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!E-pub ♁ Make, Take, Murder ♵ Dumpster diving for her lost paycheck is definitely the low point of Kiki Lowenstein s day that is, until she finds a severed leg thrown in with the trash Who d toss a body part in the garbage outside the scrapbook crafts store where Kiki works Accompanying the grisly gift is a creepy computerized voice message, a warning to the store s rich and snotty female shoppers Kiki soon discovers that the leg belonged to Cindy Gambrowski, a customer with a tyrannical and violent husband who s now harassing Kiki Combing through Cindy s scrapbook projects for hidden clues, Kiki tries to find the killer Was it a crime of marital malice, or did someone else beat Cindy s husband to the punch Includes holiday themed projects and recipes Praise The characters are so well developed that each installment leaves the reader yearning for the next Kirkus Reviews This author s craft mysteries are topically relevant and chock full of side stories Compare with Clare O Donohue s Someday Quilts series for women s empowerment topics Library Journal There are chuckle out loud moments as well as wonderful scrapbooking tips and recipes scattered throughout the book RT Book Reviews These books get better and better Great characters.Fun, quick reads. This one seemed a bit darker than some of the other books in the series and maybe it s just because it was dealing with domestic abuse The story was well written and Kiki definitely had a difficult and busy holiday season Even though I don t scrapbook I enjoy reading about it and like that if I did scrapbook I could get ideas from these books and that she even includes project directions and recipes in the books I m really interested to see what happens next in her love life as well. All the many confusing things we find in life are touched upon in this series of books Still the read leaves you with a certain feeling of contentment As you go through each day with Kiki and the ins and outs of life, mystery, danger, and the promise of love at day s end you you sigh in relief that she made it through another day. SPOILER ALERT I am giving away key plot points, do NOT read further if you haven t read the book I really enjoy this series This book had a couple of big things going for it, the most important being getting rid of Bama What a thoroughly hateful character I don t care what the circumstances were, she was awful I m so glad to see the end of that character Secondly, it was nice to see Kiki open her eyes and give Ben a real shot As much as I like Detwiler there are too many impediments SPOILER ALERT I am giving away key plot points, do NOT read further if you haven t read the book I really enjoy this series This book had a couple of big things going for it, the most important being getting rid of Bama What a thoroughly hateful character I don t care what the circumstances were, she was awful I m so glad to see the end of that character Secondly, it was nice to see Kiki open her eyes and give Ben a real shot As much as I like Detwiler there are too many impediments to their relationship The ending of the book, of course, left the relationship up in the air If I had a friend who was in this situation I d be pushing her away from the toxic Detwiler relationship, directly into the arms of Ben Just like her friends are trying to do In earlier books I was rooting for Detwiler to leave his horrid wife and be with Kiki, but I don t think it s fair for him to keep her dangling on a string, hoping for his wife to leave Stick with Ben, Kiki Best One Yet Scrappy scrapbooker Kiki Lowenstein is at the center of mysteries, murder, and men In book 5, the theme is domestic violence, and we finally find out why her crabby coworker Bama is such a cipher Meanwhile, Kiki continues to growof a backbone, which is ever so satisfying, though her obsession with Dettweiler, the married detective, continues to be tiresome SPOILER ALERT We see a glimpse of alternate possibilities in this book finally , but the gravitational pull of Dettw Best One Yet Scrappy scrapbooker Kiki Lowenstein is at the center of mysteries, murder, and men In book 5, the theme is domestic violence, and we finally find out why her crabby coworker Bama is such a cipher Meanwhile, Kiki continues to growof a backbone, which is ever so satisfying, though her obsession with Dettweiler, the married detective, continues to be tiresome SPOILER ALERT We see a glimpse of alternate possibilities in this book finally , but the gravitational pull of Dettweiler always seems to win in the end I m curious how it will play out in the end Dettweiler is certainly being painted as the favorite The review I wrote for another book somehow wound up here Although Joanna s novel and all the others she s written that I haven t already read are on my Kindle, I haven t read this one yet When I do, I ll post the correct review here I apologize for my techno ineptness. I like a mystery that is a bit harder to figure out, and this one was not as tricky as earlier books in the series, but I still just love spending time with Kiki and her friends in St Louis First Line I was rummaging around in the trash Dumpster searching for my lost paycheck, when I reached down and grabbed Cindy Gambrowski s severed leg.Finding a severed leg in the Dumpster would be a memorable beginning to anyone s day, and it certainly was to Kiki Lowenstein The discovery begins a search for Cindy Gambrowski, and while the police are looking, Kiki has to keep on truckin with her almost teenaged daughter who s an angel one second and a demon the next, with her mother in law First Line I was rummaging around in the trash Dumpster searching for my lost paycheck, when I reached down and grabbed Cindy Gambrowski s severed leg.Finding a severed leg in the Dumpster would be a memorable beginning to anyone s day, and it certainly was to Kiki Lowenstein The discovery begins a search for Cindy Gambrowski, and while the police are looking, Kiki has to keep on truckin with her almost teenaged daughter who s an angel one second and a demon the next, with her mother in law who always seems to be the latter , and with her prickly co owner of their scrapbooking store Time in a Bottle To put the icing on the cake, it s December in St Louis, Missouri, and anyone in retail can tell you that the sales figures for this month can make or break a business But Cindy Gambrowski was a customer, and Kiki can t get her out of her mind even when co owner Bama goes ballistic when the shop is featured on the television news Kiki searches for clues as best she can during the busiest season of all.The scrapbooking and retail aspects of this book are very well done By the time I was finished with the last page, I had an itch to take up scrapbooking a craft I d never had any interest in before Slan shares ideas and tips that are guaranteed to get any crafter anxious to start a new project Trying to walk that fine line of supply and demand, a shoplifter who s stealing some of their best items, having enough help in the shop to serve all the customers the author made this retail veteran feel right at home.There were some characters who got on my nerves a time or two Kiki has a mother in law who goes out of her way to be hateful to her I ve said in other reviews that I can do without the obnoxious mother in law, and my opinion hasn t changed Bama, the co owner of Time in a Bottle, is abrasive to the point of being outrageous Although the reason for Bama being the way she is is given at book s end, I still wondered why everyone let her get away with her behavior.Kiki seemed to me to be the type of woman who wants to be liked by everyone a woman who wants to get along with no fighting and harsh words Unfortunately, she s not surrounding herself with the right people for her wishes to be a reality The only time I really disagreed with something she did, however, was when a man walked up to her and her co workers at 11 PM and asked about a mutual acquaintance because he had flowers to deliver Come on, Kiki what flower shop would spend the payroll to make deliveries at that hour of night The search for Cindy Gambrowski is a puzzling one, and although subtle clues are given all along the way, the ending is still a shocker This isn t your typical cozy mystery There smeat on the bone Yes, the characters are front and center as they should be, and yes, you get a feel for the craft aspect of the book You also see how difficult it is for a single mother with limited funds to raise a child But there are even deeper issues such as spousal abuse that Slan deals with in such a way to make us all stop and think and wonder what we would do in the same situation.Did it feel strange for me to begin reading a series with book four No, the author does a good job of providing enough backstory for things to make sense without bogging down the plot I enjoyed being in Kiki s world for a while and look forward to meeting her again Dumpster diving for her lost paycheck is definitely the low point of Kiki Lowenstein s day that is, until she finds a severed leg thrown in with the trash Who d toss a body part in the garbage outside the crafts store where Kiki works Accompanying the grisly gift is a creepy computerized voice message, a warning to the store s rich and snotty female shoppers Kiki soon discovers that the leg belonged to Cindy Gambrowski, a customer with a tyrannical and violent husband who s now harassing Dumpster diving for her lost paycheck is definitely the low point of Kiki Lowenstein s day that is, until she finds a severed leg thrown in with the trash Who d toss a body part in the garbage outside the crafts store where Kiki works Accompanying the grisly gift is a creepy computerized voice message, a warning to the store s rich and snotty female shoppers Kiki soon discovers that the leg belonged to Cindy Gambrowski, a customer with a tyrannical and violent husband who s now harassing Kiki I love how these books make people aware of different issues of today s society This one is about abused women This book is fantastic The story line is great and the characters keep you wantingMy one thing that drives me crazy is she is suppose to be in love with this married man but when ever she sees him she still calls him by his last name I am hoping he either divorces the current wife or she gets over him soon this is dragging on a bit long