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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Restaurant Weeks are Murder

Restaurant Weeks Are Murder
(A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
by Libby Klein

About the Book

Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (February 26, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496713079
ISBN-13: 978-1496713070

Cape May, New Jersey, is the site of a big culinary competition—and the knives are out . . .
Poppy McAllister is happy about opening a Jersey Shore B&B—but working in a professional kitchen has always been her real dream. Now it’s coming true, at least briefly, as she teams up with her former fiancĂ©e, Tim—and his condescending partner, Gigi—during the high-profile Restaurant Week challenge. Poppy’s specialty is pastries, despite her devotion to a Paleo diet. But if anyone can make glorious gluten-free goodies, it’s Poppy.
Things get heated quickly—especially when some ingredients get switched and Tim’s accused of sabotage. Relatively harmless pranks soon escalate into real hazards, including an exploding deep fryer. And now one of the judges has died after taking a bite of Poppy’s cannoli—making her the chef suspect . . .
Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!

What I Thought:

This is the third in the Poppy McAllister Mystery Series and it is just as good as the other two.  I love Poppy, she is a girl after my own heart, and I can totally relate to her.  She moved back to Cape May after the death of her husband and to escape her demeaning mother-in-law.  She moved back in with her Aunt Ginny, who makes things very interesting.  In this book,  Poppy is helping her ex Tim with Restaurant  Week Challenge.  She never expected that chef's were so back-biting and conniving, and when a judge of the Challenge is murdered, Poppy has to get involved to find the real killer.  This one was another well written book by Libby Klein.  I lover her writing style because the stories flow so well and I feel like I actually know the characters.  I liked the relationship elements in this story and of course the mystery was superb, leaving me guessing till the very end.  This is fast becoming one of my favorite series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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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  1. Thank you for your review on "Restaurant Weeks Are Murder" by Libby Klein and for being part of the book tour.

    Don't you just love that cover! Can't wait for the opportunity to read this great sounding book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you so much fore hosting me on your lovely blog today! ~ Libby