Make, Take, Murder

Make, Take, Murder Cover

Make, Take, Murder

By Joanna Campbell Slan

Midnight Ink, Paperback, 9780738720661, 348pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2011


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


“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 

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.