Gilt Trip - Scrapbooking Mystery, Bk 11 Author:Laura Childs Louisiana businessman Jerry Earl Leland served only a fraction of his five-year sentence for white-collar crime, thanks to some political connections and a few greased palms. 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 -- thr... more »ows an extravagant Get Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. The guest list includes many prominent New Orleans socialites, as well as scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava Gruiex. But sometime during the swirl of partying and drinking, Jerry Earl is brutally murdered -- then stuffed inside a clothes dryer.
Carmela has earned a reputation around town for solving murders, and when the grieving widow turns to her for help, she can’t say no. 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. As she sorts through Jerry Earl’s dirty laundry, she needs to collar the killer before another victim is set to tumble dry…
Another good story in the series. Good to meet up with the same characters again. Didn't guess who the villain was, fun chase and funny ending. Good fun as usual, great descriptions of New Orleans Garden District as usual without being boring. Some unusual activities that probably take place no where but New Orleans. Look forward to more.
The latest installment of the Scrapbooking Series by Laura Childs. Cozy mystery fans will again enjoy the interesting and challenging situations that Carmela finds herself embroiled in. A murder at a "Welcome Home" party lands Carmela in the thick of things again. Very enjoyable read for cozy mystery fans!