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Eggs in Purgatory: 02/13/19
Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs is the start of the Cackleberry Club series. I decided to read it because of the buzz around the release of the most recent book, Eggs on Ice.
Suzanne, Toni, and Petra have all lost their husbands. They have pooled their resources to open the Cackleberry Club. It's a cozy cafe that is part breakfast shop, part tea shop, and party knitting store. And then it becomes the spot for the murder of a lawyer.
Although I read a on average a mystery a week — so around fifty two or more mysteries per year — and have been going at this pace since my teens, sometimes a mystery just doesn't gel for me. Eggs in Purgatory is one of those books. Somehow the clues connecting the victim to the murderer don't make sense to me. The red herrings, that the Cackleberry Club owners follow up, were obvious red herrings that I had to question their sleuthing skills.
But somehow the last red herring leads them to jump to the correct solution and that's where the book lost me. But it's the first of a series and firsts often have rough stars. I'm willing to try second book in the series to see if it finds its pace.
The second book is Eggs Benedict Arnold (2009).