Saturday, October 19, 2019

A SPECIAL ROCCO REVIEW....MUMBO GUMBO MURDER

Meow, one of our very favorite authors is Laura Childs.  She and Terrie Farley Moran have another Scrapbooking Mystery out this month - and it's a goodie!



MUMBO GUMBO MURDER
A Scrapbooking Mystery
Laura Childs/Terrie Farley Moran
Hardcover/ Berkley Prime Crime
October 1, 2019
Five Paws!!!!!



It's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parading through the French Quarter. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens.
     
As the parade proceeds, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, follow behind, down Royal Street and past the food booths. Suddenly, they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling's antiques shop. They rush inside to find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down the side of his face. Has he been shot? Stabbed? 911 is hastily called, and the police and EMTs show up. After the police examine Devon's body, they tell Carmela and Ava that their friend was murdered with an icepick. They're shocked beyond belief—and now Mimi, Devon's little pug, is left homeless.

Carmela and Ava are determined to catch the murderer, but the list of suspects is long. How long do they have before they find themselves on the killer's list?

Okay, this is quickly morphing into one of my all time favorite series.  I always feel like I'm right in New Orleans and in the thick of things. Carmela's love of danger and adventure closely mirrors another of Laura Child's heroines, except Carmela usually manages to keep her wardrobe intact.  I love the way she and Ava hurl themselves headlong into usually sticky situtations and think of the consequences later.  Carmela also always manages to somehow sabotage her love life - case in point, entering into a partnership (albeit unwiling) with former boyfriend Quigg.  Co-managine the Blush and Brush could open up some new possibilities for future mysteries, though. A touch of humor when Ava sees out a matchmaker to improve her date life!  Longtime fans will be pleased to know Carmela's finally purchased her wedding dress - so now does this mean there's a wedding in the foreseeable future?  Guess we'll just have to wait on pins and needles for the next adventure to find out! 

New fans as well as old will cheer over this latest instalment.  A worthy five paws!!!!!!!



Win a copy of MUMBO GUMBO MURDER!!!!!!

Laura will be giving away a copy of Mumbo Gumbo Murder to one lucky commenter!  To enter, just leave your name and contact info in our comments section (US entries only, please).  For extra points, you can mentioin this blog/giveaway on Facebook and Twitter!    Winner chosen at random using random.org on October 26! 

19 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this series too and Carmela and Ava's fun friendship. And Jazz Fest sounds like a sight! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  2. I just love this series and have wanted to read this so I am so glad that one print book is being given away. I of course will be sharing this on my facebook page as I always do when I get a new one and enjoy reading your reviews. peggy clayton ptclayton2 (at) aol.com

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  3. The cover of Mumbo Gumbo Murder is a winner. Thank you for highlighting Laura Child's book on your blog. My fingers are crossed. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I am a big Laura Childs fan. I am currently reading her tea shop mysteries! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love this series! I always like reading as about New Orleans. Looking forward to reading "Mumbo Gumbo Murders". Shared on Facebook and Twitter.
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  7. I'd love to have a copy of Mumbo Gumbo Murder. Please enter my name in the draw.
    I also tweeted a link to this post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/1186347705078931456.
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  8. Laura and I are thrilled that you have given MUMBO GUMBO MURDER such a terrific review!!

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  10. I've always wanted to travel to New Orleans---and have not done so yet. I think this book could make me want to go even more. Thanks for the chance to win it. farrell@crosslake.net

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  11. That sounds interesting. Would love to read it and give it a good review.
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  14. HOW I GOT MY HUSBAND BACK WITH THE HELP OF PRIEST OJOKA CONTACT ON WHATS_APP NUMBER +2348144172934This is my testimony about the good work of priest ojoka who help me.... Am from north Carolina USA. And am sorry for putting this on net but i will have to, by this world best spell caster that brought back my husband who left me out for past 3 years, i eventually me t this man on a blog site posting by one of is client for help, i explained everything to him and he told me about a spell caster that he had heard about and he gave me an email address to write to the spell caster to tell him my problems. In just 1 days, my husband was back to me. I just want to say thank you to this truthful and sincere spell caster, sir all you told me have come to pass and thank you sir. Please i want to tell everyone who is looking for any solution to their problem, i advice you to kindly consult this spell caster, he is real,he is powerful and whatever the spell caster tell is what will happen, because all what the spell caster told me came to pass. You can kindly contact him on: his email address is dr.ojokaspelltemple@gmail .com or directly on whats-app +2348144172934

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