A small food processor on high speed may be used to grind chilies and cumin or use a dedicated coffee grinder for fresh spices (a great $15 investment for fresh spices anytime - your pallet will thank you)!
"It was limpid Dumbledore had all but voiced he was going to do the opposite." Lol what?
Seriously, this is a good fan fic but there's so much of this going on in it. Some of the words they use aren't even words! Also a lot of weird word order going on, like " 'blah blah,' sadly Alexandra said." It's jarring.
... and the narrator has come to the mid-1980s, when it seems the killer was taking a break.
But no matter how much of a break the killer took, there is no way that you can state that "the number of bodies they had found dropped." Not unless some of them were mysteriously rising from the dead and returning to life, spending their remaining days among us like zombies.
(Yes, I think they meant "the rate at which they found bodies dropped", as in no longer a body every week. But honestly....!)
... but when I saw a search for a book, and the summary said "heroine goes to the ex lovers weeding", my first thought was "How sweet - they may not still be together but at least they still care for the garden.