Saturday, May 26, 2012

Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun - Pick of the Month Book Review

book cover art of Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois WinstonAssault With a Deadly Glue Gun
by Lois Winston
Genres: Mystery, Romantic Suspense

     This was a pick of the month way back in January. I had picked it because I have suffered enough burns from my own glue gun to believe that they could easily enough be deadly.

     Anastasia is having a really rough month. Her cranky communist mother-in-law moves in along with her equally hard to get along with pooch. Her husband suffers a heart attack and leaves her a widow. Her step-father suffers from an aneurysm leaving her mother a widow, again. Her mother joins the household, along with her pampered cat. With 2 mothers, their pets, Anastasia's Shakespeare quoting African Grey, and 2 teenage boys all stuffed into a 3 bedroom house things are just starting to get interesting. That's when Anastasia discovers an unpopular co-worker murdered in her very own cubicle.

     Anastasia's rapid fire wit and humorous sarcasm adds much to the dark and twisty plot. There is no lack of suspects, new ones uncovered at every turn. The one thing that annoyed me was the fact that while Anastasia seemed to be at the top of the police's list of suspects, she had an alibi that she seemingly didn't bother to mention to them. Of course it wouldn't be much of a story if she wasn't trying to solve the case to clear her own name.

     Great story, fun to read, incredibly fast paced page turner. Definitely a must read for crafty people who like murder mysteries as there are also craft instructions given for several projects based on the articles Anastasia writes as craft editor for a woman's magazine.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

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