There’s a murderer among the merchandise at the Winter Market in the French Quarter in the latest Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, now in paperback.
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 lurching 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 restaurateur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela’s, 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…
“The plot is detailed with layers of mysteries...The rich descriptions and dialog bring this story to life.”—Open Book Society
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“Praise for the Scrapbooking Mysteries “Delves deeply into the Big Easy’s food, culture, and fashion scene.”—Kirkus Reviews “Brilliant…From the lively imagination of Laura Childs.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press “Enjoyable…Local color is Childs’s strong suit, and on this romp with Carmela, the details of the Big Easy, from absinthe to étouffée, do not disappoint.”—Publishers Weekly “Scrapbook aficionados rejoice! Ms. Childs creates a charming mystery series with lively, quirky characters and plenty of how-to.”—Fresh Fiction “Childs gives cozy fans everything they want: an armchair mystery, likable characters, and loads of entertainment.”—MyShelf.com”