Sunday, January 26, 2014

Eggs in a Casket - Review


Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs
Fifth in the Cackleberry Club Mystery series
Suzanne, Petra, and Toni are three women of a certain age who are partners in the Cackleberry Club-a cafe that specializes in egg dishes, a book store, and a knitting store, all in one location. While delivering flowers for Memorial Cemetery’s Sesquicentennial celebration Suzanne and Toni stumble upon a body in a grave. The only problem, the body is not one of the dearly departed resting in his coffin, but a newly murdered laying in the muddy plot. Of course, our ladies get involved, especially as a good friend is a very good suspect.

Eggs in a Casket is the fifth entry in the Cackleberry Club Mystery series by Laura Childs. I always appreciate a mystery wherein the murder victim is a nasty person. That happens to be the case here, which also means there are a lot of suspects. Could the ex-wife, who was acting not so exy, be the murderer? What about the ornery man who lives next to the cemetery? Surely it couldn’t be their good friend Missy, even though she was receiving unwanted attention from the victim and was seen leaving the cemetery in a hurry just before the body was found. Could it?

I enjoyed this entry in the Cackleberry Club Mystery series. Author Laura Childs brings back her unique cast of characters. While I don’t care for Toni as a person, I realize some of her annoying (to me) actions are necessary to get Suzanne the clues she needs to help solve the murder. The climax of this story was thrilling, action packed, and kept me fully engaged. However, after I finished reading I questioned how plausible that action was. Still, if you give a willing suspension of disbelief I think you’ll find it riveting!

Recipes are included....and sound delicious!


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    1. Lots of cozy mysteries, culinary cozy mysteries in particular, also talk about food. Many authors share some of the wonderful recipes that they talk about! After all, everyone has to eat!