After Jerry Earl's early release, his wife, Margo--a much-married Garden District doyenne--throws an extravagant Get Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. The guest list includes many prominent New Orleans socialites, as well as scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava Gruiex. But sometime during the swirl of partying and drinking, Jerry Earl is brutally murdered--then stuffed inside a clothes dryer.
Carmela has earned a reputation around town for solving murders, and when the grieving widow turns to her for help, she can't say no. But Jerry Earl took a lot of people to the cleaners with his underhanded business tactics, so Carmela's going to be hard-pressed to identify which of his enemies was steamed enough to kill him. As she sorts through Jerry Earl's dirty laundry, she needs to collar the killer before another victim is set to tumble dry...
Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!
- Hardback | 307 pages
- 132 x 206 x 30mm | 386g
- 01 Oct 2013
- Berkley Prime Crime
- United States
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"Brilliant...From the lively imagination of Laura Childs."--"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."--"Fresh Fiction"
"A pleasure to read."--"Mysterious Reviews"
"Delves deeply into the Big Easy's food, culture, and fashion scene."--"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."--"Gumshoe Review"
"Fast-paced with plenty of action...Terrific."--"Midwest Book Review"
"An entertaining whodunit...The heroine is a plucky, strong, and independent woman who takes charge when necessary, as she is the original steel magnolia."--"Books 'n' Bytes"
"These books are so great that I just couldn't put them down. I just can't wait for the next one to be released."--"BellaOnline"
"Sure to please cozy fans."--"Publishers Weekly"
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