After a high school reunion to die for, Poppy McAllister decided to start the next steps of her life’s journey back home in Cape May, New Jersey. She and Aunt Ginny are in the process of turning their rambling Victorian home into a bed and breakfast. Sadly, the stress of the undertaking is taking a toll on Aunt Ginny. After an adverse reaction to sleeping medication, Aunt Ginny faces some theft charges.
And then there’s a murder.
The M.O. is suspiciously similar to Aunt Ginny’s sleepwalking thefts, but Poppy knows her aunt wouldn’t–couldn’t–kill anyone. Poppy vows to clear her aunt’s name–even if it kills her.
Poppy is one of my very favorite characters in today’s literary canvas. I love her compassionate nature, her sarcasm, and her self-effacing humor. She feels like a real person–more three-dimensional than just another character in a book. And then there’s Figaro; Poppy’s cat cracks me up and steals every scene he’s in. This book, like the first in the series, is fun and funny; a quick and engaging mystery with a quirky cast of characters and a clever storyline.
About the Book
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 Series
About the Author
Libby Klein graduated Lower Cape May Regional High School sometime in the ’80s. Her classes revolved mostly around the culinary sciences and theater, with the occasional nap in Chemistry. A few years ago, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that forced her to remove gluten from her kitchen and adopt a Paleo Diet. Now her life revolves around coffee and bacon. When she’s not feeling sorry for herself that she can’t eat bread, she writes from her Northern Virginia office while trying to keep her cat Figaro off her keyboard. Most of her hobbies revolve around eating, and travel, and eating while travelling.