Happy Monday Everybody,
Wow, it's been a long time since I've had an official blog review to do on a novel, but when I'm asked specifically by an author (or I beg them--Okay I ask very politely and they generously agree) I generally get an ARC (Advanced Readers' Copy) of their novel so that I can read it and review it before it comes out. And TA-DA! That happened, so you, my darling readers, get to hear about it before this even hits the sale shelves...
The newest addition to Laura Childs' Scrapbooking Mystery series is just about to hit stores and you better be ready for one wild ride. (And when doesn't Carmela and Ava NOT take you on a wild ride? After all, they do live and work in New Orleans, dahling!)
In Skeleton Letters we find Carmela and Ava witnesses of their friend, Byrle's death.
While taking care of some volunteer business of Ava's at St. Tristan's Church, Carmela and Ava have the horrifying experience of witnessing a murder. Unfortunately, they didn't exactly see how everything went down, and nor did they get a good look at the murderer. After all, what can you see when a person is swathed in a brown cloak?
A quick call to Carmela's boyfriend (and definite hero material) Dectective Babock sets Carmela smack into the middle of a murder investigation.
Worse still, Baby, Carmela's friend and regular customer at Carmela's scrapbooking shop, Memory Mine, begs Carmela to "look into things". Which, is expressly against Babcock's edict that Carmela keep herself out of the investigation, period the end.
Does she listen? Of course not! How can she when Baby specifically asked her and Byrle was her friend? So, with the help of another friend, and fellow witness, the very exuberant Ava, Carmela launches her own investigations...
Only to be nearly pushed off the road by a car following her...
and come across another dead body...
and stalked by some psycho leaving her a message in blood!
Who could be behind these heinous acts and why can't Carmela and the police pinpoint a good suspect?
The only way, you, my readers can find out and solve the case with Carmela and Ava is to run off and pick up a copy of Skeleton Letters available tomorrow (October 4, 2011) at Amazon and Barnes & Noble also available on Amazon Kindle and available on Barnes & Noble Nook.
P.S. Please look on my Twitter feed on how to support author Christie Craig--I'll have details through Twitter and my Facebook page. THANKS :-)
Have A Merry Monday!