Book Review: Scrapbook of the Dead

scrapbookdeadI really love mystery books so when they are compared with one of my other favorite activities, scrapbooking, I can’t resist reading them.  In this book we are taken to Cumberland Creek, where two sisters are found dead – with a scrapbook page in hand.  The cops, a local reporter and the local scrapbook ladies try to figure out who it was that did it.

I liked that this book had short chapters, but I also had a tough time getting into it. There were a lot of characters and it was hard to keep them organized in my head at times.  I did like the story and the incorporation of the scrapbook crops in to the story (makes it easier for everyone to be together and share what they know!) But I’ve read better scrapbook murder mysteries.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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.

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