Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber

Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
by Daryl Wood Gerber

The coastal California setting of Crystal Cove is vividly conveyed, making its beach and shops a place I’d love to visit. But the real setting, one that literally becomes a major character, is the Renaissance Festival. Food, crafts, theater, costumes, faire speak … the author does a great job of conveying the essence of the fair and enveloping readers in its atmosphere.
~The Power of Words

Ms. Gerber always seems to know how to mix the right ingredients that will create a well-written and entertaining mystery and Pressing The Issue is a shining example of this.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

This delightful read is the perfect addition for fans of bookish or culinary cozies and I look forward to spending some more time with Jenna at her nook!
~That’s What She’s Reading

This book is worth more than five stars, it has all the angles and suspects a mystery fan could ask for. Jenna is on her A++ game in this book, and there is the perfect balance of murderous dark moments, and bright rosy light moments.
~Bibliophile Reviews

I was absolutely charmed with the setting, the characters, and so much more in this particular book. I found delightful surprises regarding some of the backstories of the various characters, and Daryl did an amazing job of leaving just enough clues and red herrings to ensure that the mystery was not too easily “solvable.”
~My Devotional Thoughts

A fabulously well-plotted mystery, I was so engrossed in the story, following along with, Jenna trying to figure the who and the why that I lost all track of time and didn’t look up until I had finished the last page.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

This well-paced mystery kept me guessing with plenty of suspects, twists, and turns.
~The Book’s the Thing

About the Book

Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Beyond the Page (February 20, 2018)
Print Length: 354 pages

As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year.

Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again?

Includes tantalizing recipes!

About the 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.

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February 20 – The Power of Words – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

February 21 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

February 22 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

February 23 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

February 24 – My Devotional Thoughts – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

February 25 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

February 26 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY


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