Gossamer Ghost

A Scrapbooking Mystery, #12

First of all I have to say that Laura Childs is one of my favorite authors. Each of her books are wonderful with great storylines and fun characters.

In Gossamer Ghost we get the perfect mystery to read this time of year, around Halloween. I also enjoyed the skull candles. There is a point in the book where the author describes the smell of herbs and how they would smell all together. It was interesting and funny. Especially since I knew the herbs and have smelled them before…just not all at once.

The Story:

Carmela has had a mystery fall into her hands when a body falls out of a cabinet. As much as she tries to not start trying to solve the murder she cannot help herself.


This book has recipes and ideas to help with scrapbooking.

*Originally reviewed in Nov 2014 as a hardback. This book is now releasing in mass market paperback Oct 6th, 2015.*

Book Blurb for Gossamer Ghost

The New York Times bestselling author of Gilt Trip returns to New Orleans for scrapbooking, Halloween, and homicide…

Scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is ready to head out and enjoy her night until she hears some strange noises coming from Oddities, the neighboring antiques shop, and decides to investigate. Her evening plans are abruptly put on hold when out of a curio cabinet—and into her arms—falls the bloody body of Oddities owner Marcus Joubert.

While Joubert was known for being an eccentric, Carmela never thought he could inspire the passion required to kill—until she learns a priceless death mask was also stolen. As the mystery grows, so does the list of suspects, leaving Carmela with the feeling that it will take every trick in the book to unmask the killer thief before there’s another night of murderous mischief…

Scrapbooking Tips and Recipes Included!

Hardback 2014 / Paperback 2015

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 4.00