Poaching Is Puzzling


Poaching Is Puzzling: A Cookbook Nook Mystery
by Daryl Wood Gerber

About Poaching is Puzzling

Poaching Is Puzzling: A Cookbook Nook Mystery
Cozy Mystery
12th in Series
Setting – California
Beyond the Page Publishing (April 25, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 264 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1960511149
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1960511140
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C1HDCTC6

In the cutthroat world of crossword solvers, Jenna Hart will have to decipher some puzzling clues to catch a killer . . .

The annual crossword puzzle contest has drawn contestants from near and far to Crystal Cove, and Jenna watches in amazement as puzzle-themed books fly off the shelves at the Cookbook Nook. Her aunt Vera is putting up a sizable cash prize, and no one is more surprised than Jenna to discover there’s bad blood between Vera and the prominent puzzle constructor who’s acting as master of ceremonies. And when the puzzle guru has his throat slit while he’s out hiking, the police instantly peg Aunt Vera as the culprit.

Jenna can’t stand by and watch her aunt take the fall. It’s been clear since the victim arrived that he had contentious relationships with a number of the contestants—even going so far as to steal puzzles from some of them and claim them as his own—and Jenna’s certain one of them is the killer. Trading puzzle solving for crime solving, she sorts through the convoluted clues and cryptic suspects, hoping to nab the guilty party before they decide she’s a problem they’ll solve with another murder . . .

Includes mouthwatering recipes!

About Daryl Wood Gerber

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the Fairy Garden Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), the Aspen Adams Novels of Suspense, and two other stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

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  1. Replies
    1. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM

      Rita, I hope you'll give it a whirl. ~ Daryl

    2. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:15 PM

      Lovely to see you here, Rita. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for the article. Daryl Wood Gerber is one of my favorite authors.

    1. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM

      Anonymous, I happen to have a lot of readers with your name. LOLOL ~ Daryl

  3. Really cute book cover design! I can't wait to give this a read-- thanks so much for sharing it!

    1. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:01 PM

      K, I love the design, too. My artist does a super job! Thanks, ~ Daryl

  4. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:01 PM

    Literary Gold, thanks so much for hosting me on your sight! Truly appreciated. ~ Daryl

  5. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:02 PM

    Literary Gold, thanks so much for hosting me. I love reading what guests write. ~ Daryl

  6. Daryl Wood GerberMay 3, 2023 at 2:16 PM

    Literary Gold, thanks so much for hosting me, today. Love reading all the comments. ~ Daryl


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