A Natural Remedies Mystery
By Chrystle Fiedler
(Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781451643602, 288pp.)
Publication Date: February 21, 2012
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When a holistic doctor’s beloved aunt is murdered and the valuable recipe for her skin cream stolen, Dr. Willow McQuade must find the killer before he strikes again.
Dr. Willow McQuade, N.D., a twenty-eight-year-old doctor specializing in natural remedies, has decided to take sabbatical and visit her Aunt Claire, the owner of Nature’s Way Market and Cafe in idyllic Greenport, Long Island. The idea of rest and relaxation is quickly forgotten when Willow arrives from a morning meditative walk to discover her Aunt Claire dead in the store, a strange almond-like smell emanating from her mouth and a bottle of flower essences by her side.
Despite her Zen nature and penchant for yoga, Aunt Claire had a knack for getting into confrontations with folks. An activist, she held weekly meetings for different causes every week in the store. The police want to believe the death is accidental—but Willow thinks she may have been poisoned.
Things get worse when Aunt Claire’s valuable recipe for a new natural age-defying formula, Fresh Face, is stolen during a store break-in, and an attempt is made on Willow’s life. Desperate for a way out of the mess, she turns to a handsome young cop Jackson Spade. Together the two set about solving the case the natural way—through a combination of hard work, common sense, and a dose of luck.
Chrystle Fiedler is the author of the several nonfiction titles. A copywriter for such companies as CVS and 1-800-Flowers.com, Fieldler's magazines articles on natural ways and health remedies have appeared in such publications as Women's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, and Natural Health and Remedy.
"With a terrific premise and an interesting topic, Fiedler’s debut shows promise." --Library Journal
"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
An engaging investigative thriller,,. an enjoyable whodunit." --The Mystery Gazette
"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." --Herb Companion
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