Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book Review: Tragic Magic by Laura Childs

Tragic Magic (A Scrapbooking Mystery)
Tragic Magic (A Scrapbooking Mystery) by Laura Childs

Genre: Mystery
Pages: 280
Acquired: March 2010
Book of Your Shelf? Yes
Why I have it:
Series: Scrapbooking Mysteries (7)

Carmela and her friend Ava have been contracted to decorate Medusa Manor for a haunted house by their friend Melody. When they arrive a the house for the first time to meet Melody, they find her in a gruesome and unexpected way. They find her murdered. Carmela finds herself investigating a crime where some of her friends seem to be suspects.

I loved the setting of New Orleans and the idea of setting up a haunted house. Childs brings the city to life in many ways, from the people to the streets to the celebrations. Carmela is avery believable character that quickly grew to like...almost a little too much. She almost seemed a little too perfect at times. The mystery kept me guessing up until the very end, which is something that really makes a mystery for me.


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