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Cookbook Nook Mystery #1: Final Sentenceby Daryl Wood Gerber
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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
In need of a change, Jenna Hart leaves the high-pressure world of advertising to help her aunt, Vera, open a culinary bookshop and cafand#233;. Back with her family in Crystal Cove, California, Jenna seems to have all the right ingredients for a fresh startand#151;until someone adds a dash of murder.
As a marketing expert, Jenna wants to make sure the grand opening of the Cookbook Nook draws a crowd, and no one is better at getting attention than her old college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine. But when Desiree arrives in quiet Crystal Cove to do a cookbook signing, the diva stirs up more trouble than businessand#133;especially when she turns up dead.
Known for stealing husbands and burning bridges, Desiree left behind plenty of suspectsand#151;including Jenna. Though the celebrityand#8217;s life always appeared to be an open book, Jenna will have to read between the lines in order to clear her name, and catch a killer before another body is served cold.
Whether its to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest new bestseller, the locals in charming West Riverdale, Maryland, are heading to Chocolates and Chapters, where everything sold is to die for
Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating the sweet rewards of their combined bookstore and chocolate shop by hosting the Great Fudge Cook-off during the towns Memorial Day weekend Arts Festival. But success turns bittersweet when Main Streets portrait photographer is found dead in their store, poisoned by Michelles signature truffles.
As suspicion mounts against Michelle, her sales begin to crumble and her career seems whipped. With Erica by her side, Michelle must pick through an assortment of suspects before the future of their dream store melts away
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!
The Agatha Awardand#150;winning author of Stirring the Plot returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, California, where February brings Pirate Week, National Chocolate Monthand#151;and bitter murderand#133;
Pirate Week is sweeping through Crystal Cove and keeping Jenna Hart and her bookstore, the Cookbook Nook, plenty busy. But sheand#8217;s not too swamped to also host the local Chocolate Cookbook Cluband#8217;s meetingand#151;especially because the guest of honor is her friend, candy maker and cookbook author Coco Chastain.
Jenna whips up a delicious event amidst the rowdy festivities, but the mood is soon broken by robberies, simmering tempers, and a dead bodyand#151;Cocoand#8217;s editor, Alison. The suspects turn out to be more plentiful than a pot full of gold doubloons, so to prove Coco isnand#8217;t responsible for the dastardly deed, Jenna will have to stir up some clues and figure out whoand#8217;s the real sticky-fingered killerand#133;
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
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