Sunday, October 6, 2019

Keeping with yesterday's theme . . . 
I'm so happy to join Berkley Mystery in 
celebrating the October 1 release of  
Book 16 in the Scrapbooking Mysteries
by Laura Childs
with Terry Farley Moran

A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parading through the French Quarter. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens.
As the parade proceeds, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, follow behind, down Royal Street and past the food booths. Suddenly, they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling's antiques shop. They rush inside to find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down the side of his face. Has he been shot? Stabbed? 911 is hastily called, and the police and EMTs show up. After the police examine Devon's body, they tell Carmela and Ava that their friend was murdered with an icepick. They're shocked beyond belief—and now Mimi, Devon's little pug, is left homeless.

Carmela and Ava are determined to catch the murderer, but the list of suspects is long. How long do they have before they find themselves on the killer's list?



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All I can say is . . . They’ve done it again! Authors Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran have once again spirited us away to New Orleans for another great mystery. MUMBO GUMBO MURDER is packed cover to cover with excitement, fun, mystery and more, all set in the liveliest, and deadliest city in the USA.

MUMBO GUMBO MURDER is one of the best stories I have read in this series so far. From the murder (with a weapon that made me cringe), to the exciting reveal, I was riveted to my seat. Page after page I was spellbound by the tale that unraveled. I honestly don’t know how the authors do it, but my memory of reading this book comes more as a memory of images on a screen, not words on a page. When I close my eyes, I can still see the scenes. Wow.  

I’ve never been to New Orleans, nor have I ever wanted to go. But each time I read a Scrapbooking Mystery, I feel like I am really missing out, and I may have to change my mind. But if it’s all the same to authors Childs and Moran, I would never go with them. Not the way murder follows those two around! However, once I read the recipes in the back of the book, I’m more than happy to have them cook for me! ;-)

Fans of this series and/or these authors cannot go wrong with, MUMBO GUMBO MURDER. And newbies, you will become returning fans.


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  1. Can't wait for the opportunity to read "MUMBO GUMBO MURDER" by Laura Childs with Terry Farley Moran. It's on my TBR list and I'm hoping sooner than later. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. How enticing is this cover! To me a cover can draw a person in and then they will check out what the back of the cover says about the plot. Thanks for including it on your blog. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Hi Lisa,
    Laura and I are thrilled with your kind words. Hugs, Terrie