Books by Joanna Campbell Slan

Released: May 8, 2013

"Fans of this scrapbooking series (Ready, Scrap, Shoot, 2012, etc.) won't be surprised that sorely beset Kiki doesn't shine as a detective this time. But they'll be drawn to her ongoing personal struggles and her take on social problems, in this case self-mutilation."
When your life is totally trashed, it's time to stand up and take charge. Read full book review >
DEATH OF A SCHOOLGIRL by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"In a radical departure from her scrapbooking series (Ready, Scrap, Shoot, 2012, etc.), Slan refashions a beloved heroine as a surprisingly canny detective. Her stylistic imitation of Charlotte Brontë is seasoned with a dash of social commentary and plenty of suspects to mull over."
A cry of distress from a schoolgirl takes Jane Eyre Rochester far from her sheltered life. Read full book review >
READY, SCRAP, SHOOT by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 8, 2012

"Slan's scrapbook mysteries (Make, Take, Murder, 2011, etc.) are most valuable for the well-developed characters and the issues they raise, in this case the hardships of caring for elderly parents."
A single mother struggling to support her daughter becomes a target for murder. Read full book review >
MAKE, TAKE, MURDER by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 8, 2011

"Kiki's adventures (Photo, Snap, Shot, 2010, etc.) are a cut above the usual crafting cozies. If the mystery is pedestrian, the characters are so well-developed that each installment leaves the reader yearning for the next."
Struggling to make ends meet while dealing with a complicated love life? The worst is yet to come. Read full book review >
CUT, CROP, & DIE by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2009

"Kiki's second outing is a nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities and scrapbooking tips."
A professional scrapbooker revs up her love life and solves a murder. Read full book review >
PAPER SCISSORS DEATH by Joanna Campbell Slan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Kiki's debut, a well-turned cozy with loads of scrapbooking tips, will drive many a like-minded reader to indignation on her behalf."
When her husband is murdered, the only things that keep Kiki Lowenstein sane are scrapbooking, her daughter Anya and, of course, her unauthorized investigation. Read full book review >