Stirring the Plot
3rd in nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series
Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster…
Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the annual fund-raiser luncheon. But there’s one unexpected addition to the menu: murder.
When the Head Priestess of the Winsome Witches is found dead under mysterious circumstances, there’s no logical answer and plenty of blame to go around. With her aunt, Vera, unable to call on her ability to foresee the future, Jenna will have to use more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth…
Agatha Award-winning and nationally bestselling author DARYL WOOD GERBER ventures into the world of suspense with her gripping debut novel, GIRL ON THE RUN.
Daryl also writes the bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries.
As Avery Aames, she pens the bestselling Cheese Shop Mysteries.
Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in "Murder, She Wrote". In addition, she has jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and hitchhiked around Ireland by herself. She absolutely adores Lake Tahoe, where GIRL ON THE RUN is set, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky.
Visit Daryl at www.darylwoodgerber.com.
Book Review by Bree Herron
Stirring the imagination is only the beginning of Daryl Wood Gerber”s ability. In Stirring the Plot (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) return to Crystal Cove. Join this charming town in the Halloween festivities and of course a hint of murder. During the spooky holiday the reader can envision the Black Cat Parade, and the humors idea of parading the cats in costumes. I thoroughly enjoyed imaging this moment in my mind as a read through the story, and Tigger is an adorable character. But what is the reader to do when the tale takes the turn to murder?
During the Winsome Witch scenes the spooky and awed feeling will course through the veins and make the reader snuggle up more within the tale.
I am a huge fan of reading books with seasonal twists, and this book doesn’t fail in providing the fall and harvest Halloween feeling. Each chapter lead me further into Crystal Cove and into a want to help Jenna solve the crime. Along with the murder Jenna is receiving gifts and notes from a secret admirer. The tale is swept up beautifully and with just the right amount of spooky and charm, that Gerber’s book continue to provide.
I would recommend this book to any cozy lover. Haven’t read any of the others in this series? Gerber provides such wonderful tales that by the end of the book you are feeling as though you not only need all the other visits through the series but your buying your next ticket to Crystal Cove. So come join us all in the small cozy town for a spooky eve of murder, witches and magic.
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