Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book
A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
It’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parading through the French Quarter. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens.
As the parade proceeds, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, follow behind, down Royal Street and past the food booths. Suddenly, they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling’s antiques shop. They rush inside to find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down the side of his face. Has he been shot? Stabbed? 911 is hastily called, and the police and EMTs show up. After the police examine Devon’s body, they tell Carmela and Ava that their friend was murdered with an icepick. They’re shocked beyond belief—and now Mimi, Devon’s little pug, is left homeless.
Carmela and Ava are determined to catch the murderer, but the list of suspects is long. How long do they have before they find themselves on the killer’s list?
And others are saying
The action starts with a literal bang from the very beginning and continues with page-turning intrigue . . . With an action-packed conclusion, Ms. Childs and Ms. Moran provide a satisfactory end to a highly entertaining read.
~Cinnamon, Sugar, and a little bit of Murder
Mumbo Gumbo Murder is a pleasing cozy mystery with paper projects, wedding woes, a bowwow bystander, a mystified matchmaker, a bothersome ex-beau, and a frustrated fiancé.
~The Avid Reader
Two of our favorite cozy authors once again team up for an explosive mystery in New Orleans . . . Nonstop action and plenty of devious twists come into play.
~Laura’s Interests
MUMBO GUMBO MURDER is packed cover to cover with excitement, fun, mystery and more, all set in the liveliest, and deadliest city in the USA.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Childs is a fantastic go-to author when comes to looking for a good cozy to read and the addition of Moran just makes it that much better . . . a light fun read that is perfect for fans of cozies.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
. . . the characters, the location, and the atmosphere are all a little wilder, but it is a lot of fun. I enjoyed the fast pace, the colorful characters, and the great story.
~The Book’s the Thing

The suspense and the chase kept me engrossed to the story . . .. Thrown in some scrapbooking ideas and mouth-watering recipes in a cozy story, and what you get is a Mumbo Gumbo Murder. 😀
~The Book Decoder
And I thought
Can't get enough of this series and #16 is just as good as the rest.  
From page one I was engaged and turning the pages with great abandon.  It is after all New Orleans.
Carmela and Ava are besties and great characters.  Actually all the characters are fun and colorful but why wouldn't they be it is after all New Orleans.   
Carmela and Ava are determined sleuths who turn over every rock and stir a few pots to figure out just who dun it which is not so simple with so many suspects.

The team of Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran give readers mystery and suspense with a whole lot of fun mixed in. 

If you enjoy a good cozy mystery check out this series.

I was pleased to receive a complimentary print copy to add to my book shelf.  
I have enjoyed a few in this series the others are on my TBR list.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads and promoted on social media. 

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Mumbo Gumbo Murder" by Laura Childs and for being part of the book tour.

    Wonderful cover! Love this author and have been wanted to read this book since I first read about it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you for such a wonderful review. Laura and I are so glad you enjoy Carmela, Ava, Babcock and the gang.