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"Fudging the Books"
Fourth in The Cookbook Nook Mystery series
Penguin Books, Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-27940-3

Pirate Week is sweeping through Crystal Cove and keeping Jenna Hart and her bookstore, the Cookbook Nook, plenty busy. But she’s not too swamped to also host the local Chocolate Cookbook Club’s meeting—especially because the guest of honor is her friend, candy maker and cookbook author Coco Chastain.

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Picture of the book cover Stirring the Plot.
"Stirring the Plot"
Third in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series
Penguin Books, Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-25806-4

Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster…

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Picture of the book cover Inherit the Word.
"Inherit the Word"
Second in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series
Penguin Books, Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-25807-1

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. When the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the café, a local diner owner (and Jenna’s “second mother”) is suspected of bumping off the competition.

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"Final Sentence"
First in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series
Penguin Books, Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN: 978-0-425-25804-0

"Do you want a book with a good hook?"

Welcome to A Cookbook Nook Mystery series, where Jenna Hart, an avid reader, admitted foodie, and new owner of a cookbook store and café in picturesque Crystal Cove, California, is up to her neck in trouble when she finds her college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine, buried on the beach, and a fellow shop owner accuses Jenna of murder.

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Picture of The Cheese Shop Mystery series bookcovers. To discover other books I have written under the
pen name Avery Aames
click below.

"The Long Quiche Goodbye"
"When Charlotte’s grandmother is suspected of murder… how can Charlotte not get involved?"

Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it’s more commonly known by the residents of small-town Providence, Ohio—the Cheese Shop. Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful sampling of bold ...
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My Short Stories

Story featured in "Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology" click here.