Grilling the Subject

Grilling the Subject Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award winning author of Fudging the Books As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove Calif

  • Title: Grilling the Subject
  • Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
  • ISBN: 9780425279410
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grilling the Subject

    Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award winning author of Fudging the Books As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip But when the body of one ofThings heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award winning author of Fudging the Books As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip But when the body of one of her father s neighbors is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished Sylvia Gump had acquired plenty of enemies with her practice of illegally encroaching on her neighbors properties including Jenna s dad, who was off fishing by himself and has no alibi for the murder Now it s up to Cary Hart s dutiful daughter to clear his name before the real killer turns up the heat and rakes someone else over the coals

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    1. Lisa

      I gorged myself on this latest installment in the Cookbook Nook series by Daryl Wood Gerber. But it didn't fill me up; I want more! Our heroine Jenna Hart is hard at work getting her specialty bookstore ready for the Wild West Extravaganza in the charming Californian town of Crystal Cove. Quickly things turn deadly, and with no alibi AND an ax to grind against the victim, Jenna's father is the prime suspect. It's up to Jenna to clear her father's name and find out who really did the dirty deed. [...]

    2. Tina at A COZY GIRL READS AND WRITES Blog

      I must be honest and admit that the Wild West theme in Grilling the Subject did not excite me, but the Cookbook Book Nook Mysteries being one of my favorite series, I had to read it. All the barbecue and ranch style food that chef Katie was cooking up in the The Nook Cafe kitchen had my mouth watering not to mention the the Grilling themed cookbook titles mentioned that were on display in the Cookbook Nook Shop, had me salivatingJenna Hart helps her aunt Vera run a culinary cookbook shop in Crys [...]

    3. Linda Langford at Chatting About Cozies

      In the fifth book in this mouthwatering cozy series, Jenna, owner of The Cookbook Nook, has stocked the shelves with books themed for the local Wild West Extravaganza and they're selling like hotcakes. Barbeque, grilling, smoking--any kind of cowboy recipe is available. Jenna's father, Cary, retired FBI man; is on the outs with a neighbor, Sylvia Gump, who insists on throwing frequent outdoor cookouts with loud music despite the protests of himself and several other close neighbors. After Cary a [...]

    4. Carmen Slaughter

      I received a copy of this release in exchange for a book review. I had not read any of the previous titles in the series so I was intrigued by the premise but anxious about diving in at book five. The author does a great job of including enough backstory to make the characters familiar without spoiling the potential to revisit the earlier books. In this outing, the residents of Crystal Cove are participating in the Wild West Extravaganza. Jenna is looking forward to the festivities and the food [...]

    5. Mark Baker

      Crystal Cove is celebrating all things western, and Jenna and the Cookbook Nook are joining in by promoting BBQ. However, things take a tragic turn when one of Jenna’s father’s neighbors turns up dead in a bonfire. With her father a prime suspect, Jenna must find a way to clear his name.I truly love the different themes we get in this series, each one adds a unique flavor to the story. The characters are fabulous as well, and they definitely feel like old friends here. Toss in a plots with p [...]

    6. Amy

      Grilling The Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber is the 5th book in this wonderful series. Crystal Cove is celebrating a Wild West Extravaganza with lots of contests, activities, food tasting, stagecoach races and delicious recipes.A murder has occurred, Sylvia is found dead and this one becomes more personal to Jenna as her dad is a suspect. Jenna also has to think about her relationship with Rhett and her dead husband David in order to move forward.This story had twists and turns, plenty of suspects [...]

    7. Taryn

      A Wild RideRide along with Jenna Hart while she delights in the Wild West Extravaganza, tries to solve a murder, and works through some relationship issues. This 5th book in Gerber's Cookbook Nook series is a definite page turner that keeps you on your toes the whole way through. Jenna is such a down to earth character you will treasure getting to know her and through her, some fantastic friends and family. This lovely series is filled with a huge variety of cookbooks, eccentric characters, tast [...]

    8. AngryGreyCat

      This is book number 5 in the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series, Grilling the Subject. The sleuth, Jenna Hart, finds herself investigating the death of an obnoxious neighbor to clear her father. Along with the murder investigation, a Wild West Extravaganza is in town adding to the drama, Bailey is in the midst of wedding planning, Jenna and Rhett’s own relationship is heating up, and finally, is someone following Jenna? If so, why?The murder plot is well done and has plenty of suspects and clues to [...]

    9. Christine

      : The theme of this book was the wild west and all things barbecued. Jenna's father is accused of murder when a witness swears they saw him running away from a fire where a body was found. Jenna investigates to try and prove her fathers innocence. She also deals with her former advertising coworker who had a dispute with the victim. This wasn't one of my favorites from the cookbook nook series. I had a hard time getting into it and the mystery aspect didn't really hold my attention. I was more i [...]

    10. OpenBookSociety.com

      openbooksociety/article/grGrilling the SubjectCookbook Nook Mystery, Book #5By Daryl Wood GerberISBN13: 9780425279410Author website: darylwoodgerberBrought to you by OBS reviewer KaytSynopsis:Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of Fudging the Books.As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treat [...]

    11. Clare O'Beara

      Jenna Hart left her advertising work to help her aunt run a cookbook store in a small town. The business seems to pay just enough and she is settled in with a gentleman friend, good neighbours and hearty recipes to learn. The town is staging a rodeo with a nice touch - animal friendly performances. As this will attract tourists the Santa Cruz-area town is going all out to grab passing trade including trail cooking and barbecues which are called grills. I've been noticing a trend in light crime t [...]

    12. Lisa

      Another winner in the Cookbook Nook series! There are no spoilers in this review but it's a doozy of a book. Some of the things I loved* Jenna knows food but doesn't cook. * The real life cookbook titles peppered throughout. * Food is a constant all the way through the book. * Recipes!* All the suspects and the way Jenna herself flip flopped during the journey to the truth.A couple of minor irritants (I'm grasping here, there isn't really much to dislike) * The way Jenna doesn't share her uneasy [...]

    13. Dawn Frazier

      Jenna and the gang are back, in this fifth installment of the series, getting ready for the Wild West Extravaganza. This book is great, I loved every page. Full of yummy new recipes, descriptions of mouth watering food, and of course it takes place in Crystal Cove, CA, one of my favorite fictional cozy towns. I love Jennas bookstore, it would definitely be a place I would visit often! Her Aunt Vera is a hoot, always lots of fun to catch up with her, and I love how so many cookbooks and cozy myst [...]

    14. Celia

      I enjoyed this book immensely -- from the Wild West Extravaganza, the wonderful barbecue recipes with cookbook references and cozy book recommendations, to, of course, a murder. The victim was disliked by many residents in the town of Crystal Cove, so there is no shortage of suspects. There are also some very unexpected twists and turns in the story as Jenna tries to exonerate her father of the crime and find the real killer. I really enjoyed my journey back to Crystal Cove and reconnecting with [...]

    15. Lisa Morin

      This is a wonderful addition to a great series. Jenna Hart is a strong character and reading about her daily adventures is sure to put a smile on any reader's face.In Grilling the Subject, it's time for the Wild West Extravaganza in Crystal Cove and the delectable barbecued treats are bringing in the tourists. Local resident Sylvia Gump is a force to be reckoned with and has made plenty of enemies with her rude attitude and arrogant ways. When Sylvia's body is found in the remains of a fire, the [...]

    16. Elaine

      I received a digital copy of this book for my honest review from Netgalley and the author.This is another great book in this series. Jenna is bound and determined to figure out who killed Sylvia and to clear her father's name. So many people disliked her, and for good reasons!The characters and the town of Crystal Cove are all fun to get to know. The festivals that this small touristy town has are very interesting. Because of a certain surprising character showing up in this book, I do recommend [...]

    17. Robyn

      I love this series and this book did not disappoint. I have to say this was my favorite book in this series so far. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't put it down. This book takes so many twists and turns, it kept me on the edge of my seat and I didn't want it to end. Jenna definitely went through a lot, but came out a stronger person because of it. If you love food, cats and people with a lot of personality, then this is the book and the series for you. I highly recommend it!

    18. Susan

      Really enjoy this series. The author has developed a number of quirky characters and always has interesting plots. Can't wait to finish this newest addition.

    19. Patrizia

      In questo libro sono stata più attirata dalle vicende personali della protagonista che dal giallo vero e proprio, forse perchè la persona assassinata non era molto simpatica (proprio il contrario!) come gran parte dei possibili colpevoli

    20. Donna

      I like this series setting - a Cookbook book store and cafe. BUT - there were way too many "What if he " "What did that mean" "Did she know that" musings from the narrator throughout this book. It overwhelmed this one for me.

    21. Mary Brown

      Grilling The SubjectCookbook Nook Mystery, Book 5Daryl wood Gerber5 StarsSynopsis:Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of Fudging the Books.As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip. But when the body of one of her father’s neighbors is found the next mo [...]

    22. Kristina

      Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber is the fifth book in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series. Jenna Hart and the town are getting ready for the Wild West Extravaganza that is coming to Crystal Cove. All the shops have decorated to reflect the wild west theme including Jenna’s The Cookbook Nook. Then Jenna finds out that the Shane Maverick is now running the WWE. They used to work together at Taylor and Squib Advertising in San Francisco. Shane is a type of guy that reminds you of a snake oil [...]

    23. LORI CASWELL

      Dollycas’s ThoughtsWelcome to Crystal Cove! Just in time for the Wild West Extravaganza! Jenna is excited about all the tourists arriving and the new people coming into the Cookbook Nook. But grilling isn’t only happening at the festival. Sylvia Gump has been found dead in a bonfire on property shared with her neighbors. Including Jenna’s dad! He was seen in the area and is the prime suspect. Jenna is burning around town trying to prove what everybody knows, that he is no killer! She inten [...]

    24. Valerie

      “Grilling the Subject” is the 5th book in the Cookbook Nook series by Daryl Wood Gerber. This was actually the first one of that series that I had read, but I enjoyed it enough that I have since gone back and read the rest of the books in this series. Once again, I find myself wishing and and some of the others would allow additional 1/2 star ratings. I would actually classify this book as a 4.5 out of 5.When I first started this book, I was immediately hooked by Jenna, Bailey, Katie, Aunt [...]

    25. Caryn

      Cookbook Nook owner Jenna Hart is back with another murder to solve in Grilling the Subject, the fifth book in the series. This time however the stakes are a little bit higher for Jenna because it is her own father who stands accused of the crime. Crystal Cove, California is going all out for the Wild West Extravaganza coming to town and Jenna, like all of the other business owners is doing her part. As people decorate and plan events to go along with the Wild West theme, the community comes tog [...]

    26. Fred

      Grilling The Subject is the fifth book in the A Cookbook Nook Mystery series.Jenna Hart is out for a power walk when she sees people pointing and waving their arms. When she follows where they are pointing to, she notices that something is on fire and once she gets her bearings, she realizes that is quite near where her father lives. Arriving at her father’s she sees that it is a fire pit, on property whose ownership is under dispute, and the firemen find the body of Sylvia Gump. The night bef [...]

    27. K.A. Davis

      I always enjoy a visit to Crystal Cove and especially a visit to The Cookbook Nook. However, GRILLING THE SUBJECT is probably my favorite in the series! I loved the theme of the Wild West Extravaganza and how the author wove western themed activities, cookbooks, and food into the story. The town, and especially The Cookbook Nook, is charming and invites the reader to visit and linger.But it’s more than just a charming setting, GRILLING THE SUBJECT is about family connection and loyalty. When J [...]

    28. Sara Grotz

      I am a huge fan of the Cookbook Nook series and this book did not disappoint. I have yet to read something by Daryl Wood Gerber that I did not like. She is very consistent with well written characters and quickly moving plots.Now that we are several books into this series, it is fun to see how the characters are growing and changing with their relationships. Jenna and Rhett, Bailey and Tito, and even Jenna's dad and Lola are getting more serious and I am looking forward to seeing where they are [...]

    29. Diane

      Daryl Wood Gerber is one of my favorite Cozy Mystery authors because while she's dropping clues left and right she's also telling a highly detailed mystery of a murder that will keep my interest from the opening chapter to the climax where the killer is revealed. She excels at creating a who-dun-it that is smart, engaging and entertaining, with plenty of references to cooking and baking techniques and recipes that will attract culinary enthusiasts of all ages. I was thoroughly entertained by the [...]

    30. Donna Townsend

      “Was I ticking people off?” Jenna Hart wonders. Well, actually, yes, she is. In her defense, she is frantically trying to clear her Dad, a suspect in the latest Crystal Cove murder. Between this week’s Wild West Extravaganza, the brutal murder, her discovery that she has fallen in love four years after her husband’s death, and one huge shocker, she throws herself into tracking down the real killer in true Jenna style.When we read a cozy, we are looking for characters we can relate to, fo [...]

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