Egg Drop Dead
- Author: Laura Childs
- Publisher: Berkley
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Release Date: December 6, 2016
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- Genre: Cozy
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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…
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 fund raising 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 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!
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.
Book Review by Bree Herron
I have adored Laura Childs’ other series, in fact her Tea Shop series was one of the first I ever read. When the opportunity arose to read Egg Drop Dead, I knew it was fate. I didn’t know just how much I would enjoy it. I couldn’t stop reading it.The eggs are scrambled in this fun mystery! #giveaway Click To Tweet
Suzanne is this character that you just build a friendship the moment you start reading the book. She is smart, charming, and a true show of Ms. Childs’ writing strength. If you haven’t read any of Ms. Childs’ books, you are missing out on some of the best character development I have ever read. She really has a talent for creating characters that are vivid and alive. She also creates a setting that you envision quickly in your mind. For this book you envision a charming town filled with unique characters, personally I saw Stars Hollow. I love the murder in this book, who would kill the farmer?
True to her writing this book holds enough twists and turns that the reader comes out surprised at the killer. Suzanne and her friends are a fun bunch that I want to solve all my mysteries with, and plan to go back to reading the series over break. A reader looking to read funny, charming and quick wit will eat this book up!
Have you read any books by Ms. Childs?
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away (2) Print Copy of Egg Drop Dead (U.S. Only)! Find out all the details and enter to WIN at Egg Drop Dead- Virtual Book Tour!
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Thanks so much for your kind words about EGG DROP DEAD. I agree that Suzanne is a character who inspires feelings of friendship and closeness. It is a pleasure to be here at Bibliophile Reviews. Laura Childs
Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words in return! I am a HUGE fan so it’s an honor to have a comment from you!
If this book follows the others that Laura Child has written, I am sure it will be a delight to read. Thank you for including it on your blog.