Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"Egg Drop Dead"
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..
Even though this book is a series book in A Cackleberry Club Mysteries, it is also a stand-alone book.
From the first page to the last page I was drawn right into the story, I love a good cozy... As Suzanne makes an innocent visit to Mike Mullen's farm to pick-up a few wheels of cheese, she stumbles, or should we say she pushes the door open to find Mike's murdered body...Now starts Suzanne's investigation to try to find who would do such a dastardly deed.
The story moved along quickly keeping me slurping my tea as I was trying to figure out who was the guilty person of all the many suspects. But, again I was caught by surprise when the guilty one was discovered.
And that ending! Wowser! I enjoyed the jouncing here, there, and everywhere wild and wonderful ending.
A great big THANK YOU to the author, Laura Childs, for gifting me this book to read and review. Thank you for a few days of fun reading, and visiting some old friends, Toni, Petra, Sam and Junior, and of course I can't forget Sheriff Doogie, plus a few new friends. What can I say except it was my cup of tea, and I enjoyed it so much I am awarding it 5 star shaped tea leaves.
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.