Laura Childs’ new book, “Death Swatch: A Scrapbooking Mystery,” is the latest in her Scrapbooking Mystery series. Written in a traditional “cozy” style, you will find that reading the previous books are not a pre-requisite for enjoying this book! I recently read a pre-release copy and found it very entertaining.
The story follows scrapbook store owner, Carmela Bertrand as she finds herself following clues to solve a mysterious murder. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, many true-to life eccentricities of the locale are described. From expressions to food, you will feel like you are actually there! Now I really want to visit! There are even recipes in the back of the book which are mentioned within the story.
I also read, with interest, all the scrapbooking-related references throughout the book. The main character teaches classes in her scrapbook store, describes projects that she and her friends are working on, discusses new inventory, etc. The back of the book also contains some handy scrapbooking tips and ideas from the author.
“Death Swatch: A Scrapbooking Mystery” will be released September 2nd by Penguin Group. It is up for pre-order right now. You can order your copy here: Death Swatch: A Scrapbooking Mystery