Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs [Book Review]

Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs

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Title: Glitter Bomb

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Berkley

Publish Date: October 2, 2018

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: A Scrapbooking Mystery #15

My Rating: 4/5

Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs


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.


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.

Glitter Bomb is 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 digital copy of this book from First to Read in exchange for an honest review.

Books in the Scrapbooking Mystery series:
  1. Keepsake Crimes
  2. Photo Finished
  3. Bound for Murder
  4. Motif for Murder
  5. Frill Kill
  6. Death Swatch
  7. Tragic Magic
  8. Fiber and Brimstone
  9. Skeleton Letters
  10. Postcards from the Dead
  11. Gilt Trip
  12. Gossamer Ghost
  13. Parchment and Old Lace
  14. Crepe Factor
  15. Glitter Bomb
  16. Mumbo Gumbo Murder

7 thoughts on “Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs [Book Review]

  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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