Friday, January 29, 2021

Egg Shooters - A Review & Giveaway


EGG SHOOTERS by Laura Childs
The Ninth Cackleberry Club Mystery

With a plan to surprise her fiance at work, Suzanne Dietz is the one surprised when a masked gunman comes into the emergency room killing the security guard after robbing the pharmacy. With the Sheriff investigating truck hijackings as well as drug robberies, which now include a murder, Suzanne, egged on by friends and victims alike, decides to investigate. Could the two young men next door be involved? What about rumors of a survivalist camp or the new slick businessman the mayor is showing around town? Suzanne continues to plan and execute events for the Cackleberry Club, helping to serve up wonderful dishes, but will her eggstracurricular meddling find her in more danger than she can manage?

EGG SHOOTERS highlights some current societal issues, namely drug addiction. Among other things it shows how pervasive it is and how far people will go to get drugs. I enjoyed puzzling over the disparate crimes and wondering if they were connected, and if so, how?

As usual, Suzanne is overcome by her desire to investigate and throwing caution to the wind gets involved in all manner of escapades. If you're able to willingly suspend your disbelief, you'll find the action exhilarating and fun. Realistically, her behavior is rash and implausible, bordering on ludicrous. Taking everything with a grain of salt, I gladly followed Suzanne and Toni, although I was tsking as I did. I really enjoyed the final confrontation with the killer which was truly unique.

This ninth book in the Cackleberry Club Mystery series is a fast paced mystery fueled by food and friendship. EGG SHOOTERS is jam packed with intrigue, adventure, and fun.


 Egg Shooters (A Cackleberry Club Mystery) by Laura Childs

About Egg Shooters

Egg Shooters (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 9th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (January 26, 2021)
Hardcover: 304 pages

A murder in the local hospital is raising everyone's temperature in the latest book in the New York Times bestselling Cackleberry Club series.

Suzanne Dietz co-owner of the Cackleberry Club Café is visiting her fiancée, Dr. Sam Hazelet when a masked gunman bursts into the emergency room. He shoots two people and would probably have done more damage had Suzanne not brained him with a thermos full of chili. Still, the gunman manages to escape.  

Now the ladies of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he finds them.

About Laura Childs

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 fundraising 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 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.

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!

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  1. I love the concept of egg shooters! Terrific title.

  2. I would love to read one of her books. This sounds like a fun book
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  3. Excited for a return to the Cackleberry Club!

  4. Sounds like an exciting read.

  5. Laura I am so happy that you have come out with another book. Plus you are promoing it by going on tour. Great way to tell everyone. I wish you do pick up a lot of readers like myself. I love that you are giving away print books and i also review every book I read! peggy clayton