Cut, Crop & Die

Cut, Crop & Die

by Joanna Campbell Slan




Creative Revenge


"Kiki's second outing is a nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities and scrapbooking tips."—Kirkus Reviews

"Slan fulfills all the promise of her first novel (Paper, Scissors, Death , 2008) with this second entry in the Kiki Lowenstein scrapbooker series. Her writing is much more assured this time out, and the book is filled with characters who we care about."—Booklist

"Slan has written another enthralling, interesting, fast-paced mystery.I look forward to the further adventures of Kiki and her crew."—Reviewing the Evidence

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738712512
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 06/08/2009
Series: A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joanna Campbell Slan (Washington, D.C.) is an international authority in the scrapbooking community. She is the author of over ten books on the subject, and her work has appeared in all of the industry's top magazines. In 2004, Slan founded a contest for scrapbookers in the U.K called "The Best of British Scrapbooking," which still runs today. Additionally, Joanna is one of the early Chicken Soup for the Soul authors, and in 2007, she co-founded Sisters in Crime's Forensic University of St. Louis.

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Cut, Crop & Die 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
bodaquilts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a great cozy mystery and very funny. The writing is done well but the story line could be a little big more indepth. Overall I really enjoyed the book
simplywriting on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another favorite read. Couldn't wait for this one to arrive, and when Joanna showed me the cover art I was even more antsy. After much anticipation, it was finally released and I devoured it in less than 24 hours. I loved it JUST as much as the first if not more, and now I am anticipating the next in the series due out SOON! :)
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This book was a one i could not put down. Even my daughter read this and loved it also. Thanks jcs keep on writing.
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Kira Hazen More than 1 year ago
quirky, different and refreshing.
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Queen-Mary More than 1 year ago
This review is for those who love cozy mysteries -- Connelly and Deaver fans, luv ya, but this is not for you unless you enjoy the cross over like I do. The story is a bit slow in the beginning, but once it takes off, Ms. Slan's characters take on dimension piece by piece and the reader really feels as if she is coming to know each character exactly as one comes to know a friend -- that piece by piece way. The characteras have foibles, make mistakes; some are lovable, some less so, but each is completely credible. The subplots do have a strong presence and frankly, some of them were more interesting that the "main" plot, the murder itself. Ms. Slan does make more than one pass at the impact of the murder on the victim's family. This is something I'd personally like to see more of -- murder should not be entertainment for its own sake; I think most of us fully appreciate that but very few books take on that difficult question of the harm done to the survivors. There is also romance in the book -- our protagonist was widowed in the first of the series and has her various men issues -- she does have a daughter though. Funny how there are so few happily married with children amateur sleuths there are! So those of you who enjoy a little romance with your mystery, this book is for you! THe best scene by far in the entire book is the protagonist's visit to the spa -- it's worth the price of the book! What I didn't like so much -- start of the book was a little tough to slog through but a friend wanted my opinion so I kept going; not a big fan of romance; motive for murder could have been more developed -- scrapbookers (maybe all papercrafters) will get it right away, knitters may not (unless they also scrapbook). I am looking forward to the next in the series to see how some of the subplots work themselves out. Really excellent characters.
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We're newcomers to the metro St. Louis area, so Joanna's books appeal for commentary on the area, people, places and culture as well as for the scrapbooking background (I'm a passionate scrapper!). The second in her Kiki series is as intriguing as the first, and even more hilarious...maybe I simply "get" the jokes about the area better. This isn't classic literature, it isn't Agatha Christie or JD Robb mystery, but it's a completely delightful mystery novel that - like the first - leaves me wanting more.
TinkerbellAR More than 1 year ago
Kiki has a wonderfully fun story to tell. The scrapbook drama that follows is hilarious. Since I scrapbook and live in St Louis, the references are very cute. Both books would be a wonderful gift for any crafter or scrapbook-aholic you know!
Scrapbooking-mom More than 1 year ago
"Cut, Crop, & Die" is a must-read. A sequel to "Paper, Scissors, Death", this book has everything you could want... a perfect blend of mystery, drama, romance, and even scrapbooking! You'll love the main character, Kiki Lowenstein, and her complicated life. I became so involved in this book that I couldn't put it down. Book #3 in this series cannot come soon enough. Don't miss out on a great read. I highly recommend "Cut, Crop, & Die" and look forward to more wonderful books from author Joanna Campbell Slan!