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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween! Final Day of the Halloween Cozy Mystery Roundup - Tragic Magic by Laura Childs

Today is Halloween, and it’s the final day of the Halloween Cozy Mystery Roundup! I hope that you all have enjoyed these cozy treats this week! Our mystery today comes from the mystifying streets of New Orleans, one of the spookiest places on earth!

There is always something mysterious and magical happening in New Orleans. And if it involves murder and mayhem, then you can usually find Carmela Bertrand right in the middle of the action.

Carmela, owner of Memory Mine Scrapbook shop, and her best friend, Ava Gruiex, owner of Juju Voodoo, have been comissioned for a huge project. Their friend, Melody Mayfeldt, is converting an old mansion, Medusa Manor, into an unforgettable haunted house for those who flock to New Orleans for a creepy fix. Melody has recruited Carmela and Ava to supply the decorative and crafty touches necessary to make the spooky old house come to life in time for an upcoming horror convention.

But the house haunting becomes a bit too serious - especially when upon their arrival to the mansion, Melody’s flaming body comes crashing through a tower window and landing literally at Carmela and Ava’s feet. Someone specifically wanted Carmela's client very dead, and much to the chagrin of her boyfriend, Detective Edgar Babcock, Carmela is going to do her best to find out who it is.

Could the suspect be Melody’s husband Garth, who has a penchant for funeral jewelry? Or could it be her silent partner Olivia Wainwright? It’s up to Carmela to put together the clues that will help solve the mystery of her friend’s murder.

In “TRAGIC MAGIC,” the sixth installment of the Scrapbooking Mystery series, author Laura Childs once again lays out a story full of intrigue and a bit of spicy New Orleans fun. Readers can always be assured of finding a tale of adventure and suspense, as well as delicious recipes and crafty scrapbooking tips in one of Child’s delightful cozy mysteries. Laura Childs is one of my absolute favorite authors, and it is always with a great deal of joy that I recommend one of her books.

About the Author:

Laura Childs is the bestselling author of the Tea Shop mysteries, the Scrapbooking mysteries, and her brand new series, The Cackleberry Club mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award-winning advertising writer and the CEO of her own marketing firm.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween, Ya’ll!


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love the setting for this book, and I love the yummy recipes I've heard are in the back! Definitely checking this one out, thanks!

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Book Bird Dog said...

I'm spooked! Check out my Halloween list at Halloween Reads.

Joanne said...

You've got to be kidding me, Sharon! Scrapbooking (my favorite hobby next to reading), mystery and mahem, and in my hometown? I think I died and went straight to heaven! This book sounds like the perfect read for me--I'm on my way to Amazon to order it now! Thanks a million for the recommendation and have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Joanne, Laura has several books in this series, and they are all wonderful!

Elizabeth, thanks for reminding me, I forgot all about the delicious recipes that Laura includes, plus scrapbooking tips! She is so creative!

Book Bird Dog, I'll be over to check out your list!

Janel said...

I have never visited New Orleans, but I really want to. For now I guess I'll just read this book!