Cut, Crop & Die
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
The plot thickens when a scrapbooker attending a crop is murdered. This bodes badly for their store as no one really liked the woman, so Kiki tries to unravel the mystery. She's nearly overwhelmed by bad events. The clever story kept me reading until the wee hours.
I loved this mystery. It was well written but I did figure out the motive and who did it. Some revelations come out that shocked me. Kiki and Sheila are getting along but how long will th ...more
Oh how I wish I could give more than five stars! Ms. Slan is a WRITER!! Not just a hack stringing words with no meaning on a page. She is an honest-to-god writer who does her art brilliantly. I love books with characters I can understand and relate to. Kiki, all her friends, and frien-amies are people I know and see almost every day. Yes, I understand that someday the series will end; but until that sad day arrives I'm going to continue enjoying every bit of these stories! Hec ...more
The cast of characters are entertaining and believable.
This series gets better and better. I love the characters and the story lines. This one kept me guessing to the end. I really like the fact that besides the murder line there are a lot of side stories that keep you glued to the pages of the book.
Another disappointing read in that paragraphs were repeated, some parts of new chapters were missing. Made reading and making sense of the book a nightmare. The plot (from what I can make out) was good but trying to insert missing material and ignore others was really not what I expected. Will I read any more - not unless it is guaranteed that the book was actually readable.
This book held my interest until the very end. I almost didn't start reading when I saw that there were so many chapters. I like to be able to read books before going to bed. So usually pick books I can read in an hour and a half. I am really glad I choose to read this book it is really good.
Kiki Lowenstein the amateur sleuth has struck again. A unlikable scrap booker, who just won an award, is murdered at a big event and the Time in a bottle crew is blamed. There is a lot things going in in this book, including new beaus for Kiki.
Slan's writing remains articulate and engaging, but I'm not sure I'm in it for the whole ride.