A Sprinkling of Murder
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Fairy garden store owner Courtney Kelly believes in inviting magic into your life. But when uninvited trouble enters her shop, she'll need more 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, 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 tea.
But the light of the magical world she'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 source . . .
This is the first book in the A Fairy Garden mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber.
This is one of those books where you will have to suspend your disbelief in order to enjoy it. If you believe in fairies, GREAT! If you don’t, take a few hours while you read this and believe in them. It will make this book so much easier too digest.
I have always been a fan of magic anything. So this book really speaks to me in a unique way. I don’t physically see fairies, although that would be cook, I do believe in earth spirits who work with us in magical ways even if we can’t see them.
Courtney Kelly has a love of making fairy gardens. And it only seems natural since she has her own fairy friend who spends time with her. When she is not knee deep in soil and fairy houses, she runs a tea shop. When the man who owns the pet shop next door is found dead, Courtney finds herself suspect number one.
There are actually a lot of suspects in the whodunit part of the book and that makes the discovery so much more satisfying. Then add in the fun fairy helper in training and thisw makes for a super fun book.
Totally enjoyed it and look forward to seeing more books in the future.
If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.