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Eggs Benedict Arnold (Cackleberry Club Series #2)
     

Eggs Benedict Arnold (Cackleberry Club Series #2)

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by Laura Childs
 

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When Cackleberry Clubber Suzanne delivers a pie to funeral director Ozzie Driesden, she discovers him not working at the embalming table but lying on the embalming table. She barely has time to recognize his corpse before she?s drugged with chloroform. With more suspects than breakfast specials, the Cackleberry Club scrambles to crack the case before one

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When Cackleberry Clubber Suzanne delivers a pie to funeral director Ozzie Driesden, she discovers him not working at the embalming table but lying on the embalming table. She barely has time to recognize his corpse before she?s drugged with chloroform. With more suspects than breakfast specials, the Cackleberry Club scrambles to crack the case before one of their own ends up six feet under.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425231555
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Cackleberry Club Series , #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
133,011
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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Eggs Benedict Arnold 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are kidding on the price right? Have read several Laura Childs but not for this price for a cozy!
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Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
I like the three women who run The Cackleberry Club. In this book, Suzanne goes to the funeral home to deliver the cherry pie the director, Ozzie Driesden, apparently forgot to come back for. When she arrives, she finds him dead on a metal embalming table. Before she gets a good look at the scene, someone knocks her out with chloroform. A friend comes under suspicion and the ladies rally around to help find the real killer. This puts them in harm's way. The author has done a great job of creating a community the reader cares about. It is a fun cozy mystery series to read. I find myself laughing out loud at times. I can't wait to read the next installment. I highly recommend this book and series.
JanPan More than 1 year ago
Once again, I am delighted with a cozy read with the chicks at the Cackleberry Club. The characters are believable and well-developed. I feel like I know Suzanne, Petra and Toni well enough to drop in for a chat, scone and tea! And the ambience of the Cackleberry Club has a way of enveloping the reader, making me feel as if I'm there among the colorful residents of Kindred, enjoying the latest Cackleberry event and getting to know the cast of characters. As a devoted mystery buff, I appreciate the well-planned, intriguing plot with its twists and turns--and moments of suspense as our heroines escape dire circumstances and continue their quest for the truth--and finally solve the mystery. I'm happily anticipating the next Cackleberry Club Mystery, "Bedeviled Eggs." I'm never disappointed and always charmed by every Laura Childs mystery, in all three of her delightful mystery series. I hope she never stops writing!
Miss-Carol More than 1 year ago
I love the women of the Cackleberry Club. They, each in their own distinctive way, remind me of myself at different stages of my life. The setting is creative while at the same time exciting with an edge of comfort and familiarity. The story kept me interested all the way through and up to the end I couldn't predict who had killed the mortician. And that is pretty good, since I can often figure out the plot of mysteries I read and guess who did it. I like the recipes, although I haven't tried any yet, but I intend to. The author, Laura Childs, just gets better as she continues to write her various mysteries. I just finished Frill Kill and am in the middle of Death Swatch now. I think I will start reading the tea mysteries just to complete the set.
alliAK More than 1 year ago
I love to cozy up with a good book by Laura Childs. The women in her mysteries are always lively and into some activity, be it cooking, knitting, are fundraising. This one also has awesome recipes at the back of the book as do the others. I was not expecting the murderer to be who it was...good plot.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy these Cackleberry Club books! The characters are well developed and fun people; their interaction with each other actually makes me laugh out loud on occasion, which is rare for me when I'm reading. Having owned a couple of businesses myself in the past, I can also appreciate what they're trying to do by banding together and opening a really neat type of restaurant/shoppe. The only problem I had with this particular book in the series was an underlying romantic sub plot that seemed to pop up out of nowhere and be almost too good to be true. But hopefully in later books, it will be better developed and more believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything Laura Childs writes. I don't think she could write a bad book if she tried.
ohiostar46 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy all of Laura Childs series, but this one is becoming my favorite and I am eagerly awaiting the next one to hit the shelves. Hope it won't be long in coming.
Emily_CO More than 1 year ago
This is the first Cackleberry Club Mystery I have read, and I wasn't that impressed. It's about a group of ladies who run a restaurant (that makes me think of The Egg & I) and the events that take place there. Suzanne and the other ladies from the Cackleberry Club become amateur detectives when someone in their small town is killed. Suzanne is attacked when she unknowingly walks in on the scene of the murder to deliver a pie. Why the local sheriff goes to this small business owner for advice on sleuthing out the murderer is unclear to me. A series of unconnected events happen in this book, and it doesn't really end with a bang, but rather a mildly interesting conclusion. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was a waste of time to read, it was mildly interesting, but I won't be reading another book in the series.
catshade13 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading the second book, Eggs Benedict Arnold, and it exceeded my expectations! I like how the characters are being developed, and that we are getting more of their history. When I read a series I want to know and care for the main repeating characters and Laura Childs does a great job of doing this. It starts out with Suzanne and Toni, two of the owners of the Cackleberry Club restaurant, helping out a charity fundraiser. Suzanne goes to deliver a cherry pie to the local undertaker and discovers him dead lying on his own table. Someone knocks out Suzanne before she fully understands what she's seen. The rest is how Suzanne tries to figure out who the killer is. Along the way she and her two partners, Toni and Petra, serve customers with yummy food, help out other charities and put up with some outrageous people. I thought I had it figured out who the killer was but I was wrong which I like since I had figuring out early the guilty party. I am looking forward to the next book in this series!
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
Three independent ladies in the town of Kindred ban together to open the Cackleberry Club Café where they serve up delicious dishes while solving crimes. Suzanne, Petra, and Toni operate the café, which also features a Book Nook and a Knitting Nest. Suzanne's husband recently passed away, Petra has lost her husband to Alzheimer's Disease, and Toni's womanizing husband has left her (again). In the quiet town of Kindred the ladies stay busy serving dishes such as "Cackleberry Club Brown Sugar Meatloaf," "Cheddar Cheese Biscuits," and "Chicken Croquettes." In their spare time they're hosting a Knit In and a Take the Cake event, as well as a book signing for the local hot-shot romance author. The ladies help out the Library Committee fund raiser at the Kindred Spirit Days. When Suzanne goes to deliver a cake to Funeral Director Ozzie Driesden, she finds him dead on his own embalming table. Before she can get a good look at the scene, someone drugs Suzanne with chloroform. When a friend come under suspension of the murder, Suzanne and the ladies of Cackleberry begin to do some snooping of their own. While following a lead, Suzanne and Toni find a second body. The more they look, the more confused the case becomes. The ladies are faced with problems from every angle, including being held hostage. Even though this is the second book in the Cackleberry Club series, Eggs Benedict Arnold is a stand alone book. However, the adventures of the ladies will have you wanting more. The first in the series is Eggs in Purgatory. Author Laura Childs has created a delightful mix of humor, small town friendship, murder and mayhem in this cozy murder mystery. As an added bonus there is a recipe section in the back of the book, along with a preview of Ms. Child's next new Tea Shop Mystery, The Teaberry Strangler. Eggs Benedict Arnold will have you wishing for simpler times while longing for a taste of the delicious recipes mentioned throughout the book.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Three women on the far side of forty form a bond that proves deeper than friendship. Suzanne's husband died six months ago; Petra's spouse has early Alzheimer's and lives in a nursing home; and Toni's younger mate deserted her for a younger woman. The trio formed the Cackleberry Club which is a combination a café. Bookstore and knitting and crochet club that sells merchandise to crafters (see Eggs in Purgatory). Petra observes that funeral director Ozzie Driesden never came back for his cherry pie. Suzanne volunteers to deliver the pie to him at the Draper Funeral Home. She finds Ozzie dead on a metal embalming table wrapped in plastic tubing and with a large needle sticking out of him. Suspicion immediately falls on Ozzie's assistant but Suzanne sees him hanging from a tree before someone chloroforms her. Authorities decide two homicides occurred. She decides to investigate, but quickly finds a horde of viable suspects from differing walks of life with diverse bur equally strong motives and opportunities. Not understanding the danger she foolishly places herself in, Suzanne keeps digging until the annoyed killer targets her. This extremely entertaining amateur sleuth mystery is wrapped inside a sisterhood tale of three women who forge a strong bond at a time when each needs the strength of others after long term relationships ended. With the caring and nurturing the trio provides to each other, they become independent and feisty as each affirms Helen Reddy's female anthem I Am Woman. Although Suzanne's reason to investigate seems weak even with her being drugged, fans will relish this strong tale of BFFs having each other's back. Harriet Klausner