Designed to Deathby Christina Freeburn
"Read this fun book and you will never think of Washi tape in in quite the same way again, I promise. Christina Freeburn's second installment in her scrapbooking mystery
"Battling scrapbook divas, secrets, jealousy, murder, and lots of glitter all make Designed to Death a charming and heartfelt mystery." -Ellen Byerrum, Author of the Crime of Fashion Mysteries
"Read this fun book and you will never think of Washi tape in in quite the same way again, I promise. Christina Freeburn's second installment in her scrapbooking mystery series is full of small-town intrigue, twists and turns, and plenty of heart." - Mollie Cox Bryan, Agatha Award Finalist, Scrapbook of Secrets
Faith Hunter planned the perfect event at her grandmother's shop, Scrap This, featuring local scrapbooker and Life Artist Diva, Belinda Watson. But the extravaganza goes up in a cloud of glitter when Belinda and her cousin, Darlene, brawl over scraplifted designs. Faith attempts to break it up, but only makes things worse. Then when Belinda turns up dead behind the Scrap This store, Faith's involvement goes viral.
As accusations against her turn vicious, Faith sets out to prove her nemesis, Darlene, committed the crime, only to realize they are both innocent. Now they must team up or the murderer's plan will come together seamlessly with the frenemies sharing a jail cell-or worse, a funeral.
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all! DESIGNED TO DEATH is the second book in the Faith Hunter Scrap This mystery series. Be sure to check out the first crafty mystery, CROPPED TO DEATH. Bonus: includes scrapbooking tips.
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Meet the Author
The Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series brings together Christina Freeburn's love of mysteries, scrapbooking, and West Virginia. When not writing or reading, she can be found in her scrapbook room or at a crop. Alas, none of the real-life crops have had a sexy male prosecutor or a handsome police officer attending.
Christina served in the JAG Corps of the US Army and also worked as a paralegal, librarian, and church secretary. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, a dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
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As a fan of scrapbooking and cozy mysteries, I purchased Designed to Death and Cropped to Death. Unfortunately, these books didn't offer much in the way of interesting mystery or scrapbooking tips. The character development is lacking, even in the main character. She says & does the same boring things over & over while constantly hinting at the past, but doing little to develop that story. The present has two male characters who could make the story interesting, but they aren't developed either. For a good scrapbooking/cozy mystery series I would recommend Laura Childs' series. It is much better written with scrapbooking tips included. These books were also very poorly edited. Christina Freeburn deserves better from an editor.
The story was dull & the main character was neither interesting or likeable.
I love reading and scrap booking! This book found a great way to combine both.
Leads to murder and heartbreak. But there's plenty of awkward and hilarious situations along the way!
Christina Freeburn's scrapbook cozies are definitely worth a read! Designed to Death is the second book in the series, and follows up on Faith Hunter and her job as manager at her grandmothers' scrapbook shop. Faith is once again drawn into a murder, which has taken place on the store's doorstep. It seems that no matter how Faith tries, she just can't keep her nose out of the investigation. Now, it seems, is also the time for Faith to make a decision on the men in her life. Will she decide to start seeing Steve, her hunky neighbor, or will it be detective Ted Roget? Either way, she can't lose! I loved the fast pace of this book, I never had a chance to get bored while I was reading it. I am looking forward to her next scrapbook adventure Embellished to Death, which will be out in April 2014.
* I received a copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I found this to be a fine sequel to Cropped to Death. I'm glad that Faith showed a little more spunk in this book and I love her grandmothers. I also liked the development of a romance between Faith and Steve and the mystery kept me entertained.
5 STARS I have now read 2 Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery books and have enjoyed both. Faith can get into a lot of trouble doing nothing. This is a cozy mystery novel. It kept who the bad person was till almost the end. It had some twists I was not expecting. the plot was believable. It had lots of humor, love triangle sort of, gossip, lots of scrapbooking ideas and information. Kept my attention and I hated that I could not finish last night but I did this morning. Faith Hunter has a lot of secrets about what she did when she was away from her hometown about her marriage. She was hurt and afraid to get back into the dating scene. She is attracted to two guys. Both are good guys. One is Ted a police detective. The other is Steve a Prosecutor. Steve lives in same area as Faith and her two grandmothers. They all live in same condo complex. Faith's grandmothers keep throwing her at Steve. Steve has some secrets too. He is interested in Faith. Ted is a homicide detective and he is one person that knows about Faith's past. He tries to keep Faith out of his way he is afraid she will get into trouble. He cares about Faith too. Faith gets into a fight in her grandmothers scrapbooking store. She is trying to stop two cousins Belinda and Darlene from fighting. That night Belinda is killed behind the shop. Faith and Steve find the body. There are a couple of things that I still wonder about in the story. But it good be I missed the answers. One scene I found really funny is both grandmas ground her for a month. Their are lots of relationships mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins or grandmothers and granddaughter. Some seemed healthy and some not so much. I really do like Faith and her Grandmothers relationship to each other. Both sets of grandparents stepped into raise her after her parents died. They lived next store to each other and best friends. I look forward to reading more Faith Hunter Scrap this books. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley. 09/10/2013 PUB Henery Press 288 pages ISBN 9781938383526