Saturday, April 16, 2011
Book Review: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
Title: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun (Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)
Author: Lois Winston
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Loan from Sister-In-Law
A Hot and Sticky Mess
When Anastasia Pollack’s gambling addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out. She’s left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars.
Anastasia’s job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when she discovers the dead body of uber-ambitious fashion editor Marlys Vanderburg hot-glued to Anastasia’s office chair. Marlys collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos. When evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia’s husband, Anastasia becomes the prime suspect. Can she sew up the case and keep hersef out of jail before the real killer puts a permanent end to her investigation?
This looks like this could be a very cute series. I like the fact that there are crafts in general for a change.
Anastasia’s husband sets the ball rolling by falling in his chips. He then leaves behind 2 teenage sons his lovely Communist mother and debt for Anastasia to have to deal with. The debt wasn’t enough, there is a loan shark after her also. To make matters worse (as if they could get any worse) a co-worker Marlys Vanderburg is killed and glued gun to Anastasia’s office chair.
Anastasia becomes the first likely suspect, but their could be so many since Marlys does have her share of enemies. The antics that Anastasia has to go through to get to the killer keeps you reading to see what possibly could happen next.