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Stake & Eggs (Cackleberry Club, Bk 4)
Stake Eggs - Cackleberry Club, Bk 4
Author: Laura Childs
New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs presents the best way to start your day -- with a hearty breakfast and a side of hard-boiled murder. — Suzanne, Toni, and Petra found a second life after losing their husbands -- opening their own successful business, the Cackleberry Club cafè. But the three women never expected ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425255575
ISBN-10: 0425255573
Publication Date: 12/4/2012
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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reviewed Stake & Eggs (Cackleberry Club, Bk 4) on + 422 more book reviews
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Suzanne, Petra and Toni are closing the Cackleberry Club café during a whiteout when a horrible accident occurs behind the café. The new bank manger is decapitated while riding a snowmobile. Once again, the ladies are thrust into sleuth mode. Actually, just Suzanne and Toni. Petra tries to keep herself busy in the kitchen and the Knitting nook. I really like that this series focuses on the friendship of the three main characters. I love that Suzanne and Sam have taken their relationship to another level. I wish Toni would let Junior go and get on with her life. Petra seems so content that I'm not sure what I would like for her. Perhaps true happiness without Alzheimer destroying her husband. The interaction of the townspeople is good and very believable. The café has great recipes (which they share!), a book corner and a knitting section. The afternoon tea is a story after my heart! What more could you ask for! 3.5 stars
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This installment of the Cackleberry Club was okay. I loved the setting of winter with the Fire and Ice Festival and as always, what takes place in the restaurant wants me to have one of my own.

The mystery itself is pretty good. There are a lot of questions, suspects and motives running around. But there are a couple of subplots that make no sense whatsoever and seemed more like fillers.

The ending was sudden, short and poorly written. It was as if Childs handed the story over to a high schooler and said, "Hey, finish this for me, would ya? I got better things to do!" And the exclamation points! Seriously? Someone drives up in a car and it merits exciting punctuation?!!

I loved this series, but either Childs has too much on her plate writing several series at once, or she's bored and just writing to fullfill a contract obligation.
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reviewed Stake & Eggs (Cackleberry Club, Bk 4) on + 4 more book reviews
Have you ever picked up a "new" book and realized by the second chapter (if not before!) that you've already read it? OK, so the second time through I find I am enjoying it in a different way than the first. Although I can't remember how it ends, each page usually brings an "oh, yeah I remember that" so it's more like reconnecting with old friends. It's well written, the characters are, for the most part, interesting and likeable. I still think it's a stretch to believe that a law enforcement officer, sheriff in this book, would discuss details of a crime/investigation with a civilian. Something common to most of the cozy mysteries.
reviewed Stake & Eggs (Cackleberry Club, Bk 4) on + 2012 more book reviews
Very enjoyable entry to this series. Lots of fun and the ladies as usual are great friends. Romance of Sam and Suzanne continuing, crazy relationship of Toni and Junior on going and Petra as usual sees her husband in the nursing home regularly. Doogie as usual is at the forefront and the other crazies are all there. Childs has done another good one for all of us to enjoy.
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another delightful installment in this series. Love the characters. Laura Childs is a favorite author.