Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.
At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.
Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex?
“I always forget how much I love this series until I read the next one and I fall in love all over again...This was a well-written and fast-paced tale that quickly became a page-turner. The author has a way with the narrative, keeping me immersed in all that was happening within the pages. I like how the mystery was spun with hints here and there with a few red herrings that kept leading me one way until the killer’s identity was revealed. Of course, what would this story be without appearances from Ira, Flora and Lucille who was off-screen but always present in her escapades. This was one of the best books in this engaging series and I can’t wait for more adventures with Anastasia, Zack and the rest of the gang.” – Dru’s Book Musings
“I love protagonist Anastasia Pollack. She’s witty and funny, and she can be sarcastic at times…A great whodunit, with riotous twists and turns, Drop Dead Ornaments was a fast, exciting read that really kept me on my toes. I’m going back and starting the series from the first book. I don’t want to miss a word of this amazing series.” – Lisa Ks Book reviews
“…readers will be laughing continually at the antics of Anastasia and clan in Drop Dead Ornaments.” – The Avid Reader