It is my pleasure to welcome one of my favorite authors to the blog today. And I have to give a shout out to Lori at Escape With Dollycas because I might never have discovered Mollie’s books if it hadn’t been for her Great Escape Tours. Mollie agreed to answer a few questions for us today.
When did you first decide you wanted to be an author?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be an author. Even when I had other aspirations, like dancing and acting, I always wrote.
What is your writing schedule like? I get up around 4 in the morning and write before my family gets up.
What do you like to do when you are not writing? I love to exercise—I run, do Yoga, and Zumba. And I love to read.
What is your favorite children’s book? This is a tough one. I think “Mama, Do You Love Me.”
What is your favorite adult book? Beloved by Toni Morrison.
If you were not a writer, what would you be? A librarian or book store owner.
What is your favorite treat? Pumpkin pie, still warm from the oven.
If you could have a meal with any author (living or dead) who would it be and what would you eat? Jane Austen and we’d have high tea, with plenty of finger sandwiches and fancy cookies.
- This series just keeps getting better and better with every book, and SCRAPBOOK OF THE DEAD is the cream of the *crop.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
The Cumberland Creek Mysteries are one of my favorite cozy series. Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan is her best book yet!
…one of those books I read in one sitting–I just couldn’t put it down!
I had such fun sleuthing with this gang again. The characters ages ranged from young to senior and they kept me laughing and flipping pages to find out who the surprise villain was.
Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
Scrapbook of the Dead
(A Cumberland Creek Mystery) (Book 5)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what’s been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.
As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies–or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.
Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!
In addition to the Cumberland Creek mystery series, Mollie Cox Bryan wrote the regional bestseller Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley . An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Scrapbook of Secrets was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
My thoughts: FTC Disclosure: I received an Advance E- Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
In this latest installment in her wonderfully crafted scrapbooking mystery series, brings us to the mystery on page one. The story starts with the discovery of the body of a young woman in the freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace. Ms. Bryan grabs the readers attention from page one and doesn’t let go until the end. Not only does she craft an engaging mystery, but she has created wonderful characters with great depth. I’ve read all the books (but not the novellas) in the series and each time I open a new book in the series it’s like visiting old friends. I love that with each book we learn more about the characters and get to see them grow. And the scrapbooking tips are big plus as well.
If you love a well crafted mystery and enjoy scrapbooking, then this series is for you.
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October 1 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
October 2 – Jane Reads – Review, Guest Post
October 3 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review
October 4 – Book Babble – Review
October 5 – Queen of All She Reads – Review
October 6 – A Fold in the spine – Review
October 7 – Brooke Blogs – Spotlight
October 8 – fuonlyknew – Review
October 9 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Interview
October 10 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
October 10 – readalot – Review
October 11 – shelley’s book case – Review, Guest Post
October 12 – Back Porchervations – Review
October 13 – Laura’s Interests – Review
October 13 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
October 14 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review