Scrapbook Mysteries #11
Berkley Prime Crime
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
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Louisiana businessman Jerry Earl Leland served only a
fraction of his five-year sentence for white-collar
thanks to some political connections and a few greased
palms. But he won’t have long to enjoy his freedom…
After Jerry Earl’s early release, his wife, Margo—a much-
married Garden District doyenne—throws an extravagant Get
Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band,
champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. The
list includes many prominent New Orleans socialites, as
as scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best
friend, Ava Gruiex. But sometime during the swirl of
partying and drinking, Jerry Earl is brutally murdered—
stuffed inside a clothes dryer.
Carmela has earned a reputation around town for solving
murders, and when the grieving widow turns to her for
she can’t say no. But Jerry Earl took a lot of people to
cleaners with his underhanded business tactics, so
going to be hard-pressed to identify which of his enemies
was steamed enough to kill him. As she sorts through
Earl’s dirty laundry, she needs to collar the killer
another victim is set to tumble dry…
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