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When Betsy's sister is murdered in her own needlecraft store, Betsy takes over the shop and the investigation.But to find the murderer, she'll have to put together a list of motives and suspects to figure out this killer's pattern of crime...Includes a beautiful embroidery pattern! When Betsy's sister is murdered in her own needlecraft store, Betsy takes over the shop and the investigation.But to find the murderer, she'll have to put together a list of motives and suspects to figure out this killer's pattern of crime...Includes a beautiful embroidery pattern!


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When Betsy's sister is murdered in her own needlecraft store, Betsy takes over the shop and the investigation.But to find the murderer, she'll have to put together a list of motives and suspects to figure out this killer's pattern of crime...Includes a beautiful embroidery pattern! When Betsy's sister is murdered in her own needlecraft store, Betsy takes over the shop and the investigation.But to find the murderer, she'll have to put together a list of motives and suspects to figure out this killer's pattern of crime...Includes a beautiful embroidery pattern!

30 review for Crewel World

  1. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    So I've just recently fallen in love with the art of embroidery, and I am always up for a good, escapist, cozy mystery. I sampled Crewel World, the first "Needlecraft Mystery" by Monica Ferris, and was quickly hooked. This book is a quick, light read. I enjoyed the setting, the real town of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. I enjoyed the characters, and I enjoyed the needlework aspect (plus a free pattern at the end of the book). What surprised me the most-and what I really loved-was th So I've just recently fallen in love with the art of embroidery, and I am always up for a good, escapist, cozy mystery. I sampled Crewel World, the first "Needlecraft Mystery" by Monica Ferris, and was quickly hooked. This book is a quick, light read. I enjoyed the setting, the real town of Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. I enjoyed the characters, and I enjoyed the needlework aspect (plus a free pattern at the end of the book). What surprised me the most-and what I really loved-was the quality of the writing. Here's an example of an especially lovely paragraph. "It had started raining sometime during the play, and was still raining when they came out of the theater. But the farther west they drove, the lighter the rain became, until out in Excelsior it ceased altogether, leaving platinum puddles as markers of its passing, and tree branches hanging lower, their leaves heavy with water." The writing style reminded me a bit of a mystery from an earlier time....perhaps something Nancy Drew-ish or even earlier. Anyway, Crewel World was a lot of fun, and I plan to read more in the series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Janet Robel

    Cute cozy mystery. In this case, I actually liked the victim. I'm not into needlework, but loved the shop and the characters. Betsy Devonshire fills the void now that her sister is gone, but does she have what it takes to find a killer? There are plenty of suspects to keep you guessing. Cute cozy mystery. In this case, I actually liked the victim. I'm not into needlework, but loved the shop and the characters. Betsy Devonshire fills the void now that her sister is gone, but does she have what it takes to find a killer? There are plenty of suspects to keep you guessing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sammis

    Crewel World is the first in the Needlecraft Mystery series and probably the last one I'll read. It's supposedly a cozy mystery but I found it one of the most depressing books I've read this year. Usually in a cozy the death of a character isn't the focus of the book except to provide impetus for the main character to solve the crime. Here, though, the tragedy of the death was the central focus for a large chunk of the novel. Roughly speaking, Crewel World is divided into thirds. The first third Crewel World is the first in the Needlecraft Mystery series and probably the last one I'll read. It's supposedly a cozy mystery but I found it one of the most depressing books I've read this year. Usually in a cozy the death of a character isn't the focus of the book except to provide impetus for the main character to solve the crime. Here, though, the tragedy of the death was the central focus for a large chunk of the novel. Roughly speaking, Crewel World is divided into thirds. The first third introduces the characters, especially the sisters: Margot and Betsy and the town of Excelsior, Minnesota. The second and most depressing third focuses on Margot's death (not a spoiler as it's mentioned on the back of the book) and the harsh reality of the clean-up from a violent death. In the final third, Crewel World finally falls into being a cozy mystery. While trying to figure out what to do with the store and her life, Betsy begins to realize that something isn't right with how the murder is being investigated. In learning how to run her sister's store, she sees what the police are missing. My favorite pieces of the book were the beginning and the ending thirds. Betsy's depression after her sister's death is so well written that I was on the verge of tears while reading through the planning of the funeral. I just don't know if I want to grow that emotional roller coaster on future books in this series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kirsti

    I was surprised to find myself enjoying not only the mystery aspects of this novel, but the knitting parts too! Who knew that a complete novice could still enjoy patterns and purling? Haha, I learned things, though. I really loved the characters as well. Pretty much a perfect mystery read, and someone went to all the trouble to collect these, tie them in a bundle and leave them in an Op Shop, so I now have the entire set! Look out for more reviews of the next couple of books soon :)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I have read several cozy mystery books and thought I would love this one since it has to do with crafts. Little did I know that this book would seem to drag on forever and have more mistakes in it than I could count. I finally got through to the end. But i don't think that I will be reading the rest of the series. I have read several cozy mystery books and thought I would love this one since it has to do with crafts. Little did I know that this book would seem to drag on forever and have more mistakes in it than I could count. I finally got through to the end. But i don't think that I will be reading the rest of the series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sonia Ashby

    A friend suggested I would like reading Monica Ferris' mystery books since I enjoy reading Charlaine Harris' books. "Crewel World" seemed a little slow to draw me in, and since I am not big on needlepoint or knitting I found myself glossing over details having to do with needlework. It ended up being a good mystery book, and the needlepoint played a huge part in solving the mystery. I will try a couple more books in the series and see if I want to keep reading her books. A friend suggested I would like reading Monica Ferris' mystery books since I enjoy reading Charlaine Harris' books. "Crewel World" seemed a little slow to draw me in, and since I am not big on needlepoint or knitting I found myself glossing over details having to do with needlework. It ended up being a good mystery book, and the needlepoint played a huge part in solving the mystery. I will try a couple more books in the series and see if I want to keep reading her books.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Crewel World is the first in the Needlecraft series from Monica Ferris. I like the writing style of this cozy mystery. It left me guessing "who did it"..until the very end. If you like needlework, you will LOVE this series! Crewel World is the first in the Needlecraft series from Monica Ferris. I like the writing style of this cozy mystery. It left me guessing "who did it"..until the very end. If you like needlework, you will LOVE this series!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Niko

    Very well written and I was thinking it was this person or that person left and right. Looking forward to stating the next

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dez Nemec

    A bit predictable, but fun!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    This was a great book.....Not really what I term a cozy in some ways, I think it was more of a murder mystery, but it was really good. Bonus, I love cross stitch and crocheting.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    An interesting, well-paced, charming-cozy mystery. Had me on the internet looking at needlepoint for almost an hour. :-)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Joy

    3.5 stars

  13. 5 out of 5

    Laurel Bradshaw

    Review from Literary Times Margot Berglund owns a needlework and wool store called Crewel World [set in Excelsior, MN]. She's fifty-three, a widow and an expert in her field. Her store does very well for a small town, and she is able to support two part time staff as well as other casual workers. Her husband Aaron had been a wealthy man but despite this she lives a simple life, causing speculation among the town's people. Margot's older sister, Betsy, comes to live with her. When Betsy was young Review from Literary Times Margot Berglund owns a needlework and wool store called Crewel World [set in Excelsior, MN]. She's fifty-three, a widow and an expert in her field. Her store does very well for a small town, and she is able to support two part time staff as well as other casual workers. Her husband Aaron had been a wealthy man but despite this she lives a simple life, causing speculation among the town's people. Margot's older sister, Betsy, comes to live with her. When Betsy was young she ran off to join the navy and married a sailor and now her second husband is divorcing her. Betsy seems to be planning to sponge off Margot, she sees living off Margot an easy solution to her problems, at least for the short term. In the idyllic world of Margot there are some problems. Her landlord wants her building so he can build something new and charge more, but Margot has a cheap lease that is good for another four years. So Joe sues Margot regularly and threatens her too, but she has a good lawyer to protect her. She also has a "Wanta be" successor who wants to run her own needlework store in a town that cannot support two. Irene is a little nuts and readily admits that she wants something to happen to Margot so that she can take over. Unfortunately for Irene she has no people skills and is not very successful with the customers. A few nights after her arrival, Betsy comes home and finds Crewel World trashed and Margot murdered. The mystery begins and Betsy takes it into her own hands when she thinks the police aren't doing enough. Series info: Needlecraft mystery series 01. Crewel world - read ---------------------- 02. Framed in lace 03. A stitch in time 04. Unraveled sleeve 05. A murderous yarn 06. Hanging by a thread 07. Cutwork 08. Crewel yule 09. Embroidered truths 10. Sins and needles 11. Knitting bones 12. Thai die 13. Blackwork 14. Buttons and bones 15. Threadbare 16. And then you dye

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I picked up this book because I am a knitter who likes mystery's - so it seemed like a good fit. Oh - And it is by a local author which made it a triple threat to my wallet. Had to get it! The story is set in Excelsior, MN at Margot Berglund's needlework shop Crewel World. She is a widow in her 50's and she has a pretty nice life. Her sister Betsy decides to come and stay with her when her second marriage hits the rocks. Betsy seems somewhat aimless and it seemed like she came to be with her si I picked up this book because I am a knitter who likes mystery's - so it seemed like a good fit. Oh - And it is by a local author which made it a triple threat to my wallet. Had to get it! The story is set in Excelsior, MN at Margot Berglund's needlework shop Crewel World. She is a widow in her 50's and she has a pretty nice life. Her sister Betsy decides to come and stay with her when her second marriage hits the rocks. Betsy seems somewhat aimless and it seemed like she came to be with her sister to just sponge for awhile. All is progressing well for a few days but then...... MURDER! It tells you on the back cover of the book that it is Margot that gets murdered - which frankly I found irritating. I found I had little in common with Betsy. But i have to say the writing wasn't that bad if I keep reading a book with a main character I don't really relate to. As far as the series in general goes it's a pretty tame series. I think the nearest thing to sex in it is hand holding and kissing. I remember thinking that this is a good book to recommend to grandmothers who like mystery's because they are so PG. The mystery's are a little weak in some of the books. The way Betsy gets to her conclusions is sometimes unclear at times. All that being said - they aren't bad books. A little bland - but still interesting enough that I jumped right into the next book when I finished the first one.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This is the first book in a series that's being shared around in my church choir. I like cozy mysteries and I was pretty well stalled on my other reading and falling behind on my goal of a book a month for the year. So... I picked it up and started reading it. It was an excellent read and went quickly. I did not read that blurb on the back, so I was just a bit surprised (but only a bit) when Margot was killed. The characters were likeable and engaging, also believable. I really felt for Betsy when This is the first book in a series that's being shared around in my church choir. I like cozy mysteries and I was pretty well stalled on my other reading and falling behind on my goal of a book a month for the year. So... I picked it up and started reading it. It was an excellent read and went quickly. I did not read that blurb on the back, so I was just a bit surprised (but only a bit) when Margot was killed. The characters were likeable and engaging, also believable. I really felt for Betsy when she was struggling through her sister's untimely murder. The things she was feeling and how she reacted... it all made sense. I enjoyed the characters as a whole. They were just the sort of people you might find in a small town. I think I like Jill the best of all. She was just such fun, partly because she reminded me of other characters I liked in other works. I was able to solve the mystery right along with the main character - not ahead of or behind. That's always a plus with me. If I continue with the series, I might start getting ahead of Betsy. However, it was nice to see that the clues were all there for the reader to put together.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lee Miller

    "Library Journal" reported that this was one of the best current mystery series, so I picked up the first volume just to satisfy my curiosity. I was completely charmed. Cozies are usually light on characterization or real mystery, but Monica Ferris wonderfully combines the American small town cozy with diverse, interesting, fully-formed characters. She also crafted an actual mystery that was hard to put down. The needlecraft angle was also surprisingly enjoyable. I knew nothing about needlecrafts "Library Journal" reported that this was one of the best current mystery series, so I picked up the first volume just to satisfy my curiosity. I was completely charmed. Cozies are usually light on characterization or real mystery, but Monica Ferris wonderfully combines the American small town cozy with diverse, interesting, fully-formed characters. She also crafted an actual mystery that was hard to put down. The needlecraft angle was also surprisingly enjoyable. I knew nothing about needlecrafts and was curious about how an author could anchor a story around something like that, but it was so interesting, and I learned so much that I'd never even thought about before, that I'm tempted to pick up a pair of knitting needles myself. With well-developed characters and a strong story, Ferris proves that cozies can be more than fluff. "Crewel World" was absolutely delightful and I can hardly wait to read the next one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Almeta

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Although I read the synopsis when choosing to read Crewel World, I didn't retain the information. So it was with some shock (view spoiler)[ when I learned that a character that I was getting to know and like was murdered. Surely the author meant the other sister! (hide spoiler)] It is a CRIME to "waste" an artistically gifted crafter. Period! The victim's character became even more endearing as the search was on for "who disliked her" enough to kill her. I did not however find myself very intere Although I read the synopsis when choosing to read Crewel World, I didn't retain the information. So it was with some shock (view spoiler)[ when I learned that a character that I was getting to know and like was murdered. Surely the author meant the other sister! (hide spoiler)] It is a CRIME to "waste" an artistically gifted crafter. Period! The victim's character became even more endearing as the search was on for "who disliked her" enough to kill her. I did not however find myself very interested in the other players. Maybe in a first novel it is too soon to empathize. I'll bet the continuation of the series will develop them further. I thought that the cause of the motive for murder was quite clever. (view spoiler)[ AND needle crafters totally understand the quest for the perfect color. (hide spoiler)] An easy, entertaining read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Marie

    Reread Hmm, somehow I liked this better the second time through. Like all firsts in a mystery series the story is slow to start, but after the first third is done things start to pick up. What I like about the Needlecraft Mystery series is the amateur sleuth, Betsy. She's like Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote in that she actually figures out the murder - who's the killer, how it was executed, etc. It seems like most sleuths just stumble upon the answer. Either that or the killer simply rev Reread Hmm, somehow I liked this better the second time through. Like all firsts in a mystery series the story is slow to start, but after the first third is done things start to pick up. What I like about the Needlecraft Mystery series is the amateur sleuth, Betsy. She's like Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote in that she actually figures out the murder - who's the killer, how it was executed, etc. It seems like most sleuths just stumble upon the answer. Either that or the killer simply reveals themselves in an attempt to kill the sleuth to keep them silent. To me these endings are underwhelming. It's because of Betsy's smarts that this cozy series is one of my all time favorites.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lorna

    I wish that the other sister had been murdered. It was too annoying to read about Betsy's incompetence and poor judgement for the rest of the book after the murder. However, I suppose that Betsy's thickheadedness was necessary - the murder wouldn't have been much of a mystery to anybody else. Some parts of the book were okay though, and Betsy did manage to pick up the pieces of both Margot's and her own life by the end, which made me like her a little more. I doubt I'll pick up the next one unle I wish that the other sister had been murdered. It was too annoying to read about Betsy's incompetence and poor judgement for the rest of the book after the murder. However, I suppose that Betsy's thickheadedness was necessary - the murder wouldn't have been much of a mystery to anybody else. Some parts of the book were okay though, and Betsy did manage to pick up the pieces of both Margot's and her own life by the end, which made me like her a little more. I doubt I'll pick up the next one unless I'm really desperate, but the series has some promising aspects, especially the characterization of the small town and the relationships between its inhabitants.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    I enjoyed the setting of an embroidery/yarn store in a small suburban Minnesota town, but I didn't get too pulled in by the characters, and the story wasn't all that suspenseful. I will read more in this series, though, because I did like the setting. Reread 10 years later in August 2019 after a brief visit to Excelsior, MN. I remembered a lot of this book, which is saying something. Still a 2-star for me. I enjoyed the setting of an embroidery/yarn store in a small suburban Minnesota town, but I didn't get too pulled in by the characters, and the story wasn't all that suspenseful. I will read more in this series, though, because I did like the setting. Reread 10 years later in August 2019 after a brief visit to Excelsior, MN. I remembered a lot of this book, which is saying something. Still a 2-star for me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Monica Ferris was an author of the month at the Goodreads Cozy Mystery group, this is the first book I've read by her. I liked the characters, was slightly surprised at who the victim was. I found the mystery to be fairly easy to solve, was about at that point of wanting to yell at the characters -- "come on, don't you see it?" but I ended up enjoying how the author wrapped it all up. I will read more in this series. Monica Ferris was an author of the month at the Goodreads Cozy Mystery group, this is the first book I've read by her. I liked the characters, was slightly surprised at who the victim was. I found the mystery to be fairly easy to solve, was about at that point of wanting to yell at the characters -- "come on, don't you see it?" but I ended up enjoying how the author wrapped it all up. I will read more in this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    Really liked this first book in this series. If you like female sleuths such as Hannah Swenson, Lucy Stone, Goldy Schulz, or Jacobia Tiptree, I think that you'll really enjoy this mystery. This book revolves around a small Minnesota town's needlework shop and its owner. It made me look forward to reading more books in this series. Really liked this first book in this series. If you like female sleuths such as Hannah Swenson, Lucy Stone, Goldy Schulz, or Jacobia Tiptree, I think that you'll really enjoy this mystery. This book revolves around a small Minnesota town's needlework shop and its owner. It made me look forward to reading more books in this series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kitty

    A cozy mystery series that revolves around a needlework shop. If you're into needlework, it's a cute, not-too-heavy, murder mystery series. Start with this one, even if you don't read the others in order, as it introduces the characters. A cozy mystery series that revolves around a needlework shop. If you're into needlework, it's a cute, not-too-heavy, murder mystery series. Start with this one, even if you don't read the others in order, as it introduces the characters.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Renee M

    This book truly had potential, however it dragged on and the writing just seemed too much... Easy to figure out who done it And no way to get attached to the characters. This is the 1st in the series and since I struggled to even finish this book I doubt I read the rest.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cleo

    Good Mystery - I liked the characters - understated mystery, not intense - a fun read

  26. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I really loved this book- it is not a typical mystery and I can't wait to I really loved this book- it is not a typical mystery and I can't wait to

  27. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    I enjoyed this cozy mystery, and would have preferred to give it a 3.5 star rating. This is my first Monica Ferris read, and overall, I enjoyed it. I wish the murder victim was someone else; I did not care for one of the main supporting characters; it took a while for me to like one of the main characters. While this is a murder set in a small town, this story might not appeal to those who are not interested in or understand needlework art and will probably have difficulty or disinterest in the s I enjoyed this cozy mystery, and would have preferred to give it a 3.5 star rating. This is my first Monica Ferris read, and overall, I enjoyed it. I wish the murder victim was someone else; I did not care for one of the main supporting characters; it took a while for me to like one of the main characters. While this is a murder set in a small town, this story might not appeal to those who are not interested in or understand needlework art and will probably have difficulty or disinterest in the story line that moves the plot, so readers need to understand that not only is the title clever to the topic, it is central to the story. One of my serious hobbies is needelpointing, so this story appealed to me. I easily envisioned my needlepoint shop and found some similar characters between the fiction and real life. Using needlecrafts to tell the story and have that art be a part of the plot and the story line is refreshing for me in the mystery genre. The understanding of needlework was interesting, especially the knitting discussions, and it was very realistic in that needleworkers begin to think more clearly as they needlework, and think about different topics other than the craft at hand a majority of the time. I also enjoyed the discussions about that involved how-to-knit. It helped the reader learn more about the personality of the character, and again, it reminded me of actual people I encounter. I can see those portions of the book boring others, but for me, the clientele, collective group of workers, shop owner, and small-town environment were very realistically portrayed. The murder is sad, as the victim was a likable character. The murderer was not someone I wanted to be the "Bad Guy," but then, who do you really want to see as a murderer? The motive and its unraveling was refreshing, though it does simplify to one of the "big three" vices. It was a nice, cozy mystery that has prompted me to read the series' second title.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    In Monica Ferris's Crewel World, the first installment in the Needlecraft Mystery cozy series, this debut will entice you to pick up a needle and knit a stitch or two. When Betsy Devonshire visited her sister Margot Berglund in Excelsior, Minnesota, she learned that everybody knows everybody in a small town. But when she discovered her sister had been murdered in her own shop, Crewel World, a needlecraft store, it's up to Betsy to discover who killed her sister and why. Meanwhile, she snooped ar In Monica Ferris's Crewel World, the first installment in the Needlecraft Mystery cozy series, this debut will entice you to pick up a needle and knit a stitch or two. When Betsy Devonshire visited her sister Margot Berglund in Excelsior, Minnesota, she learned that everybody knows everybody in a small town. But when she discovered her sister had been murdered in her own shop, Crewel World, a needlecraft store, it's up to Betsy to discover who killed her sister and why. Meanwhile, she snooped around as the new store's beneficiary owner and asked her sister's closest friends who would've such a cruel thing. From the landlord who wanted her to vacate the store, a store employee who wants the store for herself, or from someone else in her inner circle, she asked all the right questions until she came closer to the truth. While she picked up a stitch or two to learn needlecraft, she'd found out for herself that living in a small town has its advantages and disadvantages. With some help from her closest friends, they helped her solve the mystery behind Margot's death and how to run a successful store with a twist at the end.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    I'm never sure whether cosy mysteries are going to work out or whether they are just going to be a bit silly, but this is one that I loved. Perhaps because embroidery is my job and my passion, I was more worried than usual. But the author knows her needlework, and has set up a great group of characters whose love of needle and thread is absolutely true to life. In this, the first book, we are introduced to Betsy Devonshire and how she acquires Crewel World, her sister's needlecraft shop in Minne I'm never sure whether cosy mysteries are going to work out or whether they are just going to be a bit silly, but this is one that I loved. Perhaps because embroidery is my job and my passion, I was more worried than usual. But the author knows her needlework, and has set up a great group of characters whose love of needle and thread is absolutely true to life. In this, the first book, we are introduced to Betsy Devonshire and how she acquires Crewel World, her sister's needlecraft shop in Minnesota. We also discover that Betsy has a knack for solving murders and the murder which opens the series is very close to home. I thoroughly enjoyed the book - so much so that I borrowed the next one and am working through the series. I loved how the needlecraft aspect of the story was fundamental to the mystery, and anyone with a passion will completely relate. The author never faltered with her embroidery knowledge, and I even learnt a few things myself. What more could I want?

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs

    Crewel World is the first in the Needlecraft Mysteries. We are introduced to sisters Margot and Betsy. Margot runs a successful needlecraft store in Minnesota and invites her sister, Betsy, to come for an extended visit after her divorce. Betsy finds herself in the middle of trying to find out who killed her sister. Will Betsy be able to convince the police Betsy was murdered in cold blood? First let me say I liked Margot’s character and was upset she was killed off. Yes, I knew she would be but Crewel World is the first in the Needlecraft Mysteries. We are introduced to sisters Margot and Betsy. Margot runs a successful needlecraft store in Minnesota and invites her sister, Betsy, to come for an extended visit after her divorce. Betsy finds herself in the middle of trying to find out who killed her sister. Will Betsy be able to convince the police Betsy was murdered in cold blood? First let me say I liked Margot’s character and was upset she was killed off. Yes, I knew she would be but it was still sad. Second, I am still deciding if I like Betsy. I’m hoping her character was only frustratingly blah because her sister had just been murdered. Betsy needs some oomph to be a good amateur sleuth (in my opinion). Yes, I will continue the series to see how it picks up. I really enjoyed learning more about needlepoint as my Mamaw is extremely good at it.

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