Friday, December 9, 2016

Review: Egg Drop Dead by: Laura Childs

Title: Egg Drop Dead
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Cackleberry Club Mystery #7
Pages: 336
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT


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 Thoughts:

In this book we meet Suzanne who is over at Mike Mullen's Dairy Farm to pick up some wheels of cheese but can't find Mike anywhere when she enters the past the cows who are distressed she finds Mike in the workshop but he's dead and Suzanne is stunned to find him in such a bad way!  Who wanted to kill Mike Mullen and why?

Add to the mix Julian Elder is trying to sell horse meat in town which is, disgusting so many residents including Suzanne and a young boy named Noah who wants to save the animals.  Add to this Suzanne's friend Toni's husband Junior trying to investigate on  his own.  Which leads to Junior winding up in trouble of his own!

This book was great it was such fun to follow Suzanne and the people that live in town seeing how they all add to Suzanne solving the mystery and I especially liked Noah and how Suzanne was with him when they finally talked.  Such a great mystery for anyone who loves small towns and quirky residents!  Can't wait to see what is next for Suzanne, Toni, Petra, Sam, Noah and everyone else in the Cackleberry Club mysteries!
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Anonymous said...

Noah is a wonderful character and Suzanne is the perfect person to talk to him respectfully and with affection. I am delighted that you enjoyed EGG DROP DEAD. Thanks so much for your lovely review. Laura Childs.

Paula said...

what I loved the most is I have four autistic kids and I think you used Noah beautifully.