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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (239 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Childs Narrator: Danielle Ferland Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Scrapbooking Mysteries Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781470323875
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Laura Childs’ New York Times bestselling Tea Shop and Scrapbooking mysteries have earned her a devoted readership. Set amidst the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras, this much-anticipated tenth novel in the series follows scrapbooking maven Carmela Bertrand as she investigates the grisly death of TV reporter Kimber Breeze. It’s not long before Carmela starts receiving spooky postcards—signed by Kimber herself—and realizes the case entails much more than she bargained for. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Top-notch…From gaslight street and cobblestone walks to magnificent parades and formal garden parties, Childs expertly convey the eerie romantic character of New Orleans…This is a first-rate mystery, with some thrills and chills and a few spooky twists to keep readers guessing.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “The characters take the spotlight here in an appealing fashion, but details of the Mardi Gras celebration are mixed in with scrapbook tidbits and recipes for a well-blended mix of mystery and fun.”

    Booklist

  • “Delves deeply into the Big Easy’s food, culture, and fashion scene.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/18/2014

    " This one was good. Again, I wish she wrote more about actual scrapbooking rather than all these weird projects, but still a lot of fun. I really had no idea who the killer was until the end. Definitely looking forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoy this series and this book did not disappoint. My only disappointment was that we won't have Kimber around any more in future books although I'm sure we'll have some other people to annoy Carmela. Some of the alligator farm stuff was a little much for me, but a very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/28/2014

    " This takes place during Mardi Gras with a slightly ditzy but amusing amateur detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb Foerst | 1/26/2014

    " An enjoyable trip thru New Orleans mardi gras thru the eyes of a scrapbooking store owner. Carmela is viewing a parade and waiting for an interview when a reporter is killed on the balcony. Carmela begins her search for the murderer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/21/2014

    " Once again, Carmela, the owner of a scrapbook shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and her very annoying friend, Ava, investigate a murder. I couldn't decide what bothered me most about this book. Was it the way Carmela leaves poor, long-suffering Gabby to run the scrapbook shop? Or the frequent mention that Carmela was still under 30? Maybe it was how modest Carmela is in terms of dress when compared to Ava? The really inane way Carmela handles her investigation at the end of the book? How about the general lack of growth in these characters? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 1/20/2014

    " Don't read the end of this book on a stormy night!! Engaging story as always "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalie | 1/19/2014

    " Book club. Required read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/8/2014

    " I do love these books because of new orleans , recipes , story lines but ...... Some advancement of the 2 girls lives would be nice along with some romance / sex with " babcock " . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricki | 12/30/2013

    " I have read and always enjoy Laura Childs' mysteries - the Tea Shoppe series, the Scrapbooking mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club mysteries. This is the latest book in the Scrapbooking series and it is another good read! I always enjoy curling up with the latest new cozy" mystery from Laura Childs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 12/29/2013

    " This book reminded me of the movies on lifetime with Kelly Martin in them..Good book..Quick read.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lbaker | 12/16/2013

    " Better than the last book I read in the series, but I still don't like it as much as her other series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 12/15/2013

    " Fun read . . .better then some of her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Rawlins | 12/7/2013

    " About a scrpbooker in historic part of New Orleans that has to solve a murder. Very good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 12/1/2013

    " Eh. Too much scrapbook crap. Too much Mardi Gras. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith | 8/21/2013

    " Excellent escapist, cozy mystery. Makes me feel so crafty just reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 7/16/2013

    " I love this series but I found there weren't enough clues to enable us to solve it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ChrisGA | 6/4/2013

    " Good story with credible ending--much better than the last one but still the postcards motive seemed bizarre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/28/2013

    " Love this series...the characters are great, there is enough suspense to keep you on your toes, but also some fun. Always recipes and craft tips in the back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 3/29/2013

    " Cozy mystery set around a scrapbooking shop in New Orleans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 3/9/2013

    " Excellent- I love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Wilkie | 1/27/2013

    " I love all of the books in Laura Childs' scrapbook series. If I ever get to New Orleans again, I will be so disappointed that I won't actually be able to meet Carmella and Ava, and visit their stores. They've become my friends over the years of reading these books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2013

    " Not my favorite in this series. Sadly, I think I am losing interest in this author's series. The last tea mystery had me struggling to finish, and this scrapbooking mystery felt the same way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Sharp | 1/3/2013

    " Another Great book in this wonderful series! Lots of twists and turns, to get you really Thinking Who Did It? LOL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/9/2012

    " Kimberly Breeze is killed at an interview event during mardi gras. Carmela is there and sets out to find the killer. It takes until the last few pages to work out which of the suspects committed murder and wuss willing to do it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharon Bengel | 11/20/2012

    " I have never liked this series as much as the tea shop series. These characters just don't seem real. Like they're sketches of the tea shop series characters. Unfortunately I was glad it was over. Not sure I'll bother with another visit to Carmella's. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Childs

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, and the Scrapbooking Mysteries. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband.

About the Narrator

Danielle Ferland performed in her first Broadway musical production, Sunday in the Park with George, at the age of thirteen. She is best known for her Drama Desk-nominated role as Little Red Riding Hood in the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. She also appeared in theatrical productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Moliere’s Tartuffe.