A Crime of Poison

A Crime of Poison

The Silver Six are known for their arts and crafts—but they’re about to be tested in the art of catching a crafty killer.It’s early October, time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale in Lilyvale, Arkansas. Every business along the town square will benefit from the event, including the craft store run by Leslee Stanton Nix—aka Nixy—and the Silver Six, a group of ret...

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A Crime of Poison Reviews

  • Sapphyria

    The Silver Six and Nixy are back in another murder mystery that hits a little too close to home. When Cornell Lewis, a hated former resident, returns to Lilyvale during the folk art festival the whole town goes up in arms. He claims to have turned over a new leaf but very few people are buying it. Someone seems especially put out, if his dead body is any indication. Unfortunately, a series of events leads Lilyvale's newest police detective to the the Silver Six's front door. Nixy knows that no m

    The Silver Six and Nixy are back in another murder mystery that hits a little too close to home. When Cornell Lewis, a hated former resident, returns to Lilyvale during the folk art festival the whole town goes up in arms. He claims to have turned over a new leaf but very few people are buying it. Someone seems especially put out, if his dead body is any indication. Unfortunately, a series of events leads Lilyvale's newest police detective to the the Silver Six's front door. Nixy knows that no matter what Cornell did or didn't do, her aunt and friends did not commit the murder. Now, in true Silver Six and Nixy fashion, it's time to investigate and find who really committed the horrendous act.

    Paint the Town Dead is the third book in the Silver Six Crafting Mysteries and another 5 star story. I love the unique crafting back drop and the town-wide folk art festival organized and by Nixy and crew. The murder mystery was well thought out and the path to figuring out who did it was executed well. I had a sneaking suspicion who the murderer was but it wasn't solidified for me until the appropriate time.

    Nixy does some typical clueless heroine things throughout the murder investigation but I did little more than shake my head at her. Nixy is a great character that has tenderness for Aunt Sherrie and the rest of the Silver Six and the author is able to convey that to the reader. Her interactions with Eric are sweet and loving and they are great together.

    I'm hooked on this series; it's fast paced and engaging. The author created a world and developed characters that are entertaining and realistic. I'm from a small town and everyone knew everything about everyone else. It's what small towns do best. The foundation for a spectacular cozy mystery series has been laid and I can't wait to read how the author builds it up!! I certainly hope that the author continues with the series. The Silver Six and their sleuthing is far from being over.

    I reviewed an ARC of A Crime of Poison.

  • Doward Wilson

    Meet Leslee Stanton Nix, know as Nixy to her family and friends. Nixy runs a consignment craft store in Lilyvale, Arkansas with her Aunt Sherry and the Silver Six. The Six are retiree's who live in Aunt Sherry's huge old house and do various crafts to sell at the shop. They are like family and work together when two of them become suspects in a murder case. A local man has been released from jail and is trying to amends for the pain and suffering he inflicted on tenants who lived in the apartmen

    Meet Leslee Stanton Nix, know as Nixy to her family and friends. Nixy runs a consignment craft store in Lilyvale, Arkansas with her Aunt Sherry and the Silver Six. The Six are retiree's who live in Aunt Sherry's huge old house and do various crafts to sell at the shop. They are like family and work together when two of them become suspects in a murder case. A local man has been released from jail and is trying to amends for the pain and suffering he inflicted on tenants who lived in the apartment complex that he managed. No one is willing to believe that he has really changed and are keeping a sharp eye on him and his movements. When he is found dead inside his car with a plate of poisoned Snickerdoodles supposedly baked by two of the Six, the gang goes to work to find the real murderer. Who in the man's past hated him enough to kill him?

    This is the third book in the series and each one features well defined characters and intricate murder plots. The story will keep you turning the pages to discover who did the crime and why. I enjoyed this mix of young and older sleuths that make up a warm and loving family group. The crafting aspect adds dimension and entertainment to the storyline. Mystery reading crafters will really enjoy this well crafted book.

  • Brenda

    Leslee Stanton Nix – Nixy to all – was happy with the way the preparations for the Fall Folk Art Festival were progressing. The entire weekend was devoted to the fun and activities and lots of people were expected to attend. The Silver Six, which included Nixy’s Aunt Sherry and five other senior citizens, were part and parcel of the festival in Lilyvale, and they were all looking forward to it.

    But when one of the stall owners began to cause trouble, and his offsider turned out to be a person wit

    Leslee Stanton Nix – Nixy to all – was happy with the way the preparations for the Fall Folk Art Festival were progressing. The entire weekend was devoted to the fun and activities and lots of people were expected to attend. The Silver Six, which included Nixy’s Aunt Sherry and five other senior citizens, were part and parcel of the festival in Lilyvale, and they were all looking forward to it.

    But when one of the stall owners began to cause trouble, and his offsider turned out to be a person with a past connected to some of the Silver Six, the atmosphere became tense. But it was the following morning when one of them was found in his car, with a plate of cookies from the festival by his side – and he was dead, that trouble started for Nixy and the Six. Detective Charlene Vogelman was on the case…

    Would the killer be found? Or would two of the Six members be convicted of murder?

    by Nancy Haddock is the third in the Silver Six Crafting Mystery series and I enjoyed it as much as the first two. Fun, laughter, lots of delicious food and a murder to solve. And of course Nixy’s burgeoning relationship with Detective Eric Shoar. Highly entertaining and definitely recommended.

  • LORI CASWELL

    Dollycas’s Thoughts

    We arrive in Lilyvale, Arkansas, just in time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale and for Cornell Lewis’ return. The man left town several years ago and many were happy about his departure. Those same people are upset about his return especially when he stops by The Handcraft Emporium. He leaves after a little fracas with the Silver Six. When the man is later found dead in his car in what looks like a case of anaphylactic shock. With Detective Eric Shoar sidelined bec

    Dollycas’s Thoughts

    We arrive in Lilyvale, Arkansas, just in time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale and for Cornell Lewis’ return. The man left town several years ago and many were happy about his departure. Those same people are upset about his return especially when he stops by The Handcraft Emporium. He leaves after a little fracas with the Silver Six. When the man is later found dead in his car in what looks like a case of anaphylactic shock. With Detective Eric Shoar sidelined because of his close relationship with Nixy and the Silver Six, Detective Charleen Vogelmen takes over the case and she quickly zeros in on Maisie and Aster, and their bake sale cookies found in the victim’s car. Nixy with some assistance from Eleanor starts her own investigation keeping Eric in the loop hoping he’ll pass whatever she discovers on to Charleen. Maybe she can find other suspects for the detective to focus on and prevent her friends from baking in the big house.

    I have loved the Silver Six since we met them in the first book of this series, Basket Case. They are an interesting group brought all together under one roof for a variety of reasons. I wish I had half their energy. They are always on the go and when someone messes with one of them or two as in this story, look out, because, they will not take it lying down. They are a family and they all care about Nixy. The author has created a wonderful cast of characters. I would love to meet them in real life and maybe become one of the group.

    The plot was very interesting as we found how many people he was actually connected to in Lilyvale. Eleanor was a real asset as she and Nixy reached out to new people every day that could have the motive to kill the man. I enjoyed the process they took to narrow down the suspects and the way all of the Silver Six was involved in one way or another. I loved their meeting complete with a “murder board”. The story flowed so well and the mystery was nicely plotted The final reveal and the manner of poisoning was surprising. I was so happy because I had the person still on my own suspect list.

    Nancy Haddock has written a fun series, they have all been “perfect escapes” for me. I recommend starting at the beginning for maximum enjoyment but this book read well all its own too.

  • Lisa Ks Book Review

    Author Nancy Haddock has turned silver to platinum!

    I fell in love with this series on the first page of book one, BASKET CASE. Brilliant writing, and a fabulous cast of characters, have ensured the Silver Six Crafting Mysteries will always be one of my favorite series.

    I made sure I had a day cleared to read, A CRIME OF POISON. I knew once I started reading, I wasn’t going to want to put this book down. And I didn’t! This third installment of the Silver Six was even more delightful than the firs

    Author Nancy Haddock has turned silver to platinum!

    I fell in love with this series on the first page of book one, BASKET CASE. Brilliant writing, and a fabulous cast of characters, have ensured the Silver Six Crafting Mysteries will always be one of my favorite series.

    I made sure I had a day cleared to read, A CRIME OF POISON. I knew once I started reading, I wasn’t going to want to put this book down. And I didn’t! This third installment of the Silver Six was even more delightful than the first two. Spending time with Nixy and her half dozen quirky seniors is always fun. I laughed out loud so many times I lost count! Even when murder strikes town, and two of the six are suspects, the fun just kept coming.

    A CRIME OF POISON was also a first rate mystery. Author Haddock certainly has what it takes to build suspense, and keep her readers guessing until the end. From the time the body was found, until the exciting reveal, I was enthralled by the cleverness of this tale. I had no idea how it was going to play out, and had to force myself not to peek ahead.

    If you’re looking for a well written mystery, and you like to have fun, look no further. A CRIME OF POISON, I think fans of this series will agree, is the best book in this series so far!

  • Linnea

    loved the older characters

  • OpenBookSociety.com

    A Crime of Poison (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #3)

    Author: Nancy Haddock

    ISBN13: 9780425275740

    Author website:

    Brought you by OBS reviewer Kayt

    Synopsis:

    The Silver Six are known for their arts and crafts—but they’re about to be tested in the art of catching a crafty killer.

    It’s early October, time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale in Lilyvale, Arkansas. Every business along the town square will benefit from the event, in

    A Crime of Poison (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #3)

    Author: Nancy Haddock

    ISBN13: 9780425275740

    Author website:

    Brought you by OBS reviewer Kayt

    Synopsis:

    The Silver Six are known for their arts and crafts—but they’re about to be tested in the art of catching a crafty killer.

    It’s early October, time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale in Lilyvale, Arkansas. Every business along the town square will benefit from the event, including the craft store run by Leslee Stanton Nix—aka Nixy—and the Silver Six, a group of retirees. In charge of making the festival go smoothly, Nixy is confident that it will be a success.

    But things become knotty when local troublemaker Cornell Lewis is found dead with a plate of Snickerdoodles from the bake sale. Two members of the Silver Six are accused of cooking up a murder plot, but Nixy knows that the cookies weren’t literally to die for. With time running out, Nixy and company must catch the actual killer…before the Silver Six find their number permanently reduced.

    Review:

    Well first I just have to say I absolutely love this series. The characters are fun and entertaining and even quirky. The mysteries are intriguing and keep me guessing. The writing by author Nancy Haddock is crisp, enjoyable, and pulls me in and never lets go. In the third installment of “The Silver Six Crafting Mystery” series Nixy is as always a fabulous protagonist. A Crime of Poison starts in early October as the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale is getting started in lovely Lilyvale, Arkansas. This is going to be a benefit to every business in the town square. This includes the craft store ran by Nixy and the Silver Six. If you have not met the Silver Six yet, you have to. They are the best!

    Poor Nixy is in charge of making sure the festival goes off without a hitch. I guess that should mean making sure no one is murdered, but then what fun would that be. The Silver Six are pulling most of their products from the store out to booths and everyone else on the square is too. Things are going smoothly and sales are good. Nixy does have to deal with one curmudgeon and his attitude, but then she already knew he would be a problem. Little did she know the man he had working for him was an even bigger source of pain for most of her friends. Cornell Lewis had been a thorn for several of the Silver Six and Nixy’s coworkers too, but he had been gone. Why did he have to come back and why did he end up dead?

    Of course Nixy has to find answers since her dear friends are implicated in his murder. Who knew snickerdoodles would be deadly? I love how Nixy and the amazing Silver Six work out clues, suspects, motives. They are the best. Did I mention there is also a wonderful dog and cat in the cast of fabulous characters? I love these people like friends or even long lost family. I wish I had the energy of the Six (six talented seniors living together in Nixy’s aunt’s home). I love the setting of this series, the flow of the storylines and well everything about it. You really cannot go wrong with this outstanding cozy series.

    A Crime of Poison is another super read by one of my favorite authors Nancy Haddock. It is everything and more and more and more you could ask for in a cozy! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, more like 100. This series is just wonderful. Although you can read this installment as a standalone, I would suggest reading the whole series so you can see the character development, the growth of their friendships and just have more of them to read. I cannot wait for the next in this super series. Hurry up Nancy Haddock, lol.

    *OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

  • JoAn

    A Crime of Poison by Nancy Haddock is the third book in the Silver Six mystery series and was a spell-binding read for me. Once I started this book, I could not put it down. I love each one of the characters in this series as each one of the Silver Six are likeable and quirky yet they all blend well together to make a cohesive "family". Nixy is determined in this one to clear the names of two of her "family members". There weren't too many suspects this time but plenty of red herrings as Nixy an

    A Crime of Poison by Nancy Haddock is the third book in the Silver Six mystery series and was a spell-binding read for me. Once I started this book, I could not put it down. I love each one of the characters in this series as each one of the Silver Six are likeable and quirky yet they all blend well together to make a cohesive "family". Nixy is determined in this one to clear the names of two of her "family members". There weren't too many suspects this time but plenty of red herrings as Nixy and the Silver Six try to solve the murder of not one but two bullies. I can hardly wait to spend more time with Nixy, Eric and the Silver Six.

  • T K Nelson

    After scanning and seeing the amount of 5 star reviews it appears I must not have been in the right mood for this book. I have really enjoyed the previous two but this one was a schlog to get through. Too much Nixy and not enough Six. Also pegged the evil-doer right off but will admit the reason was hidden till the end so that’s a plus.

    Nowadays so many series are written with 3 book publisher contracts I’m not sure if the ending was tying this series up with a bow or if it leaves the door open f

    After scanning and seeing the amount of 5 star reviews it appears I must not have been in the right mood for this book. I have really enjoyed the previous two but this one was a schlog to get through. Too much Nixy and not enough Six. Also pegged the evil-doer right off but will admit the reason was hidden till the end so that’s a plus.

    Nowadays so many series are written with 3 book publisher contracts I’m not sure if the ending was tying this series up with a bow or if it leaves the door open for further adventures. If there are more I hope we see more involvement from the Six. Nixy is a nice enough character but she’s a bit lackluster. In my opinion the Six is where the diverse personalities are.

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