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Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club Series #1)

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

    Action packed

    This was an exciting mystery. It seemed to start out kind of slow, but then the action picked up and there is a regular amount of crime and action.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

    Eggs in Purgatory

    I love anything by Laura Childs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Eggs in Purgatory not at all a bad reading eggsperience

    The first in a new series from author Laura Childs (Tea Shop & Scrapbooking mysteries) was a nice change of pace.
    Characters and plot were well developed and the book's pace was quick and fun. I enjoyed this book more than some in her other two series.
    Great for a rainy afternoon - or just to relax.
    The book also includes several recipes for those who are gastro-enthusiasts.

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  • Posted March 4, 2009

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    Fabulous new culinary cozy mystery series

    Suzanne, Toni, and Petra have opened the Cackleberry Club café in Kindred, TN. Each of the women lost their spouse: one to death, one to Alzheimer's and one to another woman, and they enjoy the time they spend working together.

    Brian, the lawyer for Suzanne's husband's estate asks her to meet him in the parking lot for her to sign some papers. When she goes to meet him, she finds him murdered. Later she sees a pickup truck being followed by an SUV. Wondering if they could somehow be involved, she follows them, only to see the pickup truck tip over and the SUV flee. Teddy Harlingen, who first saw Brian dead in his car, is dead. Suzanne is sure the deaths are linked together.

    Suzanne's husband's firm is being investigated for million dollar kickbacks, and soon Suzanne finds herself and her dead husband in the thick of this as well. Feeling her husband was not involved, she begins to investigate and finds a link to the other two dead men. Who else is involved? Can Suzanne, with the help of her friends, find the culprit before he finds her?

    This is a great new cozy series. I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to read the next. The three friends and the small town setting are fabulous. The author does a great job of crafting and intertwining the plots. Her characters are very likeable and believable.

    I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs

    I'm a big fan of Laura Childs' tea shoppe mysteries. I'm also a fan of culinary mysteries. This book was an easy read. So far, I prefer the characters in the tea shoppe mysteries, but will read the second book in this series to see if it grows on me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2009

    Eggs-centric as usual

    Really enjoyable read as always from Laura Childs.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Good Read

    Was a good book.Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Another terrific Laura Childs mystery

    It may sound superfluous with so many wonderful mysteries under her belt, but Laura Childs has done in again. Her characters are richly descriptive, the tone and speed of the novel keeps the reader intrigued and quite interested as to the outcome of its main characters. A must read for those many kindred souls out there who love to cook, relax with a cup of tea (or Shiraz) and see an everyday, yet extraordinary woman unravel a mystery. Great Job Ms Childs - Great Job!

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

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    New Series sure to be a hit!

    In her new series, The Cackle berry Club, Laura Childs has created some very likeable new characters. We are introduced to the recently widowed Suzanne, Toni, who is in process of divorcing Junior and Petra, whose husband is in a nursing home due to Alzheimers. These three talented and winsome ladies operate a café specializing in breakfast egg dishes with tea and goodies being served in the afternoon. Part of their commercial venture, set in the small Midwestern town of Kindred, is a book nook and a yarn shop. However, all is not placid as one morning,Suzanne, while letting Baxter the dog out, happens to see the local lawyer Bobby Waite sitting in his truck - dead!<BR/><BR/>After almost witnessing a second murder in town and hearing about the break in at Bobby¿s law office, where files about her late husband Walter are missing ,Suzanne feels she needs to help Sheriff Doogie find out who committed the crimes. Even though the mayor says he has proof Walter was involved and may have embezzled 4million dollars, Suzanne can not believe that it is true. This undertaking is not quite the piece of cake she had imagined. It seems there are numerous suspects with as many motives and they are all entwined together. <BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>Childs has such a wonderful way with descriptions, this sounds like a place you would dearly love to visit and try all the fanciful egg dishes, partake of afternoon tea and maybe find a good mystery while browsing in the book nook. Her creation of a deliciously woven plot with well developed and plausible characters will keep the reader entertained and surprised all the way to the end. The suspense builds with numerous twists and turns as Suzanne and friends try to figure out all the clues. There are numerous heart warming moments between the three women along with several very interesting sub-plots. Throw in a few laugh out loud moments, a host of fun peripheral characters and you have the recipe for a successful new series. One of the highlights of a Laura Childs¿ book is the inclusion of scrumptious recipes at the end. For cozy fans, this is a highly recommended read. 4****

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