Stirring the Plot
(A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
3rd Book In Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (September 30, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Teresa Fasolino
Cover Design by Jason Gill
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book File Size: 2716 KB
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…
It is Halloween in Crystal Cove so things are a lot witchier than normal. Plus Aunt Vera intuitive powers are on the fritz so that makes things even more interesting.
Daryl Wood Gerber has written a very bewitching mystery and of course Jenna is right in the middle of it. The problem is there are so many suspects that Jenna is following so many leads and putting herself in danger. The story has so many twists I figured everything all out the same time Jenna did. Isn’t that the way it is meant to be? Love it!!
The romance of Rhett and Jenna seems to be heading in the right direction and as usual Gerber stirs the perfect amount of humor into the plot. This installment also has much more witchcraft elements than the first two books but it is Halloween and that is the time spread all the superstitious and paranormal elements around.
You really can’t go wrong with a cozy by this author whether she is writing as Daryl Wood Gerber or Avery Aames. All her stories are completely captivating and very entertaining.
About This Author
DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, set on the coast of California. As AVERY AAMES, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a cheese shop owner amateur sleuth, set in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio. Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more.
Visit Daryl or Avery atwww.darylwoodgerber.com.
“They” blog on www.mysteryloverskitchen.com as well as www.killercharacters.com
Twitter: @AveryAames @DarylWoodGerber
Daryl Wood Gerber https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4750535.Daryl_Wood_Gerber
Avery Aames https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3153786.Avery_Aames
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Be sure to check out the tour stops for some fabulous recipes and reviews!!!
September 23 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Recipe
September 24 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Recipe
September 25 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Recipe
September 26 – A Chick Who Reads – Review, Interview, Recipe
September 27 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Recipe
September 27 – Escape With Dollycas – Review
September 28 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Interview, Recipe
September 29 – Back Porchervations – Review, Interview, Recipe
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Comments on “Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber – Great Escapes Book Tour – Review/Giveaways”
Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
Sounds like another wonderful book by this author 🙂
I’m looking forward to reading it.
What a wonderful giveaway, thank you for the chance to win.
I love this author! She really holds my attention. She’s light and fun, but always has a great plot!
So looking forward to reading…
Thanks for the great giveaway.
I love this series and am really looking forward to STIRRING THE PLOT! Thank you for the chance to win.
Congrats!! I see you and your book made it into Terrie Farley Moran’s book WELL READ THEN DEADS!! When an author is used in a book about books, well guess you’re in the big league for sure!!! Also appreciate all those yummy cheese recipes that I’ve seen in Mystery blogs. Research for your cheese shop books must be a treasure for you and your family!!! Can’t wait to read this new one!!!
I love holiday themed cozies, and Halloween is one of my favorites, and works so well with this series. This is a must have!
I really enjoyed the first two in the series and I am looking forward to reading this one and many more to come.
Cant wait to return to Cali and the cookbook nook! Thanks.
thanks for the review! good luck with your book and thanks for the giveaway!
I’m so excited to start reading your Cookbook Nook series! It sounds delightful. Thank you for a chance to win.
This is terrific! Thanks for the giveaway.
Just read the first book in the series, Final Sentence, this weekend. Some how I missed finding out about this series.
I like this series! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
sounds like another great book.thanks for the chance
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