Monday, October 24, 2011

LET'S GET COZY: SKELETON LETTERS: "A Scrapbooking Mystery" GIVEAWAY

 
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SKELETON LETTERS
A Scrapbooking Mystery 
BY LAURA CHILDS
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Just in time for Halloween, bestselling author Laura Childs delivers the ninth installment in Berkley Prime Crime’s most successful scrapbooking mystery to date. 

New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs sends her scrappy sleuths into New Orleans' French Quarter.

Is nothing sacred? The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St. Tristan's Church was a crime. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Sebastien-and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix.

As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans' French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they may need the help of more than a few patron saints. Because this is one killer they don't want to cross...

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SCRAPBOOKING MYSTERY SERIES:
KEEPSAKE CRIMES 
As the bawdy Pluvius parade rolls through the streets of New Orleans, something goes very wrong atop the giant sea serpent float. Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine, a scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter, is shocked when a body is suddenly handed down - a dead body! If that isn't bizarre enough, her soon-to-be-ex husband, Shamus Meechum, quickly comes under fire as the number one suspect! As Carmela kicks off a new round of scrapbooking classes and designs a commemorative scrapbook for St. Cyril's above-ground cemetery, Shamus appeals to her for help. And Carmela uncovers an important clue in a very unlikely place - one of her customer's scrapbooks!

PHOTO FINISHED
What could be more fun than an all-night crop at Carmela's scrapbooking shop?  As ideas on rubber stamping, hand-tinting photos, and decorating album covers are shared, scrapbookers also help themselves to hurricane rum drinks, jambalaya, and homemade praline pie.  Spirits run high and the soft New Orleans night buzzes with excitement.  But when Bartholomew Hayward, the shady antique dealer from next door, is found sprawled in the back alley with a scissors jammed in his neck, it looks like the work of a very crafty killer.

BOUND FOR MURDER
Carmela Bertrand is creating custom place cards for a friend's pre-wedding party at an elegant French Quarter restaurant when she makes a shocking discovery--the intended groom has a butcher knife protruding from his neck!  When the heartbroken bride asks Carmela to look into the case, Carmela finds herself not just in the soup--she's in the gumbo!  Besides battling her estranged husband, Shamus, Carmela has to deal with an alligator-infested bayou, an angry rare book collector, shadowy figures, and a spooky encounter in one of New Orleans' cemeteries!

MOTIF FOR MURDER
A brutal murder and a mysterious kidnapping propel Carmela into a frantic search through the bayous of western Louisiana and pull her into a high society mystery even as the city of New Orleans struggles to rebuild.
...as well as FRILL KILL, DEATH SWATCH, TRAGIC MAGIC, and FIBER AND BRIMSTONE!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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    123 comments:

    debbie said...

    I would love to read a cozy set in the french quarter. It sounds like a good mystery.
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    I like that the story is set in New Orleans' French Quarter.
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    I checked out the author's website and discovered her Cackleberry Club Mysteries which I think sounds like an interesting series.
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    I enjoy mysteries and I haven't had an opportunity to read any of the series. They look very good!
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    Karen B said...

    I remember visiting New Orleans back in the late 60s and thinking how spooky the above ground cemetary was - good place for a murder! Series sounds "spook"tacular.
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    Helen L. said...

    Am always up for a good mystery - havent read any of Laura's.

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    Deedles said...

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    Carol N Wong said...

    I have read one of Laura Child's books before, I think it was 'Tragic Magic" and it really picked up the atmosphere of the French Quarter so much. I would be delighted to read another of her books.


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    Rosita said...

    Just read my first cozy this weekend and like it a whole lot more than I ever thought I would. I love the NOLA/craft angle for this one.

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    ann said...

    This book sounds very interesting. I like skeleton keys - collect them. I also loved the French Quarter when I visited there and being based there makes it all the more interesting to me.

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    Linda Kish said...

    It sounds like a really good mystery. I'd love to read it. And, I'd love to visit there, too.

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    Just the name Cackleberry Club Mysteries makes me want to read them.

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    I love books that are set in New Orleans! I would love to read this!

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    I learned that Laura has just finished writing Agony of the Leaves, the newest tea shop mystery.

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    holdenj said...

    I have read all of these and can't wait to read the new one! I really liked how Carmela and Ava's relationship has grown over the books and Ava has become an admirable side kick.
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    holdenj said...

    Childs writes two other series as well, I'm partial to the Tea Shop mysteries.
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    Sue Farrell said...

    I recently read the first book of this series, Keepsake Crimes, and really enjoyed it---so I think I'd like this one,too

    Sue Farrell said...

    On the author's website you can find links to various websites about tea and American tea plantation. I had no idea that tea was grown here.
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    I read the first book in this series Keepsake Crimes and really enjoyed it--so I think I would enjoy this one, too.
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    Margie said...

    New Orleans French Quarter is an exciting location for a mystery. The scrapbooking theme adds to the intrigue for me. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    rbooth43 said...

    All the books sound amazing and nothing is sacred in this day and time, and I went to New Orleans for my 25th wedding anniversary 20 years ago. Beautiful place then.
    Laura Child's writes such fabulous books and I am sure Skeleton Letters is no different.
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    I love that it's a scrapbooking mystery!

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