By Laura Childs
The New York instances bestselling writer of Gilt Trip returns to New Orleans for scrapbooking, Halloween, and homicide…
Scrapbook store proprietor Carmela Bertrand is able to head out and revel in her evening until eventually she hears a few unusual noises coming from Oddities, the neighboring antiques store, and makes a decision to enquire. Her night plans are suddenly wear carry while out of a curio cabinet—and into her arms—falls the bloody physique of Oddities proprietor Marcus Joubert.
While Joubert used to be identified for being an eccentric, Carmela by no means suggestion he may well motivate the fervour required to kill—until she learns a valuable loss of life masks used to be additionally stolen. because the secret grows, so does the checklist of suspects, leaving Carmela with the sensation that it'll take each trick within the publication to unmask the killer thief prior to there’s one other evening of murderous mischief…
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Curious now, Carmela clicked and skim the complete article. Which, primarily, have been written a few six months in the past and certain how a truly skillful thief had damaged into the house of a filthy rich Palm seashore resident on Cocoanut Row and stolen a whole cache of useful jewellery. Carmela blinked tough as her brain raced, leaping to conclusions. Conclusions that have been most likely fairly illogical. Unless . . . No. It couldn’t be, might it? might the countess and her husband, who have been vaguely brought as an entrepreneur, have engineered this actual jewel robbery? may well the unusual vibes she’d been getting from the countess be according to the truth that the lady was once very likely a infamous thief? may be. in spite of this, perhaps no longer. great point Carmela had Jekyl on velocity dial. “Hello, buttercup,” was once Jekyl’s greeting while he spoke back the telephone. “Do you may have caller identity or do you greet everybody that manner? ” Carmela requested. “Everyone,” Jekyl laughed. “What’s up? ” “You understand that photograph you snapped of Ava and me final evening? ” “Sure. ” “Does it exhibit my necklace quite good? ” “Give me a second and I’ll payment. ” there has been silence for a number of moments, after which Jekyl got here again at the line and stated, “Pretty good. Why? ” “Do you could have how to run that necklace in the course of the nationwide paintings Fraud Registry and notice if it’s stolen items? ” “Are you critical? ” “Yes, i believe i'm. ” “I can do it but . . . good, who do you're thinking that stole it? ” “Mmn . . . perhaps the lady who lent it to me. ” “You suggest the Countess Saint-Marche? With the phony-baloney name? ” “That’s correct, and I’m pondering her tale may be phony, too. I don’t be aware of that she ever did personal a high-end jewellery shop in Palm seashore. ” “And you arrived at this conclusion . . . how? ” “I simply chanced on a piece of writing from the Palm seashore day-by-day News . . . ” “Ah, the glossy Sheet. ” “That’s right,” stated Carmela. She speedy similar the item to Jekyl, after which advised him approximately her web research and the way she’d been not able to discover any checklist or point out of a jewellery store in Palm seashore owned through a countess. “So now you think that your countess and this feline thief are one and a similar? ” “I don’t be aware of that in any respect, yet I’m simply curious adequate that I’d wish to cost her out. She and her item. and also you, my expensive, are my resident antiques guru and paintings professional. And now, i suppose, jewellery specialist. ” “Okay,” stated Jekyl, “I’ll come again to you. ” The minute Carmela hung up the telephone she instantly regretted her suspicions. most likely, she determined, she used to be simply being great paranoid. most likely, the countess fairly was once at the up-and-up and he or she shouldn’t be so inquisitive. Shouldn’t go searching for difficulties. Then again . . . simply to verify, simply to ease her addled brain, Carmela ran a short Google seek to work out if any jewellery heists had taken position in Dallas round the time the Napoleon loss of life masks were stolen from Wallace Pitney. a lot to her sadness, she didn’t discover a factor. * * * past due afternoon came upon Carmela with bunches of cheesecloth opened up at the craft desk. “Now what’s happening? ” requested Gabby.