Book Review – “Revenge of the Crafty Corpse” by Lois Winston

revengeofcraftycorpse  Title:  Revenge of the Crafty Corpse

Author:  Lois Winston

Series:  Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery #3

ISBN:  9780738725864


Synopsis (from  Anastasia Pollack’s dead louse of a spouse has left her with more bills than you can shake a crochet hook at, and teaching craft classes at her mother-in-law’s assisted living center seems like a harmless way to supplement her meager income. But when Lyndella Wegner—a 98-year-old know-it-all with a penchant for ruffles and lace—is murdered, Anastasia’s cantankerous mother-in-law becomes the prime suspect. Upon discovering that Lyndella’s X-rated craft projects—and her scandalous behavior—made her plenty of enemies, Anastasia sets out to find the real killer before her mother-in-law ends up behind bars.


My thoughts:  What a delightful book in what I think is just a delightful cozy mystery series.  I have really enjoyed every book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series and this latest book was no exception.  I love the main character, Anastasia, craft editor at American Woman magazine, and a woman just trying to manage her crazy, hectic life since her “Louse of a Spouse” dropped dead in Las Vegas while gambling away all of their money.

There are always parts of these books that are simply laugh out loud funny, which I LOVE!  I think Anastasia and her cast of characters including her mother, her commie mother in law, her two sons, and her hunky tenant are simply fun, witty, and charming.  I love them all and can’t wait to see what is going to happen next.

This book had the perfect balance of everything for me without seeming too “cheesy” as some cozies can get.  There was a great balance between trying to solve the mystery of the death of her mother-in-law’s rehab roommate with a mysterious past, getting to know the characters more, a little crafting knowledge, and just plain a great, fun story!

I truly enjoy this great series and highly suggest you give it a try if you want to give yourself a good, light, cozy mystery!

This series would be perfect to grab for a summer afternoon by the pool or a great beach read!

And remember,

Books Are Life,




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