Midnight Snacks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2) by Libby Klein Book Tour with Review & Giveaway ((2) Print Copy – Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)

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Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
by Libby Klein

 

About the Book


Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Kensington (July 31, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496713056
Digital ASIN: B0776HFC8V

When her sleepwalking aunt is accused of committing murder, Poppy McAllister finds out there’s no rest for the weary . . .

Between trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey, Poppy is ready to call, “Mayday!” And now Aunt Ginny—who’s a handful wide-awake—is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill prescription and helping herself to neighbors’ snacks and knickknacks.

Even more alarming, a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens is found murdered, and the police suspect the “Snack Bandit.” Other than a bad case of midnight munchies and some mild knickknack kleptomania, Aunt Ginny is harmless. Someone’s trying to frame her. Poppy will need to work tirelessly to uncover the killer and put the case to rest—before Aunt Ginny has to trade in her B & B for a bunk bed behind bars . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!

About the Author

Libby Klein dabbles in the position of Vice President of a technology company which mostly involves bossing other people around, making spreadsheets, and taking out the trash. She writes culinary cozy mysteries from her Northern Virginia office while trying to keep her cat Figaro off her keyboard.
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Christie’s Review
5 STARS
A Top Cozy Mystery Read for 2018 

Midnight Snacks Are Murder is a delightful cozy mystery filled with all my favorite things…quirky characters, a great storyline to keep me guessing, and the perfect amount of romance!

Poppy came back to Cape May for her class reunion, never anticipating she would return to the place that held some of her most painful memories. She is beginning to accept and even embrace the charm of the beach town. Now, she is putting down roots with her Aunt Ginny, working on restoring their home to a bed and breakfast to help Aunt Ginny keep her independence. She is also expanding her gluten-free baking business as well. She not only has one man interested in her but two. Things seem to be looking up for her until her meddling mother-in-law comes to town, Aunt Ginny’s anxiety issues, and now a murder with Aunt Ginny as the prime subject. Everything else takes a backseat when she realizes she is her aunt’s only hope to staying out of jail.

Oh my goodness, I loved the characters. They were all so quirky and each added something to the book! Poppy is great character. I love her wit and sense of humor. God knows she is patient, dealing with Aunt Ginny and her mother-in-law Georgina, who seems intent on ruining her renovation plans and not wanting her to date even though her husband has been dead for almost a year. She is also a very realistic character with very real emotions and completely unsure about her feelings for both Tim and Gia.

Both Tim and Gia are great male romantic leads. Each has something valuable to bring to a relationship with Poppy. I want to be Aunt Ginny when I get to be her age. She is AWESOME!!! Georgina even shows a more sensitive side. Who can forget Figaro, Poppy’s faithful feline companion.

I really liked the way Libby Klein developed the mystery. The murder didn’t happen right off the bat. She really took her time developing the story that lead up to the murder. There is quite a list of suspects, many with more of a motive than Aunt Ginny. However, readers will see why she is at the top of the list. I certainly enjoyed the twists and turns.

Not only was this an entertaining read, but it also contained a bit of a deeper meaning. As Poppy comes to realize, not everything or every person is black or white. There are varying shades of gray. Each person has a side they chose to reveal in public, but as you look deeper, you will see that everyone is much more complex, with many different layers making up who they really are.

I’m really looking forward to returning to Cape May to see how the B & B progress is going and which man, Tim or Gia, will claim her heart.


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