DROP DEAD ORNAMENTS



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

 

About the Book

 
Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 7th in Series
Self Published
Print Length: 209 pages
ASIN: B07GMZ2H4B

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?


It is always a nice surprise when something I am reading has a tie in to actual news or events that are happening in the present moment. I don't want to spoil a major plot secret, but the timing could not have been better.

There are plenty of secrets involved in this book; characters who are not who or what they seem, including Anastasia Pollack's deep belief that her tenant/boyfriend, Zack, works for some agency represented by alphabet soup initials.

There is also a lot of cash and flash bandied about. It is always more entertaining to read about the wealthy having problems. 

This book begins where the previous story left off, with our heroine recovering from an incident or violent encounter with her last "case."  She doesn't invite trouble to visit her, but she never backs down.  You can read and enjoy this book as a stand alone.
Be prepared for a dysfunctional cast of quirky characters.  It seems many show up when least expected or appreciated.
And when you think some may have moved on to somewhere else....

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.



About the 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
  Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/anasleuth
  Twitter at https://twitter.com/Anasleuth
  Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/722763.Lois_Winston 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for featuring Drop Dead Ornaments and for the wonderful review!

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  2. هل تبحث عن شركة متخصصة فى خدمات التنظيف بالطائف بافضل المعدات والسوائل وثقة تمة فى العمل ودقة فى النتائج كل هذه المميزت توفرها شركة الخليج الشركة الافضل والامثل فى الخدمات المنزلية بالطائف وبما اننا الشركة الافضل والامثل بدون منافس سوف نسعى لتوفر افضل الخدمات باقل تكلفة وبقدر كبير من الاهتمام والدقة عزيزى اينما كنت فى اى منطقة ا وحى تابع لمدينة الطائف اتصل بنا وسوف نصلك فى الحال شركة الخليج للخدمات المنزلية شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالطائف
    شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
    شركة مكافحة نمل ابيض بالطائف
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
    شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف
    شركة عزل خزانات بالطائف

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  3. تعمل شركة اللمسه في مكافحة الحشرات مثل النمل والصراصير وجميع انواع الحشرات بأبها الان ، وتعتبر شركة اللمسه من اشهر شركات مكافحة الحشرات في السعودية , لدينا عمالة مدربة ومتخصصة المواد المستخدمة فى مكافحة الحشرات غير ضارة على الانسان وليس لها روائح نعمل بدون مغادرة المنزل نعمل على راحة عملائنا .
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بنجران
    شركة رش مبيدات بالخرج
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخرج
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالخرج
    شركة رش مبيدات بأبها
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بأبها
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بأبها
    شركة رش مبيدات بنجران
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بنجران
    شركة رش مبيدات بالعينه


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