by Laura Childs
with Terry Farley Moran
CREPE FACTOR is truly a fun, fun read!
~Cinnamon, Sugar and Little Bit of Murder
Another wonderfully crafted installment in the Scrapbooking Mystery series!
~ Lisa Ks Book Reviews
I had such fun reading this one.
~A Chick Who Reads
I love the friendship between Carmela and Ava they are great together. I also love how the girls worked with Moony and Squirrel as well. Such a great team of friends.
…the mystery in this book is what kept me reading. It was really engaging and intriguing.
I loved the setting of New Orleans. The descriptions were vibrant of shops, people, and food. It felt as if you were right there.
I give a lot of credit to the writing talent shown throughout this book. The author knows how to keep the reader glued to the story with fast action and characters that jump off the pages.
This is one of these cases were the police doesn’t appear till the mystery is solved, but let me tell you that there are a lot of suspects and none of them has my sympathy, everyone has a motive and none of them has a clear alibi. It will be your job to try to solve this mystery before the last page…
A murder with plenty of possible motives, new characters on the scene as well as returning favorites, and scrapbooking hints and recipes make for a memorable chapter in this entertaining series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
The characters in this series are charming, delightful and quirky.
~My Reading Journeys
Jumping outside the book for a moment, is authors working together a current trend, or has it been going on all along and I have just been…well, clueless? … Whatever the answer, I think it can work very well – and Crepe Factor by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran is an outstanding example of this practice!
(A Scrapbooking Mystery)
14th in Series
Berkley (October 3, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01AHKY37I
The Winter Market in the French Quarter is in full swing, but murder isn’t taking a holiday in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Parchment and Old Lace…
The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend Ava. The last thing the ladies expect to see is a lurching man stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them.
The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restauranteur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela, Quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.
Before her relationship is the next victim, Carmela needs to find a murderer who had no reservations about punishing the culinary curmudgeon…
Scrapbooking tips and recipes included!
About The Authors
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.
Webpage – http://www.laurachilds.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31
Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran is delighted to introduce mystery fans to the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. followed by Caught Read-Handed and Read to Death released in July of this year. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren.
September 24 – Cinnamon, Sugar and Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW REPOST, RECIPE
September 24 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW REPOST, GUEST POST
September 25 – Socrates’ Book Reviews– SPOTLIGHT
September 25 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
September 26 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW REPOST
September 26 – Laura’s Interests – SPOTLIGHT
September 27 – Bookworm Cafe – REVIEW
September 28 – Writing Pearls – REVIEW
September 28 – Valerie’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
September 29 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
September 29 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
September 30 – The Power of Words – SPOTLIGHT
October 1 – My Funny View of Life – REVIEW
October 2 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – REVIEW
October 2 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 3 – Varietats – REVIEW, GUEST POST
October 3 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 4 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
October 5 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 6 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
October 6 – Teresa Trent Author Site – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 7 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
October 7 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
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