Friday, April 19, 2019

BOOK TOUR



I'm so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for
SIFTING THROUGH THE CLUES
Book 8 in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries
by Daryl Wood Gerber


The Agatha Award–winning author of Wreath Between the Lines returns to the Cookbook Nook, where culinary mysteries are giving everyone food for thought . . .

Book clubs from all over have descended on Crystal Cove to celebrate the library’s Book Club Bonanza week, and Jenna Hart has packed the Cookbook Nook with juicy reads and tasty cookbooks. But she’s most excited about spending an evening with the Mystery Mavens and their moveable feast, when they will go from house to house to share different culinary treats and discuss the whodunit they’re all reading. It’s all good food and fun for the savvy armchair detectives, until one of the members of the group is found murdered at the last stop on the tour. 

As if that weren’t enough to spoil her appetite, Jenna discovers that all the evidence points to her friend Pepper as being the guilty party. And with Pepper’s chief-of-police daughter too close to the case to be impartial, Jenna knows she’ll have to step in to help clear her friend’s name before a bitter injustice sends her to jail. Sifting through the clues, Jenna unearths any number of possible culprits, but she’ll have to cook up a new way to catch the killer before Pepper’s goose is cooked . . .

Includes tasty sweet and savory recipes!

Available April 23!

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MY REVIEW


A cozy mystery about a cookbook store, written by Daryl Wood Gerber? Come on, you know I read this series! And I was beyond thrilled to read this latest installment!

I have loved everything about the Cookbook Nook Mysteries since book one, page one. I fell in love with each character the moment they appeared on the pages. I always look forward to what they’re up to next. I also love every new theme author Daryl Wood Gerber introduces in to each volume. I wish our Mayor would come up with some of these ideas! This time it’s Book Club Bonanza. Fun! Oh yeah, and deadly! I wish our Mayor would come up with some of these ideas!

There’s soooo much I want to say about SIFTING THROUGH THE CLUES. A lot of which I can’t because of spoilers. What I can say is, this is the best in the series so far! This book had me glued to my chair. A compelling, exciting mystery, there were times I was holding my breath. Author Gerber did such a great job keeping me guessing, I had to force myself not to peek at the ending! There were also times I was laughing so hard I was crying.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from cover to cover. SIFTING THROUGH THE CLUES in one word? FABULOUS!

Available April 23!

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Recipe from 
SIFTING THROUGH THE CLUES

SAVORY CHEDDAR SCONE


In Sifting Through Clues, during Book Club Bonanza week, Jenna features “tea” type foods at the Cookbook Nook and in the Nook Café. What book club doesn’t enjoy a good tea? One of my favorite things when I serve tea is to include sweet and savory items. There are lots of sweet recipes in the book. This savory recipe is in there, too.

These little scones are so easy to make. And so tasty. The white pepper gives them a real zing. They’re a perfect addition to any tea or breakfast. By the way, if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use 2/3 cup milk, less one tablespoon plus 1 tablespoon vinegar. Let the mixture stand for about five minutes.

Enjoy.

Savory Cheddar Scone
(Makes 8)

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
3 large eggs, divided (2 for recipe, one for egg wash)
2/3 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup chopped chives

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl or food processor, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and white pepper. Cut in the butter.  The mixture should be the size of peas.

In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs with the buttermilk.  Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Stir in the cheddar and chives.

Turn the dough—it will be sticky—onto a well-floured board. Knead gently. Divide the dough and roll each into a circle about 3/4-inch thick. Cut each circle into 4 triangles.

In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg. Brush the egg on top of the scones.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and serve warm.


Lisa's Note: I can't wait to try these! 
I'm thinking of doing them to take to my brothers' house for Easter dinner!

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About the Author

Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries as well as the French Bistro Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

Author Links 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

April 15 – Reading Is My SuperPower - REVIEW
April 15 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
April 15 – Here's How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
April 15 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW
April 15 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT
April 16 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, GUEST POST - RECIPE - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 16 – Carstairs Considers – REVIEW
April 16 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
April 16 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW
April 16 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
April 16 – Ascroft, eh? - AUTHOR INTERVIEW - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 17 – Valerie's Musings – REVIEW
April 17 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
April 17 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
April 17 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog - REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 17 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GUEST POST - RECIPE - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 17 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
April 18 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 18 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
April 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, GUEST POST - RECIPE - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 19 – The Book's the Thing – REVIEW
April 19 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 19 – MJB Reviewers - AUTHOR INTERVIEW - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 19 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
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April 20 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
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April 20 – A Blue Million Books - AUTHOR INTERVIEW - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
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April 21 – Moonlight Rendezvous - REVIEW, GUEST POST - RECIPE - INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 21 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW
April 21 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW



Check out my installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
and
The Friday 56

Both the BB and 56 are from

SIFTING THROUGH THE CLUES

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading.

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Book Beginnings

"Ow, ow, ow!" Bailey hopped on one foot. I feared if she bounced any more she would drop the baby then and there. She was five weeks from her due date, but the way her belly was pressing against her denim jumper made me think the baby might pop out any second. 

My 56

Forcing myself to remain calm, I strode ahead of her. 


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15 comments:

  1. The book sounds great and the scone looks delicious! Happy Friday, Lisa!

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  2. Love Daryl Wood Gerber's books and I'm so looking forward to the opportunity to read SIFTING THROUGH THE CLUES! Thanks for being part of the book tour.

    First line -
    The knife had pierced Seth Halloran’s heart, exactly at the spot that would stop it cold. Poor guy would’ve dropped right where he stood.

    My 56 –
    With a yelp, I slammed my door shut and threw the deadbolt.
    MURDER ONCE REMOVED by S. C. Perkins
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Kay, I love this first line and my 56 page. So fun. Lisa, great challenge. I'm not at home so I can't open my book to add to this. ~Dary

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    2. Hi Kay! Great BB & 56 Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Lisa, thanks for the terrific review. Shared on my FB author page etc. I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the story. ~ Daryl

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    1. Hi, Daryl! You're most welcome. I really love the series. With each new book you out do yourself. I introduced my sister to the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, and she loves them as well!

      Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your tour! And congratulations!!!

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  4. I love scones...and cheddar! The cozy is from one of my favorite cozy authors. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hey Laurel-Rain. Daryl is fantastic, isn't she? Thanks for visiting!

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    2. Laurel-Rain, thanks so much for chiming in. I adore scones. So easy to make. ~ Daryl

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  5. Sounds like a fun series, and if open to Canadians I will enter the giveaway. :-)
    I added you to the Linky. Happy Easter weekend!

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  6. Sounds like a great series. I'll have to give it a try. Today I am spotlighting Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell. Happy reading!

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  7. I've seen this book doing its rounds and I love the purple cover. It made me hungry too! Happy Good Friday, Lisa! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  8. I love scones. Have you made these? I haven't ever made savory scones. Thanks for visiting my blog. My review and quotes for VOICES

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