Drop Dead Ornaments by Lois Winston




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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?


Editorial Reviews


“Ialways forget how much I love this series until I read the next one and I fallin love all over again. This time Anastasia’s adventures are a bit closer tohome when her son’s girlfriend’s father is accused of murder. Of course, afterextolling the virtues of his mother’s sleuthing skills, what else can she dobut try to help. And that’s when the fun begins in the wickedly humorouswhodunit that has Anastasia looking at clues that presents itself while tryingto craft a solid alibi for the accused.

Thiswas a well-written and fast-paced tale that quickly became a page-turner. Theauthor has a way with the narrative, keeping me immersed in all that washappening within the pages. I like how the mystery was spun with hints here andthere with a few red herrings that kept leading me one way until the killer’sidentity was revealed. Of course, what would this story be without appearancesfrom Ira, Flora and Lucille who was off-screen but always present in herescapades. This was one of the best books in this engaging series and I can’twait for more adventures with Anastasia, Zack and the rest of the gang.” – Dru’sBook Musings

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.

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