Author: Lois Winston
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Synopsis (from BN.com):
When Anastasia Pollack’s husband permanently cashes in his chips at a roulette table in Vegas, her comfortable middle-class life is suddenly kaput. She’s left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her hateful, cane-wielding Communist motherin-law. Not to mention stunned disbelief over her late husband’s secret gambling addiction, and the loan shark who’s demanding fifty thousand dollars.
Anastasia’s job as crafts editor for a magazine proves no respite when she discovers a dead body glued to her office chair. The victim, fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg, collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos on her ruthless climb to editor-in-chief.But when evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia’s husband, Anastasia becomes the number one suspect.
My thoughts: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the main character in this book, Anastasia Pollack. She is smart, witty, and just plain hilarious! This is a great first book in a new cozy series and I can’t wait to start book #2. The main character really makes this book and I want to find out what trouble she is going to get into in the second book. Anastasia’s character kind of reminds me of Kiki Lowenstein in Joanna Campell Slam’s Scrapbooking mysteries for any of you who have read those.
I can’t say enough about this book. If you are looking for a fast cozy mystery that will keep you laughing all the way through, look no further. I for one hope that there will be MANY more in The Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series. HILARIOUS!
The second book in this series is out now: “Mop Doll Murders”.
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