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Crafty Crimes

Crewel Intentions / Mosaic Mayhem / Patchwork Peril
(A book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series)
A collection of stories by

An anthology of three Anastasia Pollack mini-mysteries, companions to the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series.

Crewel Intentions
Crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack receives a desperate phone call from former American Woman fashion editor Erica Milano. Erica is now in Witness Protection and living under a new identity in Western Pennsylvania. But someone is stalking her, and Erica has compelling reasons why she can't go to the police or notify her Witsec handlers. Anastasia is the only person she can trust to help her, and she knows Anastasia won't let her down. After all, Erica once saved Anastasia's life. But will Anastasia be able to return the favor before the stalker strikes?

Mosaic Mayhem
So much for a romantic getaway...When cash-strapped mom and reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack is offered an all-expense paid three-day trip to Barcelona, her only worries are whether her passport is still valid and arranging care for her semi-invalid mother-in-law during her absence. However, within hours of landing in Europe, she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun and needing to convince a Spanish crime syndicate they've got the wrong person. Why do people on both sides of the Atlantic keep trying to kill this pear-shaped, middle-aged single mom, and magazine crafts editor?

Patchwork Peril
After rescuing her elderly neighbor Rosalie's quilts from a rainstorm, crafts editor Anastasia Pollack discovers Rosalie unconscious at the bottom of her basement stairs. Rosalie's estranged niece Jane arrives to care for her during her recovery, but Rosalie suspects Jane's motives are less than altruistic, going so far as to accuse Jane of trying to kill her. Is Rosalie's paranoia a result of her head injury, or is there something more to her accusations? And can Anastasia uncover the truth before it's too late?

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Lois Winston's Crafty Crimes

Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Crafty Crimes: a trio of Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mini-Mysteries
Author(s): Lois Winston
ISBN: 1-940795-07-9 / 978-1-940795-07-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lois Winston
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Crafty Crimes: a Trio of Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mini-Mysteries
Author(s): Lois Winston
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA