. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425210031
Branch Call Number: M FERRIS
Characteristics: 314 p


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Dec 19, 2015

This book was enjoyable because I live in Minnesota and the setting is Lake Minnetonka. It had interesting twists and turns but got a little long in descriptions that dragged the book. I wouldn't read this book again but might read another in the series and give the author another chance.


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