Title: Eggs in a Casket
Author: Laura Childs
Series: Cackleberry Club #5
Synopsis (from bn.com): The ladies of the Cackleberry Club are always ready to serve—whether they’re cooking up breakfast or sniffing out a bad egg.
While Petra handles the breakfast rush at the Cackleberry Club, the café’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 else’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 secrets and at least one of them was worth killing for.
As the case cracks open, there are plenty of suspects to consider—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, it’s up to the Cackleberry Club to unscramble the clues and clear their friend’s name.
My thoughts: The Cackleberry Club has got to be in my top 5 of my favorite cozy locations in all of the cozy series! Come on . . . a café specializing in eggs, a book nook, and a knitting corner all in one location . . . it doesn’t get much better than that. Now if I could just make some of these cozy locations truly come to life and go there . . . oh well, a cozy reader can dream.
I truly enjoy this cozy series. The main characters and owners of the Cackleberry Club, Petra, Suzanne, and Toni, are just great. They are each different in their personalities and when put together make for a great mix of characters.
I must say that as the series continues, Toni’s “husband” Junior, has to go . . . it is time, he treats her like dirt and has no relevance to the stories.
As much as I love this series, I will admit that I was a bit disappointed by the ending of this one. To me at least, the killer came completely out of nowhere. I don’t want to give anything away for those who haven’t read it, but the killer played such a minor role in the story that I had to look back to even see who this character was. Not good!
Overall, a great, fun cozy series set in a great location.
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