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Eggs Benedict Arnold (Cackleberry Club, Bk 2)
Eggs Benedict Arnold - Cackleberry Club, Bk 2 Author:Laura Childs Suzanne, Toni, and Petra lost their husbands but found independence -- and, in each other, a life raft of support, inspiration, fresh baked goods, and their own business. But when the Cackleberry Club café opened its doors in the town of Kindred, who'd have guessed that the three women would be working a double shift as amateur sleuth... more »s?
DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE CASKET.
When Suzanne stops by the local funeral home to deliver 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« less
I have enjoyed some of Laura Childs' other cozy mystery series, but I have to say, I was underwhelmed by this one - the first book in the series left me disappointed and I hoped the second would round out the characters, setting, and relationships more. If anything, the people and events were more cardboard than before and the motivation of the characters remains a mystery. Sadly, the book was a struggle to read and almost farcical in its use of trite cliches. I finished the book with an inordinate sense of irritation and the (recurring, even days after completion) desire to shake some sense into the whole cast of characters.