L. Craig Roberts is perhaps most famous to a lot of Mobilians as an architect with a surfeit of posh estates in his portfolio. What others don’t realize is his variety of interests apart from blueprints and schematics.

Now one of his pursuits will take him on a local tour promoting his new book “Mardi Gras in Mobile.” Research was extensive but Roberts lays bare as much of the story of Mobile’s lengthiest tourist attraction as he can without transgressing secret identities and oaths of mystery.

Beginning at the Mobile Carnival Museum (355 Government St.) Jan. 17, Roberts will make the rounds throughout this year’s early pre-Lenten season. Keep your eyes peeled for subsequent book signings at the Mobile Ballet Jan. 21, Ben May Main Library Jan. 22, Mobile Museum of Art Jan. 25, Bellingrath Gardens and Home Feb. 4, and both Carpe Diem Coffee and Tea in Spring Hill then Fairhope’s Page and Pallette bookstore Feb. 7.