Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great Escape Blog Tour and Giveaway: Crepe Factor (A Scrapbooking Mystery #14) by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1264 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425266702
  • Publisher: Berkley (Oct. 4 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AHKY37I

Tour Participants

October 3 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
October 3 – Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW
October 3 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
October 4 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW
October 4 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
October 5 – Celticlady’s Reviews – REVIEW
October 5 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
October 6 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW
October 6 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT
October 7 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
October 7 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT
October 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
October 8 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
October 9 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
October 10 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW  
October 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 11 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
October 11 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
October 12 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW
October 12 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST
October 13 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 13 – fundinmental – REVIEW
October 14 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
October 14 – deal sharing aunt – SPOTLIGHT
October 15 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
October 15 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 16 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
October 16 – Booklady’s. Booknotes – REVIEW

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Book Description

The Winter Market in the French Quarter is in full swing, but murder isn’t taking a holiday in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Parchment and Old Lace...
The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have time to enjoy browsing the booths at the Winter Market with her best friend Ava. The last thing the ladies expect to see is a thrashing man stabbed by a serving fork, dying in front of them.

The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restauranteur Quigg Brevard—who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him. An old flame of Carmela, Quigg asks for her help, which does not please her current beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, to say the least.

Before her relationship is the next victim, Carmela needs to find a murderer who had no reservations about punishing the culinary curmudgeon...


About the Authors

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.

Laura’s Links:

Webpage – http://www.laurachilds.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31

Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran is delighted to introduce mystery fans to the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. followed by Caught Read-Handed and Read to Death released in July of this year.  The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren.

Terrie’s Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.moran.9
Blog:  www.womenofmystery.net
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23186092-terrie-moran

My Review

Crepe Factor is the fifteenth book in the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs.  Terrie Farley Moran is a new author to me and she co-wrote Crepe Factor with Laura. I have read many books of Laura's and enjoyed them all.

Carmela's old flame Quigg Brevard is under suspicion for killing the restaurant critic, Martin Lash, who often criticized his restaurants. Quigg needs Carmela's help but her boyfriend, Detective Edgar Babcock, would not be happy to find out that Carmela is sticking her nose into police business. Or helping Quigg.

I love the setting of New Orleans. One of America's most fascinating places. I love the friendship between Ava and Carmela. And I love the scrapbooking store setting. There are scrapbooking tips and recipes at the end.

Laura Childs knows how to tell a good story. I enjoyed being back in New Orleans with Carmela. Great book for cozy mystery fans. Be sure to read the entire series. I discovered Laura Childs through this series. Highly recommend.


  1. New Orleans is a perfect place for a mystery. Can't wait to read "Crepe Factor".

  2. So happy to hear you enjoyed Crepe Factor. Thanks for the great review!