Friday, October 24, 2014

"Scorched Eggs"

In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café—are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebug…

As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, she’s stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isn’t enough to save longtime civil service worker—and friend to the Cackleberry Club—Hannah Venable.

Soon enough, it’s discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purpose—was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit.

Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Club’s menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies aren’t careful, they may be the ones gambling with their lives…

My Thoughts...

So far this has been my favorite "Cackleberry Club" #6 mystery. What a fun time this time around with the three ladies, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni. There is never a dull moment when they are around. This time....

A deadly fire in downtown Kindred sparks Suzanne and the ladies of the Cackleberry Club to launch an investigation. But there are suspects galore, weddings gone awry, lost baby owl, killer clowns, and a dinner theater production of "Blithe Spirit" at their restaurant. Still, Suzanne has to figure out if it was arson or cold-blooded murder. It was like an enjoyable and exciting visit with a few old friends you haven't seen for a year or so.

I actually enjoyed it enough to award it 4 "Scorched Eggs" stars. 

A big THANK YOU goes out to the author, Laura Childs, for the surprise gift of this book to read and give an honest review. Thank you Laura for a few fun filled days of reading your new novel. 

I think it will be published December 2, 2014. So all you 'cozy mystery' readers be on the lookout for this book in your favorite bookstores. 

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.


  1. I can look for this at the library....come Dec 2. I loved her teashop mysteries but not the scrapbooking ones at all. Thanks for the review. You must have fun doing this.

  2. This sounds like a fun cozy! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I would like to read Laura Child's work at some point.

    Gigi Ann, for some reason my blog roll had a different blog of yours in it. But I have changed it. Thanks for your help. :)