Fairy Garden Mystery Series

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A Sprinkling of Murder

Book 1

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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 she 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 and trickling fountains. 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 a 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 new friend…

When the owner of a nearby shop is killed in Courtney Kelly’s fairy garden store, she must join forces with her fairy friend to solve the crime… Fairies flutter throughout.
Kirkus Reviews
Enchanting series launch from Agatha Award winner Gerber… Cozy fans will wish upon a star for more.
Publishers Weekly
This is a light and engaging whodunit with a tightly woven multi-plot story-line that immediately grabbed my attention.
—Dru’s Book Musings

Daryl Wood Gerber’s new fantasy cozy series debut is full of fun, whimsy, and a baffling whodunit.
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