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Guess what? Can you believe it? I have another book out this month!!! Whee!!


Hope you’ve ordered your copy or plan to go into a brick and mortar store to purchase. There are already some great reviews coming in for this book/series!!  This is the second in the
Cookbook Nook Mystery series

From the back cover:

When tempers get too hot to handle, someone’s bound to get grilled.

Jenna Hart moved back to Crystal Cove, California, with the intention to relax and help her aunt, Vera, run the local culinary bookshop and café. But it’s hard to follow a simple recipe for relaxation when murder gets thrown in the mix…

The Cookbook Nook is set to host the town’s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition which pits local amateur chefs against one another to concoct the most delicious dishes. This year’s challenge: Grilled Cheese. But with competing chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than salivating.

The expression “too many cooks” proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café. Soon a local diner owner (and Jenna’s “second mother”) is suspected of bumping off the competition, and Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned…

PS: The third in this series comes out later this year, as well.
STIRRING THE PLOT, October 2014.

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To order "Inherit the Word" click here.


“Daryl Wood Gerber has found the perfect recipe for all of us who love cozy mysteries and food.” ~Lesa Holstine
Lesa's Book Critique

"With a tasty mix of characters, the author smartly blends crime,
recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a
witty, well-plotted whodunit."
~ Kate Carlisle, NYT Bestelling author Bibliophile Mysteries

By the way, I’m thrilled to announce that, thanks to all of you, DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, hit the national bestseller list again!!! Wahoo!! It was #7 on the Barnes and Noble mystery MMP [mass market paperback] list; #30 on the Barnes and Noble overall MMP list; and #14 on the Bookscan list.

Reviews for DAYS were great. There were over a dozen of them!

“This book grabbed me immediately in a manner that was hard to
put down in this engagingly appealing whodunit that quickly
became a page turner.”
~Dru’s Musings

“A tightly written mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the end.”
~KateEileenShannon, Rantin’, Ravin’ and Readin’

As for travel and/or appearances, I will be signing books at
Mysterious Galaxy, Redondo Beach, California this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. I’ll also be at Barnes and Noble in Calabasas, California on March 16th. I’ll be at Left Coast Crime conference in Monterey March 20-22. Come join me at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ on March 25th. At the end of April, early May, I’ll be at Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, Maryland.

If you can’t see me in person, join me on my virtual blog tour, which will be going for the next few days. There will be giveaways on many of the blogs, so check out my event calendar, and remember to leave a comment.

Speaking of giveaways, I had a great giveaway for this release,
open to anyone who had signed up for this mailing list.
A $25 online bookstore gift card, and
the winner is: Janean M.

I hope you'll keep in touch via email and/or Facebook or Twitter.
And, if you enjoy any of my books, I hope you'll consider leaving a
review at or

Last but not least, I hope you'll try this recipe that is included in
. It’s an absolutely delicious grilled
cheese sandwich, inspired by one of my mother’s appetizers.

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Shrimp Swiss Melt

If you don’t eat grilled cheese, the insides of the sandwich make a
fabulous salad when set on top of fresh greens!

For more recipes on my website, click here.

Take good care of yourself and the ones you love.

Hugs to all!
Daryl aka Avery

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