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Egg Drop Dead By Laura Childs: Review/Giveaway

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Egg Drop Dead. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Suzanne, Petra, and Toni make up the Cackleberry Club. It’s mostly a restaurant, kind of a diner but with tea parties in the afternoons and special events at night. There’s a section of good books to read and another full of skeins of yarn and knitting needles. As they say, something for everyone.

It’s Halloween and time to decorate for the spooky. First, Suzanne has to go to Mike Mullen’s farm to pick up cheese. There’s a pizza night coming up, and they can’t be short of cheese for that! Usually Mike hears her car pull up and comes out to meet her. This time, she has to go looking for him, with bad results. His slashed body is in the cheese room, and he’s dead. book

Suzanne’s been mixed up in murders before so she knows the routine. Still, that doesn’t stop her from having a small meltdown as she wonders if the killer could still be close by. When she sees someone moving through a field, she thinks she might have missed meeting his killer by a matter of minutes.

Petra, who is the excellent cook, feels Suzanne should stay out of the whole mess. She’s sure Mike’s wife could have nothing to do with his death. Toni thinks Suzanne should investigate. The Sheriff just wishes she’d serve up his cinnamon rolls and stop asking questions.

There’s a nice touch of romance for Suzanne as she’s engaged to Sam now. Toni, well, she still hasn’t signed the divorce papers for her goofy husband. His newest idea is a carwash which sounds like a good one until he reveals he wants to hire an all-woman crew so he can advertise a wet t-shirt wash. As usual, his efforts are not well thought out. To distract himself, he decides to help investigate, spilling bits of information best kept.

There are a number of suspects, despite the fact that Mike was well-liked. His wife seems in a rush to sell the farm. The developer just happened to be right on hand to make an offer. The kid next door is thought to be odd although Suzanne doesn’t see it.

This is book seven in the Cackleberry Club series. Childs also writes the Scrapbook Mysteries and the Tea Shop Mystery series. Petra shares recipes for chicken pickin’ stir fry, egg drop soup, molasses bread, harvest pumpkin soup, rice pudding, pumpkin fudge, cheddar breakfast strata, cherry cake bars, and apple scones. There’s a bonus excerpt from Pekoe Most Poison, a Tea Shop Mystery, coming in March 2017.

To enter to win a copy of Egg Drop Dead, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “drop,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 14, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble and a Kindle. You can find several of Sandra’s short stories at Untreed Reads including her newest, “Arthur,” included in the anthology titled, Flash and Bang, available now. Look for Denali, in the anthology Dogs and Dragons.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karin A January 7, 2017 at 2:25pm

I like that “Pekoe Most Poison” name for the upcoming Tea Shop book.
karin56381 (at) gmail.com


2 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
January 8, 2017 at 7:10am

This sounds wonderful. I would love to read it. Please enter me and thank you for the review.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


3 Judy Weaver January 8, 2017 at 7:10am

Loved all the books I have read by this author.


4 Donna Gantt January 8, 2017 at 8:06am

I’ve always enjoyed reading books by Laura Childs. Thanks!


5 Lorraine Bowen January 8, 2017 at 10:16am

Love this series, would love to have the chance to read and review this entry in the series.
raineybird at yahoo dot com


6 Pam January 8, 2017 at 11:53am

I haven’t read this series, but I’d like to now. Sounds good!


7 Cheryl Harding Smith January 8, 2017 at 1:29pm

I have read the others in this series..loved them..would love to read this one..thx. for opportunity.


8 Becky Richardson January 8, 2017 at 1:34pm

I love anything by Laura Childs. brichardson0056@yahoo.com


9 Robyn K January 8, 2017 at 1:58pm

I love this series. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com


10 Donna Ingalls January 8, 2017 at 2:09pm

This book looks like another great read by Laura Childs.


11 Brittany Abbott
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
January 8, 2017 at 6:04pm

This is sure a great series.


12 Brian Frauenknecht
Twitter: @BFrauenb
January 8, 2017 at 9:15pm

I love this series and am so happy it is continuing. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.


13 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
January 8, 2017 at 9:35pm

Thank you for the review, can’t wait to read it. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com


14 peggy clayton January 10, 2017 at 9:24am

Thank writing about this book as I have been wanting this one. It sounds so good . Thank you for the chance. ptclayton2@aol.com


15 johnna smith
Twitter: @johnnabooks135
January 10, 2017 at 2:07pm

Love, Love, Love this author and all of her titles!! Can’t wait to read this newest one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy



16 Amanda Wilcox
Twitter: @cherryredh2
January 11, 2017 at 11:06am

Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to read this series!


17 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
January 23, 2017 at 12:31pm

We have a winner!


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