Saturday, August 23, 2008

Keepsake Crimes

Title: Keepsake Crimes
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Gerry Schmitt 2003

This novel is not simply a novel. It has two purposes. On the one hand, of course, it is a detective kind of novel, involving solving the puzzle of a murder case; on the other hand, it is also a book introducing to the readers about scrapbooking. The scrapbooking part is not actually subtle. The author sometimes spends quite a bit of effort to entice the readers into scrapbooking.

What is scrapbooking? Ok, go to wiki it :D

As for any detective kind of stories, hints are dropped here and there, then finally leading to the truth. Quite typical, or cliche, if you put it the bad way :)

However, there are some humourous writings in the book, such as:

Hardly. Times are tough. And guilty consciences are in exceedingly short supply these days

And this:

She also assured Carmela that she would light a candle each week until the two were once again reunited.
Carmela had thanked Gabby warmly, then suggested she might want to purchase those candles inn bulk.

Good fun reading if you have nothing better to do. :P

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