Paper, Scissors, Death (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft, Bk 1)
Paper Scissors Death - Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft, Bk 1 Author:Joanna Campbell Slan Every scrapbook tells a story. Memories of friends, family . . .and murder? Mousy housewife Kiki Lowenstein has two great loves: scrapbooking and her young daughter, Anya. But her happy family album is ruined when her husband, George, is found naked and dead in a hotel room. As Kiki tracks down George's murderer, she discovers his sordid secret ... more »life. Cruel taunts by George's former flame compel Kiki to spout an unwise threat. When the woman is murdered, Kiki's scissor-sharp words make her the prime suspect. She could be creating scrapbook keepsakes for the rest of her life-behind bars. Supported by her loyal friends, along with a little help (and a lot of stomach flutters) from the dashing Detective Detweiler, can Kiki cut the true killer out of the picture and design a new life for herself and Anya? Includes expert scrapbooking tips and techniques, and a coupon for free Snapfish photos!« less
This book was a much better scrapbooking mystery than the Laura Childs Series (setting: NEW Orleans)and I am a huge fan of the latter series. I was overjoyed with the dialogue, the mystery, the scrapbooking tips, the characters and the ending.
This is Set in St Louis, MO. The main character is a non-practicing Jewish Widow who is a talented and published scrapbooker. The characters say some Yiddish things/proverbs, that the author always translates, which adds some depth to the stories.
I really like that they dont solve the husbands murder in one week. I cant wait to read book 2 and then book 3.
This books read a lot more like chick lit than a cozy mystery - at least for the first 3/4 of it. The characters were perfectly drawn and so very believable, but I felt the "scrapbooking community" was a bit overdone.
I'll definitely read the next book in the series to see where the characters go ....