Saturday, October 3, 2015


I'm very happy to be a stop on the blog tour for 
author Mollie Cox Bryan and her new book
Book 5 in the Cumberlain Creek Mystery series

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what's been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.

As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies--or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer. 

Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!


A delightfully crafty mystery, SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD is the fifth book in the Cumberland Creek Mystery series by author Mollie Cox Bryan, featuring reporter, Annie Chamovitz.

Ms. Bryan wasted no time getting to the scene of the crime in this installment of her popular series. I’m talking page one, chapter one, first sentence. Nothing like getting kicking in a reader’s adrenaline at the start!

Cumberland Creek sounds like a sleepy little town, but with things like murders and gangs it’s starting to feel like anything but. It can be tricky introducing elements like gangs into a small town setting, but this author met the *challenge head on and has written an engrossing mystery that had be stuck to my book as though it was covered in *adhesive.

This series just keeps getting better and better with every book, and SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD is the cream of the *crop. I enjoyed it so much I was able to leave my review *acid-free, and sing its praises.

While this is book five in the series, there are also two eBook novellas that go along with it.

Be sure to check out the back of the book for a Glossary of Basic Scrapbooking Terms, Basic Card Making, Scrapbook Essentials for the Beginner, and an excerpt of A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS.

* Wondering about all the asterisks in my review? Those words are just a few of the scrapbooking terms you’ll read about in SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD!

Available Now!

2 Print copies
Two lucky winners will chosen by random draw through Rafflecopter at the end of the tour on October 14. 
This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

About the author

Mollie Cox Bryan is a food writer and cookbook author with a penchant for murder. Her stories have many forms: cookbooks, articles, essays, poetry and fiction. Mollie grew up near Pittsburgh, Pa., and attended Point Park University, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and Communications. Her first real job out of college was as a paste-up artist at a small newspaper, where she was allowed to write “on her own time” and she did.

She was honored with an Agatha Award nomination for her first novel, SCRAPBOOK OF SECRETS.

Twitter: @molliecoxbryan

Pinterest: Mollie Cox Bryan

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  1. SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEATH sounds like a great cozy mystery! Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  2. Thanks so so much Lisa! Good luck to everybody on the giveaway!

  3. After reading the review I definitely want to read this Book. Great Cover by the way.

  4. My mom would love this book she loves her mysteries.

  5. I'm a card maker and I enjoy these books.
    Looking forward to the next installment of the story.

    1. Mary, I can see why your would enjoy them. I'd love to make cards or scrapbook, but I just don't have the knack.

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    1. Hey Pat! Where was my editor this morning? I had to find my own typo. And it was a bad one. I had the title of the book wrong! I had Scrapbook Of The DEATH instead of DEAD. I may have to fire you! ;-)

  7. Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

  8. This sounds like a fun series, thanks for the great review and the chance to win a copy.

  9. I would love to read this delightful cozy. When I was young I used to have scrapbooks and enjoyed this hobby greatly. Each one was for a different interest. Best wishes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I love the cover. I can't wait to read this!!

  11. What a lovely memory! Thanks for sharing it.

  12. My scrappers also make cards--very similar to scrapbooking!

  13. one of my favorite series!!
    congrats to Mollie & continued success!!!

  14. I've never tried scrapbooking but always wanted to. It's such a fun way to save memories. I have heard many good things about this series & id love to read it.

  15. Sounds like a great read and I would enjoy reading it...Thank you for the contest. Finished all the chances...thank you for the contest..

  16. Della at New series. New author. :Hope to learn more about both. Really looks like an interesting read. My sister was just trying to get me involved in scrapbooks. She is new to it and wants me to try. Told her about this series and she is moderately interested. She really doesn't read as much as I do. But we bother like crafts and always picking up new ones to try.