“This was a compelling mystery for me. The murder was compelling in that the victim was an annoying creature from several novels back. The characters were compelling in that we enjoy our favorites and are introduced to some down-right creepy creatures. The sub-mystery was as exciting as the murder and then the recipes which I swear I could smell and taste in my mind compelled me to make out a grocery list.
Scrapbook shop owner, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava are awaiting Carmela's turn to be interviewed by the local television station from a suite overlooking the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans when a crash is heard. Carmela rushes out to the balcony where the reporter is and finds her hung over the balustrade.
No one especially liked television reporter, Kimber Breeze, but still... Then the post cards begin arriving to Carmela and they are sent from...Kimber? Carmela finds herself compelled to investigate although her boyfriend, Detective Babcock, strongly cautions against her involvement.
The pace of the mystery keeps this story going. I read it in almost one sitting, (I did have to stop to eat some "Spicy Red Beans and Rice." This series keeps getting stronger and I do enjoy reading it.