Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery) by Lois Winston


Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
by Lois Winston

Many readers will be laughing continually at the antics of Anastasia and her clan in Drop Dead Ornaments . . . (it) will take you on a lively adventure.
~The Avid Reader

A great whodunit, with riotous twists and turns, DROP DEAD ORNAMENTS was a fast, exciting read that really keeps me on my toes.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

I love this series! Not only is Anastasia a “crime magnet,” she is hilarious and snarky, a delight to read about and a dedicated friend.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

I found myself fully engaged and zipped through the book in 2 days.
~The Ninja Librarian

Besides an interesting and entertaining mystery and lots of different family relationship entanglements, at the end of the book we are treated to varieties of simple ornaments to make in time for the upcoming holiday season or seasons.
~Laura’s Interests

This is a Tour de Force of a Murder/Mystery – with some added humour as well . . .
~ A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

Drop Dead Ornaments is such a fantastic book, Y’all! . . . I hereby bestow upon Drop Dead Ornaments my highest rating of Five Kitties!
~Jane Reads

(Anastasia’s) wit and sarcasm lend a bit of humor to this cozy, and the story kept me intrigued right up to the end.
~The Book’s the Thing

Lois Winston’s cozy craft mystery “Drop Dead Ornaments” is an enjoyable “kiddie” roller-coaster ride, with secrets and clues tugging the reader this way and that, and gentle climbs and drops of suspense and revelation to keep them reading.
~Here’s How It Happened

What I like best about Anastasia is how she balances her quest for justice with the needs and fears of her family.
~Self-Rescue Princess

I thought the plot was well thought out and the story flowed well. There were many twists and turns in this story, and I enjoyed all the quirky characters in the story as well.
~Melina’s Book Blog

The book is a lighthearted cozy mystery with lots of energy and definitely lots of action and interaction between characters.
~Curling Up By The Fire


About the Book

Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Self Published
Print Length: 209 pages

Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.

At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.

Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex?

About the Author

About the Author

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and nonfiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry.

Author Links

Website: www.loiswinston.com

Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers blog: www.anastasiapollack.blogspot.com

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Twitter at https://twitter.com/Anasleuth

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/722763.Lois_Winston 

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