Synopses & Reviews
The ladies of the Cackleberry Club are always ready to serveand#151;whether theyand#8217;re cooking up breakfast or sniffing out a bad egg.
While Petra handles the breakfast rush at the Cackleberry Club, the cafand#233;and#8217;s other two owners, Suzanne and Toni, head to Memorial Cemetery to help prepare for its 150th anniversary celebration. But as they search the winding paths for the historical society tent, they discover something else out of place: the body of ex-prison warden Lester Drummond lying facedown in someone elseand#8217;s freshly dug grave.
In the small town of Kindred, everyone knows everyone, and Lester was no exception. Suzanne knew him as the creepy guy who made unwanted advances on her friend Missy Langston. But now it appears the man was hiding a few secretsand#133;and at least one of them was worth killing for.
As the case cracks open, there are plenty of suspects to considerand#151;from recent parolees to Missy herself, who Suzanne and Toni saw speeding away just before they found the body. Now, with a cemetery celebration in the offing, and the local authorities in over their heads, itand#8217;s up to the Cackleberry Club to unscramble the clues and clear their friendand#8217;s name.
Praise for the Cackleberry Club Mystery series
“Childs excels at creating comforting settings in which to put her characters, and the Cackleberry Club is a place you’d like to visit.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Tasty and fun.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A delicious platter of thrilling whodunit, with a side of friendship and humor for dessert.”—Las Vegas Review-Journal
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Childs and The Cackleberry Club Mysteries
and#8220;Tasty and fun.and#8221;and#8212;Minneapolis Star Tribune
and#8220;A recipe for success from a talented author.and#8221;and#8212;Richmond Times-Dispatch
and#8220;A delicious platter of thrilling whodunit, with a side of friendship and humor for dessert.and#8221;and#8212;Las Vegas Review-Journal
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.
New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs presents the best way to start your day—with a hearty breakfast and a side of hard-boiled murder.
Suzanne, Toni, and Petra found a second life after losing their husbands—opening their own successful business, the Cackleberry Club cafè. But the three women never expected sleuthing to be the special of the day…
A KILLER HAS THE TOWN WALKING ON EGG SHELLS
When a snowmobile crashes into the woods behind the Cackleberry Club cafè, Suzanne finds her town’s most-hated banker beheaded by a wire staked in the snow. Now some of her best customers are prime suspects with a bushel of motives, and the murder investigation is snowballing. An elusive young runaway may be the Cackleberry Club’s only way to crack the case…provided Suzanne can keep her head long enough to track down the cold-blooded killer.
In Laura Childsand#8217;s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toniand#151;co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Cafand#233;and#151;are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebugand#133;
As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, sheand#8217;s stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isnand#8217;t enough to save longtime civil service workerand#151;and friend to the Cackleberry Cluband#151;Hannah Venable.
Soon enough, itand#8217;s discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purposeand#151;was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit.
Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Cluband#8217;s menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies arenand#8217;t careful, they may be the ones gambling with their livesand#133;
About the Author
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbooking Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. The most recent of these, Gilt Trip, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewersand#8217; Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband. In her past life she was a Clio Awardand#150;winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm.