Cut, Crop & Die (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery #2)
All it took was one scone.
Tainted icing triggers a rare allergy, and a hobbyist croaks at a scrapbooking crop sponsored by Time in a Bottle, the store where Kiki Lowenstein works. When it comes out that someone swiped the victim's emergency medication, the scrappers realize they have a murder on their hands, and the entire community jumps to point the finger at Kiki and h...more
Kiki Lowenstein is a newly widowed scrapbooker, whose passion and hobby is now supporting her and her daughter Anya. She gets some help with her daughter from her very wealthy, and very opinionated mother in law.
In this mystery, the second of the series, a fellow scrapbooker dies at a local conference organized by Kiki's boss. What Kiki g...more
This cozy was a free Kindle download and being book two of the series, I was a bit worried about being lost on some of the details. It was obvious I had missed book one action and adventure, but did not affect the details I needed for this book.
This book was fairly a quick read. Sometimes I felt a lull while reading and realized a lot of the story did not revolve around the crime and the solving of the murder. While I enjoyed what went on in the personal...more
In this second installment, Kiki; her boss, Dodi; and newest team member, Bama are hosting a crop at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. When Yvonne Gardener, the latest scrapbooking star in the metro area, succumbs to a rare allergy,...more
The dead woman is one of Kiki's rivals, a scrapbooker who has recently won a prestigious scrapping contest, and apparen...more
Here are some favorite quotes: Some changed up a bit.
"When the teen years strike, the closer children are to their parents, the tougher it is for them to act independent in a respectufl manner. Instead, they use the people they love as a bettering ram. Once they've destroyed our figures, our hearts, our egos, our bank accounts, and our self-esteem, it's on to our jugular veins. That's one reason we work hard to get them into a good college....more
The mystery isn't as gripping as the first o...more
"Tainted icing triggers a rare allergy, and a hobbyist croaks at a scrapbooking crop sponsored by Time in a Bottle, the store where Kiki Lowenstein works. When it comes out that someone swiped the victim's emergency medication, the scrappers realize they have a murder on their hands, and the entire community jumps to point the finger at Kiki and her coworkers. Suddenly, the one anchor in Kiki's stormy life is on the verge of sinking beneath a ruined reputation. But who woul...more
All it took was one scone. When the hot-tempered (and widely hated) hobbyist Yvonne Gaynor eats a tainted pastry at Kiki's scrapbooking crop party, it triggers an allergy that leads to Yvonne's death. Even worse, the police suspect foul play when they realize that someone tampered with the treats and swiped the victim's allergy medication.
An expert at stealing design ideas, Yvonne had enough enemies to fill a memory album. Soon, the scrapbooking community pins her murder on Kiki...more
Of course there is also the melodrama of Kiki's relationships, her daughter, her mother-in-law and that cute cop from the first book all keep her life in turmoil.
I must admit, the scene where Kiki takes her fi...more
The mystery again kept me turning the pages (and kept me up mos...more
Cut, Crop & Die (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #2)
3 / 5
This was a nice little fluff read. Every once in a while, I dive into a cozy mystery to pass the time. This was a freebie I picked up through my Kindle app a while back. It's not rocket science or a real page-turner of a thriller, but it was fun and I'd read more in the series.
So I'll be looking forward to the third book in the series.
I did find it a little patronizing in places and I could have done without the crafty tips at the end of each chapter but on the whole it has left me wanting to read the next so all good in my world. Also, the main character was instantly likeable and so made for an enjoyable, quick and easy read.