Keepsake Crimes - Scrapbooking, Bk 1 Author:Laura Childs Tucked away on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans is a cute little scrapbooking store called Memory Mine owned by Carmela Bertrand, an astute business person but unlucky in love. Her husband Shamus dumped her six months ago, claiming he had to find himself. Carmela moved from their fancy home to a funky apartment located on top of a v... more »oodoo store. Carmela and friends are taking in one of the Mardi Gras parades when a float stops in front of them.
Powerful Jimmy Early Clayton is dead and an autopsy reveals he died from an overdose of ketamine. Shamus was seen having an argument with him and had access to the float and Jimmy Lee's stash of liquor. A vicious rumor campaign starts, stating that Shamus is the killer. Although Carmela is estranged from him, she doesn't think her husband is a murderer. She sets out to prove it, but places her life in danger from the killer who doesn't want Carmela putting the pieces of the puzzle together.« less
Part of a mystery series set in New Orleans, LA and the surrounding area. The main character owns a scrapbook store in the French Quarter and solves mysteries. Pretty good, easy read that kept me interested until the very end.
I am especially enjoying the Scrapbooking hints, since it is one of my hobbies. I will be moving South with my retirement and I enjoy reading books set in different geographical locations. Of course, there have to be murders!