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Skeleton Letters (A Scrapbooking Mystery) Hardcover – October 4, 2011

4.3 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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“An addictive murder mystery which would have Miss Marple at a loss for words...plenty of laughs as well…Skeleton Letters is a hit and brings the charm of The Big Easy to life.”--Fresh Fiction


About the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award-winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. She lives in Minnesota.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Scrapbooking Mystery (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1st Printing edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425243893
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425243893
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,364,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I am a big fan of all of Laura Child's mystery books. I enjoyed this book till the last few pages when I discovered that she is continuing a trend that I have noticed in her last few books. She tells a truly entertaining & at times a laugh out loud story. But the conclusion just leaves me hanging. I do not want to spoil this book for other readers. But please Ms. Childs stop introducing characters & story lines that have no tie in to the ending. I feel like you get tired of writing & just say "The End" without a satisfactory exit to the story. Your book endings ,in my opium, need more closure. Why introduce characters & than just ignore them as though they never were part of the story line?
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By Maggie on January 21, 2012
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I have read every single one of her books.. really love them. The series is like eating potato chips.. you just cannot eat/ read just ONE. I like all three of her series styles. can hardly wait for her to write another of each!!
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I generally love Childs' scrapbooking mysteries as well as her other series. But this one left me with too many unanswered questions. What was the motivation for a total stranger to kill off a minor recurring character? Her explanation didn't make much sense to me. Also, why wasn't the question of where the stolen artifacts were going answered? And what is the point of Rain's character except to give us another person to really dislike & hope she gets killed off in the next book? All in all this was not as satisfying as her previous scrapbooking mysteries. I do love the tips & recipes, though.
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Format: Hardcover
I really love Laura Childs' books, but this one is not one of her best. The story dragged on with various characters and unnecessary plot lines. The main character seemed unusually cranky the entire book and her best friend was extra winey and cheap. I skipped chapters to see who committed the crime so I didn't have to read the entire book. Big disappointment. Hope the next book is better.
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By Mizzy on January 18, 2016
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I've read all of these books so far, and I have to say I was really disappointed here. I like the scrapbooking tips, the recipes, and I love the New Orleans setting. But the ending just did NOT do it for me. There was no explanation. Just - this is who did it, the end. WHY? I'd like to understand the motivation here, not guess at it - tell me what you had in mind. It's like the author got tired and said, "I'm done." I will keep reading the series, but I was really disappointed by this one.
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I really like this series set in New Orleans. I love the characters, but my favourite is definitely Ava. She is a friend everyone needs in their life... someone you're never sure about what is coming out of their mouth, or what hilarious nonsense she will come up with next. The mystery is grand, and Carmela is a great little sleuth with Ava as the best sidekick since Starsky and Hutch.
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Laura Child's books are always well crafted as to plot and setting. However her characters are cardboard figures who say and do the same things over and over again. They never grow or change; they are unrealistic, often cloying, and far too perfect to be really interesting. Every now and then I buy one of her books to see if anything has changed - it never does.
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I really enjoy Laura Childs scrapbooking series, and I have to say that the
stories are so much more interesting to me now that Carmela's ex-husband is not an integral part of the story. When I read about Carmela and Gabby (her
assistant in Memory Mine) sharing scrapbooking ideas with customers, several
of whom are good friends, it seems like a real place with real people. It
might just be because I love to scrapbook, but although there is always a
murder for Carmela to help solve, the scrapbook shop and the women who fre-
quent it make it seem so cozy. And Carmela and her friend, Ava, are fairly
believeable as they sort through clues and sometimes end up in danger as they
track down the killer.

I wish there was a cool scrapbook shop like Memory Mine with a really talented
owner like Carmela in my neck of the woods.
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