Guest Post By Laura ChildsI am delighted to be spending some time here at the Queen of All She Reads review site. EGG DROP DEAD is book seven of my New York Times best-selling Cackleberry Club mysteries set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, co-owners of the Cackleberry Club, a farm-to-table café, pride themselves on having cordial personal relationships with customers and suppliers alike. So Suzanne is looking forward to her car ride out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some cheese wheels. But when she arrives a barn full of cows, moaning their complaints that it is long past milking time, signals that something is amiss. Suzanne opens the barn door and nearly trips over Mike’s bloody body.Suzanne, Toni, and Petra are determined to bring Mike’s killer to justice. Sheriff Doogie would just as soon solve the murder on his own, but he has learned not to underestimate the ladies of the Cackleberry Club, especially Suzanne.Running the café, along with the Knitting Nest and the Book Nook, while hosting special events like tea parties, knitting classes and a Halloween gala that will never be forgotten, the friends still manage to find the time to follow Suzanne’s insatiable curiosity all around town hunting for clues. They are definitely making people nervous. Even the man is Suzanne’s life, the handsome town doctor, is afraid that the ladies will go too far.
So pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite chair and follow along as the ladies get ever closer to a murderer who clearly wants them out of the way. And just wait until you get to the end of the book and see the recipes for tempting sweets such as Suzanne’s Cherry Cake Bars, and Toni’s Pumpkin Fudge, not to mention a scrumptious recipe for Egg Drop Dead Soup, which is very tasty with a slice or two of Petra’s Molasses Bread.
Egg Drop Dead
By Laura Childs
A Cackleberry Club Mystery, Book 7
A Cackleberry Club Mystery, Book 7
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Hardcover: 336 pages
About the book:
In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club café—are back to track down another bad egg…
Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.
But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.
Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them…
About The Author
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.
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