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Postcards from the dead, Laura Childs

Label
Postcards from the dead
Title
Postcards from the dead
Statement of responsibility
Laura Childs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Tone
Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2012.
Review
  • French Quarter scrapbook store owner Carmela is getting ready for a festive, busy Mardi Gras when a TV reporter is killed at a party she is attending. Carmela finds the victim, Kimber Breeze, dangling off a balcony, with a roomful of suspects. Carmela’s boyfriend, Detective Babcock, does not want her involved, but when Carmela starts receiving postcards of cemeteries signed by the victim, she searches for answers. Her research involves looking into the lives of her own ex-husband, who is Kimber’s brother, and many other potential suspects. The characters take the spotlight here in an appealing fashion, but details of the Mardi Gras celebration are mixed in with scrapbooking tidbits and recipes for a well-blended mix of mystery and fun. Fans of Childs’ tea-shop and dinner-club series will enjoy this, too, as will scrapbooking fans of Joanna Campbell Slan. -- Alessio, Amy (Reviewed 10-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 109, number 3, p37)
  • At the start of Childs’s flat 10th Scrapbooking mystery set in New Orleans (after 2011’s Skeleton Letters), craft store owner Carmela Bertrand is waiting to be interviewed by Kimber Breeze, “the perky, Botoxed reporter from KBEZ-TV” who’s covering Mardi Gras from the wrought-iron balcony of her French Quarter hotel. Suddenly, Kimber disappears from the TV cameras. Carmela rushes onto the balcony, where she finds a thick cord tied to the railing—and Kimber’s lifeless body dangling ten feet below. Carmela once again turns sleuth, encouraged by best friend Ava Gruiex, though Carmela’s love interest, Det. Edgar Babcock, attempts to discourage her, especially after he learns she’s receiving mysterious postcards purportedly from Kimber. Only devoted series fans are likely to struggle through the less-than-compelling prose, as Carmela jumps to conclusions while recklessly disregarding her own safety as well as her boyfriend’s professional concerns. Agent: Philologus Procurator, Inc. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 27, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 35, p)
  • Once again, New Orleans's Mardi Gras turns deadly for scrapbooker Carmela Bertrand when a local newscaster dies while working the parade. Aided by her BFF, Ava, Carmela hunts for answers in their tenth cozy adventure (after Skeleton Letters ). --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed October 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 16, p63)
  • The death of a television reporter provides the newest case for a scrapbooking amateur sleuth. New Orleans entrepreneur Carmela Bertrand, of the French Quarter scrapbooking shop Memory Mine, may be a great designer, but it's sleuthing that provides the excitement in her life, much to the displeasure of her boyfriend, Detective Edgar Babcock. In the midst of Mardi Gras madness, Carmela's waiting her turn to be interviewed by Kimber Breeze. When she steps out onto the balcony, she finds Kimber hanging from the railing. Although as usual, Babcock warns her off, Carmela and her fashionista sidekick, Ava, start to investigate, looking for a clue in Kimber's life that led to her death. She starts to find postcards of cemeteries with cryptic warnings and even has her apartment smoke bombed. Furious, she keeps investigating Kimber's boyfriend, her boss, the assistant who's thrilled to take her place, and the subjects of some of the stories Kimber had proposed. Deeply connected to the New Orleans social scene through her wealthy ex-husband, Carmela is invited to all the best parties. She eats and drinks her away around town as she digs for motives. Carmela's eighth (Skelton Letters, 2011, etc.) delves deeply into the Big Easy's food, culture and fashion scene. The mystery is upstaged by the appended recipes and scrapbooking tips.(Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10145298
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Childs, Laura
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H56
LC item number
P67 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Scrapbooking mysteries
Series volume
0010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bertrand, Carmela (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Scrapbooking
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
Postcards from the dead, Laura Childs
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780425252758
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012004139
Label
Postcards from the dead, Laura Childs
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780425252758
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012004139

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