by New York Times
Bestselling Author Laura Childs
Berkley Prime Crime
Cozy up with the latest “thillzy”
in this Minnesota-based
Cackleberry Club Mystery series.
Laura Childs has filled Bedeviled Eggs, the third book in her bestselling Cackleberry Club Mystery series, with a raft of small-town Minnesota characters that make you yearn for simpler times. At the top of the list are Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, the wise-cracking (and egg cracking) entrepreneurial ladies of the Cackleberry Club café. Mornings they whip up Egg Strata and Slumbering Volcanoes, then work a double shift as amateur sleuths. Because in this go round, a “read dating” event ends badly when a mayoral candidate is lobotomized with a crossbow!
Two days later, a sheriff’s deputy is found murdered on the historical society’s Quilt Trail. Now Suzanne, the Cackleberry Club’s founder, along with Sheriff Doogie, must struggle to unravel clues even as they contend with rescued fighting dogs, a prison break, and some very dirty politics.
Spirituality abounds, too, along with pulse-pounding action and tasty recipes for breakfast egg pizza, crabby omelets, pumpkin pancakes, and hazelnut scones. And for readers on the lookout for stocking stuffers this holiday, there’s a $7.99 mass market price.
“A delicious platter of thrilling whodunit, with a side of friendship and humor for dessert.”Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Childs excels at creating comforting settings in which to place her characters and the Cackleberry Club is a place you’d like to visit."St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Rich details . . . another great series by the author of the Tea Shop Mysteries and Scrapbook Mysteries.”Romantic Times Book Reviews
“Another Grade A, fresh and yummy installment to this fantastic series.”Richmond Times-Dispatch
BIOGRAPHYLaura Childs is the author of the Scrapbook Mysteries, Tea Shop Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Her books have been named to the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller Lists, and have been featured selections in the Literary Guild’s Mystery Book Club. She is a former Cleo Award-winning advertising writer and CEO of Mission Critical Marketing. She is currently co-executive producer of two reality television shows.
OTHER BOOKS PUBLISHED
Tea Shop Mysteries
Death by Darjeeling
Shades of Earl Grey
English Breakfast Club Murder
Jasmine Moon Murder
Blood Orange Brewing
The Silver Needle Murder
The Teaberry Strangler
Scones & Bones
Agony of the Leaves
Bound for Murder
Motif for Murder
Fiber & BrimstoneSkeleton Letters
Postcards from the Dead
Cackleberry Club Mysteries
Eggs in Purgatory
Eggs Benedict Arnold
Stake & Eggs (December 2012)
BOOK SIGNINGOnce Upon a Crime – Saturday, December 11, 2010
A Bedeviled Eggs publication party and holiday cookie party will be held on Saturday, December 11, from Noon to 2:00 at Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore. The store is located at 604 West 26th St., Mpls., MN 55405, phone is 612-870-3785.