As full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has become skilled at untangling suspicious threads in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries -- especially when a regular becomes involved in a deadly delivery...
Just back from a trip to Thailand, Doris Valentine is eager to show Betsy and her other stitching friends her souvenirs. She also has a small stone Buddha that she agreed to deliver to a local antiques store. When Doris meets the dealer, he's surprised she threw out the dirty rag it was wrapped in, though relieved the statue's delicate hands aren't damaged.
That night, Doris's apartment is broken into, and some of her souvenirs are stolen. Then the antiques shop owner is found murdered -- and the Buddha is missing. Betsy starts to wonder about the dingy wrapper she retrieved from the trash -- made of silk and stitched with rare, exotic embroidery. Is the statue dangerous, or did its silk cocoon conceal more than carved stone?
This is #12 in A Needlecraft Mystery series.