Postcards from the Dead
By Laura Childs
(Berkley Hardcover, Hardcover, 9780425252758, 336pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
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New Orleans is in the throes of another fantastic Mardi Gras celebration when the party gets crashed by a murderer. Now a scrapbooking sleuth is going to have to stop the partying to catch the killer…
There’s a parade rolling through the historic French Quarter, with gigantic floats, silver beads, and dizzying lights—and Kimber Breeze of KBEZ-TV is broadcasting live from a small balcony on the fourth floor of the Hotel Tremain, interviewing locals and capturing the spectacle down below. Her next subject will be Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine scrapbooking shop. Carmela has never been a fan of Kimber, but she isn’t about to turn down the chance of good publicity for her shop.
But before Carmela’s shop gets its five minutes of fame, a killer slips onto the balcony and strangles Kimber with a cord, leaving her body dangling above the parade. Carmela is horrified, but she quickly discovers the nightmare isn’t over. Because someone is now leaving strange postcards at Carmela’s shop—signed by the dead Kimber. Now Carmela and her friend Ava will have to risk their own necks to find out who’s posing as a ghost—and to expose a killer…
INCLUDES SCRAPBOOKING TIPS
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, and the Scrapbooking Mysteries. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm.
Praise for the Scrapbooking Mysteries
“A pleasure to read.”—Mysterious Reviews
“Scrapbook aficionados rejoice! Ms. Childs creates a charming mystery series with lively, quirky characters and plenty of how-to...Serving up some hors d’oeuvres of murder and mystery, creativity and fashion, she has a winning formula to get even the laziest of us in a scrapbooking mood.”—Fresh Fiction
“Cleverly designed…Getting to the climax is fun, as Laura Childs is a superb cozy storyteller with this series and her Tea Shop Mysteries.”—Gumshoe Review
“Sure to please cozy fans.”—Publishers Weekly
“Brilliant…From the lively imagination of Laura Childs.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Fast paced with plenty of action…Terrific.”—Midwest Book Review
“An entertaining whodunit...The heroine is a plucky, strong, and independent woman who takes charge when necessary, as she is the original steel magnolia.”—Books ‘n’ Bytes
“These books are so great that I just couldn’t put them down. I just can’t wait for the next one to be released.”—BellaOnline