When angry art critic, Lana, is killed in A Glimmer of a Clue, no one is surprised. She alienated half the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, after all. But fairy garden store and tea shop owner, Courtney, is determined to root out the killer—with a little help from her fairy-in-training, Fiona.
A Glimmer of a Clue is the perfect beach read! By the end of the book, you too will believe in fairies. The characters are genuine. The budding romance between Courtney and cafe owner, Brady, is evolving realistically. There are ten yummy sounding recipes too.
The mystery is fair. It has a few surprising twists and turns. Honestly, who hasn’t wanted to extinguish the confident-for-no-reason Lanas in their life—whether with a hose or a knife. 5 stars!
Thanks to Kensington Books, Great Escapes Book Tours, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About A Glimmer of a Clue
A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery)
2nd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (June 29, 2021)
Paperback: 336 pages
Digital ASIN: B08KKXNQW8
Courtney Kelly has a shop full of delights, a cat named Pixie, a green thumb—and a magical touch when it comes to garden design. But in Carmel-by-the-Sea, things aren’t all sweetness and fairy lights . . .
When Courtney’s friend Wanda gets into a ponytail-pulling wrestling match in public with a nasty local art critic, Courtney stops the fight with the help of a garden hose. But Lana Lamar has a talent for escalating things and creating tension, which she succeeds in doing by threatening a lawsuit, getting into yet another scuffle—in the midst of an elegant fundraiser, no less—and lobbing insults around like pickleballs.
Next thing Courtney knows, Lana is on the floor, stabbed with a decorative letter opener from one of Courtney’s fairy gardens, and Wanda is standing by asking “What have I done?” But the answer may not be as obvious as it seems, since Wanda is prone to sleepwalking and appears to be in a daze. Could she have risen from her nap and committed murder while unconscious? Or is the guilty party someone else Lana’s ticked off, like her long-suffering husband? To find out, Courtney will have to dig up some dirt . . .
About Daryl Wood Gerber
Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the Fairy Garden Mysteries, and the French Bistro Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. In addition, Daryl writes the Aspen Adams novels of suspense as well as stand-alone suspense. Daryl loves to cook, fairy garden, and read, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle who keeps her in line!
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