Scrapbook of the Dead (Cumberland Creek Series #5)

Scrapbook of the Dead (Cumberland Creek Series #5)

by Mollie Cox Bryan

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Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what's been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.

As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies—or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.

Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758293589
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Cumberland Creek Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 553,664
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mollie Cox Bryan, author of the Cumberland Creek mystery series, is also the regional bestselling author of Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley. An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Please visit her at

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Scrapbook of the Dead 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Scrapbook Of the Dead - Cumberland Creek Mystery #5 Author: Mollie Cox Bryan Published: 9-29-15 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 304 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers and Suspense Sub Genre: Cozy, Women Sleuths, Crafts & Hobbies, ISBN: 9780758293589 ASIN: B00RRT30J0 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Cumberland Creek is stunned when the body Marina Marelino is discovered in Peggy's Pie Palace Freezer. When 24 hours later word is out that her sister, Esmeralda Martelino has been found dead down by the river. The connections between the two deaths is each was holding a scrap book page and resided at the new apartment complex located at the edge of town. The same area of town people have been warned not to go to alone. Could that have anything to do with the numerous foreigners that have moved to town lately? Annie is determined to find out how it all fits together and who killed the sisters and why. I found this book lively and fast moving. The characters were well developed and interesting. They were woven into the story with ease. I look forward to reading other books preceding Scrapbook of the Dead to learn more about them and enjoying more of Mollie Cox Bryan's writing style. She kept me guessing throughout the book until the very end.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
This is book 5 of A Cumberland Creek Mystery but the first one I have read. It can stand alone, but I have already got the first book in the series now to read. The characters are well rounded and have a history you can tell. There are a bunch of them and at times I wish I had written notes so I was not confused. The group of scrapbookers get together and scrapbook once a week. Sounds like it would be fun. There are some tips in back of the book too. They also have good food. They talk about food a lot with one member having her own bakery. Plus the one murder happened at a Pie shop. One of the scrapbookers Randy works at Pamela’s Pie Palace. He finds a dead body in the freezer. Reporter Annie Chamovitz covers the story it will be her last story. She also is covering the murder the next day. The two were sisters from Mexico. Annie is also a member of the scrapbook club. With these two murders she is learning more about the area she is living in. That there is a group of foreigners in town and also gangs. The mystery is good. plenty of drama, clean read and lots of questions. The death of these two young women matter to them and they want to find out more about them. If they have any family that can contact. I would like to read more books in this series . In fact I am going to. I look forward to reading more of these cozy murders. I was given this ebook to read for free and in return I agreed to give honest review and be part of Scrapbook of the Dead blog tour.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a fun Halloween cozy and found this book. It couldn’t have worked out better. It appears I’ve bumped into these characters before. It was on a cruise ship, and yes, there was a murder for these good people to solve. Now, we’re back on dry land in Cumberland Creek and there’s been yet another murder. There’s a human popsicle in the walk-in freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace. And not long after, the murder victim’s sister is found next to the creek, dead of an apparent drowning. And both victims had a page from a scrapbook clutched in their hands. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I had such fun sleuthing with this gang again. The characters ages ranged from young to senior and they kept me laughing and flipping pages to find out who the surprise villain was. Yep, I was kept guessing as to who the bad guy was. I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall when these scrapbook fiends gathered together, pasting and cutting. The gossip flies and the clues emerge. It’s the countdown to All Hallows Eve and everyone is looking at each other with suspicion. Spooky times in Cumberland Creek. I hope you give this book and series a read. I sure had fun and plan to continue reading more about these crafty characters.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
A delightfully crafty mystery, SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD is the fifth book in the Cumberland Creek Mystery series by author Mollie Cox Bryan, featuring reporter, Annie Chamovitz. Ms. Bryan wasted no time getting to the scene of the crime in this installment of her popular series. I’m talking page one, chapter one, first sentence. Nothing like getting kicking in a reader’s adrenaline at the start! Cumberland Creek sounds like a sleepy little town, but with things like murders and gangs it’s starting to feel like anything but. It can be tricky introducing elements like gangs into a small town setting, but this author met the *challenge head on and has written an engrossing mystery that had be stuck to my book as though it was covered in *adhesive. This series just keeps getting better and better with every book, and SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD is the cream of the *crop. I enjoyed it so much I was able to leave my review *acid-free, and sing its praises. While this is book five in the series, there are also two eBook novellas that go along with it. Be sure to check out the back of the book for a Glossary of Basic Scrapbooking Terms, Basic Card Making, Scrapbook Essentials for the Beginner, and an excerpt of A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS! * Wondering about all the asterisks in my review? Those words are just a few of the scrapbooking terms you’ll read about in SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book in the Cumberland Creek series but it was the first in this series that I have read. If I had the opportunity, I would have read the others first so I could have had the background on the characters that was often referred to in the book. I enjoyed this book and read it in one day. I plan on reading the rest in this series. The story starts out with a body being found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Place and continued with many twists and turns. When they discover another body down by the river and find out it is the sister to the first victim, Annie, an investigative reporter for the town of Cumberland Creek and her friends, who love to scrapbook, find themselves investigating not one but two murders within 24 hours of each other. They all end up trying to figure out what is going on and how two deaths can occur in their small town. There are a lot of different things going on with each of the characters in this book. First you have Annie who is planning to quit her job after this last story. You have DeeAnn who owns a bakery in town, has recently hurt her back and is unable to work due to all the pain she is in. Then you have the newlyweds, Jon and Bea. Bea is devastated to see the town changing so much and she seems to be in the dark. She does reconnect with an old friend though while trying to solve the mystery. There are other members of the group, Sheila, Paige, Vera and the odd Cookie as well as Randy. Will this be Annie's last story? What will become of the small town of Cumberland Creek after two people are found dead? Are there really gangs and drugs? Is the employment agency involved in the disappearance of foreign workers? Will the scrapbookers be able to find out the truth before someone else gets hurt? If you want a cozy mystery that has adventure, mystery, and drama, then this book is for you. The end also includes some great scrapbooking tips. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
TessT More than 1 year ago
Mollie Cox Bryan's, Cumberland Creek Mysteries, just keep getting better. Her characters from Annie to Sheila and every scrapper in between, are warm, loving, but as feisty as hell. Keep on writing them Mollie and I'll keep on reading them, as all of your fans will.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the fifth book in the A Cumberland Creek Mystery series by Mollie Cox Bryan. Cuberland Creek Scrapbook Crop is ready to make spooky scrapbooks. They weren’t expecting a murder or two. First a woman is found dead in the freezer of Pamela’s Pie Palace, then the next day another woman is found murdered by the river. Annie Chamovitz is a reporter and learns that the two women were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked together. The Scrapbook Cropping members put their sleuthing skills to the test to find the killer so they can get back to their scrapbooking. If you are looking for a great mystery that will kepp you guessing until the end, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
CozyMysteryLover1 More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the books in this series and I believe this one to be my favorite. It focuses on the Cumberland Creek scrap-booking group, but it also revolves around some personal issues within the group. Halloween is approaching and the group is preparing for the activities. Annie is an investigative reporter who is struggling with giving up her job. She has had too many close calls and she is fearful that she may not see her boys grow up. Bea and Jon are still newlyweds and a recent trip down memory lane finds Bea seeking out a lost but not forgotten friendship. DeeAnn owns a bakery and makes mouthwatering desserts. A back injury sends her spiraling into an unfamiliar territory, causing her family to take drastic measures. When two deaths leave the community stunned and shocked, the scrap-booking group take matters into their own hands. Annie is determined to find the truth surrounding the deaths and get in one last story. This was a riveting story that left me on the edge of my seat until the end. I would suggest this book to anyone who loves a good mystery with some fantastic scrap-booking tips added in. 5 Stars! I received an ARC from in exchange for a fair an honest review. All thoughts are my own.