Book Review: Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs

Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs

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BOOK INFO
Title: Glitter Bomb
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: October 2, 2018

BOOK BLURB
It’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend Ava. Carmela’s ex-husband Shamus rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus’ float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed.

Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member’s death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder….and Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect.


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MY REVIEW
A deadly explosion occurs during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Carmela, a scrapbook shop owner, and Ava, her best friend, are at the parade and witness the disaster. Carmela and Ava use their sleuthing skills to investigate and find out if the explosion was an accident or murder.

The 15th book in A Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs. I have not read the previous books in this series, but this one was easily read as a standalone. I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery, and plan on reading some of the earlier books in this series.

Glitter Bomb starts with a bang, and keeps a fast and fun pace throughout the book. Carmela and Ava are a lively duo that go on quite the adventure to solve this mystery. Since it is set during Mardi Gras, the city is bustling and Carmela and Ava stay busy enjoying the festivities.

After the story, a few extras are included:
– Scrapbook, stamping, and craft tips from Laura Childs
– Favorite New Orleans recipes
– Excerpt from Eggs on Ice

A fun mystery in a dazzling setting. A great read for fans of cozy mysteries. Humorous, delightful, and sparkling.

I received a free eARC of this book from First to Read in exchange for an honest review.

7 thoughts on “Book Review: Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs

  1. Ok first—I love the title of this and the cover! I’d pick it up on that alone. Second—I loved your review! How great would it be to own a scrapbook shop?? I’m reading a Mardi Gras themed cozy mystery now as well! I might need to make it a theme week 😊

    1. Thank you, Mackenzie! I agree, the cover is great! I’m definitely guilty of reading books based on the cover. Hope you’re enjoying your current read! A themed week of Mardi Gras cozies sounds awesome. Go for it! 😊

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