Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ho Ho Handmade Homicide by Lois Winston-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Two and a half weeks ago magazine crafts editor Anastasia Pollack arrived home to find Ira Pollack, her half-brother-in-law, had blinged out her home with enough Christmas lights to rival Rockefeller Center. Now he’s crammed her small yard with enormous cavorting inflatable characters. She and photojournalist boyfriend (and possible spy) Zack Barnes pack up the unwanted lawn decorations to return to Ira. They arrive to find his yard the scene of an over-the-top Christmas extravaganza. His neighbors are not happy with the animatronics, laser light show, and blaring music creating traffic jams on their normally quiet street. One of them expresses his displeasure with his fists before running off.
In the excitement, the deflated lawn ornaments are never returned to Ira. The next morning Anastasia once again heads to his house before work to drop them off. When she arrives, she discovers Ira’s attacker dead in Santa’s sleigh. Ira becomes the prime suspect in the man’s murder and begs Anastasia to help clear his name. But Anastasia has promised her sons she’ll keep her nose out of police business. What’s a reluctant amateur sleuth to do?
Christmas craft projects included.
And others are saying 
If you are looking for a cute holiday themed cozy mystery, this is definitely the book for you . . . The wacky characters make for a fun read. . .
~A Chick Who Reads
I absolutely loved the story! Be it the characters or the suspense or the humor, Winston’s done an excellent job in keeping her readers hooked onto the story.
~The Book Decoder
Christmas, cozy mystery, craft, how can I not love this book? Humor, twists and turns, adorable characters make this story truly engaging from the first to the last page.
Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide by Lois Winston is a fast-paced ride, complete with murder, kidnapping, holiday hijinks, and Christmas celebrations. I put it another way; I loved it.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
And I thought 
I am enjoying this book.  I have to admit; I am still turning the pages but this review is scheduled to post and I need to get something up for the tour.
I am more than half way through this page turning cozy mystery and dawng it . . . it is hard to put down and write this post.  But 
I have to share just how good this book is and I am on deadline. 
I feel like the author.....I am sure there have been times she felt this way.
But,  I wonder because reading this one I only see a flowing story with a few twists and turns and some wondering who really did the deed.  
So was Ian set up or what? 
Gosh this one 8th in the series so there has been alot going on 
from Anastasia becoming a divorcee and then a widow and having to give her mother in law a place to live after her ex tries to kill 'said' mother in law.  To her mom who kind seems to be a black widow except she really doesn't 'off' her husbands. 
And then there is Ian the step brother in law that is just a bit creepy because he really seems to have the 'hot's for Anastasia.
But he's kind of a suspect in a murder and then his son goes missing; Anastasia can't help but help because goodness knows what would she do if Ian goes to jail . . . she would be the only 
one to take care of his kids.  
Gosh. It's a mess... but one kid is missing ... and that is where I left off!

 So, gosh dawng it.  I have to finish reading this one to find out who really did it and if Anastasia gets stuck with Ian's kids and her ex mother law to boot!

Maybe you can figure it all out by visiting the Great Escapes Tour!  Scroll down to visit the tour and also enter the giveaway!

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide on your blog today!

  2. Thanks for spotlighting Handmade Ho-Ho Homicide. I've not read any books in this series but it is on my short list of TBR. Thanks for the chance to win!