Death Drops

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 GreenporWhen 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.
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  • Title: Death Drops
  • Author: Chrystle Fiedler
  • ISBN: 9781451643602
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Death Drops”

    1. 3 stelle e mezza.La protagonista è un medico naturopata: ogni capitolo si apre con una richiesta d'aiuto a lei rivolta via lettera e la sua risposta. Il problema è che ogni capitolo riporta, come minimo, altri 2-3 riferimenti ben precisi a rimedi naturali o annessi e connessi. Per quanto io possa essere interessata all'argomento, mi è sembrato di leggere un trattato di naturopatia Come dice il detto, il troppo stroppia. E questo è il motivo per cui ho tolto mezza stella al mio giudizio.Tanti [...]

    2. This is the little mystery that tried, but didn't quite make it. I have a thing with books, each genre has a brick limit. This means, how many characters I want to hit with a brick by the time the book is over. Over the limit,and I am not inclined to want to read any more in the series. For mysteries, it is 3. This book hit 5. There was an awful lot of "you'll be sorry"'s, "I WILL have what is mine" and too many suspects to make this truly enjoyable. Now, since this is the first book by this aut [...]

    3. This book is listed as a natural remedies mystery. Unfortunately it was more natural remedies than it was mystery.I hate to give a book a bad review because I know how hard it is to write a good mystery but this book has missed the mark.I love reading mysteries that have a theme (ex: scrapbooking, plants, tea, etc.) but I want the mystery to be front and center and the theme to be secondary.If you are interested or curious about natural remedies than this is the book for you. If you are looking [...]

    4. This was this month’s read at the Cozy Mystery Corner on . It is a cozy with a theme of natural remedies and naturopathic medicine in general. Dr. Willow McCade ND inherits her aunt’s herbal remedy shop after the aunt was murdered. Because she was the heir, Willow finds herself the focus of the police investigation. She then begins her own investigation with the help of one of the store customers, a disabled policeman.I liked the natural remedies theme and the mystery was interesting. I did [...]

    5. This book came into my reader's world at the perfect time. I've just started learning more about essential oils and aromatherapy, realizing that I have an interest in natural ways to clean, play, and live. And then I read Death Drops, the first in Chrystle Fiedler's Natural Remedies mystery series, and my interest kicks into overdrive!Main character and narrator Willow McQuade comes across a devastating scene at her aunt's shop and cafe. To many, Willow's aunt's death is nothing more than a sad [...]

    6. DEATH DROPS by Chrystle Fiedler begins when Willow, a doctor of alternative natural medicine in Los Angeles, California, is staying for an extended visit with her aunt in small-town New York. Willow’s aunt owns a natural remedies store. She has also developed an antiaging cream that has not yet gone to market. One day Willow finds her aunt lying dead on the floor with a bottle labeled a type of flower essence. But Willow smells something other than flower essence. Her aunt must have been murde [...]

    7. there are textbooks about alternative health. There are mystery books. Combine the two? Give me break. I gave this book one star, because the mystery premise was good. The non-editing and the composition was bad. I did not need to hear over over and over the minute details and make-up of every single herb, medicine, food stuff, aliment etc given a mention or a passing glance. I did not care the the main character had organic gronola regurgated from free range chickens raised in a heritage by cha [...]

    8. Very good cozy mystery. Willow has studied her Aunt Claire's homeopathic skills since she was a young girl; and now Willow is a naturopathic doctor. Living with her Aunt, and helping her run her Nature's Way store, Willow discovers her aunt is on the brink of creating Fresh Face---the answer to the fountain of youth in skin products. Willow is horrified when she finds Aunt Claire dead, and toxicology reports prove cyanide, added to an essential oil she was using, killed her. There seem to be a m [...]

    9. This is the best cozy I have read out of the the last 5! I cannot wait for the next one. So Interesting. Lots of foreshadowing for the next in the series. I might go back and reread the China Bayles series. The only similarity between the two authors is the herbal store setting but I loved the information. Lots of side stories and tangled web stuff. Well Done for a debut cozy author!

    10. I wanted to read a mystery not a informational book on natural remedies. The mystery seemed to be second in this book.

    11. This book had possibilities but spent too much time preaching about the benefits of alternative medicine. A little more mystery and less prescribing would greatly improve the story.

    12. I think this is a good start to a new series, focusing on natural remedies as well as solving a murder. The only thing that seemed to weigh down the plot a bit was all of the information about what natural remedies do for various conditions. The information is excellent but seemed to be just a bit heavy-handed in the way it was delivered in the plot. That said, I will be reading more in this series because the basic story and plot line were well done.

    13. The book was written from a very supercilious point of view-traditional medicine is a last resort and herbs are the best. The only characters that were even half decent human beings were Willow and Jackson, but Jackson not fleshed out enough other than always in pain. Most of the other characters were all nasty and not worth getting to know.

    14. I thought it was preachy and that the protagonist was pushy and a know it all. I didn't like the writing style. The antagonists were weak, and not very compelling. I found some of the herbal information interesting, but there was far too much of it pushed through the story line and I found it distracted from the story. Not a fan. I am not interested in reading any more from this series.

    15. A little to much natural remedies included. I do use some natural remedies and did like the book but, the remedies were a somewhat mind bogging.

    16. TMIIt was entertaining but a little over kill with all the organic and homeopathic info. I almost felt like there would be a test at the end.

    17. Description: Willow McQuade, a naturopathic doctor, decides to take an extended vacation to New York and visit her Aunt Claire, owner of Nature's Way Market and Cafe. Aunt Claire is excited and can't wait to tell Willow about a top-secret natural anti-aging cream she's developed. Unfortunately someone else is after the formula, and after returning from a meditative stroll, Willow finds Aunt Claire dead at the store; but the vial near the body doesn't just smell like flowers, it smells like murde [...]

    18. Nature’s Way Market and Café sells healthy foods and natural cures for what ails you. But there is no cure for murder. . . .Naturopathic doctor Willow McQuade has come to Long Island’s North Fork to visit her Aunt Claire. Aunt Claire owns the Nature’s Way Market and Cafe and is the reason Willow became a Naturopathic Doctor. They have always been close while she is more estranged from her own mother and sister because they were unhappy with Willow’s career choice.She has only been visit [...]

    19. Being an herbalist myself I wanted to read this book to see how it compared to the China Bayles series. The book kept my interest in the suspense of the murder and robbery. However, I did find myself skimming over some of the herbal remedy facts because I wanted to get to the mystery facts. Would have been better if the author cut back on the herbal information. At the beginning of each chapter is fine and few tidbits in between, but she had a lot of herbal information throughout the book. I did [...]

    20. so I am not quite finished with the book, although I will finish it today. I have issues with it that I need to point out. 1. It is very cookie cutter. the Aunt gets murdered and the niece inherits.I have read this premise many times. The reader didn't even get a chance to know the aunt a little beforehand, as is typical. This actually mirrors a recent read regarding a niece that inherited her aunt's yoga studio. the secretiveness of the aunts' behaviors, etc.2. If anyone had a break-in, a break [...]

    21. Esta ha sido una lectura difícil, pues la novela tanto es mala como buena.Es buena, pues entretiene una vez se le toma el ritmo el cual aumenta y se vuelve más interesante una vez entra en escena Jackson, personaje del cual comparto opinión es un yum-my, y la revelación final me causó sorpresa pues no me lo esperaba.Es mala, pues en diversas ocasiones deseaba darle un zape a Willow-no-siempre-pienso-antes-de-actuar/hablar. La portada es engañosa ya que los gatos si bien son mencionados no [...]

    22. This is the first book in the new series, "A Natural Remedies Mystery." We are introduced to Dr. Willow McQuade, ND. She is a Naturopathic doctor. Willow is visiting her dear Aunt Claire in Greenport, NY. While out jogging, Willow receives a strange cell phone call from her Aunt and rushes to her side. Aunt Claire, however, is dead by the time Willow arrives. Willow senses foul-play before the police even arrive.The police assigned were not overly helpful or kind. Luckily, Willow meets one of Cl [...]

    23. Naturopathic doctor Willow McQuade is looking for a little R&R when she takes a break from her hectic life in Los Angeles to visit her Aunt Claire on picturesque Long Island's North Fork. But when her aunt, the owner of a popular health food store, turns up murdered and Willow ends up suspect No. 1, Willow's life becomes anything but relaxing.It turns out Aunt Claire was working on a revolutionary anti-aging formula, and more than a few folks, it seems, had a grudge against Claire or the lit [...]

    24. Great read!I gave this book a five star rating because I completely enjoyed the full story.Willow is visiting her Aunt Claire in New York when she comes back from a walk and finds Aunt Claire dead in her office. When they go to the reading of the will, there is a very upset employee there who feels that Claire should have left the business to her instead of Willow. But Willow was Claire's favorite nieces the store and Cafe were left to Willow. Joanne is very upset and threatened to get everythin [...]

    25. Death Drops is the first in a naturopathic cozy mystery series by Chrystle Fiedler. In this book, we are introduced to Willow McQuade, a naturopathic doctor, who discovers her aunt dead and sets out to solve the mystery. Along the way, we are given natural remedies at the beginning of each chapter, which I liked. I didn't find it too distracting to read natural remedies throughout the book either, as I felt they had their place. While the book could have been a little better, I did like the stor [...]

    26. This book could've used some serious editing along with the help of a thesaurus. The author uses the word nature or natural in the first two short paragraphs ten times. It doesn't get better on that score for most of the book.I also didn't like the main character much. She had a serious defensive attitude about people who didn't believe in her herbal remedies. Plus, I don't agree with her calling herself a doctor when she's not. Dealing with the public is part of the job of owning her inherited [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this mystery which is the first book in the Natural Remedies Mystery series. My husband and I are great believers in natural remedies when at all possible. Each chapter brings witha question about some illness or health problem being posed to the main character of the book Dr. Willow McQuade, a naturopathic doctor. She offers one or more natural remedies or herbs that will help with the problem.Willow comes to the east coast to visit her aunt Claire who owns Nature's Way Market [...]

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