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Monday, November 16, 2009

Eggs-citing New Mystery from Laura Childs!

When Cackleberry Clubber Suzanne delivers a cherry pie to funeral director Ozzie Driesden, she discovers him not working at the embalming table but lying on the embalming table, his blood draining from his body. She barely has time to recognize his corpse before somebody slaps a ragful of chloroform over her face. Who could have committed this dastardly crime in little Elmswood Park?

In spite of juggling a book signing event, a cake decorating festival and a fashion show, Suzanne stays on her toes trying to find out who really is behind the funeral home murder, in spite of the fact that it looks like the murderer might be coming for Suzanne herself! With more suspects than breakfast specials, Suzanne and her buddies at the Cackleberry Club scramble to crack the case before one of their own ends up six feet under.

In her 2nd book of the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, author Laura Childs once again delivers a delicious platter of thrilling who-done-it, with a side of friendship and humor and for dessert – a spectacular collection of recipes sure to quench anyone’s hunger for great food!

The Cackleberry Club is a delightful combination of old-time café, knitting nook and book shop, run by three middle-aged friends, Suzanne, Toni and Petra. Known for their wonderful food, the gals are also known as being able to solve a mystery or two, much to the vexation of the local sheriff.

Child is also the author of the highly successful series, the Tea Shop Mysteries, which features tea shop owner Theodosia Browning in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Scrapbooking Mysteries, starring Carmela Bertrand, owner of the Memory Mine Scrapbooking Shop in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Check out my interview with Laura at my new bi-monthly column at FreshFiction.com, Sharon’s Cozy Corner. http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=2118


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm so excited about Laura's book! Can't wait to read this one. Is this one set in the mid-west, I'm remembering? I know she usually uses Southern settings.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Yes, it is!

....Petty Witter said...

What an amazing cover for what sounds like book, what I cal, a Sunday tea-time read. Thanks for this.

Joanne said...

Hello, Sharon -- I just purchased a stack of Laura Childs' scrapbooking mystery books set in N.O., thanks to your recommendations. Can't wait to read them!