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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan

Scrapbook of the Dead
(A Cumberland Creek Mystery)
(Book 5)

Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0758293589

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what’s been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.
As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies–or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.
Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!

What I Thought:

As with the other books in this series that I have read, I found this one enjoyable.  I like how there are a group of friends trying to solve the mystery.  Having more than one perspective of a murder is refreshing instead of just seeing how one person perceives the murder.  I really enjoy visiting Cumberland Creek, for such a small town, there sure is a lot going on. The same great supporting cast makes appearances in this installment of the series, making for even more interesting reading.  Looking forward to more in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About The Author – In addition to the Cumberland Creek mystery series, Mollie Cox Bryan wrote the regional bestseller Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley . An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Scrapbook of Secrets was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
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  1. Scrapbook of the Dead sounds like a great mystery book. I am looking forward to reading it.

  2. Another cozy winner. I love the title.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. I had fun with this series and hope to read the ones I haven't soon. These characters are becoming familiar and I'd like to know what they are up to.