Feb 28, 09
Read in February, 2009
First in the Scrapbooking Mystery series. I enjoy all Laura Childs books and was anxious to see what she knew about scrapbooking. Glad I wasn't disappointed. Carmela Bertrand has some great ideas.
On the fringe of New Orlean's French Quarter sits Carmela Bertrand's little scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine. Business is booming and life is cozy. But when one of the city's elite dies during Mardi Gras, the police tag Carmela's estranged husband as their number one murder suspect. Even though the memory of how he scrapped their marriage hasn't faded, Carmela doesn't think that Shamus is cut out to be a killer. She's an expert at framing things herself - and doesn't like the pattern being laid out by a disreputable detective and a shady newspaper columnist. Then, as Shamus begs for help, Carmela uncovers an important clue in a most unlikely place - one of her customer's scrapbooks.