Kensington's Plates and Pets Virtual Cozy Panel

Join Laurien Berenson, Valerie Burns, Daryl Wood Gerber, and Darci Hannah as chat about their new releases, food, and pets!

Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the RT Reviewers' Choice Award, and four-time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. Visit her online at LaurienBerenson.com.

Valerie Burns is the Agatha Award-nominated author of screenplays, children's books, and cozy mysteries, including the Baker Street Mysteries, the Mystery Bookshop series, the Dog Club Mysteries, and the RJ Franklin Mysteries. Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, she currently resides in Georgia just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee with her poodles. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. She can be found online at VMBurns.com.

Daryl Wood Gerber is the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling author of the Fairy Garden Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, as well as the Cheese Shop Mysteries written under the name Avery Aames. She also writes standalone suspense novels and the Aspen Adams Novels of Suspense. Prior to her career as a novelist, she was an actress with roles in television shows including Murder, She Wrote, and she wrote for the popular TV sitcom Out of this World. Originally from the Bay Area, she now lives in Southern California where she likes to cook, garden and spend time with her frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky. Visit her online at DarylWoodGerber.com.

Darci Hannah grew up in the northwest suburbs of a Chicago, is a graduate of Indiana University, and currently lives in a small town in Michigan with her husband, three sons and two dogs. She has lived around the Great Lakes all her life and considers them a source of inspiration. When she's not engaged in a rollicking family adventure, walking her dogs, or working at the historic Howell Carnegie District Library, she's either baking up a storm or hard at work on her next Beacon Bakeshop Mystery. Visit her at DarciHannah.com.


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Event date: 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Peg and Rose Solve a Murder: A Charming and Humorous Cozy Mystery (A Senior Sleuths Mystery #1) By Laurien Berenson Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496735782
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Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2022

Murder, She Wrote meets The Golden Girls in the award-winning author’s brand-new series! Two cantankerous septuagenarians, opposites in every way, put aside their differences to stop a killer… if they don’t throttle each other first!


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Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder: A Delicious and Charming Cozy Mystery (A Baker Street Mystery #1) By Valerie Burns Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496738226
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Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2022

In a brand-new culinary cozy series with a fresh edge and a delightful small-town setting, the acclaimed author introduces Maddy Montgomery, a social media expert who’s #StartingOver in small town Michigan after inheriting her great-aunt’s bakery…and a 200-pound English Mastiff named Baby.


A Hint of Mischief (A Fairy Garden Mystery #3) By Daryl Wood Gerber Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496736048
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Published: Kensington - June 28th, 2022

From Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber, the third in an enchantingly whimsical series featuring Courtney Kelly, the owner of a fairy-gardening and tea shop in Carmel, California.


Murder at the Blueberry Festival (A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery #3) By Darci Hannah Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496731746
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Published: Kensington - July 26th, 2022

Living in a lighthouse with her dog, Lindsey Bakewell is lulled to sleep at night by the sound of Lake Michigan’s waves—and gets up at the crack of dawn to start the day at her bakery café.  But someone in Beacon Harbor is about to rock the boat with murder…


Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off (A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery #2) By Darci Hannah Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496731739
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Published: Kensington - October 5th, 2021

Tucked away inside an old lighthouse in Beacon Harbor, Michigan, bakeshop café owner Lindsey Bakewell is ready to make her first Christmas in town shine bright. But her merry plans crumble fast when murder appears under the mistletoe...


Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop (A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery #1) By Darci Hannah Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781496731722
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Published: Kensington - February 23rd, 2021

In the first of a new series, after Lindsey Bakeswell catches her celebrity chef fiancé sizzling in the arms of another woman, Lindsey leaves big city Wall Street for small town Beacon Harbor, Michigan to pursue her own passion as a pastry baker--and gets mixed up in someone's sweet taste of revenge...


A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery #2) By Daryl Wood Gerber Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496726360
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Published: Kensington - June 29th, 2021

From Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber, the second in an enchantingly whimsical series featuring Courtney Kelly, the owner of a fairy-gardening and tea shop in Carmel, California. It's a special place brimming with good vibes, lush greenery, miniature fairy accessories, and soothing fountains; the perfect venue for book club teas and home to a cat named Pixie.


A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery #1) By Daryl Wood Gerber Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496726346
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Published: Kensington - June 30th, 2020

Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life. But when uninvited trouble enters her shop, she’ll need more than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder . . .