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A Sprinkling of MurderFairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life But when uninvited trouble enters her shop she'll need than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder Since childhood Courtney has loved fairies After her mother died when Courtney was ten she lost touch with that feeling of magic A year ago at age twenty nine. A Sprinkling of Murder is the first book in a new series titled 'A Fairy Garden Mystery' written by Daryl Wood Gerber in 2020 I've ready a few of the author's other series both cozy mysteries and suspenseful ones and she's already written the second book in this series due out in 2021 I really enjoy her writing style and character creation so when she had a new series I decided to give it a tryThe story takes place in a small town where Courtney Kelly runs a magical fairy garden shop Most people cannot see the fairies but Courtney can and possibly a few others around her While the books have a paranormal element to them it is not entirely set in a magical world Courtney had the gift as a child until something happened and it disappeared Her ability to talk to fairies in particular Fiona a fairy who's been an unruly teenager of sorts and was kicked out of her world until she behaved better recently returned So Courtney set up her garden in a larger complex of stores Some people don't like her and think she's a fake Others adore her Her dad's a former cop but retired Her bestie works at the shop And one day a fellow shopkeeper turns up dead WhodunitThe mystery was my favorite aspect of this debut novel in the series There are at least ten viable suspects and it's a little than normal because the author has to set the stage with the characters and background It's handled well and I kept jumping around in my decision on who was most guilty Gerber does a great job presenting the possibilities and when we finally settle on the top two or three it looks mighty suspicious; there's something bigger than this individual death going on but how does it tie into the property the town and the anger between tenants Gerber presents Courtney as a smart amateur sleuth by accident The guy died in her garden so she looks the most guilty We know she's innocent and I enjoyed the tale as it unfoldedAlthough I enjoyed the story and the writing I didn't click with the characters in this one The book is written well but perhaps because I'm not that interested or knowledgeable about fairies I didn't feel a strong connection Fiona is the main fairy we get to know and she helps solve the case but because she's a bit of a nuisance at times I didn't take to her it might get better for me in the next book The stage is set well and I see lots of promise That said Gerber excels as she always does in these types of books I will definitely read the next one and I ended up with a solid 4 that might get higher if I found my connection to the fairy garden worldThat said it's purely my personal taste for paranormal or magic sometimes it's not uite right for mebut the author is great and the mystery is wonderful so I'm a fan and I'll keep reading You should give it a chance especially if you like a little magical realism and you might be the one to give it the full 5 stars it deserves

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FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ A Sprinkling of Murder ↠ Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life But when uninvited trouble enters her shop she'll need than a sprinkling of her imagination to solve a murder Since childhood Courtney has loved fairies After her mother died when Courtney was ten she lost touch withShe's created inside her shop is darkened one night when she discovers neighboring dog grooming business owner Mick Watkins dead beside her patio fountain To make matters worse the police suspect Courtney of the crime To clear her name and find the real killer Courtney will have to wing it But she's about to get a little help from an unexpected sour. This is the first book in a new series by author Daryl Wood Gerber I am a fan of Ms Gerber's other cozy mystery series so I was looking forward to seeing what she cooked up this time around I found A Sprinkling of Murder to be an entertaining read The protagonist Courtney Kelly has opened a shop that is dedicated to fairy gardens complete with her own fairy The inclusion of the fairy theme and the fact that Courtney as well as some of the other cast of characters can see them adds both whimsy and just a hint of paranormal to the story Fiona the fairy is a bit of trouble maker and as such is on probation She must help humans in order to earn her fairy wings Fiona gets her first chance as Courtney becomes a prime suspect when the dead body of a fellow merchant is found in her story I like this author's writing and find that she does a good job introducing the characters and providing a sufficient backstory to get the series startedThe mystery was well done and kept me engaged Ms Gerber introduces a number of viable suspects for her readers to choose from She sprinkles in plenty of clues that will keep a reader doubting hisher opinion about the identity of the killer Courtney is what I like to call an accidental sleuth She is inherently nosy and doesn't go looking to solve a crime She becomes a sleuth by necessity to clear her own name Ms Gerber has written Courtney as a smart amateur sleuth; she doesn't take unnecessary chances and is not out to show up the local police department In fact she does what she can to keep them informed even though they think she is just trying to shift suspicionThis was an entertaining start to a new series with the next book due out in 2021 If you are a fan of this author I think you will enjoy the book and the bit of whimsy she has added with the introduction of fairiesI voluntarily read a digital advanced reader copy provided to me by the publisher Kensington through Netgalley

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She rediscovered it when she left her father's landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel California At Open Your Imagination she teaches garden design and sells everything from fairy figurines to tinkling wind chimes Now she's starting a book club teaBut the light of the magical world. A Sprinkling of Murder A Fairy Garden MysteryBy Daryl Wood GerberBook Club Tea Magic FairiesMurder MysteryI loved the premise of this story and was immediately captivated by the world Gerber created surrounding Courtney Kelly 29 year old fairy garden shop owner in the beautiful town of Carmel by the Sea in northern California has such a great disposition and believes in magic When Mick Watkins the owner of the dog grooming business next to her dies all of a sudden and fingers are pointed at Courtney she had to use some magic of her own to clear her name I really enjoyed this read I found it fun and love the whodunnit to figure out the murder mystery with a few suspect characters Though this is my first Gerber book this definitely will not be my last I really recommend this one for a great cozy mystery read