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Kiki Lowenstein Books In Order

Publication Order of Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mysteries Books

Paper, Scissors, Death (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cut, Crop and Die (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ink, Red, Dead (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Photo, Snap, Shot (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make, Take, Murder (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready, Scrap, Shoot (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picture, Perfect, Corpse (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Group, Photo, Grave (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer, Paper, Cut (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Handmade, Holiday, Homicide (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kiki Lowenstein Short Stories

Kiki Lowenstein and the Secret Santa (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the White Elephant (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Empty Heart (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Lucky Charm (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Lilac Festival (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and Too Much Squash (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Halloween Close Call (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Cupcake Caper (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kiki Lowenstein & Cara Mia Delgatto Short Stories

Kiki and Cara Mia's Holiday Celebration (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Kiki Lowenstein Books

Paper, Scissors, Death (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cut, Crop and Die (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ink, Red, Dead (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Photo, Snap, Shot (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make, Take, Murder (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Secret Santa (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the White Elephant (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Empty Heart (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Lucky Charm (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready, Scrap, Shoot (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picture, Perfect, Corpse (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Lilac Festival (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and the Cupcake Caper (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Group, Photo, Grave (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein and Too Much Squash (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Halloween Close Call (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer, Paper, Cut (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki and Cara Mia's Holiday Celebration (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kiki Lowenstein Collections

Kiki Lowenstein Short Story Anthology, Volume 1 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein Short Story Anthology, Volume 2 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiki Lowenstein Short Story Anthology, Volume 3 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Joan Campbell Slan is an award-winning and national bestselling author known for the mystery series, Kiki Lowenstein. After graduating from the world-renowned Ball State University, with a journalism degree, Slan took on various professions such as a newspaper ad salesperson, newspaper reporter, a college teacher and many others. While serving as a motivational speaker, Sharing Ideas Magazine, named Joanna Campbell Slan among the top 25 motivational speakers in the world. Slan’s books featured in numerous best sellers list including the New York Times. Moreover, one of her books was adapted into a television show. Currently, Joan Campbell has more than 28 books in her name, both fiction and non-fiction books.

Essays written by Joanna Campbell Slan appeared in the series titled, Chicken Soup for the Soul, while college textbooks written by Joanna Campbell Slan received praise from Netanyahu’s Speechwriter for being an invaluable resource.

Kiki Lowenstein Best Books
Paper, Scissors, Death
When Kiki Lowenstein’s husband dies mysteriously in one of the room’s of the Ritz Carlton hotel, due to an alleged heart attack, Kiki does not buy the narrative. Instead, Kiki believes that there is more to the story, mainly because her husband was a secretive man. For such a long time, Kiki suspected that her husband was unfaithful, but could not prove it. Nonetheless, despite having a shaky marriage, Kiki’s world crumbles, when her husband is found dead in a hotel room. Chad Detweiler, the handsome police detective, believes that Kiki had something to do with her husband’s death considering she had a motive to kill her husband. When Kiki has no option but to clear her husband’s debt, Kiki’s extremely wealthy mother in law does not pay for anything, apart from her grand daughter’s school fees.

Thus, the queen of scrapbooking, Kiki, decides to look for a full time job, to support her daughter Anya and bring food to the table. As luck would have it, Kiki lands a job at the local store, Time in a Bottle, where she normally purchases groceries. When Kiki’s rental is robbed, and her wealthy grandmother tries to take advantage of the danger, by claiming Anya, Kiki finds comfort in the handsome police detective, Chad. Despite the fact that the entire police force believes that she was responsible for the death of her husband and his mistress, Chad begins to doubt Kiki’s involvement in her husband’s death. To survive, Kiki must be able to overcome months of depression and low esteem. With that said, Paper, Scissors, Death is an exceptional debut novel filled with lots of scrapbooking tips, which will drive a majority of the like-minded readers to resentment of Kiki’s behalf.

Cut, Crop, and Die
In Cut, Crop and Die a professional scrapbooker awakens her love life and solves a murder mystery. Kiki, the professional scrapbooker that we met in the first installment managed to escape death by a whisker. By the end of the first installment, Kiki’s relationship with Detective Chad was leaning towards romance. When we meet with Kiki in Cut, Crop and Die, she is still working at the local grocery store and is in love with her job. Anya, Kiki’s daughter is now becoming a teenager, and her moodiness tells it all. In the initial pages of the book, everything is merry. Nonetheless, things begin to go down south, when Yvonne Gaynor, Kiki’s rival, succumbs to an anaphylactic shock at an event that Kiki and her boss organised. After doing some investigation, the police eventually come to the discovery that the scone that Yvonne consumed food which contained traces of Aspirin.

It does not take long before Dodie, Kiki’s boss begins to receive anti-semitic threats in her store. Despite Chad’s disapproval, Kiki resolves to look into the case. In the midst of all the drama and commotion, Sheila decides to treat Kiki, with a day at the spa and an outstanding dress to wear at the party. Nonetheless, upon arrival, Kiki’s joy turns into despair when Kiki meets with Chad at the party, accompanied by his wife. Initially, Chad promised Kiki, which he was going to divorce his wife. With the assistance of Mert’s brother, who was just out of jail, Kiki begins to dig into Yvonne’s past and eventually uncovers some nasty and dirty secrets, which may have something to do with her death. With that said, Cut, Crop, and Die is a brilliantly crafted second installment, filled with amusing moments, scrapbooking tips and real-life insecurities.

Ink, Red, Dead
Ink, Red, Dead is a delightful narrative, which features a heroine well known to the readers, a single woman who tends to get herself in amazing situations with minimal effort. Unlike many heroines in today’s novel, Kiki Lowenstein is not only likable, but also separates herself from the crowd. Residing in Richmond, Kiki Lowenstein is a widow, with a young daughter, struggling to make ends meet. Apart from providing for her daughter, Kiki is also rebuilding her life as well. In Ink, Red, Dead, the heroine Kiki is still working in a scrapbooking store, where she now has a minority share. To increase her income, Kiki works for Mert’s cleaning business. When the book begins, Dodie’s daughter has just quit college, and her parents decide to appoint her as the new store manager.

Against the protagonist’s advice, the new manager begins to set up new scrapbooking parties at the home of their clients. While setting up a party in one of their client’s home, Kiki and Clancy, her co-worker, realize that the grounds and the home were deteriorating despite the fact that the client was living in an upscale neighborhood. After hitting the doorbell for quite some time, Kiki and Clancy cannot understand why the homeowner was not answering her doorbell. Nonetheless, after sometime Kiki manages to get the front door open, only to be hit with a pungent smell. Kiki decides to go through the unbearable smell and eventually finds the client on her bed, nearly dead. Taking out her phone, Kiki calls 911. After the animal control, paramedics and police officers finish their work, Kiki ultimately joins Mert’s cleaning team, to reclaim the beautiful home from years of neglect.

With that said, author Joan Campbell Slan writing style is quite enjoyable. The author narrates the story in the first person, from Kiki’s point of view. All the characters in Ink, Red, Dead are fully developed, irrespective as to whether the reader likes them or not. Many of the situations in the novel are quite believable; many of them being situations that one encounters in real life.

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