Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun

Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun

by Lois Winston

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BN ID: 2940149222087
Publisher: Lois Winston
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Series: An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 297
Sales rank: 599,126
File size: 741 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Lois Winston writes romance, romantic suspense, mystery, chick lit, women’s fiction, and non-fiction 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 a literary agent and 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. Visit Lois at, visit Emma at, and visit Anastasia at the Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers blog, Follow everyone on Twitter: and Pinterest:

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Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Assault With A Deadly Glue Gun and thoroughly enjoyed it! The book was fun to read, the characters hilarious and the suspense was surprising! I look forward to reading more of the Anastasia Pollack mysteries.
Suspensemag More than 1 year ago
Here's a tip for all you dewy-eyed brides and bride-wanna-bees: Forget about saying "yes to the dress" by spending thousands of dollars on what you are, after all, only going to wear once. Rent or borrow a dress instead, and spend those bucks on getting the real lowdown on that hunky guy you've decided to spend the rest of your life with. Sound crazy? Yeah, but crazy like a fox. Too bad Anastasia Pollack, the feisty Jersey girl/heroine of Lois Winston's funny new mystery, "Assault With A Deadly Glue Gun", didn't think about doing that before saying "I do". Then she wouldn't have ended up with the mother-in-law from hell-a card-carrying Communist with a devil dog named Manifesto-two sons (well, they seem normal in comparison to the rest of the family), and a husband who turns out to be a gambling addict who cashes in his chips, permanently, in Vegas, leaving Anastasia penniless. Oh, one more thing: not only was the husband a gambler, and dead, but he was also in debt to the mob for big bucks. A debt that now a mobster named Ricardo is threatening to take out of Anastasia. Personally. And permanently. Ouch. Could Anastasia's life get much worse? Well, yes, when she finds the dead body of her boss at American Woman magazine hot-glued to her office chair. And is suspected of doing the deed. Double ouch. But Anastasia is, above all else, a JERSEY girl (can you tell I was one, too?), and never, ever mess with one of them. I can't wait 'til the next book in this series, to find out what my new heroine is up to. Lots of fun. Susan Santangelo author of "Moving Can Be Murder" for Suspense Magazine
PennyThomas More than 1 year ago
I'm holding Anastasia Pollack and Lois Winston responsible for my sleepless night! Started reading Assault with A Deadly Glue Gun in the evening - and couldn't put it down until the end (at 4 am). As a 'Jersey Girl' I can attest that Anastasia Pollack is the real thing - smart, funny, sassy, over scheduled and beset by everything that is good and bad in New Jersey. The men who float in and out of her life are also "Jersey" - gorgeous hunks, rotten husbands, organized crime members! And the women.hilarious! I've met them all right here in the Garden State. I hope Lois will write more Anastasia Pollack books, she's a character worth getting to know along with her mother and mother-in-law.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
The quirky characters, the situations that she becomes involved in and the hilarious dialogue will have you fully entertained in the adventures of Anastasia Pollack. This is a delightful must read.
KariLeeTownsend More than 1 year ago
Lois Winston has a hit on her hands with her fabulous debut for the new crafting mystery series. Anastasia Pollack is hillarious! I am a huge fan of fun, quirky characters, and Winston delivers big-time. The oddball secondary characters and crazy situations make for a really great read. If you don't check it're missing out!
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
ssault with a Deadly Glue Gun is fun cozy in spite of the endless problems Anastasia's husband left her to face. I enjoyed the interaction with her co-workers and look forward to getting to know her hunky tenant better! I will be reading the whole series now that I have met this crew. Could life get any worse? It isn't until her husband dies of a heart attack that Anastasia learns that he has a serious gambling addiction. Not only did he cash out every penny they had saved, but he died in debt to a loan shark who expects her to come up with $50,000 in just a few days and he is intent on making her life miserable until she hands over the money. Money that he has reason to believe her husband had before he died. Then there is the monster-in-law that they had planned on providing with alternate housing since her savings went up in smoke along with all of her possessions when her apartment building burned down. This is the one character that I got tired of; I felt that Anastasia had enough problems for any humorous book character although she provides much of the humor in the book.  And then there is the dead body that shows up in her office and the murder used her industrial sized glue gun that is covered with Anastasia fingerprints since she regularly uses it in her job as editor for the craft section of a supermarket woman's magazine. 
LindaEB More than 1 year ago
great book, great series,,,,,,
Island_Reader_Tina More than 1 year ago
My review can be found at Goodreads~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love ! Great read !
bikrgran More than 1 year ago
Anastasia Pollack has just lost her husband. This happened while he was gambling in Las Vegas, when he should have been working. If that wasn’t enough, he had hocked everything there was, his communist Mom and her Devil Dog were ensconced in her home, a woman everyone hated, at work, was killed and left glued to her chair, AND she was being hounded by a mobster. What we have here is Stephanie Plumb meets Barbara Marr. It’s a riot! This being a craftsy mystery, there are crafts, with full instructions imbedded, for your enjoyment. This is cute and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago