↠ Skeleton Letters || ☆ PDF Download by Õ Laura Childs

By Laura Childs | Comments: ( 968 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs sends her scrappy sleuths into New Orleans French Quarter.Is nothing sacred The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St Tristan s Church was a crime But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St Sebastien and a mysterious hoodedNew York Times bestselling author Laura Childs sends her scrappy sleuths into New Orleans French Quarter.Is nothing sacred The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St Tristan s Church was a crime But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St Sebastien and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they may need the help of than a few patron saints Because this is one killer they don t want to cross


  • Title: Skeleton Letters
  • Author: Laura Childs
  • ISBN: 9780425243893
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Laura Childs

Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt and she is the best selling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.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.



Comments Skeleton Letters

  • Amy

    I read this book in two "sittings" b/c it is a library book. It took me a while to get into the mystery and when I did, I thought I would enjoy it much more at the end than I did. The ending was abrupt, the killer caught, and that was that. Since I have enjoyed all of her Tea series and most of the books in this series, I will continue with the next book after a break to read other cozies


  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    Set in New Orleans, this cozy mystery is perfect for fans just getting into the genre or are looking for an easy read. Initially, I started this book in audio and while it was okay, I think I much preferred reading the book instead.When Carmela and Ava catch the end of a murder happening in a church, they are forced to give their statements and try to remember their dear friend in the way she was meant to be remembered instead of how she was killed. But of course Carmela won’t give up that eas [...]


  • Vicky Marie

    This was pretty bad. The writing wasn't good, mainly because the author did her best to avoid using the word 'said.' When are people going to learn that said isn't a terrible word? Better to be repetitive than use verbs like 'gulped.' The protagonist was an obnoxious twit who thought she was qualified to solve the murder just because she was there when it happened. She was also the kind of sleuth who points the blame at anyone with questionable character or a dark past. "He's an outcast? Then th [...]


  • Luna Raven

    I did it to myself. I have been swearing I would break up with this author the last the books and I think she finally broke me.Carmela has gone from an intelligent, strong female entrepreneur to being a weak, vapid, whiney twit. When Carmela and Ava witness a struggle in a church, they don't yell or run into the fray, they stand and watch in shock. They assume they bad guy is someone with a record or a man who gives his restaurant a weird name.Also, in New Orleans, doesn't everybody have some ki [...]


  • Lindig

    I've read a few others in this series and was never overwhelmed, but this one takes the cake. I think writers should be very very careful in dialogue when using anything other than "said." On page 9 "So we need to do everything in our power," Carmilla gulped, "to find whoever did this." This is after we've had some "shrilling" and some "grunting." Very annoying. At the beginning of Ch.3, Carmela and Ava "slipped into" the shop. Why? Doesn't Carmela own it? Can't they just walk in? There's much m [...]


  • Debbie

    It's a fun little read when you're traveling.


  • Sandie Herron

    Carmela Bertrand is a busy woman of almost 30 who runs her own scrapbooking shop, MEMORY MINE in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In this ninth entry in Laura Childs’ mystery series, the trouble begins when Carmela accompanies her friend Ava, who volunteers on the Angel Auxiliary, to place a hand-lettered sign inside St. Tristan’s Church. Choir practice had just ended when Carmela and Ava watch in horror as a brown hooded figure struggles with their scrapbooking friend Byrle. The brown fig [...]


  • Michelle

    This is the 9th book in the Scrapbooking cozy mystery series. Carmela and Ava witness a horrific murder with a smashed statue in a local church. The killer, dressed in a monk-like robe, also gets away with a precious crucifix. They are shocked to find that the murdered woman is part of their scrapbooking circle and do their best to find out who might have been the killer. They have a variety of suspects, from a gothic restaurant owner, an obnoxious socialite, or a cult called the Seekers, among [...]


  • Andrea Kelly

    Although better than the previous Scrapbooking Mystery, Skeleton Letters is still sub-par compared to the installments at the beginning of the series. The book nearly lost me completely in the middle, when Carmela and Ava showed up at a soup kitchen with a "Louis Vuitton handbag and Ralph Lauren coat" and complained about having to wear aprons, serve the less fortunate, and how badly the food smelled. PLEASE! For someone described as "kindhearted," Carmela is an awfully spoiled little brat. I'm [...]


  • Charlene Dean

    These mysteries are almost always the same, yet they remain a nice little escape from the world. Sometimes the writing is just a little over the top (definitely eye-rolling), but it's easily overlooked. I do wonder about the scrapbook shop thoughwhat's it like to always have customers shopping and hanging about? Seems some of these ladies would be getting bored hanging out there every week. Still, these books are worth the little time they consume.


  • Ann Boytim

    Set in New Orleans Carmela and her friend Ava seem to find themselves bystanders in two murders. The first is in a church and is actually one of their friends from the scrap booking group, a woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Carmela does not leave the detective work to the police department and acts on her own instincts to see if she is able to solve this murder


  • Lorraine Dunlap

    Moves the series along,but not a strong showing. Random title which has nothing to do with the plot. Several interesting possible suspects, which come to nothing. Ridiculous tarot card scene. Unlikely ending.


  • Cristina

    A fun mystery novel. There were some twists along the way and when the killer was revealed it was someone that I hadn't thought of. It's a nice easy read that kept me entertained on the beach.


  • Karen L48

    Did not like this book.


  • Bertina

    Another great read in the scrapbooking mystery series


  • Book of Secrets ☘

    SKELETON LETTERS is the ninth book in Laura Childs' A Scrapbooking Mystery series. The book started out strong by setting up an intriguing mystery. Carmela Bertrand, the owner of a scrapbooking shop, and her best friend Ava witness the murder of their friend Bryle by someone hidden under a monk's robe inside St. Tristan's Church. The murderer also stole a priceless religious artifact uncovered in an archeological dig on church grounds. Because Bryle was their friend, Carmela and Ava start doing [...]


  • Under the Covers Book Blog

    Set in New Orleans, this cozy mystery is perfect for fans just getting into the genre or are looking for an easy read. Initially, I started this book in audio and while it was okay, I think I much preferred reading the book instead. When Carmela and Ava catch the end of a murder happening in a church, they are forced to give their statements and try to remember their dear friend in the way she was meant to be remembered instead of how she was killed. But of course Carmela won’t give up that ea [...]


  • Alannah Davis

    This is the only book I've read in this series and I'm going to keep it that way. The background of New Orleans is colorful, but that's the only thing I liked about it. Scrapbook store owner and sleuth Carmela, along with her needy bestie Ava, do absolutely nothing for me. They are not written in a way that makes me care about them. Their friends are annoying - especially Baby, who insists that Carmela investigate the murder of a mutual friend even though it puts Carmela in danger. With friends [...]


  • Kaye

    Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine Scrapbooking Shop and her best friend, Ava Gruiex, owner of Juju Voodoo Shop, are both volunteering at St. Tristan's church one morning when they hear a blood-curdling scream and then spot a woman wrestling with a figure dressed in a brown robe complete with cowl. Carmela and Ava are not sure what is going on until the brown robed figure smashes a statue down on the head of the woman and then takes off.Carmela and Ava are almost dumbstruck but quickly stir [...]


  • Bonnie

    Memory Mine scrapbooking shop owner, Carmella Bertrand, and BFF and owner of JuJu Voodoo, Ava Gruiex, visit St. Tristan's Church in New Orleans' French Quarter where Ava serves on a committee. The friends hear a noise followed by a scream and a crash. A hooded figure pushed a statue onto Byrle Coopersmith killing her and stealing an ancient crucifix. She was a regular attendee at Carmella's scrapbooking classes. The culprit escaped and neither woman got a good look at the perpetrator.Laura Child [...]


  • Ellen

    This review is from: Skeleton Letters (A Scrapbooking Mystery) (Mass Market Paperback) I have read every one of Laura Childs Tea shop mysteries and enjoyed them all very much. So I finally decided to try one of her scrapbooking mysteries. This is my first one in that series.I found "Skeleton Letters" to get off to a good start with a horrifying murder taking place before Carmela's and Ava's very eyes within the darkness of St. Tristan's church. The murderer appeared to be cloaked in a dark brown [...]


  • Julie P

    Well, Carmela, it's good to have you back. Your appearance in this book was certainly a welcome reminder of why I started reading this series in the first place. Not only do you begin with the crime in the first chapter, thus ridding us of any long, expository renderings of your fascinating day-to-day activities (including meals), but you also keep things moving at a brisk pace. So thank you for that. And you've brought in your regular cast of characters, but kept the focus on you and your activ [...]


  • Karen Hufman

    Definitely wasn't my favorite in the series. I always loved reading about the antics of Carmela and Ava but this time the characters seemed like they were stuck up and out-of-touch with the common person. There is a point in the story when they have to go to a soup kitchen and all they do is complain. The talk about how the building is ugly, the food is bland (at least Carmela doctors it up), Ava spends all of 15 dishing out food and then Carmela needs to take over. They just don't sound like go [...]


  • Kelly Bragg

    The description of this book was: "When a fellow scrapbooker is bludgeoned with a religious statue in St. Tristan's Church, a stolen relic may hold the key to catching the culprit The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expect to bear witness to in St. Tristan's Church is a crime. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle is lying lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Sebastian—and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix. With so many tourist [...]


  • Diane

    Skeleton Letters is one of the books in the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs. Carmela and her friend Ava are taking some charity information into St. Tristan's church. There is a disturbance in another area of the church. When Carmela and Ava go over to see what happened - they find Byrle Coopersmith - a scrapbooking member and friend. She had been hit on the head and killed with the St. Sebastian statue. A hooded monk is seen running from the church and a crucifix owned by Pere Etien [...]


  • June Ahern

    I gave this a 3 star because in spite of that which I didn't care for in the novel, it was entertaining enough to wheedle away my sunny days on the patio lounge. My first read of Laura Childs Carmela Bertrand mysteries. Silly characters, full of time to do artsy stuff and make a good living while eating high calorie and drinking wine through the sleuthing. I swear I gain weight reading these female authors mysteries where food seems as important as solving the mystery. I haven't yet read a male [...]


  • Lisa Carter

    I like this series but this is not one of the better scrapbooking titles. Carmela and her sidekick seemed snarky and snippy throughout the book. Their patronizing comments regarding the homeless and attitude regarding New Orleans' crime rate were borderline offensive. If Edgar is going to be the love interest, give him more air time. Ava is beyond over the top and is on the verge of pulling Carmela into her self-absorbed Lestat little world. I think Carmela's I've-forgotten-my-middle-class-roots [...]


  • Angela Holland

    I am a big fan of Laura Childs' books especially the scrapbooking ones. This was a fun book to read. If you have not read the rest of this series you can read it as a stand alone book. As always Carmela and Ava find themselves right smack in the middle of a murder scene. Carmela lets her curiosity get the best of her the best of her as she tries to find out who murdered their friend. Along the way you learn some fun scrapbooking ideas and tips that she helps her friends and customers with as she [...]


  • Pam

    A fun and entertaining look back into the world of scrapper Carmela and friends. The mystery is pretty good and well integrated into the overall life the the heroine and her friends, but it never gets too dark, despite two people getting killed. The secondary characters are numerous and interesting and it was nice that Babcock is still Carmela's squeeze. I just wish we'd gotten to see a little more of him. My only big complaint is that after the big build upe whole book of looking for the killer [...]


  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod

    Carmela and her best friend, Ava experience the worst crime yet, the murder of their Scrap-booking friend/customer, Bryle. Not only do they see the crime being committed from across the church, but, now their own lives are in danger from looking into things at the behest of their other treasured friends/clients, Baby and Tandy.I always find myself truly involved with Ms. Child's writing. Her descriptive talents draw you into the scene and time flies past as you feel you are one of the inner circ [...]


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