“A delightful mystery no person who loves crafts should miss. A little town, a little romance, a little intrigue and a little murder. Join heroine Faith and find out exactly who is doing the embellishing—the kind that doesn’t involve scrapbooking.” – Leann Sweeney, Author of the New York Times Bestselling Cats in Trouble Mysteries
When Faith Hunter agrees to help PI Bob Roget find an identity thief at a local scrapbook retreat, her friendly croppers’ weekend quickly morphs into a dangerous one. As croppers share their own memories, a killer collects them for her new identity, and doesn’t appreciate Faith in the picture.
Faith struggles to balance her professional, detecting and personal lives as threats and secrets keep her off-balance. Things turn deadly when a woman is killed and Faith is blackmailed. Truth and lies collide when Faith discovers croppers aren’t the only ones embellishing, and the results might end her life.
Books in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Cozy Mystery Series:
CROPPED TO DEATH (#1)
DESIGNED TO DEATH (#2)
EMBELLISHED TO DEATH (#3)
I have to start by saying that I have not read any of the other books in the series. It certainly would have been nice to have read them since they made mention of characters that were sort of not in this book except in passing. So it would have been nice to “know” who they were talking about. However, it definitely wasn’t necessary to read the prior books in order to enjoy this one.
This was a thoroughly thought out and well written book. There were so many red herrings, that I kept flip flopping back and forth on who I thought committed the murder. I love it when a book keeps you guessing. I don’t like knowing right up front who did it because that takes away from the fun of reading a mystery.
I know that I definitely want to go back and read the first two books in the series. And I definitely want to read any more that come out. I want to find out what happens with the relationship between Faith and her boyfriend Steve.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.