A Twinkle of Trouble by Daryl Wood Gerber – Review + Giveaway

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A Twinkle of Trouble (A Fairy Garden Mystery)
by Daryl Wood Gerber

About A Twinkle of Trouble

A Twinkle of Trouble (A Fairy Garden Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – California
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kensington Cozies (April 23, 2024)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496744934
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496744937
Kindle ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CFGF36NM

Carmel-by-the-Sea garden shop owner Courtney Kelly sees things others can’t—like fairies, and hidden motives for murder . . .

Courtney is delighted when her tiny friend Fiona returns from the fairy realm, appearing at the base of a Cypress tree. When her Ragdoll cat, Pixie, emerges from her own portal—aka the cat door—the three set off for a busy day. Busier than usual, since Courtney has rented a small plot of land at the Flower Farm, where she hopes to grow her own supplies for her fairy-garden business. Plus, the annual Summer Blooms Festival is coming up, and Courtney has booked a booth . . .

But the murder of Courtney’s friend, Genevieve, casts a pall over the festival. Ever since Genevieve sold her floral business, she’d been building a career as an influencer. She was perennially opinionated—but in her new role she’d become surprisingly vicious, dissing local entrepreneurs with nasty posts and unwarranted bad reviews. That’s landed a couple of Courtney’s other friends on the suspect list—including Flower Farm owner Daphne Flores. And when a second victim is discovered, seeds of doubt about Daphne’s innocence sprout in Courtney’s mind. With only a germ of a clue, Courtney will have to overturn every rock to get the dirt on the real killer . . .

My Thoughts

A Twinkle of Trouble is the fifth book in the Fairy Garden Mystery series. This unique offering from author Daryl Wood Gerber has quickly become one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Right when the Summer Blooms Festival is kicking off, Courtney finds herself wrapped up in yet another murder when an online friend from her gardening forums is killed. With no shortage of suspects and bodies piling up, Courtney and her human and fairy friends are anxious for the killing to stop.

I really liked this installment in the series. In book 4, it felt like Courtney wasn’t herself – but in this book, she was back to the same character I’ve enjoyed throughout. Fiona is back from the Fairy Realm, and this time she’s brought her sister, Eveleen. I absolutely adore the whimsical element the fairies and Courtney’s shop bring to these books. They help balance out the awful things happening in the town. I really like how the mystery played out in this book. Just when I thought I had another element figured out, something happened that had me second guessing myself.

If you enjoy cozies with light paranormal elements, this series would be perfect for you, too. The fun and magic of the fairies is just believable enough that I find myself searching the early morning grass for fairy rings. 😉

About Daryl Wood Gerber

Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling mysteries, including the Fairy Garden Mysteries and Cookbook Nook Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she penned the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. In addition, Daryl writes suspense including the well received The Son’s Secret, Girl on the Run, and the popular Aspen Adams series. Recently Daryl, who loves a challenge, published a Christmas romance, Hope for the Holidays. Fun Tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, garden, read, and walk her frisky Goldendoodle. Also she has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. You can learn more on her website: https://darylwoodgerber.com

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  1. Thank you for the lovely review! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the story and magical aspects. ~ Daryl Wood Gerber

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