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Monday, October 4, 2021


Today is the official release day for Stitch, Bake, Die!, the tenth Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery. It also marks the start of the Great Escapes blogging tour for the book. Over the next two weeks, author Lois Winston and I, her reluctant amateur sleuth, will visit various blogs and discuss all the murder and mayhem Lois throws my way. I’ve given up begging her to write a plot where I inherit a fortune or win the lottery so I can escape to another genre where dead bodies don’t constantly appear at the feet of unsuspecting heroines, but she just laughs and asks, “What fun would that be?” Personally, I think it would be great fun, but she’s never listened to me. 

This time around Lois has me tangling with cutthroat retired women executives, Big Pharma, and a doctor who must have had his fingers crossed behind his back with he took his Hippocratic Oath. I’d say I need a vacation, but the last time Lois gave me one of those, she also dropped in a few dead bodies.


Anyway, I hope you’ll join us for our tour around the World Wide Web for a chance to win one of five copies of Stitch, Bake, Die! Lois is giving away. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter at each of the stops on the tour. The more stops you visit and enter, the greater your chance of winning. 😁


Great Escapes Tour Schedule

October 4 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT 

October 4 – I Read What You Write - REVIEW, GUEST POST 

October 5 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT 

October 5 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT 

October 6 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT 

October 7 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT 

October 7 – Novels Alive  GUEST POST 

October 8 – Books to the Ceiling – SPOTLIGHT 

October 9 – Brianne's Book Reviews – REVIEW 

October 10 – Jane Reads  CHARACTER GUEST POST 

October 11 – My Journey Back  CHARACTER GUEST POST 

October 12 – Christy's Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

October 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW


October 13 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW 

October 14 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW 

October 14 – Hearts & Scribbles - SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

October 15 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 

October 15 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 

October 16 – Celticlady's Reviews - SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

October 17 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  

Stitch, Bake, Die!

An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, Book 10


With massive debt, a communist mother-in-law, a Shakespeare-quoting parrot, and a photojournalist boyfriend who may or may not be a spy, crafts editor Anastasia Pollack already juggles too much in her life. So she’s not thrilled when her magazine volunteers her to present workshops and judge a needlework contest at the inaugural conference of the New Jersey chapter of the Stitch and Back Society, a national organization of retired professional women. At least her best friend and cooking editor Cloris McWerther has also been roped into similar duties for the culinary side of the 3-day event taking place on the grounds of the exclusive Beckwith Chateau Country Club.


The sweet little old ladies Anastasia is expecting to meet are definitely old, and some of them are little, but all are anything but sweet. She’s stepped into a vipers’ den that starts with bribery and ends with murder. When an ice storm forces Anastasia and Cloris to spend the night at the Chateau, Anastasia discovers evidence of insurance scams, medical fraud, an opioid ring, long-buried family secrets, and a bevy of suspects.


Can she piece together the various clues before she becomes the killer’s next target?


Crafting tips included.


Buy Links





Apple Books 


dru said...

Looking forward to reading this, which is now on my kindle.


Hope you enjoy it, Dru!

N. N. Light said...

Happy Release Day! Looks like another great cozy mystery. :)


Thanks, N.N.!

bn100 said...

nice cover


Thank you, bn100!