News & Reviews



Right now, Laura Childs is working on Parchment and Old Lace, Scrapbooking Mystery #13, which will be released in October of 2015.


She is also starting the outline for the next Tea Shop Mystery.


And there’s something big happening in the writer’s studio. A brand new sharp-edged thriller series to be published under the name Gerry Schmitt!


If you enjoy pulse-pounding thrillers, if you like intriguing female protagonists, you’re going to love the first book in this new series – Finders Creepers, an Afton Tangler Thriller.

This series ratchets up the suspense, sets the stakes even higher, and delivers exciting, memorable characters that sizzle on the page.


Coming next year, you’re sure to be intrigued by Finders Creepers, the first book in this series that features Afton Tangler, single mom, Outward Bound enthusiast, and liaison officer with the Minneapolis PD, as she gets pulled into a bizarre high-profile kidnapping!


Remember, Laura Childs’ books are available as ebooks, hardcovers, paperbacks, talking books, and in big print version (Thorndike in the UK and Wheeler in the U.S.) Many are also available in German, Japanese, and Korean languages.


Laura Childs’ books are also available from the Literary Guild’s Mystery Guild book club (





Named to the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller Lists


"Childs' plots simmer slowly while Theodosia's dogged yet elegant sleuthing is as satisfying as sipping a cup of jade oolong."

--Publishers Weekly


"Literary pick of the week:  Laura Childs."
--St. Paul Pioneer Press


"High body count...uniquely warm characters."



"Delicious recipes, teatime tips, opera, and murder in a national bestselling mystery series that has quickly become a favorite of readers.
--Mystery Reader


"Entertainment at its finest, with murder, mystery, and mayhem running through the swiftly turning pages.
--Fresh Fiction


"Chock full of intrigue and even voodoo, there are haunted mansions, slimy swamps, stolen jewels, and an old and secret society that meets in the dark of an old dungeon."
--Romance Reviews Today





"Makes New Orleans spookier than usual."
--Publishers Weekly


"Laura Childs has done it again! I enjoyed Frill Kill so much I skipped a few meals just to finish it!"
--Armchair Interviews


"A delightful series with likeable, in-depth characters."
--Book Loons


"If you scrapbook and read, you have to read these books!"


"Hurry to the nearest bookstore and buy Frill Kill by Laura Childs because she has certainly set the mood for Halloween!"
--Mayhem and


"Laura Childs always manages to entertain and thrill readers with her lively style of intrigue."
--Wichita Falls (TX)
Times Record News


"Murder...faster than a vampire's fang!"


"A generous helping of sleuthing, a side-dish of scrapbooking hints."
--Scrapbook Inspirations (UK)





"Childs excels at creating comforting settings in which to place her characters and the Cackleberry Club is a place you'd like to visit."
--St. Paul Pioneer Press


"Tasy and fun."
--Minneapolis Star-Tribune


"Definitely worth a read--sitting at the counter of your favorite breakfast joint!"
--Cooking with Ideas


"Plenty of humor, emotion, good food (with recipes) and fantastic plotlines."
--Fresh Fiction


"Plots too good to reveal.  Read and discover for yourself just what the hue and cry is all about."


"Plots that hold your interest and characters who are well-envisioned and well-executed."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch