Cozy Wednesday – Review/Giveaway – Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs

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Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!
This week I spent time catching up on some cozies that I couldn’t get read when they first came out.

eggs in a casket 2014Eggs in a Casket (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (January 7, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Jacket Illustration by Lee White
Jacket Design by Annette Fiore Defex
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425255582
E-Book File Size: 1744 KB
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages (December 2, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0425269084


The ladies of the Cackleberry Club are always ready to serve—whether they’re cooking up breakfast or sniffing out a bad egg.

While Petra handles the breakfast rush at the Cackleberry Club, the café’s other two owners, Suzanne and Toni, head to Memorial Cemetery to help prepare for its 150th anniversary celebration. But as they search the winding paths for the historical society tent, they discover something else out of place: the body of ex-prison warden Lester Drummond lying facedown in someone else’s freshly dug grave.

In the small town of Kindred, everyone knows everyone, and Lester was no exception. Suzanne knew him as the creepy guy who made unwanted advances on her friend Missy Langston. But now it appears the man was hiding a few secrets…and at least one of them was worth killing for.

As the case cracks open, there are plenty of suspects to consider—from recent parolees to Missy herself, who Suzanne and Toni saw speeding away just before they found the body. Now, with a cemetery celebration in the offing, and the local authorities in over their heads, it’s up to the Cackleberry Club to unscramble the clues and clear their friend’s name.

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Dollycas’s Thoughts

You just can’t go wrong with a Laura Childs cozy mystery!!

It is hard to believe this is the 5th Cackleberry Club Mystery. I absolutely love these ladies! Their Cackleberry Club has everything, great food, a book nook and a crafting corner. Suzanne, Toni and Petra have created a place all of us would love to visit. In Kindred, it is the place the whole community seems to gather to share news, a bit but gossip, and support each other through thick and thin.

In this installment Suzanne and Toni discover a body in the cemetery while dropping off some flowers for the cemetery’s 150th year celebration. Of course, all three ladies find themselves scrambling to try to catch the killer. There is a nice twist when Sheriff Doogie even needs their help and that leads to a few suspenseful moments.

Childs has written quite a mystery for us to enjoy. She kept me guessing until the very end. She balances the mystery with a teaspoon of romance and a tablespoon of humor. Junior’s antics continue to make me laugh out loud.

This is really a wonderful series. I have enjoyed each and every one.

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About This Author 

Laura Childs is the author of the Cackleberry Club Mysteries Tea Shop Mysteries, and Scrapbooking Mysteries.  Her books have been named to the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and been featured selections of the Mystery Guild’s Mystery Book Club.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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