Gilt Trip

A Scrapbooking Mystery, #11

Gilt Trip is another great book written by Laura Childs. It was a treat to read and lots of fun.

Every time Carmela Bertrand tries to have a nice time she gets involved in a mystery that she feels that she has to solve. This time she has a chance to attend a wonderful party and while there Jerry Earl the owner of the house is found dead. Naturally when his widow asks Carmela for help she just has to say yes.

The recipes and craft tips were an added bonus. I also enjoyed all the laundry jargon! I definitely laughed a few times.

The more Carmela tries to solve the mystery the more the cast of people that wanted to get back at Jerry Earl seems to grow.


Book Blurb for Gilt Trip

A New Orleans businessman and white-collar criminal is celebrating his early release from prison. But his freedom will be short lived?

Scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, are off to a party. Prominent socialite Margo Leland is throwing an extravagant fete to welcome home her husband, Jerry Earl. There’s a zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails.  But in the midst of the revelry, Jerry Earl is murdered?then stuffed inside a clothes dryer.   

When the grieving widow turns to her for help, Carmela can’t say no. But Jerry Earl took a lot of people to the cleaners with his underhanded business tactics, so Carmela’s going to be hard-pressed to identify which of his enemies was steamed enough to kill him. As she sorts through Jerry Earl’s dirty laundry, she needs to collar the killer before another victim is set to tumble dry?

Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 4.00