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Thursday, September 14, 2017


Lois Winston, the author who is always getting me into trouble, has done it again. Scrapbook of Murder, the sixth book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, is currently available for pre-order, and as usual, thanks to Lois, I’m up to my eyeballs in murder and mayhem.

Lois often gets her plot ideas from news stories she reads. Scrapbook of Murder is no exception. It was inspired by two recent headline-making events, a sex scandal at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school and a real-life ongoing mystery taking place in the town where the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries are set. She even blogged about it shortly after the story broke nationally. You can read about it here.

To whet your appetite, you can read the first chapter of Scrapbook of Murder here

Scrapbook of Murder will release on Oct. 2nd and be available in both print and as an ebook. In celebration of my latest caper, I’ve created a one-of-a-kind fabric and button-craft photo album that Lois is giving away only through her newsletter and readers of this blog. If you’d like a chance to win, sign up for the newsletter, then send an email to her at lois@loiswinston.com. No need to send your mailing address. If you win, she'll email you for it. The winner will be chosen by random drawing on release day, Oct. 2nd.

Scrapbook of Murder
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, Book 6

Crafts and murder don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but normal deserted craft editor Anastasia Pollack’s world nearly a year ago. Now, tripping over dead bodies seems to be the “new normal” for this reluctant amateur sleuth.

When the daughter of a murdered neighbor asks Anastasia to create a family scrapbook from old photographs and memorabilia discovered in a battered suitcase, she agrees—not only out of friendship but also from a sense of guilt over the older woman’s death. However, as Anastasia begins sorting through the contents of the suitcase, she discovers a letter revealing a fifty-year-old secret, one that unearths a long-buried scandal and unleashes a killer. Suddenly Anastasia is back in sleuthing mode as she races to prevent a suitcase full of trouble from leading to more deaths.

Pre-order at Amazon and Kobo
On sale everywhere Oct. 2nd.


Anonymous said...

I love the premise of the latest book!

Kathleen Kaska said...

The story about the Watcher gave me the shivers. Best of luck with your new release!


Thanks so much, Anonymous and Kathleen! It will be interesting to see how The Watcher story ends. No suspects yet.

Angela Adams said...

Anastasia, that Lois always puts you in the thick of things (smile!). Best wishes to you both on the new release!!!


She certainly does, Angela! Thanks for stopping by.

Cathy said...

I love that you take your inspiration from actual events - especially in my home state of New Hampshire. Looking forward to reading the book!


Thanks, Cathy! Hope you enjoy it.