Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Egg Drop Dead {+ Giveaway}

EGG DROP DEAD by Laura Childs
◊ Series: A Cackleberry Club Mystery, Book 7
◊ Hardcover: 336 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley (December 6, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425281701
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425281703


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...


Author Laura Childs creates places you’d love to visit and characters you’d like to get to know better.

The small-town setting in EGG DROP DEAD adds a layer of interest to the story. With an eye for detail and vivid descriptions, the Cackleberry Club comes to life on the page making the story more inviting.

The characters are well-developed and likable. The bond of friendship and loyalty among the core cast of characters enhances the story. For returning fans, the characters continue to evolve with each new installment.

The story moves at a steady pace and holds your attention from the bombshell opening to the adrenaline-fueled ending. There are twists along the way to keep you guessing.

EGG DROP DEAD can be read on its own without new readers being lost in the dark not having read previous installments. The ladies at the Cackleberry Club always have a lot going on, but they’re never too busy for a murder mystery. A delightful story to keep you entertained with recipes at the end as an added bonus.

Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs, A Cackleberry Club Mystery (Book #7), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425281703, Hardcover, 336 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of EGG DROP DEAD by Laura Childs to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Do you enjoy books that incorporate recipes into the story? Would you like to visit (or have you visited) an establishment like the Cackleberry Club?


  1. Not a series I have come across, but Laura Child's work is always fun.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Another great series by Laura Childs. On my wish list. Thanks!

  3. An establishment like that, using fresh ingredients, is rare indeed.

  4. One of my very favorite authors, hope to get a chance to read it :)

  5. I think you're right, Mason; the small town setting really works for a series like this. And the premise sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Recipes in books are wonderful. I would enjoy visiting the Cackleberry Club.

  7. Yes, I do enjoy books with recipes incorporated in the story, not always but sporadically. The Cackleberry Club sounds like a fun place to visit.

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  8. I love recipes in books, I consider them an added bonus. No, I have never been in a place like the Cackleberry Club but I would love to, every time I read on of these books and always think that I wish there was something like that around here. Love this series, the characters are so fun.

  9. I really do enjoy recipes in stories. I always read them and think about making them but I don't think I ever have. Thanks

  10. Oh, I love cozy mysteries with recipes. I'll have to check out this series. For now, I'm a devoted fan of Joanne Fluke's. Can't wait for the next book.

    Too bad the giveaway is US only! :P

  11. I really like it when there are recipes in a book. I've never been to Cackleberry Club but I would like to. Thank you for the giveaway! I really enjoy Laura's books!

  12. I do enjoy recipes in a book. I've never been to anything like the Cackleberry club.


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