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Fiber and Brimstone I have enjoyed this whole series, and I enjoyed this book just about as much, although I was completely mistified by the murdered I had no idea, it caught me completely off guard Now, I have to say that Carmela was a little, well many a bitthan a little snarky this whole book, in fact she seemed really off, maybe PMS or something, but she started out so sweet and this book she was anything but sweet.Also, Ava was really off this book too She is normally the height of fashion, so confiden I have enjoyed this whole series, and I enjoyed this book just about as much, although I was completely mistified by the murdered I had no idea, it caught me completely off guard Now, I have to say that Carmela was a little, well many a bitthan a little snarky this whole book, in fact she seemed really off, maybe PMS or something, but she started out so sweet and this book she was anything but sweet.Also, Ava was really off this book too She is normally the height of fashion, so confident and sure of herself, and in this book, she was clingly and so afraid It was so not like her.Not sure what happened, don t know if this is suppose to be growth of character s but I did not like the unconfident and whiney Ava, or the snarky and mean Carmela I m also getting a little tired of Quigg always taking advantage of Carmela She is a good person, does good work, but he is a little too much Maybe Babcock calling him a sleazy slimeball is almost on target I loved the southern charm, the holiday spirit and the New Orleans flavor of the book, but I felt abandoned by the characters I had come to enjoy so much throughout the series, almost as if I was reading a different series altogether.So, if you didn t like the previous books in the series, you might enjoy this one, but if you did like the previous books, be forewarned It S Halloween In New Orleans And The Festivities Are Going To Be Killer With The Help Of Her Best Friend Ava, Carmela Bertrand Is Building A Giant Monster Puppet For The Halloween Monsters Mayhem Parade Things Get Terrifying Earlier Than Expected When They Overhear An Argument Between Jekyl Hardy And Brett Fowler And Just Minutes Later They Find Fowler S Dead Body This is a great series and this was a great read I love that it takes place near home Great characters and plot I am sorry about who did it but glad that Carmela and Babcock get back together. This book wasof the same the heroine who is too good looking with her gorgeous friend who do nothing but eat and drink and solve mysteries while handsome rich men fall all over them Perhaps I m in a bad mood, but this wasn t my favourite in the series nor was it much of a mystery I really enjoy the tea shop mysteries of this author,of a cozy style, and a better variety of characters.Honestly, couldn t the heroine ever get a zit, gain 5 pounds, have a pregnancy scare, or break a 4 This book wasof the same the heroine who is too good looking with her gorgeous friend who do nothing but eat and drink and solve mysteries while handsome rich men fall all over them Perhaps I m in a bad mood, but this wasn t my favourite in the series nor was it much of a mystery I really enjoy the tea shop mysteries of this author,of a cozy style, and a better variety of characters.Honestly, couldn t the heroine ever get a zit, gain 5 pounds, have a pregnancy scare, or break a 4 inch stiletto heel while chasing down the bad guy Some of the scenes in this book seemed Scooby Doo ish How did the bad guy follow them to the winery, get a boat know they were getting on a boat and then attack them How did the fake Mr Bones find them How did the psycho ex sister in law know she was thinking about selling the house Where the heck did the clues to the treasure go to and who found it Don t any of these people spend any time at their jobs In the entire book she fed her dogs a few times and walked them once bad pet owner Even the recipes at the back of this book didn t interest me enough to try any, whereas the last tea shop one had 3 that I tried.I think I ll take a break from this author for a while A globulous giant head, evil grin stretched wide across its glowing orange face, teeth jagged as a buzz saw, bobbed and pecked at the air above Carmela Bertrand s head.Carmela and Ava are building a monster puppet for the Halloween Monsters and Mayhem parade when krewe member is murdered Their friend Jekyl is considered a suspect Carmela s boyfriend, homicide detective Edgar Babcock, asks her to stay out of the investigation Of course that does not happen when a friend is involved We soon le A globulous giant head, evil grin stretched wide across its glowing orange face, teeth jagged as a buzz saw, bobbed and pecked at the air above Carmela Bertrand s head.Carmela and Ava are building a monster puppet for the Halloween Monsters and Mayhem parade when krewe member is murdered Their friend Jekyl is considered a suspect Carmela s boyfriend, homicide detective Edgar Babcock, asks her to stay out of the investigation Of course that does not happen when a friend is involved We soon learn that the murder victim was involved in shady dealings and any number of people wanted him dead.I m not quite sure why I don t connect with these characters I adore other series by the author It annoys me that everyone refers to Carmela s beau by his first and last name I just don t feel the click between them or any of the others in the storyline I m not a scrapbooker but that really should not take away from the story In fact, I enjoy the tips and tidbits provided Carmela and Ava seem to get into situations that just make me want to smack them I have also read this series out of order which is something I rarely do However I don t believe that I will continue Fiber Brimstone by Laura Childs shows why the best place to be on Halloween is in New Orleans I love the references to New Orleans food specialties, history that is full ghosts and creatures, and fun celebrations There were too many parties for me But it was interesting to see a different side to Carmela and Ava It must have been Halloween that brought out their dark side.The murder was secondary to the characters I like the murder weapon for the first one The scrapbooking tips were in k Fiber Brimstone by Laura Childs shows why the best place to be on Halloween is in New Orleans I love the references to New Orleans food specialties, history that is full ghosts and creatures, and fun celebrations There were too many parties for me But it was interesting to see a different side to Carmela and Ava It must have been Halloween that brought out their dark side.The murder was secondary to the characters I like the murder weapon for the first one The scrapbooking tips were in keeping with the Halloween theme and I would like to try the Neon Voodoo Cocktail I got a little irritated that Carmela and her boyfriend didn t try to understand each other.I think that what I like the best about this series is the theme about the uniqueness of New Orleans The story kept me reading but how do they have energy for all those parties A perfunctory rendition of what seems to be the standard outline for American craft themed mysteries fight with perfect boyfriend tips on hostessing and theme craft fabulous gay friend and Holly Golightly BFF and so on I did have to give it one star because it made me laugh so hard The author clearly knows so little about wine making and grape growing that I nearly fell over giggling when I read her descriptions Cabernet and Beaujolais and Chardonnay and Shiraz and Syrah all growi A perfunctory rendition of what seems to be the standard outline for American craft themed mysteries fight with perfect boyfriend tips on hostessing and theme craft fabulous gay friend and Holly Golightly BFF and so on I did have to give it one star because it made me laugh so hard The author clearly knows so little about wine making and grape growing that I nearly fell over giggling when I read her descriptions Cabernet and Beaujolais and Chardonnay and Shiraz and Syrah all growing near New Orleans And the winery went from planting to serving in a restaurant in year or so Hilarious Won t be reading anybooks from this series or this author I ve read books by Laura Childs before, but this was my first scrapbooking mystery I LOVED it The French Quarter setting was really neat, and the author used New Orleans spooky traditions, cemeteries and lore to create a excellent read for Halloween There were vampire ballets, late night walks in a graveyard, vampire tours, Halloween parades, Howl o Ween parties for dogs, and of course lots of costume parties for adults, complete with festive drinks There was also lots of crawfish, gumbo and I ve read books by Laura Childs before, but this was my first scrapbooking mystery I LOVED it The French Quarter setting was really neat, and the author used New Orleans spooky traditions, cemeteries and lore to create a excellent read for Halloween There were vampire ballets, late night walks in a graveyard, vampire tours, Halloween parades, Howl o Ween parties for dogs, and of course lots of costume parties for adults, complete with festive drinks There was also lots of crawfish, gumbo and jumbalaya, making for one tasty, spooky book Can t wait to readin this series I usually enjoy each new book from Laura Child s three series, but this one seemed to wander around New Orleans aimlessly while Carmella and Ava neglected their shops I had solved the who of the mystery well before the end, but not the why Some of the fun characters in this series, Tandy and Baby, barely got a mention and there wasn t much scrapbooking either Definitely not this author s best effort. Don t know why I keep getting these books out of the library The woman who thinks she smarter than the police and gets insulted because they don t appreciate her butting into a murder investigation because she s bored.Seems to be a standard fare for all the theme mysteries.


About the Author: Laura Childs

Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt and she is the best selling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries In her previous life she was CEO Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non profits, and has two Chinese Shar Pei dogs.Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller a thrillzy Her three series are The Tea Shop Mysteries set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey She s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.The Scrapbooking Mysteries a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop New Orleans spooky above ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here The Cackleberry Club Mysteries set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi desperate, forty plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe s undoing This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.


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