Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Laura Childs

by Laura Childs

Berkley Hardcover

ISBN-10: 0425229890
ISBN-13: 978-0425229897

Tragic Magic by Laura Childs is the 7th installment in the bestselling Scrapbooking Mystery series featuring scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand. Asked to convert an old mansion into Medusa Manor, a new haunted house attraction in New Orleans, Carmela and her best friend Ava are amped and ready to create spooky set decorations. But their first evening on the job yields a flaming body hurled from the third-floor tower.

As they reluctantly continue the project, Carmela is drawn into a hunt for the killer and finds herself in a haunted asylum, investigating cremation jewelry, and taking part in a séance. This fast-paced book veers between cozy and thriller (thrillzy?) and includes scrapbooking tips and New Orleans recipes. If you like a little fright in your life, Tragic Magic is the perfect Halloween read!

Laura Childs (the pseudonym of Gerry Schmitt) is the author of three different mystery series, including the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Her books have made trips to the New York Times, USA Today and Independent Mystery Booksellers bestseller lists. She is the former founder and CEO of Mission Critical Marketing.

Tea Shop Mysteries
Death by Darjeeling
Gunpowder Green
Shades of Earl Grey
English Breakfast Club Murder
Jasmine Moon Murder
Chamomile Mourning
Blood Orange Brewing
Dragonwell Dead
The Silver Needle Murder
Oolong Dead

Scrapbook Mysteries
Keepsake Crimes
Photo Finished
Bound for Murder
Motif for Murder
Frill Kill
Death Swatch
Tragic Magic (Oct. 2010)

Cackleberry Club Mysteries
Eggs in Purgatory
Eggs Benedict Arnold (Dec. 2010)


Tragic Magic will be released October 6, 2009

Bookcase of Wayzata - Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, 7:00 pm
Tragic Magic talk and book signing
The Bookcase of Wayzata
607 Lake Street E.
Wayzata, MN 55391

Once Upon a Crime - Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009
Book launch, signing and refreshments will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 2:00 pm
Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore
604 West 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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