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Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, Bk 1)
Eggs in Purgatory - Cackleberry Club, Bk 1
Author: Laura Childs
In a rehabbed Spur station outside the small town of Kindred, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here -- fluffy omelets, slumbering volcanoes, toad in the hole, and eggs on a cloud. This cozy little cafe even offers a book nook and knitting nest -- and business has been good....  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425224953
ISBN-10: 0425224953
Publication Date: 12/2/2008
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 182 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Mistry avatar reviewed Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, Bk 1) on + 105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This is a wonderful book! I want to have a shop just like the Cackleberry Club! This is another series by Laura Childs of the Tea Shop and Scrapbooking series. This one by far is my favorite. The characters are well written and their development is solid. I liked Suzanne a lot, much more so than Theo in the Tea Shop mysteries.

Suzanne gets herself involved in the murder of her lawyer and does a little snooping of her own.

I love the comraderie between the three women, and how they stand together through good and bad. The atmosphere of the Club comes through in the writing, and I wish there was a place in my hometown just like it.

Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.
hugbandit7 avatar reviewed Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This could be a really good new series for Laura Child. I really enjoy her tea series and am just so-so on the scrapbooking ones. This series includes tea but not to the extent of her other series.

This is about 3 women that run the Cackleberry Club which is a diner, book nook, knitting room and they also sell local homemade goods.

The local lawyer is killed behnd the restaurant and Suzanne finds the body and of course has to figure out who did it. She also gets involved because the city council is accusing her dead husband of taking a $4 million kickback from the building of the new prison in town.

It is an enjoyable book and I look forward to the next in the series
vintagejoy avatar reviewed Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, Bk 1) on + 337 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A great beginning of a new series. There is lots of action and alot of mysteries to be solved by the owner of The Cackleberry Club, Suzanne and her team of Petra and Toni. Good development of characters for a first book. I would rank this series just below the Tea Shop Mysteries as my favorite. I will definately be looking for the next installment in this series. A bit of mild profanity, seems out of place actually, doesn't seem to do much for the novel. She'd have been better off to keep up with the standards she has set for Tea Shop. IMHO.
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Helpful Score: 3
I want to own the cafe in this book!

Three ladies who have lost thier husbands in one way or another come together to start a business and help each other. They open The Cackleberry Club, a cafe with delicious food, afternoon tea, a book section and a knitting section.

The local lawyer is found dead behind the cafe and the ladies find themselves in the midst of the mystery.

Love the story, delightful characters. I tried reading Laura Childs tea shop books but could not get into them. The Cackleberry Club is a series I will definitely be watching for more!
mahbaar avatar reviewed Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, Bk 1) on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I read and enjoyed this book, but it has a common pet peeve I have regarding Cozies. The solution didn't really come together at the end. (I could say more, but don't want to spoil the end for anybody.) It had kind of a "rabbit out of a hat" feel when the solution came around. But overall, it was well-written and I enjoyed it. I'll probably check out more in the series. 4 stars.
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reviewed Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, Bk 1) on + 142 more book reviews
I got this book for about $.50 when a thrift store closed Spring 2019. This isn't great literature and I wasn't expecting it to be. This would be considered a "cozy mystery"--one description I found online is that it's a gentle, fun, entertaining read. I would say that this particular book fits the bill. I read it in a couple days. I am giving it four stars instead of five because the ending was very abrupt. I plan to read Book 2.
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Fun read
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I really like Laura Childs Tea shop mysteries and thought I'd give these a try---I'm glad I did! I'l be reading this series also. Great characters and good story lines. I never know who done it until the end!