Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs
Carmela is dining with her beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, and on the way home, they are passing a cemetery and hear screams. They discover the body of Isabelle Black (a bride-to-be) who was dining in the same restaurant. Stabbed to death, Carmela and Edgar try to find the murderer before he escapes the vicinity. Unable to capture him, Carmela is implored by the victim's sister to find out who did this.
Carmela's inquiries lead her to several interesting scenarios as to who and why Isabelle was killed, but she has to battle a bridegroom who is somewhat uninterested and a to-be mother-in-law who appears delighted before she can find the motive as well as the murderer.
I think that this series is getting better with each book and am very fortunate that the author honored me with an advanced copy.
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
CHARACTERS: Carmela Bertrand, Edgar Babcock, Ava Grieux, Ellie Black, Vesper Baudette, Bobby Prejean
Series/ Progress: A Scrapbooking Mystery 13/13
DATE READ: September 3 - September 5
NO. OF PAGES: 300
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI , AlphaKit
SOURCE: ARC from author