by Laura Childs
Released: October 9 2011
Series: A Scrapbooking Mystery #9
Published by Berkley
“If you’re daunted by the number of books in this series, don’t be. They are great just to pick up and enjoy any time of the year.”
~ Under the Covers
Set in New Orleans, this cozy mystery is perfect for fans just getting into the genre or are looking for an easy read. Initially, I started this book in audio and while it was okay, I think I much preferred reading the book instead.
When Carmela and Ava catch the end of a murder happening in a church, they are forced to give their statements and try to remember their dear friend in the way she was meant to be remembered instead of how she was killed. But of course Carmela won’t give up that easily.
This case is made a little more complicated when something also goes missing from the church that their friend was killed in. So the cops are having a more difficult time with it.
I really liked this story. It’s a great one for readers who are looking for a refresher because Ava and Carmela together are always a great time. I really like exploring their friendship because while Carmela also has her boyfriend, Badcock, this is another type of relationship I like seeing panned out in my books. And because the victim is one of their close friends and regular scrapbooking buddies, friendship is a big theme explored in this book.
Again, you don’t need to read every book in order for this series because they are mysteries and they standalone well so if you’re daunted by the number of books in this series, don’t be. They are great just to pick up and enjoy any time of the year.
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