Friday, October 21, 2016

Crepe Factor {+ Giveaway}

CREPE FACTOR by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran
◊ Series: A Scrapbooking Mystery, Book 14
◊ Hardcover: 320 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley (October 4, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425266702
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425266700


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 lurching 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...

Scrapbooking tips and recipes included! 

The sights, sounds, and smells of New Orleans come alive in the latest installment in the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran.

The book features a core cast of characters that are well-developed, realistic, and steeped in New Orleans tradition The bonds of friendship among the group enhances the story.

The New Orleans setting is perfect, especially with the festive activities going on. Through rich descriptions and vivid details, readers are placed in the middle of the action.

One doesn’t have to enjoy scrapbooking to appreciate this murder mystery. But there are crafting tips and delicious New Orleans recipes included in the back as an added bonus.

Tension mounts right from the beginning and holds your attention until the very end. There are twists and turns along the way to keep you guessing. There’s a good mix of mystery, mayhem, friendship, humor, history, and romance to make this a well-balanced story.

CREPE FACTOR can be read on its own, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to know more background on these intriguing characters. This is a delightful read that will keep you entertained for hours and may just make you want to visit New Orleans (minus the murder, of course).

Crepe Factor by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran, A Scrapbooking Mystery (Book #14), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425266700, Hardcover, 320 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author and publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of CREPE FACTOR by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, Oct. 30.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Are you a scrapbooking fan? What about New Orleans, have you been there or want to go there?


  1. It does sound fun - but gives a whole new meaning to stick a fork in it when it is done.

  2. I'm not a scrapbooker but I do love this series!

  3. One of my favorite mystery writers, thanks for the chance :)

  4. New Orleans is always a great setting for a book!

  5. Oh, I do like the New Orleans setting for this one, Mason! And the story itself sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love Laura Childs's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Crepe Factor!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  7. A taste of New Orleans is always good.

  8. Crepe factor sounds intriguing and the locale is great.

  9. Love Laura's books, thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Crepe Factor".

    wfnren at aol dot com

  10. Love the fact it takes place in new orleans.

  11. A great place to set it indeed. Throw in some good twists and sure sounds like a winner.

  12. I love a story that can blend all of those elements. :)

  13. I love this genre, but sadly I don't have time to read them these days. Must change that, eh!? Thanks for the chance to win. I AM feeling lucky!

  14. I would love to read this! I always enjoy reading this author! Thank you!

  15. I love to scrapbook, but just don't seem to have enough time. I have never been to New Orleans.

  16. I've never visited New Orleans, maybe this is my big chance! Thanks for the opportunity to win.


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