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Death by Killer Mop Doll
By: Lois Winston
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery #2
Overdue bills and constant mother vs. mother-in-law battles at home are bad enough. But crafts editor Anastasia Pollack’s stress level is maxed out when she and her fellow American Woman editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show. Before the glue is dry on Anastasia’s mop dolls, morning TV turns crime drama when the studio is trashed and the producer is murdered. Former co-hosts Vince and Monica—sleazy D-list celebrities—stand out among a lengthy lineup of suspects, all furious over the show’s new format. And Anastasia has no clue her snooping has landed her directly in the killer’s unforgiving spotlight.
Also includes instructions for creating holiday-themed mop dolls!
Critical acclaim for Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun, the first book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series
“Oddball characters, uproariously funny situations, and a heroine with a strong sense of irony will delight fans of Janet Evanovich, Jess Lourey, and Kathleen Bacus.”—Booklist, (starred review)
“Crafty cozies don’t get any better than this hilarious confection. Anastasia is as deadpan droll as Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon.”—Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
"Anastasia is a crafting Stephanie Plum, surrounded by characters sure to bring chuckles as she careens through the narrative, crossing paths with the detectives assigned to the case and snooping around to solve it."
"Oodles of laughs and an older, more centered version of Stephanie Plum."
"The kooky characters, their laugh-out-loud banter, and the crazy plot may be more kitsch than crime caper, but readers who relish the offbeat will be rewarded."
"Winston plays the oil and water relationship of Flora and Lucille for plenty of laughs and provides intermittent craft instructions for creating mop dolls while letting Anastasia shine as a risk-taking investigator who doesn’t always know when to quit."
"Laden with one-liners, Anastasia's second outing points to a successful series in the works."