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Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Today is the official release day for A Sew Deadly Cruise, the ninth Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery. It’s also the start of my two-week Great Escapes Blog Tour, which will feature author and character interviews and guest posts, a craft post, spotlights, and reviews.

In celebration of the release of A Sew Deadly Cruise, I’ll be giving away five ebook copies of the book at the end of the tour. For a chance to win, all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter connected with the tour. Up your odds of winning by following the tour each day and entering the Rafflecopter at each stop along the tour.

Here’s the tour itinerary:

October 1 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT 
October 1 – My Journey Back –  CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
October 2 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT 
October 2 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
October 3 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW 
October 4 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
October 5 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
October 6 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST
October 6 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – CRAFT POST 
October 7 – Here's How It Happened – REVIEW 
October 8 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT 
October 8 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT 
October 9 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST
October 9 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
October 10 – Baroness' Book Trove – CHARACTER GUEST POST 
October 11 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST 
October 11 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW 
October 12 – Christy's Cozy Corners – SPOTLIGHT 
October 12 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
October 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 13 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
October 14 – Thoughts in Progress – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 
October 14 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

A Sew Deadly Cruise
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, Book 9

Life is looking up for magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack. Newly engaged, she and photojournalist fiancĂ© Zack Barnes are on a winter cruise with her family, compliments of a Christmas gift from her half-brother-in-law. Son Alex’s girlfriend and her father have also joined them. Shortly after boarding the ship, Anastasia is approached by a man with an unusual interest in her engagement ring. When she tells Zack of her encounter, he suggests the man might be a jewel thief scouting for his next mark. But before Anastasia can point the man out to Zack, the would-be thief approaches him, revealing his true motivation. Long-buried secrets now threaten the well-being of everyone Anastasia holds dear. And that’s before the first dead body turns up.

Craft projects included.

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