Parchment and Old Lace

Parchment and Old Lace

Book - 2015
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"Thea New York Times abestselling author of aGossamer Ghost areturns 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. Includes scrapbooking tips. Praise for the Scrapbooking Mysteries- 'Brilliant . . . From the lively imagination of Laura Childs.'a St. Paul Pioneer Press '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.'a Fresh Fiction 'Delves deeply into the Big Easy's food, culture, and fashion scene.'a Kirkus Reviews 'Cleverly designed . . . Getting to the climax is fun, as Laura Childs is a superb cozy storyteller with this series and her Tea Shop Mysteries.'a Gumshoe Review 'Fast-paced with plenty of action . . .Terrific.'a Midwest Book Review 'Sure to please cozy fans.'a Publishers Weekly "
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Prime Crime,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425266687
Characteristics: 323 pages
Additional Contributors: Moran, Terrie Farley


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Apr 07, 2016

If you have ever been to New Orleans you will recognize where the story takes place. The story is okay but there are too many suspects. Unfortunately, you realize pretty early on who the murderer is. The ending is a litt far fetched. I prefer her tea shop mysteries.

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