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
About the Author
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbooking Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband. In her past life she was a Clio Award-winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm.
“[A] Big Easy romp.”—Publishers Weekly “Exactly what I look for in a cozy! It had an intriguing crime, a unique cast of characters, and a terrific setting. There was also a lot of humor thrown into the story. I loved that the novel took place in New Orleans, and it brought back so many wonderful memories of my visits there.”—Booking Mama
PRAISE FOR THE SCRAPBOOKING MYSTERIES
“Brilliant…From the lively imagination of Laura Childs.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Delves deeply into the Big Easy’s food, culture, and fashion scene.”—Kirkus Reviews