It's mardi gras in new orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend Ava. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. Carmela and ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member's death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder.
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Eggs on Ice A Cackleberry Club Mystery Book 8Berkley #ad - The christmas season at the cackleberry Club café is marred by murder in the latest book in the New York Times bestselling series, now in paperback. Some say that casting crusty attorney Allan Sharp as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of A Christmas Carol is just playing to type. Suzanne, co-owner of the cackleberry club café, Kindred's favorite combination diner, craft store, and bookshop, chases the murderer out of the building but loses him in the alley.
As the days pass, the list of suspects grows longer. Still, it's a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. Is it the disgruntled law partner? the former secretary, whom sharpe sexually harrassed? Or is it fellow owner of the Cackleberry Club Toni's almost ex-husband, Junior? The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.
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The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend, Ava. An old flame of carmela’s, quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.
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Intrigued, Theodosia begins her own investigation. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers. Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. Theodosia browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
It is sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft.
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Has he been shot? stabbed? 911 is hastily called, and the police and EMTs show up. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens. As the parade proceeds, follow behind, Ava, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, down Royal Street and past the food booths. 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.
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Having just seen isabelle, carmela and Edgar now find her lying across an aboveground tomb, strangled to death with a piece of vintage lace. Carmela would rather leave the investigating to Edgar, the tarot card reader at Juju Voodoo, but she can’t say no to Isabelle’s sister Ellie, when she asks her to help.
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An almost ex-wife, a real estate partner--all had motives for killing the luckless banker, a coworker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts. Includes delicious recipes and tea time tips! At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects.
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But after some strange noises draw her into Oddities, the neighboring antiques shop, Carmela’s night is abruptly put on hold when a bloody body falls out of a curio cabinet—and into her arms. While shop owner marcus joubert was known for being an eccentric with a penchant for eclectic merchandise, Carmela never thought he was the kind of man who could inspire the passion required to kill.
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But jerry earl took a lot of people to the cleaners with his underhanded business tactics, so Carmela’s going to be hard-pressed to identify which of his enemies was steamed enough to kill him. But he won’t have long to enjoy his freedom…after jerry earl’s early release, his wife, Margo—a much-married Garden District doyenne—throws an extravagant Get Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails.
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. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Is nothing sacred? the last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St. Because this is one killer they don't want to cross.
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New orleans is in the throes of another fantastic mardi gras celebration when the party gets crashed by a murderer… Kimber Breeze of KBEZ-TV is broadcasting live from a hotel balcony in the French Quarter, interviewing locals and capturing the spectacle in the streets. Now she and her friend ava must risk their own necks to find out who’s posing as a ghost and expose a killer… Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!