The second in the "A Needlecraft mystery" series. We meet again with Besty Devonshire, who is now running Crewel World, her late sister needlework shop. It's the beginning of autumn in Minnesota and Besty discovers snow before Thanksgiving, many variations of lace techniques and who was sunk with the Hopskin, an old boat in 1949 or was it really 1949? A fun little mystery series set in a small town. The pleasure of these novels is that you meet up with characters you learn to love, or find annoying in a good way, and feel comfortable with them and let yourself go and enjoy the ride.