by Laura Childs
Book 1 in the Scrapbooking Mystery series (2003)
New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with the sophisticated looks she achieves with their scrapbooks. But among her client’s keepsakes she finds a tip of her own-about a murder…
Award-winning Mystery AuthorIn New Orleans’s French Quarter sits Carmela Bertrand’s little scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine. When one of the city’s elite dies during Mardi Gras, Carmela’s estranged husband is the number one suspect.
Carmela doesn’t think that Shamus is cut out to be a killer. As hebegs for help, Carmela uncovers an important clue in a most unlikely place – one of her customers’ scrapbooks.
Business is booming and life is cozy for Carmela at her scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine. But when one of the city’s elite dies during Mardi Gras, the police name Carmela’s estranged husband as their number one suspect. Although Carmela hasn’t forgotten how he scrapped their marriage, she doesn’t think he is cut out to be a killer. And if Shamus is being framed, Carmela might be the only one who can find the pattern and solve the case in time…