Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: Crepe Factor by: Laura Childs and Terrie Moran


Title: Crepe Factor
Author: Laura Childs and Terrie Moran
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: A Scrapbooking Mystery #14
Pages: 310
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

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...

My Thoughts:

This book follows Carmela and Ava who are visiting the booths at the Winter Market and encounter a fight between Quigg and Martin Lash a local reviewer who seems to always write bad reviews of restaurants when Martin Lash winds up dead being forked to death!  Quigg begs Carmela to figure out what is going on and who murdered Martiner Lash.

Carmela investigates and it leads her all over New Orleans and Bayou.  It leads to meeting the new owner of the paper and the hold Martin had over her.  It also shows his side things he was involved with protecting the bayou.  Then as the heat is on Carmela has to search for the truth no matter where it leads!

I love the friendship between Carmela and Ava they are great together.  I also love how the girls worked with Moony and Squirrel as well.  Such a great team of friends.  Can’t wait to see what the girls are up to next!

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Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed Carmela and Ava's latest adventure. Thanks for a great review. Laura Childs