Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston
(An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)

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When Anastasia Pollack's husband permanently cashes in his chips at a roulette table in Vegas, her comfortable middle-class life craps out. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her hateful, cane-wielding Communist mother-in-law. Not to mention stunned disbelief over her late husband's secret gambling addiction, and the loan shark who's demanding fifty thousand dollars.

Anastasia's job as crafts editor for a magazine proves no respite when she discovers a dead body glued to her office chair. The victim, fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg, collected enemies and ex-lovers like Jimmy Choos on her ruthless climb to editor-in-chief. But when evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia's husband, Anastasia becomes the number one suspect.
 

About Lois Winston

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Lois Winston (Westfield, NJ) is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and humorous women's fiction. She worked for several years as a crafts editor, and is also an award-winning designer of needlework and crafts projects. Visit her online at www.loiswinston.com.LOIS WINSTON BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE (Lois will be giving away copies of Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun to 5 lucky people who post comments to any of the blogs where she's guesting the month of January. In addition, she'll be giving away an assortment of crafts books to people who post comments on select blogs throughout the month.)12/27/10-12/31/10 - Barnes & Noble Mystery Bookclub guest author 12/29/10 - Mysteries and Margaritas1/2/11 - Type M4 Murder1/3/11 - Suspense Your Disbelief (crafts books giveaway)1/3/11 - Dames of Dialogue1/4/11 - Suspense Novelist1/5/11 - Mystery Writing is Murder1/6/11 - Lesa's Book Critiques1/7/11 - author Nancy J. Cohen's Blog1/8/11 - Poe's Deadly Daughters1/9/11 - Mystery Lovers' Kitchen1/10/11 - Mysterious Musings1/11/11 - Author Beth Groundwater's Blog (crafts books giveaway)1/12/11 - Jungle Red 1/12/11 - Auntie M Writes1/13/11 - Killer Hobbies (crafts books giveaway)1/14/11 - 1st Turning Point1/17/11 - The Naked Hero1/17/11 - Birth of a Novel1/19/11 - Crime Writers' Chronicle1/20/11 - Get Lost in a Story 1/20/11 - Paul D. Marks blog1/21/11 - Hearth Cricket (crafts books giveaway)1/24/11 - Marilyn's Musings1/25/11 - Author Kate George's Blog (crafts books giveaway)1/26/11 - Dot Dead Diary1/31/11 - Candid Caninesnbsp;
 
Published January 8, 2011 by MIDNIGHT INK. 312 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Anastasia Pollack’s husband Karl drops dead in Vegas, her comfortable lifestyle comes to a screeching halt.

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After Anastasia Pollack's husband, Karl, drops dead after gambling away their money in Las Vegas, the crafts editor for the supermarket rag American Woman opts to keep her head up and her glue gun loaded even if Ricardo, an annoying mobster, begins harassing her for the 50Gs her husband "borrowed."

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Reviewing the Evidence

Anastasia Pollock thinks her life can't get much worse.

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Anastasia Pollack is not having a good time lately.

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