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…
My review of Egg Drop Dead
Once again, Laura Childs has shown she knows her readers well. This return visit to the Cackleberry Club brings with it the charm of the cafe, the tasty treats, and a perplexing case of murder for the ladies of the Cackleberry Club.
Suzanne’s reasoning for becoming involved in the investigation seems perfectly valid. After all, she found the body, the deceased was a cheese supplier for the Cackleberry Club, and a friend. If that’s not enough, there’s Suzanne’s insatiable curiosity about murder.
Food plays a big part in “Egg Drop Dead.” Recipes are included at the end of the book, and a couple of them look particularly tempting. The writing does feel a bit rushed at times, but the charm, the food, and the characters are all ready for action in this latest Cackleberry Club Mystery.