The Agatha Award–winning author of Wreath Between the Lines returns to the Cookbook Nook, where culinary mysteries are giving everyone food for thought . . .
Book clubs from all over have descended on Crystal Cove to celebrate the library’s Book Club Bonanza week, and Jenna Hart has packed the Cookbook Nook with juicy reads and tasty cookbooks. But she’s most excited about spending an evening with the Mystery Mavens and their moveable feast, when they will go from house to house to share different culinary treats and discuss the whodunit they’re all reading. It’s all good food and fun for the savvy armchair detectives, until one of the members of the group is found murdered at the last stop on the tour.
As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked . . .
Includes tasty sweet and savory recipes!
I think this series just gets better with each installment. In this one, Jenna and the Mystery Mavens are having a progressive dinner party / book club meeting as part of the Book Club Bonanza week celebration. One of the members of the group is murdered along the way, and Jenna’s friend is looking like the prime suspect.
The descriptions of the town and the festivities seemed so inviting in contrast to the brutal murder. Jenna discovered more suspects and motives than you would have expected to find in her small town and she has to figure out which one is the real culprit before her friend Pepper is arrested. I didn’t guess who it was until the very end.
The mystery really sucked me in and the recipes at the end of the book sound wonderful. I have enjoyed watching the relationships between the characters in this series grow and evolve, and they feel like old friends now. I’m already anxious for the next trip back to Crystal Cove!
Sifting Through the Clues is #8 in the Cookbook Nook Mystery series.
About the Author
Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries as well as the French Bistro Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!
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