About the Natural Remedies Mysteries
Praise for the Natural Remedies Mysteries
Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery
“A well crafted mystery…Devotees of natural medicine and aromatherapy will enjoy the tips that appear at the beginning of each chapter and scattered throughout the text.” — Publisher’s Weekly
Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery
A DearReader.com Mystery Book Club pick
“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
“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 an engaging as it is educational about natural remedies and full-body health.” – Herb Companion
“A fun book to read.” – BookTrib
“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, creator/writer of Designing Women, and Evening Shade.
SCENT to KILL: A Natural Remedies Mystery (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) is the second cozy in the series and features aromatherapy natural cures. It is the end of summer and Willow McQuade, naturopathic doctor, and her hunky ex-cop boyfriend Jackson Spade, are attending a party for a psychic TV show that is filming on Long Island’s idyllic East End. However, Willow is much more interested in visiting the estate’s lavender farm, seeking inspiration for the new aromatherapy workshops she’ll be holding at her store, Nature’s Way Market & Café.
Before the party is over, though, Roger Bixby one of the producers is dead and the police suspect murder. Roger was working on the show, MJ’s Mind, with Carly Bixby, his ex-wife and the new girlfriend of Willow’s ex from L.A., TV writer/producer Simon Lewis.
After Willow arrives home, she gets a frantic text from Simon asking for her help. Since Simon had a fight with Roger earlier in the evening, and because of his death is now the primary shareholder in Galaxy films, Willow’s ex becomes the prime suspect. Simon begs her to crack the case and clear him of the murder. MJ McClellan, the psychic and star of the show also asks Willow for help. She hires Willow to provide natural remedies, including aromatherapy, massage, acupuncture and yoga to soothe the agitated crew of her show.
To find the killer, Willow has to deal with ghosts in a haunted mansion, a truly dysfunctional family, death threats and “accidents,” while trying to untangle a homicide identical to one committed during prohibition. Thankfully, Jackson has been hired to provide security and is there to watch her back and help Willow solve this spooky mystery.
As a bonus, you’ll find dozens of natural aromatherapy cures throughout the book that can improve your health in mind, body and spirit!
DEATH DROPS: A Natural Remedies Mystery (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) is the first mystery cozy (in a cozy all the blood and gore and sex happen off stage) series to feature all types of natural remedies, from flower essences, homeopathy, massage, acupuncture, yoga and meditation to specific supplements and herbs.
The star of the natural remedies series is Dr. Willow McQuade, N.D., a smart, likeable, twenty-eight-year-old naturopathic doctor (ND’s take a holistic approach factoring in mind, body and spirit) who specializes in natural remedies. In Death Drops, it is early summer and Willow has decided to take sabbatical and visit her Aunt Claire, the owner of Nature’s Way Market and Cafe in idyllic Greenport, Long Island, New York (named one of America’s prettiest villages by Forbes magazine). But the idea of rest and relaxation is quickly forgotten when Willow arrives from a morning meditative walk to discover 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.
Natural Remedies You’ll Learn About Include:
- Vitamins & Minerals
- Flower Essences
- Homeopathic medicines
- Organic Foods
- Pranyama Breathing
- And More!
Many of these natural remedies can be found in your kitchen, bathroom, garden or health food store. It’s DIY natural medicine! Natural cures are also usually less expensive than prescription or over-the-counter medicines and easy to use. You can seek the professional guidance of a naturopathic doctor, a homeopath, and herbalist to guide you on how to use natural cures for optimal effectiveness. If you have a medical condition, please consult your health practitioner before trying any natural remedy.
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