Scrapbook of the Dead
by Mollie Cox Bryan
Scrapbook of the Dead
(A Cumberland Creek Mystery) (Book 5)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what’s been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.
As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies–or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.
About The Author –
In addition to the Cumberland Creek mystery series, Mollie Cox Bryan wrote the regional bestseller Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley . An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Scrapbook of Secrets was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
My review: Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan (A Cumberland Creek Mystery #5)
This is book 5 of A Cumberland Creek Mystery but the first one I have read. It can stand alone, but I have already got the first book in the series now to read. The characters are well rounded and have a history you can tell. There are a bunch of them and at times I wish I had written notes so I was not confused.
The group of scrapbookers get together and scrapbook once a week. Sounds like it would be fun. There are some tips in back of the book too. They also have good food.
They talk about food a lot with one member having her own bakery. Plus the one murder happened at a Pie shop.
One of the scrapbookers Randy works at Pamela’s Pie Palace. He finds a dead body in the freezer.
Reporter Annie Chamovitz covers the story it will be her last story. She also is covering the murder the next day. The two were sisters from Mexico.
Annie is also a member of the scrapbook club. With these two murders she is learning more about the area she is living in. That there is a group of foreigners in town and also gangs.
The mystery is good. plenty of drama, clean read and lots of questions.
The death of these two young women matter to them and they want to find out more about them. If they have any family that can contact.
I would like to read more books in this series . In fact I am going to. I look forward to reading more of these cozy murders.
I was given this ebook to read for free and in return I agreed to give honest review and be part of Scrapbook of the Dead blog tour.
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