Saturday, April 23, 2011

Make Take Murder

A couple of years ago I found a new series of mysteries that also involved scrapbooking. I came across the first book of the Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft mystery series, Paper, Scissors, Death.  I really enjoyed reading this book and quickly purchased the second book in the series, Cut, Crop and Die.  Not only do I enjoy reading about Kiki and her adventures in the scrapbook store, a couple of my friends also enjoy the series.  Last year when the third book, Photo, Snap, Shot came out, I quickly purchased the book and read it right away.  I just had to know what was happening to Kiki and her family as soon as possible.  I have been anxiously awaiting the fourth book, Make, Take, Murder that was due out this spring.  I had the book on my Amazon wish list and was just waiting for the release date of May 1st, when I was delighted to find out that I had won a copy from the author's blog.  My autographed copy arrived yesterday, April 22.  Of course I had to begin reading right away.  I finally set the book down mid morning when I finished the book. 

Kiki is dumpster diving for her lost paycheck when all of the sudden she finds a severed leg in the dumpster.  After a call to 911, things really start to heat up.  There is a threatening message left on the store's answering machine.  Kiki is convinced that she doesn't have time to investigate the possible murder of the leg's owner, when the murder women't daughter stops by with some books to help Kiki find the killer.  Other smaller plots that are developed through out the story include Kiki's love life, and domestic abuse.  With at least three different men pursing Kiki she has a choice to make, Detective Chad Detweiler, Ben Novak, or newcomer Detective Hadcho.  Throughout the story Kiki is also learning about domestic abuse that has occurred with some of her friends.  She discovers that she doesn't really know her friends and co-workers as well as she thought that she did.  In the end Kiki decides to start looking for a way to help those that are caught in  domestic abuse.  Needless to say, I am now counting down to the next book in the series due to be released Spring of 2012.


shersl84bed said...

Thank you for mentioning this on your blog. SOunds like something I would be interested in, and I just finished a book yesterday and am looking for a new one. These also sound like good gifts for fellow scrappers.

Smiles Sher said...

I have never heard of these books but I look forward to picking them up and reading them:)

Sharla said...

I love to read and these sound like a lot of fun!!

I reached your blog via MOMO! You can visit me at
Have a great day!

mish said...

Never heard of this book! But sounds interesting. Have you read any of Laura Childs? She has a series too! For what I read so far it is about a scrapbooking store in New Orleans with murder mystery mixed in.
Fellow Fiskater
Michelle #7586