Thursday, March 6, 2014
Inherit the Word (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber
Jenna Hart moved back to Crystal Cove, California, to recapture her joie de vivre and to help her aunt Vera run the local culinary bookshop and café. But it’s hard to follow a simple recipe for relaxation when murder gets thrown in the mix…
The Cookbook Nook is set to host the town’s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition which pits local amateur chefs against one another to concoct the most delicious dishes. This year’s challenge: grilled cheese. But with competing chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than savoring the fare.
The expression “too many cooks” proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café. Soon a local diner owner (and Jenna’s “second mother”) is suspected of bumping off the competition, and Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned…
My Review: Inherit the Word (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber
I really liked that most of the recipes were in the back of the book. So you could get lost in the story. This is a cozy mystery.
The mystery was good at keeping me at guessing who the murder really was. The characters are likable. Lots of drama, good friends, a second mystery and even a little romance, all in a clean read.
This is the second book of the series, but the first one I have read. I would read another Cookbook Nook Mystery in the future.
The plot is the yearly Grill Fest is going to be held for the first time at the Cookbook Nook. For the last 8 times the same person has one. The first day of the Grill Fest the Champ has been found murdered. The main suspect is Jenna's second mother. So Jenna and her friends try to help solve the case.
I thought to make grilled cheese all you needed was bread, butter and cheese. Had no idea all the different ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Though it does make me want to go and make one and eat it.
Jenna is not much of a cook and works in a cookbook store and café. She is a widow dealing with the death of her husband for the last two years. There is a new guy who wants to date her but she is scared to start dating again.
The setting is Crystal Cove, California a small beach front town. The Mayor is always trying to get more visitors to visit. It sounds like a fun town to live in.
The pacing was a quick paced and kept you wanting to read till you knew who the guilty person was. Plus what was the message that Jenna's late husband had left for her.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it.
publication: March 4th 2014 by PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW Berkley Prime Crime 304 pages ISBN 9780425258071
DARYL WOOD GERBER aka AVERY AAMES. As Daryl, she writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series. As AVERY, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series. Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more. Visit Daryl aka Avery at www.darylwoodgerber.com. Check out recipes on her blog www.mysteryloverskitchen.com and friend her on Facebook.
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