Thursday, December 15, 2016

Egg Drop Dead - Review & Giveaway Part 2

EGG DROP DEAD by Laura Childs
The Seventh Cackleberry Club Mystery
Suzanne Dietz simply planned on picking up some cheese for her farm to table cafe, the Cackleberry Club. What she found was unmilked cows in distress and the murdered body of the mild mannered dairy man. Urged on by her friends Toni and Petra, Suzanne simply can't leave the murder alone and decides to "poke around, quietly". Will investigating the murder, no matter how quietly, put a strain on her relationship with Sam and possibly impede their upcoming nuptials? Or worse, will it put her in the sights of a killer once again? 
Laura Childs deftly balances light and dark in her seventh Cackleberry Club mystery. The relationship between fun loving Toni and the overgrown juvenile delinquent, Junior, brings lots of humor, but this book shows a little more depth to Toni's feelings for her possibly not so soon to be ex-husband. Suzanne's relationship with Sam also shows some possible cracks as he seems much more interested in their upcoming nuptials than she. Childs doesn't shy away from including harsh realism such as the horse meat industry. Yet, the climactic chase to capture the murderer was unrealistic. I understand why Childs made the choices she did and it was an adrenalin rushing, page turning, exciting read. But law enforcement today would never allow that to happen. It does make for a fine story though.
EGG DROP DEAD entertains by providing a thought provoking mystery with numerous shady suspects while bringing attention to certain societal issues.

Recipes Included.

Laura Childs has graciously offered one copy of EGG DROP DEAD to a lucky reader. Sorry, US mailing addresses only. In order to qualify leave a comment on this post no later than 11:59 pm EST Friday, December 16, 2016 telling us your favorite farm to table ingredient. Artisan cheeses? Farm fresh eggs? In season produce? What's your pick?


  1. Farm to table I love home grown tomatoes, green and red. The green ones I fry and the red ones are heavenly. Bought in a store is not the same. Thank you for a chance to read Laura Childs and for the review.

  2. Farm to table for us. Use garlic and onion for everything. Raw and cooked. Fresh produce is always a delight to the senses. Have yet to read this author. Would love to do so. Sooner rather than later. Thanks for a chance to do so.

    1. Congratulations! picked your comment to win. Be on the look out for an e-mail from me!

      I too love garlic and onion!.

  3. I enjoy tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and broccolini. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Farm to table is lovely and the best. Zucchini, tomatoes are my favorite. Many thanks for this delightful giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. I'm not familiar with this system but I love attending the farmer's markets in our area. There is nothing better than fresh produce and products to supply my family's meals with. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Farm to Table is a great way to go. Enjoy going to farmer's markets for fresh veggies in season. I also grow my own raspberries.

  7. Tomato and cucumber are two of my favorite, oh and strawberries.
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  8. Eggs. I grew up with mostly grocery store produce but had enough access to fresh eggs to spoil me. Thanks for the great detailed review.

  9. Fresh eggs and whatever fresh veggies are in season !

  10. I'd say at this time, it would be fresh Raspberries. At one time we had chickens and the eggs were nice. Some years we have great produce, but not the last couple of years.Fresh tomatoes and bell peppers are great

  11. I'm experimenting with 'farm fresh' salad ingredients in my livingroom. The smell of fresh herbs (basil, oregano, etc.) really does brighten the day.