Monday 6 August 2018

Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2) by Libby Klein

Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2)
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!
   (Summary via Goodreads)

I fell in love with the Poppy McAllister Mystery series with the first book in this series, Class Reunions are Murder.....I couldn't put it down it was so captivating.  Well it shouldn't come as any surprise that the second book in the series, Midnight Snacks are Murder would be any different.  And it wasn't !!

You cannot help but fall in love with Poppy and her crazy Aunt Ginny.  In Class Reunions are Murder you only get a glimpse of how crazy Aunt Ginny is and how patient Poppy is with her.  But in Midnight Snacks are Murder you see how deep the crazy goes and how Poppy is a Saint with her patience.

Poppy moved back home and her and Aunt Ginny are working around the clock turning the big Victorian that Poppy grew up in into a Bed and Breakfast.  If this was a real place, I would totally be staying there !!!  Things are stressful not only with the renovations but Poppy's mother-in-law shows up unannounced and "takes" over bossing around the help and changing everything !!!  Add to the mix that Aunt Ginny gets put on a new sleeping pill that makes her sleepwalk into the neighbors houses and a man ends up dead looking like Aunt Ginny paid him a late night visit and you have a book that you will not want to put down !!

It amazes me the stories that authors make up and how much a reader can feel like everything is real and you are a part of it all....... Libby Klein has that talent down with a capital T !!!  I just finished Midnight Snacks are Murder and cannot wait for the next book in this series, Restaurant Week is Murder......Klein did it in the first book so it shouldn't have come as a surprise when she ended this book with you longing for more......

Review by Missi S.

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