Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein

February 26, 2019     Elle     ,

Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby KleinRestaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
Series: Poppy McAllister Mystery series #3
Published by Kensington Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

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My Rating : four-half-stars

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 fiancée, 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

BOOK REVIEW

I just adore this series! Poppy is such a fun character with a sparkling personality and sense of humor. Not only am I devouring the mystery but I am laughing at the things she thinks and says. Another thing that makes this series is Poppy’s great aunt Ginny. She reminds me of Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series- she’s silly, quirky, and downright hilarious! Overall, I think this is one of the best cozy series around (I place it in my top 5 favorite cozy series of all time), and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre. 

In this installment, Poppy is taking part in Restaurant Week which is a cooking competition. Poppy is working with her ex fiance Tim and things seem to be going splendidly. That is until one of the judges drops dead from being poisoned. One would think this is the worst thing that could happen at this televised event, and in all reality it is. But other “pranks” are causing some to come close to their final moments as well, and Poppy will stop at nothing to figure out who is behind it all. 

For those who enjoy cozy mysteries with flair, this is the series for you! As I mentioned before, I absolutely love this series and am always looking forward to the next installment. I just can’t wait to see what kind of trouble Poppy and her crew come in contact next! – Highly recommended.


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