I liked that all the titles in this series have "egg" in them. It is fun to see what title will be next. Scorched Eggs is a really good mystery. I had no idea who the arsonist was, but I knew that they were protecting a huge secret. They were willing to do anything to make it stay a secret. I thought that each of the suspects was guilty at one point or another, and that made the mystery even more thrilling.
The ending was good and I liked that everything was tied up nicely. My favorite part was the owls! I also liked the 7 pages of recipes at the end of the book. I love biscuits!
In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni?co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café?are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebug?
As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, she’s stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isn’t enough to save longtime civil service worker?and friend to the Cackleberry Club?Hannah Venable.
Soon enough, it’s discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purpose?was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit.
Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Club’s menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies aren’t careful, they may be the ones gambling with their lives.
Hardback 2014 / Paperback 2015