September 27, 2015

Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: September 30, 2014
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Cookbook Nook Mystery #3

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…

What did is think of this book:
This is such a fun series and I wish I could go visit this little town. I like how the author keeps you guessing up until the end. To me this makes a good book. Oh and the mention of all the cool cookbook titles mentioned. This is a good book to read right now as it is centered around Halloween so it will help to get you in the mood for this spooky holiday. It is nice to see Jenna and Rhett's relationship build as each book goes along. I can't wait to get the chance to visit my friends in Crystal Cove again and to see what sort of trouble that Jenna falls into next. I suggest reading this series in order. 

About the author:
Daryl Wood Gerber writes the critically acclaimed, nationally bestselling COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERY series, which is published by Penguin Random (Berkley Prime Crime). Daryl is the real name of nationally bestselling, Agatha Award-winning author Avery Aames, who writes A CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY series.

Daryl also writes short stories. Her short story, "Palace by the Lake" from Fish Tales, has been nominated for numerous awards, including Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity. You can read the story on Daryl's website: Daryl also created the format for the popular TV sit-com, "Out of this World," and she has won awards for her screenplays.

Both Avery and Daryl like to read, cook, and garden.

Avery & Daryl blog at Mystery Lovers Kitchen, -
a blog for foodies who love mysteries.

And some of their characters show up at the Killer Characters blog,

Visit Daryl at her website: and/or visit Avery at her website: to see sneak previews, book trailers, find recipes, and more.

Cookbook Nook Mystery
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