Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of Fudging the Books. As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip. But when the body of one of her father’s neighbors is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished.
Sylvia Gump had acquired plenty of enemies with her practice of illegally encroaching on her neighbors’ properties—including Jenna’s dad, who was off fishing by himself and has no alibi for the murder. Now it’s up to Cary Hart’s dutiful daughter to clear his name before the real killer turns up the heat and rakes someone else over the coals...
About the Author
Daryl Wood Gerber is the Agatha Award–winning author of Fudging the Books, Stirring the Plot, Inherit the Word, and Final Sentence, as well as the Cheese Shop Mysteries under the pseudonym Avery Aames. Like her protagonist, Daryl is an admitted foodie and an avid reader of books, including cookbooks. Prior to writing, Daryl acted on stage and television, including on Murder, She Wrote.
Praise for the Cookbook Nook Mysteries “[A] witty, well-plotted whodunit that will leave you hungry for more.”—Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] page-turner puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author “This series is always fun, entertaining, suspenseful and wonderful to read.”—Open Book Society