Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Author Laura Childs 
Author Terrie Farley Moran
are celebrating the release of 
Book 13 in the Scrapbooking Mystery series 

The New York Times bestselling author of Gossamer Ghost returns to the Big Easy and the historic Garden District, where scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand discovers a bride-to-be murdered in the legendary Lafayette Cemetery…

Carmela couldn’t imagine a finer evening than dinner at Commander’s Palace with her beau, Detective Edgar Babcock. The food and the company are equally divine—with the exception of Isabelle Black stopping by to brag about her upcoming wedding. Resuming the romance with a walk in the evening air, the couple is interrupted once again—this time by a terrifying scream from inside the cemetery.

Having just seen Isabelle, Carmela and Edgar now find her lying across an aboveground tomb, strangled to death with a piece of vintage lace. Carmela would rather leave the investigating to Edgar, but she can’t say no to Isabelle’s sister Ellie, the tarot card reader at Juju Voodoo, when she asks her to help. As she untangles the enemies of Isabelle’s past, Carmela hopes she can draw out the killer before someone else gets cold feet.


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I have to start by saying, I was thrilled to see that author Terrie Farley Moran collaborated with author Laura Childs on this book. I adore both of them, so this was exciting news for me.

It looks like book thirteen in the Scrapbooking Mystery series is lucky #13 for Laura Childs! You may think an author who has written so many books in different series would run out of things to write about. But you would be Oh. So. Wrong! It seems every new book by this author is better than the one before.

PARCHMENT AND OLD LACE had main character Carmela Bertrand and her boyfriend Detective Edgar Babcock, hit the ground running by page six. The mystery and excitement only continued to grow form there. This extremely well written story was fast paced, with interesting, multi layered characters. Everything readers have come to expect of this author.

You’re going to want to pick up a copy of this crafty mystery for yourself.

Don’t scrap (see what I did there? ;-) ) this book when you’re finished with the story or you’ll missing the crafting tips, yummy recipes, and the excerpt of DEVONSHIRE SCREAM, the new book by Laura Childs in her Tea Shop Mystery series!  

You're also going to want to check out author Terrie Farley Moran's Read 'Em and Eat Mystery series with WELL READ, THEN DEAD being the first. Once you've read one of her books, you'll see how her writing "voice" blended so with that of Laura Childs.



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.


Agatha Award winner Terrie Farley Moran is the author of Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series published by Berkley Prime Crime, including Well Read, Then Dead and Caught Read-Handed. Her short mystery fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies and her stories have been short-listed twice for Best American Mystery Stories.
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  1. Thanks, Lisa! It would be awesome to win a copy of Parchment and Old Lace!

  2. Love this series
    Becky Prazak

  3. Thank you Lisa for hosting such a great review! I've not read this series yet. But it sure sounds really good!

  4. I LOVE this series for the engaging mysteries, clever craft tips, and delectable recipes!! Looking forward to reading Carmela's latest adventure!

  5. I love Laura Childs books! Winning a copy of Parchment and Old Lace would be great!

  6. Nice review! I am so looking forward to reading this, it's such a good series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Great review! Thanks for the chance, this is a great series.

  8. Thanks, Lisa! This is a great series, and, as always, a great review.

  9. Love Laura child's series and will probably add Terrie to my list

  10. I love Laura's book series, and this is on my "must read" list. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. kat8762@aol.com

  11. I love Laura's books, and Terrie's, too! Both books are on my list! kat8762@aol.com