Eggs Benedict Arnold by: Laura Childs
Reviewed by: Steve Capell
This novel starts out with a dead body in a funeral home and while a dead body in a funeral home isn’t unusual it becomes a homicide when the body is the funeral director Ozzie Driesden. Susanne who is in business with Toni and Petra now find themselves as amateur detectives trying to determine the who, what, and why of Ozzie’s death. The three of them will find that the cracking of this case is not as easy as cracking eggs at Cackleberry Club for one of their favorite dishes.
This is the first Cackleberry Club Mystery I have read and I would say that it was an enjoyable read but not one that kept me on the edge of my seat. The character development was good. The overall plot was well thought out and kept me wondering who the killer might be until the very end. I would of liked to seen some additional suspense around some of the scenes.
The novel ends up with some very tasty recipes and I have listed the titles of these below:
Eggs Benedict Arnold
Frozen Lemonade Pie
Carrot-Pecan Tea Sandwiches
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
Cackleberry Club Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Petra’s Cinnamon Date Scones
Cheese and Honey Bruschetta
Upside-Down French Toast
Blueberry Breakfast Squares
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