Cut, Crop & DieBook - 2009
Kiki investigates the death of Yvonne, a rival scrapbooker, during an event held at her store, while someone targets Kiki's boss with anti-Semitic threats and her relationship with Detective Detweiler hits an unexpected snag.
All it took was one scone. When the hot-tempered (and widely hated) hobbyist Yvonne Gaynor eats a tainted pastry at Kiki's scrapbooking crop party, it triggers an allergy that leads to Yvonne's death. Even worse, the police suspect foul play when they realize that someone tampered with the treats and swiped the victim's allergy medication.
An expert at stealing design ideas, Yvonne had enough enemies to fill a memory album. Soon, the scrapbooking community pins her murder on Kiki's friends and our ace scrapper finds herself dealing with anti-Semitic threats at the shop, a quarrelsome pre-teen daughter at home, a meddlesome mother-in-law, and constant financial pressure. Despite help from the handsome yet annoyingly coy Detective Detweiler, Kiki has her work cut out for her in solving the crime.
Includes innovative scrapbooking tips.
"Kiki's second outing is a nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities and scrapbooking tips."—Kirkus Reviews
"Slan fulfills all the promise of her first novel (Paper, Scissors, Death, 2008) with this second entry in the Kiki Lowenstein scrapbooker series. Her writing is much more assured this time out, and the book is filled with characters who we care about."—Booklist
"Slan has written another enthralling, interesting, fast-paced mystery. I look forward to the further adventures of Kiki and her crew."—Reviewing the Evidence