Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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FINAL SENTENCE
 A Cookbook Nook Mystery
BY DARYL WOOD GERBER
ABOUT THE BOOK:

Jenna Hart, an avid reader, admitted foodie, and new owner of a cookbook store and café in picturesque Crystal Cove, California, is up to her neck in trouble when she finds her college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine, buried on the beach, and a fellow shop owner accuses Jenna of murder.

AN EXCERPT FROM FINAL SENTENCE:
CHAPTER 1

“Aunt Vera, stop twirling me,” I yelled.

But she didn’t. She continued to spin me in a circle. My eyes pinballed in my head. My braids whipped my cheeks—right, left, right, left. I didn’t ordinarily wear braids, but cleaning up a shop that closed thirty years ago, over a year before
my birth, was almost as dirty a business as having a garage sale. I had dressed for the occasion: cut-offs and tee shirt, so I wasn’t worried about my clothes.

“Stop,” I repeated.

My aunt cackled with glee. “Jenna Starrett Hart, I am so excited.”

No kidding. The striped walls of the bookshop blurred together; I felt trapped in a kaleidoscope. Chipped walls painted baby blue, olive green, and a weird fleshy pink color flashed around me. Normally, I liked twirling and dancing. I adored music—rock and roll, country, and big Hollywood musical classics. My mother used to play the radio full blast when she drove me to art classes and we would sing and car-dance to our hearts’ content. But I had returned to my childhood town of Crystal Cove less than an hour ago, and I hadn’t found my sea legs yet. Warmer than normal August temperatures weren’t helping my equilibrium.

“Too-ra-loo,” my aunt sang merrily. Her turban flopped to and fro. Copious strands of beads clacked against her phoenix amulet. Her royal blue caftan flaredout around her large frame. “I have such a good feeling about our new venture. Sing with me. Too-ra-loo.”

“Too-ra-loo,” I croaked as I tried to slow her down by skidding on my heels. Three-dollar flip-flops didn’t win the prize for gaining traction. Why couldn’t I be a tennis shoe person?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pseudonym for Avery Aames.
Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of Cookbook Nook Mystery series, featuring an avid reader, admitted foodie, and owner of a cookbook store in picturesque coastal California. The series will debut in 2013. In addition, under the pen name Avery Aames, Daryl writes the Agatha Award winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series, the 5th book, DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT coming in February 2014.

Prior to her career as a novelist, Daryl wrote screenplays and created the format for the popular TV sitcom Out of this World. A fun tidbit for mystery buffs, Daryl was also an actress and co-starred on “Murder, She Wrote”, as well as other TV shows. Daryl is originally from the Bay Area and graduated from Stanford University. She loves to cook, read, golf, swim, and garden. She also likes adventure and has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. She has been happily married for over twenty-five years, and Daryl and her husband have a grown son who has flown the coop.

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I have read this author's books in the cheese shop series and just love them so I want to read this series, too.
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On the author's website I found a recipe for 5 ingredient chicken that sounds easy and good--and I have a chicken in the freezer which will be dinner soon.
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