Skeleton Letters

Skeleton Letters

Paperback - 2012
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"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 . . .a 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 tourists passing through the church, the police don't have a prayer of finding the killer. But if anyone can get to the bottom of the crime, it's Carmela's main squeeze, Detective Edgar Babcock-with a little assistance from some scrappy sleuths. As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans' French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they discover that this is one killer they don't want to cross . . .a Scrapbooking tips included! 'An addictive murder mystery which would have Miss Marple at a loss for words . . . plenty of laughs as well . . .a Skeleton Lettersa is a hit and brings the charm of The Big Easy to life.'a Fresh Fiction "
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed.
ISBN: 9780425251591
0425251594
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 18 cm.

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Leah_R
Apr 06, 2017

Socialites with too much money and too much time and a woman who thinks she is a detective. The crime is not solved ... until the murder tries to kill the lead character... and even then the lead character guesses wrong about the murderers identity.

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Shelley51
Jul 15, 2012

As I read this book I kept telling myself it would get better-wrong! Especially the ending. It was chopped short as if Childs was only allowed so many words. Plus, she didn't give a good reason why the murderer committed the crime. Childs needs to stick to her "tea mysteries" they are much better. I tried reading another scrapbooking mystery just to be fair but I gave up!

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astrella
Jan 21, 2012

Very much a "scrapbooking" mystery.

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