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  • An enchanting read!

    A Sprinkling of Murder is the first book in Daryl Wood Gerber's A Fairy Garden Mystery series. The protagonist, Courtney Kelly, has opened a fairy garden business and tea shop called Open Your Imagination. When she finds a fellow business owner dead in her shop, she immediately becomes one of the main suspects. With the help of her fairy friend, Fiona, she is determined to clear her name and find the real culprit. I thought this was an enchanting and well-written read. I enjoyed the rich descriptions of the charming small town of Carmel, California, and the fairy gardens. Fiona was my favorite character. I loved the friendship between her and Courtney and thought they made a great sleuthing team. Courtney was a likable main character. She was friendly, determined, and smart in her sleuthing. I look forward to seeing what's in store for her business and how the relationships in her life develop. I would also like to learn more about Fiona's world. The mystery has plenty of twists and turns to keep readers on the edge of their seats. I was unable to figure out the culprit's identity until the reveal. Overall, I loved this book and thought it was a wonderful start to a new series. I look forward to the next book. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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  • First in a magical new series!

    leaving her father’s landscaping business and following her passion. As a child she and her mother saw fairies, but after her mother’s death she lost the ability to see them…that is until last year when she opened herself up again. And now she has a fairy, Fiona, that is assigned to her and life is beautiful again. Things are going well with her business until she finds a fellow business owner dead in her shop. When the police confirm the man was murdered, Courtney is at the top of the suspect list. Fiona and Courtney’s friends step up to help clear her name, and with a long list of suspects, it won’t be an easy task. This is a great start to a new series by the very talented Daryl Wood Gerber. The location in Carmel is the perfect setting. The writing is so solid that you can see the cottages and smell the salty air. A solid whodunit it with a slew of suspects and red herrings to keep you changing your mind and guessing until the very end. I cannot wait for the next entry in this series.

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  • Great addition to the paranormal cozy mysteries

    A Sprinkling of Murder is a fabulous start to A Fairy Garden Mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber! I had just finished a different cozy mystery that was just okay and what makes the difference between that one and a great cozy is showing not telling when it comes to the story, characters I could see myself being friends with in real life and wanting to come back book after book to read what is going on in their lives, and a hobby or town that is talked about in detail. Gerber does all three of those things perfectly in A Sprinkling of Murder. Getting to know Courtney, her friends, the fairies, and the pets (there were as many pets as people… if not more!) was very enjoyable. Courtney has a great community in her little village and the fairies and fur babies added another level to it all. There was no jumping right into the story with a love interest which is a nice change of pace. And even better, for a moment I thought there might be a love triangle, but I was happy to see that potential mate was already with someone else by the end of the book. Courtney isn’t hooking up with a police officer or someone on the newspaper staff so I’m looking forward to seeing how Gerber deals with that in future books, since so many authors have their amateur sleuth getting help from people in those professions in their book series. One of the things that draws people to cozies is the hobby or cooking that the series centers around, and learning how to make fairy gardens is such a fun concept. I am super excited to take the knowledge I gather from A Sprinkling of Murder and make one (or many!) for my backyard.

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  • Tea and cookies and enjoy

    As a fan of Ms. Gerber’s other mysteries, I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Murder, mayhem, and Fairies. Very much a ‘cozy mystery’. As book one in a brand-new series, it must develop the backstory. I found this a bit ponderous. We were introduced to so many inhabitants of Carmel California, seemingly all at once. Some were suspects, some were townspeople, some were owners of other businesses, and some were officers investigating the murder. Add in the canines and felines, and I felt overwhelmed. I did enjoy the story once I found my center. Courtney Kelly has branched off from her father’s landscaping business and is now running a shop where people can make Fairy Gardens. Courtney was able to see and communicate with fairies as a child, losing the ability when her mother died, and found it again as an adult. She now feels compelled to show others this magical world. Her father, a retired police officer and now landscaper, isn’t happy with her choice. He is not a believer. Alerted to a dead man, another tenant in the complex, in her place of business by Fiona, her resident fairy, Courtney becomes a person of interest in his murder. She knows she’s not guilty, but who is? ‘Helping’ the police chase down suspect after suspect and finally exonerating herself, the fact remains that the murderer is still out there! Numerous suspects seem to be the guilty party. Racing to the end of the book, we finally find out who done it! Some things are not as they seem. This was a fun, easy, cozy read. If you like animals, you’ll like this book. It seems everyone in Carmel has a pet and many of them have more than one! Grab some tea, a couple of cookies, and enjoy this book.

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  • A Sprinkling of Murder!

    This was an unusual beautifully written cozy mystery. The main character and her fairy were the investigators. The setting was charming in its description, and seemed warm and inviting. The plot was fast, quirky and fun. The only thing that bothered me was the way the mystery was solved. I'm not going to give the ending away. You should read this, and form your own opinion. I received an advanced reader's copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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