In the charming Natural Remedies cozy series “with a terrific premise” (Library Journal), naturopathic doctor Willow McQuade must solve the murder of her beloved aunt after she’s found dead in her natural health store with her family’s valuable skin cream formula stolen.
Dr. Willow McQuade, ND, 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. Will they be able to solve the case…the natural way?
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.
"With a terrific premise and an interesting topic, Fiedler’s debut shows promise." --Library Journal
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"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