the blog of Anastasia Pollack, crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth
featuring guest mystery authors; crafting tips and projects; recipes from food editor and sleuthing sidekick Cloris McWerther; and decorating, travel, fashion, health, beauty, and finance tips from the rest of the American Woman editors.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
To all our readers,
May the coming new year bring you health, wealth, and happiness in abundance!
new Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, available now
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mini-Mystery
REVENGE OF THE CRAFTY CORPSE
an Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mini-Mystery
DEATH BY KILLER MOP DOLL
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY GLUE GUN
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THE ANASTASIA POLLACK CRAFTING MYSTERIES
Read about Anastasia in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery seriesby Lois Winston. Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun, the first book in the series, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Kirkus Reviews called it "North Jersey's more mature answer to Stephanie Plum." Assault With a Deadly Glue Gunwas also a Book of the Year Award nominee from ForeWord Reviews, a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist, and a Readers Choice Award nominee from the Salt Lake City Library System. Other books in the series include Death by Killer Mop Doll, Revenge of the Crafty Corpse, Decoupage Can Be Deadly, and the ebook only mini-mysteries Crewel Intentions and Mosaic Mayhem. Look for more of Anastasia's adventures coming in the future.
I'm the crafts editor at American Woman magazine; the single parent of two teenage boys and a Shakespeare quoting parrot; caretaker to a semi-invalid, communist mother-in-law from Hell and her demon dog; daughter to a multi-married descendant of the Czars (supposedly); reluctant cat-sitter to Mama's extremely corpulent white Persian cat; a born Jersey girl; and star of my own amateur sleuth mystery series.