PHOTO, SNAP, SHOT
The third entry in the Scrap-N-Craft mystery series is a delight. Kiki’s sleuthing doesn’t prevent her from dispensing a few scrapbooking tips in the interim. But the mystery is deadly serious with nail-biting results.
Kiki Lowenstein is not having a good day. Her 12-year-old daughter Anya found the body of a teacher, Sissy Gilchrist, at her school and might have seen the killer. Plus, Kiki’s still getting threats from the person who killed her husband last year and her mother-in-law is trying to run her life. To make matters even worse, the detective in charge of Sissy’s case is Chad Detweiler, who had captured her fancy until she discovered his marital status. Not satisfied with the ongoing investigation and fearing for her daughter’s life, Kiki begins searching for clues on her own. She uncovers a trail that includes lovers’ trysts, white supremacists and buried secrets. Then there’s her job as an instructor at the scrapbooking shop that leads her to an assignment for a mysterious client. (MIDNIGHT INK, May, 336 pp., $14.95)
Donna M. Brown