Wednesday, March 22, 2023

#CozyMystery #Review ~ A Flicker of a Doubt (A Fairy Garden Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber ~ #FairyGarden #Fairy #Fairies


A Flicker of a Doubt (A Fairy Garden Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber

About A Flicker of a Doubt:

A Flicker of a Doubt (A Fairy Garden Mystery)

Cozy Mystery

4th in Series

Setting – California

Kensington Cozies (March 28, 2023)

Paperback: ‎ 320 pages

ISBN-10: ‎ 1496741277

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1496741271

Digital ASIN: ‎ B0B6DBQ5CM

Fairies are trending hard, especially when it comes to fairy garden décor in Walmart and Target and on Amazon. The latest installment in the nationally bestselling Daryl Wood Gerber's Fairy Garden mysteries is a perfect read for Laura Childs readers and all fans of whimsy and charm. 

With a theater foundation tea and an art show planned at Violet Vickers’s estate, Courtney is hired to create charming fairy gardens for the event. It’s not so charming, however, when her best friend Meaghan’s ex-boyfriend turns out to be Violet’s latest artistic protégé. Even worse, not long after Meaghan locks horns with him, his body is found in her yard, bludgeoned with an objet d’murder. 

There’s a gallery of suspects, from an unstable former flame to an arts and crafts teacher with a sketchy past. But when the cops focus on Meaghan’s business partner, who’s like a protective older brother to her, and discover he also has a secret financial motive, Courtney decides to draw her own conclusions. Fearing they’re missing the forest for the trees, and with some help from Fiona the sleuthing fairy, she hopes to make them see the light . . .

My Review:

A Flicker of a Doubt is the fourth book in Daryl Wood Gerber's Fairy Garden Mystery series. Featuring fairies, cats, and a wonderful cast of characters, A Flicker of a Doubt is another slam dunk cozy mystery.

Courtney's fairy garden shop is booming and her fairy garden and fairy door classes are increasing in popularity. She is also busy putting together fairy gardens Violet Vickers's upcoming theater foundation tea and art show, being held at her estate. A premier event in Carmel, Courtney is shocked to learn Violet has Meaghan's ex-boyfriend as her spotlight artist. He's argumentative and hotheaded with everyone he comes into contact with since coming back to town. After a heated argument with Meaghan in front of several witnesses, Nicolas is found dead in Meaghan's front yard.

This is a very unique story with unique elements. I enjoyed the fairy garden shop setting, complete with a live fairy. The characters are fun and exciting. I enjoyed Courtney's character. Her business is successful and thriving. She cares about her friends and citizens in Carmel-by-the-Sea and makes it her mission to help the accused in A Flicker of a Doubt. The author delivers several suspects with means and motive, and figuring out who committed the crime was difficult. There are twists and turns and red herrings, and while I may have suspected who committed the crime, I never was really sure until the end.

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

My Rating:

About Daryl Wood Gerber:

Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling Fairy Garden Mysteries, Cookbook Nook Mysteries, and French Bistro Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she penned the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. In addition, Daryl writes the Aspen Adams Novels of Suspense as well as stand-alone suspense. Daryl loves to cook, fairy garden, and read. She has a frisky Goldendoodle who keeps her in line. And she has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and hitch-hike around Ireland alone. You can learn more on her website: httsp://

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  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story! Fairy best wishes, Daryl