A Crime of Poison (Silver Six Series #3)

A Crime of Poison (Silver Six Series #3)

by Nancy Haddock

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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 to four.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425275740
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Series: Silver Six Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 130,920
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Haddock is the national bestselling author of the Silver Six Crafting Mysteries Basket Case and Paint the Town Dead, as well as the paranormal novels La Vida Vampire, Last Vampire Standing, and Always the Vampire. A native Oklahoman and longtime resident of Texas with family roots in Arkansas, she now makes her home in the fascinating city of St. Augustine, Florida. A former speech pathologist and high school teacher, Nancy lives with her husband and a rescue dog named Baron in a little pink house on the beach with a fake flamingo in her front yard.

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A Crime of Poison (Silver Six Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third installment of the Silver Six. Stories can be read alone or in order. Likable characters, good plots and funny conversations.
Anonymous 19 days ago
This is a delightful series. The characters blend with their different personalities. Looking forward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I’m a huge fan of Nancy Haddock’s Silver Six Crafting Mystery series. “The Silver Six are always entertaining.” A Crime of Poison details how the group of over 65-year-olds came together and shows just how dedicated and protective they are of each other. Before the Silver Six all moved in to Sherry’s farmhouse, they all had their own homes or apartments. Maise, Aster, and Eleanor all lived in the same cheap, rundown apartment complex managed by Cornell Lewis. Cornell was a lot of things however, caring and nice would never describe him. He’s now returned to Lilyvale to work at the Fall Folk Art Festival and to also apologize and make amends for his past horrible behavior. Not only did Cornell wrong Maise and Aster, he mistreated a majority of the residents at Ozark Arms. Cornell says he’s a changed man and after Nixy sees him being nice to a little boy and then witnessing him being nice to her pets, she believes him. Later, Nixy is shocked when Cornell is assaulted and no one bothers to step in and help him. Her shock later turns to dread when she discovers Cornell’s dead body in his car and a plate of snickerdoodle cookies made by Maise and Aster nearby. When Cornell’s death is ruled a homicide by anaphylactic shock, Maise and Aster become the prime suspects. Nixy and the Silver Six know that Maise and Aster would never kill anyone, “Which means the Silver Six just may have another case to solve.” Once Nixy starts to investigate the life of Cornell, she’s disgusted by all the things he has done in the past. She finds a whole list of people wronged and no one caring about his death. The suspect list is a mile long and she’s running out of time. The Silver Six zero in on a surprising person and concoct a scheme to bring them down. “I do believe you’d best give in Nixy.” Young and old go head to head in a battle of wits. Nixy and “Fix It” Fred are put in a life threatening situation. I love this series because the characters are simply amazing. The Silver Six may be senior citizens, but they are fun and full of life. They definitely keep Nixy on her toes. And speaking of Nixy...I love the blossoming romance between her and Detective Eric Shoar. A Crime of Poison is definitely a standalone read. It’s the third book in the series and potentially the final book. I hope that it isn’t. But if it is, Nancy ended the series perfectly. **Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.**
kayteerufus More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely one of my favorite series. I adore the characters and everything about it. "A Crime of Poison" is no different. It is so much fun, so entertaining and the mystery is intriguing. The characters in this series are so well developed, intelligent and just plain fun. This can be read as a standalone, but I would read all three if for no other reason than to have 3 times the fun. Nancy Haddock is definitely one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait for the next book! This is everything and much more anyone could want in a cozy.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
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!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
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.