Poaching Is Puzzling (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber ~ #BookTour

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Poaching Is Puzzling

A Cookbook Nook Mystery
Cozy Mystery
12th in Series
Setting – California
Beyond the Page Publishing
(April 25, 2023)
Paperback : 264 pages

In the cutthroat world of crossword solvers, Jenna Hart will have to decipher some puzzling clues to catch a killer . . .

The annual crossword puzzle contest has drawn contestants from near and far to Crystal Cove, and Jenna watches in amazement as puzzle-themed books fly off the shelves at the Cookbook Nook. Her aunt Vera is putting up a sizable cash prize, and no one is more surprised than Jenna to discover there’s bad blood between Vera and the prominent puzzle constructor who’s acting as master of ceremonies. And when the puzzle guru has his throat slit while he’s out hiking, the police instantly peg Aunt Vera as the culprit.

Jenna can’t stand by and watch her aunt take the fall. It’s been clear since the victim arrived that he had contentious relationships with a number of the contestants—even going so far as to steal puzzles from some of them and claim them as his own—and Jenna’s certain one of them is the killer. Trading puzzle solving for crime solving, she sorts through the convoluted clues and cryptic suspects, hoping to nab the guilty party before they decide she’s a problem they’ll solve with another murder . . .

Includes mouthwatering recipes!

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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: https://darylwoodgerber.com

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Poaching Is Puzzling (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber ~ #BookTour

  1. Sounds so good. Thank you so much for the rec! 🙂

  2. I’ve never read any books by this author but I’d like to, they sound like great cozy mysteries.

  3. Wow, a mystery series set against a puzzle book competition and a cookbook store. Sounds fun!

  4. This book looks intriguing

  5. Cooking, crosswords, bookstore and murder — great combination for a cozy mystery!

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  7. Poaching Is Puzzling sounds intriguing. Cute cover too. I enjoy crossword puzzles and have added this book to my tbr list.

  8. Angela, thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today. I hope your readers enjoy the new story! All my best, Daryl Wood Gerber

  9. I love this cover. I would do almost anything for that built in bookcase lol

    • Cathy, I agree. Me, too! Love all the books. 😉 ~ Daryl

  10. Sounds like a great cozy.

    • Thanks, Rita. Hope you’ll give it a try. ~ Daryl