Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun

Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun When Anastasia Pollack s gambling addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas her life craps out She s left with two teenage sons a mountain of debt and her nasty cane wielding Commu

  • Title: Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun
  • Author: Lois Winston
  • ISBN: 9780738723471
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Anastasia Pollack s gambling addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out She s left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane wielding Communist mother in law Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars.Anastasia s job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when sheWhen Anastasia Pollack s gambling addicted husband permanently cashes in his chips in Vegas, her life craps out She s left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her nasty, cane wielding Communist mother in law Not to mention a loan shark demanding fifty thousand dollars.Anastasia s job as crafts editor at American Woman magazine makes life even stickier when she discovers the dead body of ber ambitious fashion editor Marlys Vandenburg hot glued to Anastasia s office chair Marlys collected enemies and ex lovers like Jimmy Choos When evidence surfaces of an illicit affair between Marlys and Anastasia s husband, Anastasia becomes the prime suspect Can she sew up the case and keep herself out of jail before the real killer puts a permanent end to her investigation Praise Oddball characters, uproariously funny situations, and a heroine with a strong sense of irony will delight fans of Janet Evanovich, Jess Lourey, and Kathleen Bacus Booklist, starred review Crafty cozies don t get any better than this hilarious confection Anastasia is as deadpan droll as Tina Fey s Liz Lemon Publishers Weekly, starred review North Jersey s mature answer to Stephanie Plum Funny, gutsy and determined, Anastasia has a bright future in the planned series Kirkus Reviews Lovers of funny mysteries, outrageous puns, self deprecating humor, and light romance will all find something here as Anastasia progresses through repeated misadventures to emerge triumphant in the end ForeWord Magazine Winston has turned a sticky situation into a delightful romp through the halls of who done it Star Ledger Quirky, laughable, and loveable Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun is clever and thoroughly entertaining a must read Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Trust Me and Watch Me

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    1. Over the top? Yes. Formulaic? Yes. Annoying supporting cast of characters? Yes. Implausible? Yes. Ridiculous, even? Yes. Did I still like it as a fluff piece of curl-up-and-read-on-a-winter-afternoon? Absolutely.With a title like this, I wasn't expecting anything more than it was. Thus, I wasn't disappointed. Anastasia was a bit of a frustration for me. As were some of the plot developments. But then, again, with a title like this there was no way I was expecting more. A solid 3 stars for liked [...]

    2. I first discovered this book on a fellow writer's blog. It was interesting but I don't often find books that I see on blogs since my access is limited (I know I could go online but then my budget would never forgive me). Imagine my surprise when this book appeared on the list of new books at the library. When I finally worked my way down the pile of books from the library to this gem I devoured it. (Why is it that all my requests are available at the same time?)Lois Winston has created a nice li [...]

    3. Anastasia Pollack is up to her neck in problems. She's newly widowed - finding out only after her husband's death that he wasn't who she thought he was. Karl was a gambling addict who swindled away their life savings, plotted to steal his mother's life savings and get her run over with a car, spent his sons' college funds, and got in bed with a loan sharka loan shark who is now coming to call on Anastasia. She certainly doesn't need to discover the dead body of a much-despised coworker in her de [...]

    4. Assault 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 t [...]

    5. Crafts editor Anastasia Pollack is at her funniest and most determined when her luck is at its worst, and she’s just been run over by the bad luck bus of life. It may be hard to imagine how hilarious a book can be when the protagonist’s husband dies and leaves her broke and in debt and with a Communist mother-in-law who moves in with her—but it just gets funnier. And though I cringed at the image I found the weird creativity of the murder itself it comical.Early on, I figured out whodunit [...]

    6. When someone at work is killed via glue gun, Anastasia takes the case. Someone has to prove it wasn't herAnastasia's list of troubles got to the point where it was a bit ridiculous. It was (almost) worse than what the hard boiled guys got. Also, a few too many quirks. For example: a Shakespeare quoting parrot adopted from former teaching aunt, her mother's cat who's named after a Russian princess who may or may not be a relation, and a ill-behaving communist dog who only likes the mother-in-law [...]

    7. I liked the premise of this book and the suspense, but I feel like there was a lot of unnecessary fluff. How many times did we actually NEED to read 3 paragraphs about how the mother's cat & mother-in-law's dog hated each other and would growl and hiss at each other? we get it, move on! Sometimes there was so much going on, I felt like I was watching an I Love Lucy episode where everything was just piling on, and I prayed to God all the antics got wrapped up somehow.That being said, I liked [...]

    8. When I first began Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun, I chuckled. A few more pages into it, I almost stopped reading because it seemed like characters and incidents were overwhelming me. I'm glad I stuck with it as I found that the mad-capped things happening on each page were hilarious, especially when I got into the rhythm of Winston's dry sense of humor. The end of the book flew. Although I nailed who-dun-it early on, I'm looking forward to Winston's next book in the Pollack series. I think she [...]

    9. Anastasia Pollack's dead husband left her straddled with a pile of debt, a lot of unanswered questions and a half-crazy mother-in-law. Throw in an angry loan shark and you have the makings for a fast-paced adventure. This is my first experience with this author and I enjoyed her work. Some of the scenes were over-the-top quirky, but the plot was good and the characters well-developed. Overall, I liked the book and wouldn't hesitate to read another one of Winston's mysteries.

    10. Whacky and quirky, Winston's debut mystery features Anastasia Pollack, crafts editor of a women's magazine and plucky amateur sleuth. Enjoyable humor prevails, and the climax caught me a bit by surprise, which is always a good thing. Funny minor characters (the moms) get annoying at times. Overall, this is an enjoyable read.

    11. 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 outyou're missing out!

    12. I picked this up as a Kindle freebie but couldn't get into it and abandoned it after a couple of chapters. It was just a bit too slapstick for me, which undermined the sympathy I thought I was supposed to feel for the main character.

    13. A quick read but no real oomph. The author references humorous mystery writer Janet Evanavich a few times and it was obvious she was trying to outdo J.E. with over the top characters. A little background: Anastasia Pollack is a crafter who writes for a women's magazine. She has a husband and two teen sons and all is ALMOST well, except for her weirdo mother-in-law, who is a communist and is cruel and bitter. Things are ok until Anastasia's husband dies and it is discovered he gambled away the fa [...]

    14. Anastasia Pollack works as a Craft Editor on a low key fashion magazine. The editor, Marlys, has it appears slept her way to her position and made several enemies along the way. When Marlys is found dead on the premises, in Anastasia's office, murdered with Anastasia's glue gun, Anastasia seems the prime suspect.As if life wasn't difficult enough. Her feckless dead husband has left her with insurmountable debts, the mob are chasing her for money owed, she has two teenage sons, a parrot that quot [...]

    15. The MC in this story is a craft editor and writer for a women's magazine. She finds the fashion editor glued to her chair and computer keyboard. This woman is not liked by anyone but the only fingerprints on the glue gun or the MC's. Plenty of people, lots of motives and a crazy cast of characters make this an enjoyable read. Her mother, who has buried numerous husbands, her mother-in-law a geriatric communist, 2 sons and a tenant hunk make for some interesting sidebars in this murder mystery. I [...]

    16. Anastasia Pollack is a crafter who works for "American Woman" magazine. She's the one who designs pages like "How to Decorate Your Dining Room Table for Easter". Her husband has just died from a heart attack -- only not at a sales meeting in Harrisburg, Pa. where he was supposed to be, but at a roulette table in Las Vegas. And some creep keeps calling her about $50,000 he says her husband owes him. Then Marlys Vandenburg, the women's fashion editor of the magazine, is found glue-gunned to death [...]

    17. amusing characters!The plot is decent for a murder mystery.Anastasia Pollack is a lovable anti- heroine. It wasn't laugh out loud funny like early 'Stephanie Plum' but it made me smile and the twists were unexpected but made sense.I think I'll look for the next one in this series.

    18. Fun!The characters and situations were just wacky enough to be incredibly fun but still completely plausible. It was a fun mystery that I didn't figure out before all was revealed. That's a rarity with me and mysteries.

    19. I expected a cutesy corny story based on the title and that's what I got. It was a fun, light read even if I had predicted the ending very early on. Although it was fun, I'd probably focus on other books on my list before reading others in the series.

    20. Title: Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun (Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery #1_Author: Lois WinstonISBN: 9780738723471Publisher: Midnight InkSynopsis (from BN):When Anastasia Pollack's husband permanently cashes in his chips at a roulette table in Vegas, her comfortable middle-class life is suddenly kaput. She's left with two teenage sons, a mountain of debt, and her hateful, cane-wielding Communist motherin-law. Not to mention stunned disbelief over her late husband's secret gambling addiction, a [...]

    21. 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 [...]

    22. That title and cover should be enough proof that this wasn't a serious read, but at the same time quite shock-inducing, haha. I'm still disturbed by the thought of having glue gunned into your nostrils and mouth holy shit X_XAlright, so our main character Anastasia is having a few strokes of bad luck. Her husband has died, leaving her not only with a monstrous mother-in-law but a whole mountain of debt. A loan shark keeps harassing her through phone calls for money that she doesn't have. To make [...]

    23. I had picked it because I have suffered enough burns from my own glue gun to believe that they could easily enough be deadly. Anastasia is having a really rough month. Her cranky communist mother-in-law moves in along with her equally hard to get along with pooch. Her husband suffers a heart attack and leaves her a widow. Her step-father suffers from an aneurysm leaving her mother a widow, again. Her mother joins the household, along with her pampered cat. With 2 mothers, their pets, Anastasia's [...]

    24. Anastasia Pollack's husband, Karl Marx Pollack dropped dead at the roulette table in Las Vegas, leaving her up to her keister in debt, not to mention stripping their 401(K) plans, the kids' college funds and all their savings. Anastasia is left living with her mother-in-law, an unrepentant Socialist from the old days and her flea-laden French bulldog, Manifesto and her two sons. Anastasia is the crafts editor for American Woman magazine. Then Anastasia's DAR mother shows up with her Persian cat, [...]

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