Drop your cares and enter the fantasy world of hidden fairies and visible murder suspects in A Hint of Mischief.
Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you. Farrah is a famous actress who is in town to attend an informal sorority reunion. When out on a spa day with her friends, she is enraged at an eyebrow waxing gone horribly wrong. Shortly, afterwards she is murdered. With many enemies, some jealous of her success and others with long-standing grudges against her, the suspect list is long. Amateur sleuth Courtney and her sidekick, tiny fairy Fiona, must solve the crime before an innocent person is sent to prison.
Sure, ghost and even skeleton detectives are fairly common in cozy mysteries. But a fairy detective sidekick had me scratching my head too. However, it doesn’t take long to completely suspend any hesitation and fall in love with Fiona. She is arguably the most multi-faceted character in the book. She is both bubbly and troubled with a fascinating back story. So, when she has a bad feeling about the college friends, Courtney should have listened.
A Hint of Mischief is the perfect blend of believable characters, a lovely touristy town, and a compelling mystery. It is a delightful cozy beach read. 4 stars!
Thanks to Kensington Books, Great Escapes Book Tours, and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.
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About A Hint of Mischief
A Hint of Mischief (A Fairy Garden Mystery)
3rd in Series
Setting – California
Kensington Cozies(June 28, 2022)
Paperback : 368 pages
ISBN-10 : 1496736044
ISBN-13 : 978-1496736048
Digital ASIN : B09HRDQZH5
The proprietor of a fairy garden and tea shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Courtney Kelly has an occasional side gig as a sleuth—with a sprinkling of magical assistance. . . .
Courtney has thrown a few fairy garden parties—for kids. But if a local socialite is willing to dip into her trust fund for an old sorority sister’s fortieth birthday bash, Courtney will be there with bells on. To make the job even more appealing, a famous actress, Farrah Lawson, is flying in for the occasion, and there’s nothing like a celebrity cameo to raise a business’s profile.
Now Courtney has less than two weeks to paint a mural, hang up tinkling windchimes, plan party games, and conjure up all the details. While she works her magic, the hostess and her girlfriends head off for an indulgent spa day—which leads to a fateful facial for Farrah, followed by her mysterious death. Could the kindhearted eyebrow waxer who Farrah berated in public really be the killer, as the police suspect? Courtney thinks otherwise, and with the help of her imaginative sleuth fairy, sets out to dig up the truth behind this puzzling murder.
About Daryl Wood Gerber
Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling Fairy Garden Mysteries, Cookbook Nook Mysteries, and French Bistro Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she penned 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. She has a frisky Goldendoodle who keeps her in line. And she has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and hitch-hike around Ireland alone. You can learn more on her website: httsp://darylwoodgerber.com
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I would love to win this book because I love fairy gardens and it’s such a fresh concept for a cozy series.
This sounds like like a mystery that will keep me reading until the end.
Diane, so glad you enjoyed the story! And I’m thrilled you got to know Fiona. She’s one of my favorite characters. 🙂 ~ Daryl