About the time I was giving away that extra copy of Laura Childs' "Oolong Dead" a few weeks ago, I got a lovely e-mail from the author herself (whose real name is Gerri Schmitt), thanking me for my review and also noting that the comments about her tea shop mysteries from you blog readers were "just so wonderful and heartwarming." Now isn't that neat, knowing that an author we like enjoyed reading our words about her work? She also asked if I would be interested in giving away some copies of her new book in another series she is writing, and of course I said yes.
I haven't yet read "Eggs in Purgatory," first in the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, but Gerri/Laura (I don't know what to call her!) says the book is "about 3 forty-plus women who run the Cackleberry Club cafe. Besides a fun mystery, the book also includes tea, recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality."
So I'm game to check out this new series. Are you? I'll be keeping one of these books to read myself and giving away the other four, and all of them are autographed! So if you'll leave a comment between now and 7 a.m. tomorrow, you'll actually have a pretty good chance of winning one of these books. Good luck!