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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for A Sew Deadly Cruise by Lois Winston


A Sew Deadly Cruise 

(An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery)

  by Lois Winston

About A Sew Deadly Cruise


Cozy Mystery 9th in Series  
Independently Published (October 1, 2020)  
Print Length: 226 pages 
 Digital ASIN: B08F4FTVP6

Life is looking up for magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack. Newly engaged, she and photojournalist fiancĂ© Zack Barnes are on a winter cruise with her family, compliments of a Christmas gift from her half-brother-in-law. Son Alex’s girlfriend and her father have also joined them. Shortly after boarding the ship, Anastasia is approached by a man with an unusual interest in her engagement ring. When she tells Zack of her encounter, he suggests the man might be a jewel thief scouting for his next mark. But before Anastasia can point the man out to Zack, the would-be thief approaches him, revealing his true motivation. Long-buried secrets now threaten the well-being of everyone Anastasia holds dear. And that’s before the first dead body turns up.

Craft projects included.


*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

This is my first foray into this series but it was easy to pick up on things with the simple references making it an enjoyable read. Anastasia is newly engaged enjoying the glow that goes with that. Then a family me!her buys them all tickets to a cruise. At first this does not sound fun to her due to the family being difficult to get along with as well as the mother of dead husband  that lives with her never being happy about anything. Well she decides not to go and the family member has to have emergency surgery so they can't go either. That leaves her, her fiance, her two sons, her mother, and one son's girlfriend with her father. Makes the cruise sound more fun. At least until they arrive where they run across a surprise unwelcome blast from the past. This makes things tense then the bodies start popping up. It makes for one eventful cruise I must say. The combo of investigating and fun makes for a great read. The author does a good job at keeping the killer a secret. Overall a fun read that cozy fans are sure to enjoy. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Lois Winston

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and nonfiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry.  

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  1. Thank you for showcasing and reviewing A Sew Deadly Cruise. I'm glad you enjoyed Anastasia's latest adventure.

  2. New author to me. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Thanks for sharing your thought. It sounds like it's a fun mystery.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Diannekc and Tina! I hope you'll give the series a try.