About the Book
Genre: Cozy Mystery, #14 in A Scrapbooking Mystery
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Hardcover: 320 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01AHKY37I
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The Winter Market in the French Quarter is in full swing, but murder isn’t taking a holiday in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Parchment and Old Lace...
The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend Ava. The last thing the ladies expect to see is a thrashing man stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them.
The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restauranteur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela, Quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.
Before her relationship is the next victim, Carmela needs to find a murderer who had no reservations about punishing the culinary curmudgeon...
INCLUDES SCRAPBOOKING TIPS
Restaurant critic Martin Lash’s reviews are nasty. So nasty that they are causing some restaurants to lose business. When Lash is murdered at the Winter Market, there are a ton of suspects including Carmela Bertrand’s ex-boyfriend, Quigg Brevard. Quigg begs Carmela to help prove his innocence despite the fact that it upsets her current boyfriend Detective Edgar Babcock.
Along with her best friend, Ava, Carmela begins her own investigation. They discover there were many people ready to kill Lash. It’s up to Carmela to prove that one of them did it and that Quigg is innocent. However, Carmela’s efforts could prove to destroy her relationship with Babcock.
This is the 14th book in the “Scrapbooking Mystery Series”. I’ve only read the first one and now this one. It didn’t hurt my reading experience to not read #2-13, but I absolutely want to read them. This is a wonderful series with well-developed characters. I want to catch up on the whole series and I will do it.
Laura Childs never disappoints with her books. Each one is crafted to perfection and this is no exception. Terri Farley Moran is another author whose books I enjoy, so I was bound to be pleased with this book. Pleased puts it mildly. I loved everything about this book. I even got a surprise-to-me ending. It certainly kept me on my toes. Bring on the next book in the series, please!
For reading challenges:
Crafty Cozy Reading Challenge 2016
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2016
FTC Disclosure: The author and NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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