Saturday, July 2, 2011

Keepsake Crimes by Laura Child

Carmela is separated from her husband Shamus. One day he walked in and told her he needed some space. Carmela owns a scrapbooking store in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It's Mardi Gras time and there are lots of parades going on. Carmela and her friend Ava decide to go and watch one. They come upon a float and there are lights flashing ahead of them. A body is lifted down from the float and Carmela recognizes the man. Next thing she knows Shamus is brought in for questioning in the death of Jimmy Lee. The police come and question Carmela about Shamus' whereabouts the night of the murder. Finally she has had enough, she investigates the murder herself because she knows that Shamus is innocent.

Cute cozy mystery with all the color and flash of New Orleans. Lots of good minor characters with Ava and Gabby and the rest of the ladies who scrapbook. Easy and fast read for cozy mystery lovers.

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