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Revenge of the Crafty Corpse
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery #3
Lois Winston

Midnight Ink
January 2013/ISBN-10: 0738725862 / ISBN-13: 978-0738725864

Reviewed by Cheryl Green

Anastasia has just gotten her mother-in-law Lucille settled in Sunnyside of Westfield Assisted Living Home. Lucille had a minor stroke and brain surgery to remove a benign tumor. She will be fine – but needs to stay and have rehab until she is able to care for herself. Lucille has only been there five minutes, but she already and hates her roommate Lyndella Wegner. Lyndella is a ninety-eight- year-old crafter with many talents.

While at the home, Anastasia meets her old college roommate Kara there and takes her up on her offer to work in the craft room on weekends until she is back from maternity leave. She can really use the money, since her deceased husband left her in bad financial shape.

Residents of Sunnyside hear Lucille having a fight with Lyndella. When Lyndella is found dead in her bed, Lucille is now the number one suspect. While Anastasia doesn’t really care for her mother- in- law, she knows that she is not behind the murder. Will Anastasia be able to decode the many journals that Lyndella kept and craft her own suspicions on the murderer?

Things to ponder: Who wrecked the craft room? Was Lyndella just an expert crafter or was there more? Why did Shirley Hallstead fire Reggie Koltzner the aide?

I so enjoyed reading Revenge of the Crafty Corpse – it is not only a good mystery but a fun book with laugh out loud parts. This was a real pager turner and does not disappoint. I plan on reading the first two books in the series very soon.

Reviewer's Note: Other books in the series include: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun and Death by Killer Mop Doll

Reviewed 2013