Our church recently hosted a yard sale where I bought a box of books, including a mish mash of cozy mysteries. I first dove into Laura Childs' FRILL KILL, Book 5 in the Scrapbooking Mystery series:
FRILL KILL was an easy read, even for jumping into the fifth book in a series. I enjoyed celebrating Halloween in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Although I do not partake in scrapbooking, I appreciated how Childs shared the characters' enthusiasm for their creative outlet.
I also found Laura Childs' THE JASMINE MOON MURDER, Book 5 in the Tea Shop Mystery series (perhaps five is my lucky number):
Again, I jumped right into the middle of series and felt right at home with the characters as they sipped tea in historic Charleston. In fact, the tea culture may have overshadowed the weaker mystery. THE JASMINE MOON MURDER was still an entertaining read as I enjoyed the Southern charm oozing from the cobblestone streets, antebellum houses, and Battery promenade. I am ready to visit Charleston and even stroll through the Jasmine cemetery ... with a cup of tea as a reward!
Laura Childs is prolific writer. From her bio (link),
I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash. To enter the giveaway,
1. Can you recommend a favorite read with a Halloween theme? I loved Laura Levine's DEATH OF A NEIGHBORHOOD WITCH (link) - a laugh out loud cozy mystery from the creator of Count Chocula and Frankenberry cereals.
2. Given the shipping costs, this giveaway is open to US residents only.
3. Comments are open through Sunday, October 30. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 31.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City