Childs' latest Scrapbooking mystery is a fun novel that brings the excitement of Mardi Gras to life. She uses the history and lore of New Orleans to create a fascinating tale that moves quickly and is filled with quirky characters and detailed descriptions. The backstory for the series, including Carmela's divorce, is handled deftly, and her relationship with Det. Babcock is charming. Although Babcock benefits from Carmela's help, his discomfort with a civilian getting involved in police business lends a realistic tone. This well-crafted mystery has an intense, suspenseful ending.