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I have another fun cozy mystery to share with you.

Check out Fudging The Books, A Cookbook Nook Mystery.

It’s got chocolate and kitties. How can you resist?

Enjoy my review.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaways!

Yep, there are two awesome giveaways today!


Fudging the Books (A Cookbook Nook Mystery)
Series: A Cookbook Nook Mystery (Book 4)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 4, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425279403
E-Book ASIN: B00QH8320E



 My Review

It’s Pirate Week in Crystal Cove and it looks like one has already struck. Coco Chastain won’t be making an appearance as guest of honor at the Chocolate Cookbook Club. She might just land behind bars. Her editor, Alison, is found slumped over her computer, scissors stick out of her back, and Coco is the prime suspect.

Now, on top of decorating The Cookbook Nook and setting up festivities for Pirate Week, Jenna Hart also steps up to prove her friend, Coco, couldn’t possibly be the killer. Just what she needs. Another dead body.

I haven’t read the other books, but that didn’t hinder me a bit in enjoying this 4th book in the series. The author sprinkled bits of back story throughout while keeping the story flowing smoothly and the mystery deepening.

There were lots of suspects to choose from. I’d narrow it down to two, then had to rethink it as I was lead down some false trails, and the author added in some new bread crumbs.

Cozies are one of my favorite reads. I enjoy them in cool weather, snuggled up with a cuppa hot tea and a snuggie blanket. I also enjoy them in the summer, reading outside by the pool. They are fast, easy reads and I love a good mystery, or two, or three. LOL

A few other things I enjoy are the colorful quirky covers. Look at the sweet little kitty in the hammock.  Tigger is prominent on all of the covers for this series.

The title is also fun. And it has chocolate in it. That’s a main staple for me to snack on while reading. So many yummy recipes are included at the end of the book too.

And the cast. Lots of colorful characters. Some more fun then others. That’s how I’m best entertained. Give me a bunch of new characters to get to know and I’m a happy camper.

While I don’t feel I have to go back and read the other books in this series to continue on to new ones, I will. I’d like to meet these characters fresh from the beginning and see what they were into before.

4 Stars



The Agatha Award–winning author of Stirring the Plot returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, California, where February brings Pirate Week, National Chocolate Month—and bitter murder…

Pirate Week is sweeping through Crystal Cove and keeping Jenna Hart and her bookstore, the Cookbook Nook, plenty busy. But she’s not too swamped to also host the local Chocolate Cookbook Club’s meeting—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 body—Coco’s editor, Alison. The suspects turn out to be more plentiful than a pot full of gold doubloons, so to prove Coco isn’t responsible for the dastardly deed, Jenna will have to stir up some clues and figure out who’s the real sticky-fingered killer…


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About This Author

DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, set on the coast of California.  As AVERY AAMES, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a cheese shop owner amateur sleuth, set in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio. 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.

Author Links

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Purchase Links

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There are Two Giveaways!

First Giveaway

One winner gets their choice of a print copy of any book in the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series.

I know! It’ll be hard to choose from all of these fun books.

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Entry is easy peasy.

Just leave your email address so I can contact you if you win and tell me why you love cozy mysteries!

Giveaway ends August 7th.


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August 1 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review

August 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review

August 3 – fuonlyknew – Review

August 4 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review

August 5 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review

August 6 – Babs Book Bistro – Review


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