Mumbo Gumbo Murder

Mumbo Gumbo Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery) 

by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran


Mumbo Gumbo Murder

Mumbo Gumbo Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 16th in Series
Berkley (October 1, 2019)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0451489578
ISBN-13: 978-0451489579
Digital ASIN: B07M75KVSB

A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
It's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parading through the French Quarter. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens.
As the parade proceeds, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, follow behind, down Royal Street and past the food booths. Suddenly, they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling's antiques shop. They rush inside to find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down the side of his face. Has he been shot? Stabbed? 911 is hastily called, and the police and EMTs show up. After the police examine Devon's body, they tell Carmela and Ava that their friend was murdered with an icepick. They're shocked beyond belief—and now Mimi, Devon's little pug, is left homeless.
Carmela and Ava are determined to catch the murderer, but the list of suspects is long. How long do they have before they find themselves on the killer's list?

Two of our favorite cozy authors once again team up for an explosive mystery in New Orleans.
Added favorite elements include food, crafts and adorable dogs.
Some stranger additions are over-sized puppets and vampires!
Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava are once again right in the middle of the excitement. 
Ava is also looking for true love, while Carmela is trying to commit to a wedding date to the love of her life, Detective Edgar Babcock. When a close friend of Carmela's is murdered during a Jazz Fest, she can't keep herself from investigating, especially when it seems the best witness is the victim's pug. Babcock is busy with the investigation but always seems to be unavailable when Carmela has something important to tell him. Like that he ex boyfriend is opening a store next to hers and is adding her as a managing partner.

Nonstop action and plenty of devious twists come into play. You can still read and enjoy this as a stand alone mystery.

About The Authors

laura childs from facebook  
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 fundraising 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!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries - set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries - set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

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 Recipient of both the Agatha and the Derringer awards, Terrie Farley Moran is the author of the beachside Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series; co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans scrapbooking mystery series; and has published numerous short stories in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly Magazine and numerous anthologies.
 The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren who reside in New York and Florida.

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  1. Thanks for you kind words about us and about MUMBO GUMBO MURDER.

  2. Thank you for your review on "Mumbo Gumbo Murder" by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran and for being part of the book tour.

    Love the cover and can't wait for the opportunity to dive between the covers to read this book on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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