Friday, October 10, 2014

Cozy Mystery Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Gilt Trip (Scrapbooking Mystery #11) by Laura Childs

A New Orleans businessman and white-collar criminal is celebrating his early release from prison. But his freedom will be short lived…

Scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, are off to a party. Prominent socialite Margo Leland is throwing an extravagant fete to welcome home her husband, Jerry Earl. There’s a zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails.  But in the midst of the revelry, Jerry Earl is murdered—then stuffed inside a clothes dryer.

When the grieving widow turns to her for help, Carmela 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!


Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt and she is the best-selling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!)

***Check out Laura Child's Guest Post about the Scrapbook Mystery series on October 20th when we feature Gossamer Ghost!***

I just loved this book.  I loved the premise, and I absolutely love the pacing.  Laura Childs is a master at her craft, and her ability to keep your heart rate up while frantically flipping through the pages is testament of that.  Her characters in this book, particularly Carmela and Ava, are wonderfully written.  Carmela is exactly what you want in a sleuth.  She's smart, a bit sassy, and has a knack for finding herself in precarious situations.  The mystery itself is brilliant, reading more like a light thriller than just a mystery.  

I adore this book and this series, and I'm looking forward to so much more!  

Rating: 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.  
Thanks to the awesome ladies at Penguin, I have 1 paperback copy of Gilt Trip by Laura Childs to give away to one of my lucky readers!  Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win, and be sure to keep checking back for more awesome giveaways!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Post a Comment

Blogger Templates