Friday, September 9, 2016

The Ginseng Conspiracy by Susan Bernhardt

Today I am sharing my review of Susan Bernhardt's book The Ginseng Conspiracy. This is a book that was recommended to me by my friend Lisa from Lisa's K's Book Reviews. She told me about it and I bought it that night. Love the cover and truly appreciate a book that has characters of a certain age (more then 30) and entertaining opposite friends that bring out the best in you! Though I read this book on my ipad, you can now get it in paperback!  I love a fall themed book and this one was centered around Halloween. I loved the concept of this book, that the main character did not work at the Patisserie but rather frequented it and talked of a love of the place that those of us who have manged to find a good Patisserie like it would completely understand.
On her way to attend a Halloween Ball, Kay Driscoll, a newcomer to town, witnesses the murder of a local professor. When the official coroner's report rules the cause of death to be accidental and the community accepts the judgement, Kay decides to uncover the truth for herself. Through her personal investigations, Kay exposes a complex conspiracy, woven deep within the thriving local ginseng industry, that involves some of the more prominent figures and families of Sudbury Falls. With her new friends, the free-spirited herbalist Deirdre and the untamed modern woman Elizabeth, Kay discusses new clues over tea and pastries at Sweet Marissa's Patisserie, their crime-fighting headquarters. As Kay gets closer to the heart of the conspiracy, additional murders happen in quick succession. Before long, Kay learns that the villains are gunning for her, too. Phil, her musically talented but preoccupied husband, determined to keep her safe, withholds from her the one thing she needs most: the truth. 

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  1. Thank you, Karen for featuring my cozy mystery, The Ginseng Conspiracy. I am happy that you enjoyed the story with it's fall and Halloween theme. I appreciate this. :)


  2. Thanks for sharing your review. I loved this book.

    1. Thank you so much, Mary! And thank you for your support!