Keepsake Crimes introduces Carmela Bertrand and her booming scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine, on the fringe of New Orleans's French Quarter. When Carmela's estranged husband is named a suspect in a Mardi Gras murder, it is Carmela who must find the clues to the real killer-in one of her customer's scrapbooks.
In Photo Finished, Carmela is hosting a late-night "Crop Till You Drop" session at her shop. But when a neighboring shop owner is murdered in the alley behind the store, Carmela's customers become the focus of the police investigation.
And finally, in Bound for Murder, Carmela is creating custom place settings for a wedding party when she discovers the groom with a knife protruding from his body. Carmela must help the bride pick up the pieces while wrapping up a murder with more than one lethal loose end.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Series:||Scrapbooking Mystery Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ms. Childs kept this non-scrapbooker but New Orleans lover interested throughout. She even tempts me to become a scraper. Keep the books coming. I ordered all of her other books after reading this one.
Set in New Orleans before the hurricane, this set of mystery stories is an enjoyable read. Not super complicated in plot, the stories hold your attention. The scrapbooking tips included are appropriate for the time of publication. All in all, a decent read.
This is not a new book by Laura Childs but a reissue of the first three books. Loved her other books but this seems to be a 'fad' with authors lately, putting out another title but it's really past books. If you've never read her, by all means enjoy but if you're looking for a new installment, you won't get it here.