eggs in purgatory
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 café even offers a book nook and knitting nest--and business has been good. But two murders, a runaway girl, a vicious widow, and a messianic cult leader just might lead to their undoing.
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Suzanne, Toni, and Petra have opened the Cackleberry Club café in Kindred, TN.  Each of the women lost their spouse: one to death, one to Alzheimer's and one to another woman, and they enjoy the time they spend working together.

Brian, the lawyer for Suzanne's husband's estate asks her to meet him in the parking lot for her to sign some papers.  When she goes to meet him, she finds him murdered.  Later she sees a pickup truck being followed by an SUV.  Wondering if they could somehow be involved, she follows them, only to see the pickup truck tip over and the SUV flee.  Teddy Harlingen, who first saw Brian dead in his car, is dead.  Suzanne is sure the deaths are linked together.

Suzanne's husband's firm is being investigated for million dollar kickbacks, and soon Suzanne finds herself and her dead husband in the thick of this as well.  Feeling her husband was not involved, she begins to investigate and finds a link to the other two dead men.  Who else is involved?  Can Suzanne, with the help of her friends, find the culprit before he finds her?

This is a great new cozy series.  I enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to read the next.  The three friends and the small town setting are fabulous.  The author does a great job of crafting and intertwining the plots.  Her characters are very likeable and believable.

I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle