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The Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Series

Paper, Scissors, Death - Book #1 in the Kiki Lowensten Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Series

Now available from all major booksellers--Paper, Scissors, Death: A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery

Kiki Lowenstein is a woman who's only ever been good at two things: scrapbooking and getting pregnant. She thinks of others first--with her family being paramount. She is clever and courageous, but she'd never attribute those qualities to herself. She's a bit insecure, a little overweight, and she is always comparing herself with others unfavorably. Because others sense her insecurity, they run right over her--but she never gives up on life, on love, and on the people who are dear to her.

She's a great mother, a terrific friend, and a good decent person with creativity and talent to spare. But her attributes are not those that society typically values or rewards. At least not financially.

When Kiki's husband George is found dead, Kiki's comfortable soccer-mom world turns upside down. Now she must fend for herself and her 11-year-old daughter, Anya.

"You can do this," says Mert, Kiki's best friend and former cleaning lady. "I'm enrolling you in the School of Hard Knocks."

Another friend steps forward to help. Dodie owns Time in a Bottle, Kiki's favorite scrapbook store. She offers Kiki a job, and a shoulder to lean on.

But the "new normal" doesn't last for long: George's college girlfriend turns up dead. Kiki finds herself the prime suspect in a murder-and if she can't solve the "who-dunnit," she may be next on the killer's hit list.

ISBN: 0-7387-1250-7

Cut, Crop, & Die - Book #2 in the Kiki Lowensten Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Series

Now available from all major booksellers--Cut, Crop, & Die - Book #2 in the Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Series

Kiki loves her new job at Time in a Bottle. Suddenly, she's gone from being an unnoticed, mousy housewife to a woman whose career as an expert scrapbooker is really taking off. She's finally becoming an independent person, making her own way in the world. Her new home, although modest, truly reflects her tastes and style. While single parenting is hard, Kiki relishes the new-and honest-life she's created for her daughter Anya. And Gracie? Well, everybody loves the wonderful Harlequin Great Dane that Kiki adopted.

But nothing lasts forever. Despite all Kiki's careful planning, things go seriously wrong at a special scrapbook event. Dodie Goldfader, Kiki's boss, has worked hard to get their store accepted into the Crop Around Missouri Program (CAMP). Scrapbookers from around the area join Dodie, Kiki, Mert, and Bama-Dodie's newest employee-for a fun time. But rival scrapbook store owner Ellen Harmon takes over the event, announcing that Yvonne Gaynor, one of her customers, has won a prestigious scrapbook contest. Things go from bad to worse as Ellen accuses Kiki of being a copycat!

Then tragedy strikes as Yvonne Gaynor takes a bite of a tainted scone and dies from a rare allergy. It looks like an first. Soon, handsome Detective Chad Detweiler is investigating Yvonne's murder!

Now everything Kiki has achieved since the untimely death of her husband George is in jeopardy. Dodie has been hiding information about a serious problem. Bama's presence threatens Kiki's relationship with her boss. Mert and Kiki both are suspects in Yvonne's death. And on the home front, while mother-in-law Sheila is making nice, she has an ulterior motive-one that will surely break Kiki's heart.

Includes innovative scrapbooking techniques, a discount for a stay at Jellystone Park, and a coupon for 50 free digital prints.

ISBN: 978-0-7387-1251-2

Watch for Photo, Snap, Shot, the third book in the Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Series, coming soon!

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