A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber


  A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery) 

  by Daryl Wood Gerber

About A Glimmer of a Clue


  A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery) 

  Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 

  Publisher: Kensington (June 29, 2021) 

  Paperback: 336 pages 

  ISBN-10: 1496726367 

  ISBN-13: 978-1496726360 

  Digital ASIN: B08KKXNQW8 


Courtney Kelly has a shop full of delights, a cat named Pixie, a green thumb—and a magical touch when it comes to garden design. But in Carmel-by-the-Sea, things aren’t all sweetness and fairy lights . . .

When Courtney’s friend Wanda gets into a ponytail-pulling wrestling match in public with a nasty local art critic, Courtney stops the fight with the help of a garden hose. But Lana Lamar has a talent for escalating things and creating tension, which she succeeds in doing by threatening a lawsuit, getting into yet another scuffle—in the midst of an elegant fundraiser, no less—and lobbing insults around like pickleballs.

Next thing Courtney knows, Lana is on the floor, stabbed with a decorative letter opener from one of Courtney's fairy gardens, and Wanda is standing by asking “What have I done?” But the answer may not be as obvious as it seems, since Wanda is prone to sleepwalking and appears to be in a daze. Could she have risen from her nap and committed murder while unconscious? Or is the guilty party someone else Lana’s ticked off, like her long-suffering husband?


To find out, Courtney will have to dig up some dirt . . .

 A group of active, mature adults with bold personalities, a garden shop it would be a dream to browse, some vocal public displays of discontention, and a touch of magic... what's not to love?

When a local diva dies, after having public disagreements with many, finding a murderer is more challenging than the police would like. Arresting the woman found  kneeling over the body, hands on the murder weapon, doesn't satisfy anyone. 

Fairies can be brilliant and joyful or mischievous There are believers and nonbelievers and many humans wishing to get a glimpse or encounter with even one .
We learn much about fairy habits and rules in this book.

The characters are well developed and quite diverse.
The settings detailed and exceptionally creative.

I felt an emotional attachment to many persons as the story unfolded.  I even quite liked the detective.

This is a great escape read and was a lot of fun.

About Daryl Wood Gerber

Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the Fairy Garden Mysteries, and the French Bistro Mysteries

As Avery Aames, she pens 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, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle who keeps her in line!

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  1. Laura, I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks so much for the lovely review. :) ~ Daryl

  2. Can't wait to read the Fairy Garden series. Such a clever idea. I love fairy gardens. I'm partial to gnomes though.


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