At Suzanne, Petra and Toni’s restaurant, the Cackleberry Club, everyone feels as at home as I do whenever I read one of the books in this series. In Egg Shooters, Suzanne is bringing a meal of chili and cornbread to her fiancé Dr. Sam at the hospital. Suddenly, a man brandishing a gun shoots two people right in front of Suzanne. Suzanne in a fit of rage throws the thermos of piping hot chili in the robber’s face. It turns out the mystery man robbed the hospital pharmacy and killed the security guard. The staff at the Cackleberry Club decide to investigate.
Of all the foodie cozy mystery series, this one always has the tastiest and easiest recipes to make with items you probably have in your house already. Luckily, there are ten recipes included here.
The mystery had several twists without being so difficult you had to reread passages to find the clues. The camaraderie between the main characters never feels forced. I wish I could just step into the book and hang out with Suzanne and her pals. Egg Shooters is another relaxing and engaging read from one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. 4.5 stars! Now I need to hurry up and make some delicious Ham and Apricot Country Biscuit Sandwiches using a recipe from this book.
Thanks to Berkley Books, Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About Egg Shooters
Egg Shooters (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
9th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (January 26, 2021)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Kindle ASIN: B085BVYLKY
A murder in the local hospital is raising everyone’s temperature in the latest book in the New York Times bestselling Cackleberry Club series.
Suzanne Dietz co-owner of the Cackleberry Club Café is visiting her fiancée, Dr. Sam Hazelet when a masked gunman bursts into the emergency room. He shoots two people and would probably have done more damage had Suzanne not brained him with a thermos full of chili. Still, the gunman manages to escape.
Now the ladies of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he finds them.
About Laura Childs
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
Website – http://www.laurachilds.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31
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