Image of Frill Kill (A Scrapbooking Mystery)


Image of Frill Kill (A Scrapbooking Mystery)

Whether writing about a tea shop in Charleston or a scrapbooking store in the French Quarter, Childs impressively transports readers to the area and introduces them to the locals. Highly atmospheric, this latest Scrapbooking mystery is perfect reading for the Halloween season.

Halloween is fast approaching, and the French Quarter is gearing up for the season. Scrapbook store owner Carmela Bertrand attends an open house at Juju Voodoo, where a mysterious tarot reader named Giovanni entertains the crowd. On her way home, Carmela hears a scuffle in progress behind a dumpster and tries to intervene. But she ends up finding the dead body of a young model just before she's attacked herself and the mysterious Giovanni appears out of nowhere to help. Things get even spookier when tooth marks and unidentified hair are found on the dead model's neck. Something is stalking the French Quarter, and Carmela has to track down a killer before it gets a chance to sink its teeth into her. (BERKLEY prime crime, Oct., 288 pp., $22.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sandra Martin