In the second novel in the “engaging” (Gayle Trent, author of Killer Sweet Tooth) Natural Remedies cozy series, holistic doctor Willow McQuade must solve the murder of a producer of a new psychic television show.
When naturopathic doctor and shop owner Willow McQuade’s ex-boyfriend Simon Lewis invites her to a party for the cast and crew of a new television show at Long Island’s scenic Bixby Estate, she’s most excited to visit the property’s exclusive lavender farm. But a whole field of her favorite stress-reducing herb can’t provide enough soothing support to calm the effects of a murder!
Even the show’s psychic star didn’t predict the demise of Roger Bixby, the estate’s owner and estranged husband of Simon’s new girlfriend. Now Simon, who’s been collared by police, needs Willow’s help to remedy the situation. As Willow snoops about the mansion, offering natural cures to ease the mounting tension, a strange energy—and the discovery of an eerily similar unsolved murder decades earlier—makes her wonder whether the alternative source of the crime might actually be . . . supernatural. Can she find harmony between mind, body, and possibly even spirits before somebody else goes up in smoke?
Chrystle Fiedler is a freelance journalist specializing in natural remedies, alternative medicine, and holistic health and healing, and is the author of the Natural Remedies Mysteries series. Her many consumer magazine articles have appeared in USA TODAY’s Green Living, Natural Health, Remedy, Mother Earth Living, Spirituality & Health, and Prevention. Chrystle is also the author/co-author of seven non-fiction health titles including The Country Almanac of Home Remedies with herbalist Brigitte Mars, and The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty with Vegan Beauty Review founder, Sunny Subramanian. Chrystle lives on the East End of Long Island, NY in a cozy cottage by the sea. Visit ChrystleFiedlerWrites.com.
Publisher: Gallery Books (February 26, 2013)
Length: 320 pages
"With a terrific premise and an interesting topic, Fiedler’s debut shows promise."
– Library Journal
"An engaging investigative thriller... an enjoyable whodunit."
– The Mystery Gazette
"Death Drops is a gem! Entertaining, informative, and with a mystery that had me completely baffled!"
– Gayle Trent, author of Killer Sweet Tooth
"An absorbing mystery and entertaining debut."
– Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, writer/producer of Designing Women
"Fiedler has a knack for detailing aspects of acupuncture, massage, yoga and homeopathy which should provide fertile ground for further adventures of an unconventional, but eminently likeable, doctor."
– Mystery Scene Magazine
"Death Drops is as engaging as it is educational about natural remedies and full-body health."
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