MAKE TAKE MURDER
One of the best things about Kiki Lowenstein is that she’s our best friend, our next-door neighbor and ourselves, with just a touch of the outrageous. Kiki uses her outdoor voice for her indoor thoughts, almost against her will. Make Take Murder has a touch of everything as our heroine grapples with another murder and the men in her life, raises her teenage daughter and battles it out with her outspoken and overbearing mother-in-law. There are chuckle-out-loud moments as well as wonderful scrapbooking tips and recipes scattered throughout the book.
When Kiki Lowenstein goes dumpster-diving outside her scrapbooking store looking for her lost paycheck, she comes up with a severed leg. As it turns out, the leg belongs to customer Cindy Grambowski, a quiet woman with a violent husband … who’s now set his sights on Kiki. Who should she go to for help: the wealthy and eligible journalist who’s been courting her, the detective who investigated the crime or the gorgeous cop with the drug-addicted wife who’s been romancing her for months? (MIDNIGHT INK, May, 360 pp., $14.99)