Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
by Laura Childs
Sweet town filled with wonderful characters that will make you feel like you are home while keeping you guessing along the way.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
The first murder occurs in the opening pages, and its haunting image stayed with me throughout the book.
~The Power of Words
This time I was totally gobsmacked when the killer was revealed. Not on my radar, not in my wildest dreams. Twists galore sent me in a whole different direction.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Laura Childs is a gifted author when it comes to blending the setting and the characters into her mysteries.
~Carla Loves To Read
A really compelling cozy mystery laden with intrigue . . .
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
I love the characters in this series. Petra, Toni, and Suzanne always crack me up and leave me with all the feels.
I really like the fact that the Cackleberry Club is always prepared to step up and do something for someone else, whether an individual or a group, charity doesn’t always begin at home sometimes it begins at the Cackleberry Club.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
Ms. Childs starts her books off quickly with a crime, which moves the story along instead of dragging down the pace with too much backstory and set up . . . there is a heart-pounding conclusion to wrap the story up, and had me sitting on the edge of my seat.
~Cinnamon, Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder
Eggs on Ice is a cute and humorous cozy mystery set is a charming small town filled with off-beat individuals.
~The Avid Reader
I love this series it’s such fun to go back to Cackleberry Club and see what everyone is up to.
Laura is one of my go-to cozy mystery authors . . . Laura’s writing style for me is easy and enjoyable to read. . .
~A. Holland Reads
The read is fast paced with the big crime happening just pages in leading the reader on a little journey that ends with a bit of a surprise at the end.
~The Journey Back
Laura Childs deftly draws readers to two suspects in particular and engineers some fantastic ambushes of both characters and readers who weren’t paying close enough attention.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
I love the friendships between the ladies of the Cackleberry Club. Toni and Suzanne are great bffs and Petra is wonderful as well.
~A Chick Who Reads
I liked the diverse suspects and how all the parts were skillfully woven together. We got to know the residents of Kindred a bit better . . .
I became really engrossed in the story and could not turn the pages fast enough. . . I was totally shocked by the reveal of the killer. . . I was literally kept on the edge of my seat by the ending of this one. Great job, Laura.
~Melina’s Book Blog
About the Book
Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
8th in Series
Berkley (December 4, 2018)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Kindle ASIN: B07BD23MV9
Some say that casting crusty attorney Allen Sharpe as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of “A Christmas Carol” is just playing to type. He’s not the most beloved man in town. In fact, you’d have a dickens of a time finding someone who liked him. Still it’s a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. Suzanne, co-owner of the Cackleberry Club café, Kindred’s favorite combination diner, craft store and bookshop, chases the murderer out of the building but loses him in the alley.
As the days pass the list of suspects grows longer. Is it the disgruntled partner? The former secretary whom Sharpe sexually harrassed? Or is it fellow owner of the Cackleberry Club, Toni’s almost ex-husband, Junior? The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.
About the Author
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 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.
Webpage – http://www.laurachilds.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31
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