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Daryl Wood Gerber

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Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber writes NEW Fairy Garden Mysteries as well as the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries and French Bistro Mysteries.

As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries.

In addition, Daryl also writes suspense including the well-received Aspen Adams novels of suspense and stand-alone titles, DAY OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN.

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!

Visit Daryl at www.darylwoodgerber.com.
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Daryl Wood Gerber Good question. Sometimes we talk about why I write food-themed mysteries or what inspired me to write this particular book. To answer that question, I…moreGood question. Sometimes we talk about why I write food-themed mysteries or what inspired me to write this particular book. To answer that question, I chose to write about the French Bistro mysteries because my agent suggested the theme, and once I decided to set it in Napa Valley at a tiny bistro that reminded me of the bistro where my husband proposed...the rest was history. Do like foodie mysteries?(less)
Daryl Wood Gerber I would love to go to Wagtail (Krista Davis's Paws and Claws series) and take my little Sparky to the human and pet hotel. I think it would be delight…moreI would love to go to Wagtail (Krista Davis's Paws and Claws series) and take my little Sparky to the human and pet hotel. I think it would be delightful to let my doggie play with all the others! But he would have to have a very special diet. (less)
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Suspense vs. Cozy Mystery

Many of you know me as a cozy mystery author, but I also write suspense. Lots of people have asked me why I write both. I started out as a suspense author, but the first contract I got was as a cozy mystery author for the Cheese Shop Mysteries, which the publisher owned, since they came up with the idea. That's why they are written by Avery Aames, my pseudonym. The next series I sold was the Cookb Read more of this blog post »
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“That’s what Tito said, but would Kylie listen? No, she would not. She’s deaf. Obstinate. A real piece of work.” Bailey leaned in and lowered her voice. “Between you and me, I think my sweet husband would like to clock her.”



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Fiona darted into the shop, threw her skinny arms wide, her young wings flapping like crazy to keep her aloft, and cried, “Trouble alert. Trouble alert. I told you to be worried.”

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Daryl Gerber Rafael wrote: "Hi, Daryl, thanks a lot for your friendship. Hope we can share very interesting reading experiences, including, of course, the ones from your own books, which one do you recommend me to start with?..."

Hi, Rafael, thanks for the note. It depends on which kinds of books you like to read. I write cozy mysteries as well as suspense. If suspense, try DESOLATE SHORES. If cozy mysteries, try FINAL SENTENCE. And if you're open to reading mystical mystery involving a fairy garden store owner and her sidekick fairy sleuth, try A SPRINKLING OF MURDER. Have fun!


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Daryl Gerber Melanie wrote: "I love your books and your live feeds! Thank you!" Melanie, thanks so much. Sorry for my late response. I'm still getting used to all the features of Goodreads. :)


Rafael Hi, Daryl, thanks a lot for your friendship. Hope we can share very interesting reading experiences, including, of course, the ones from your own books, which one do you recommend me to start with?
Kind greetings and happy celebrations!


Melanie Smith I love your books and your live feeds! Thank you!


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gj indieBRAG Hi Daryl- thanks for becoming a friend!
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message 4: by Jill

Jill Hi Daryl and thanks for the friendship.


Harlequin Books Hello Daryl, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 2: by Avery

Avery Aames Yep, I'm not officially a split personality everywhere! LOL


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Daryl,
Glad to see you here on Goodreads!


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