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Mumbo Gumbo Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery #16) (Hardcover)
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?
About the Author
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the New Orleans Scrapbooking Mysteries, the Tea Shop Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show.
Praise for the Scrapbooking Mysteries
“The Big Easy is the real star of this lighthearted gastrophile's delight.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Brilliant…From the lively imagination of Laura Childs.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Enjoyable…Local color is Childs’s strong suit, and on this romp with Carmela, the details of the Big Easy, from absinthe to étouffée, do not disappoint.”—Publishers Weekly
“Scrapbook aficionados rejoice! Ms. Childs creates a charming mystery series with lively, quirky characters and plenty of how-to.”—Fresh Fiction
“Childs gives cozy fans everything they want: an armchair mystery, likable characters, and loads of entertainment.”—MyShelf.com