Whether she's writing her elegant tea shop mysteries or her charming scrapbooking series, Laura Childs always crafts a memorable story. Preserving memories beautifully is what scrapbooking is all about. In Bound for Murder, New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand is really enjoying the work she's doing to help create beautiful memories of for two friends who are very much in love. When the groom is stabbed to death at a pre-wedding party, it's only natural to think it's a crime of passion. The usual suspect in such a case is the blushing bride, but lovely young Wren seems truly heartbroken over the death of her beloved, Jamie. To make matters worse, everything Jamie had worked for seems to be coming unglued at once…and Carmela is determined to keep Wren from becoming as much a victim as her lost bridegroom.
While the wedding is unquestionably off, Wren has received one gift she cannot return -- a potentially lethal inheritance from the man she loved. Things soon go from bad to worse. Jaime's partner tries to claim the lion's share of their cutting-edge computer software business; a pushy local collector pressures Wren to sell the contents of her late fiancé's antiquarian bookshop; and the bank threatens to foreclose on the historic home Wren and Jaime had been lovingly restoring. Now it's up to Carmela to sift through the scraps of a life cut short…working against a deadline to save lives instead of merely memories. Sue Stone