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Midnight Snacks are Murder

(A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2)

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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 handf
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Kensington
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abby
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poppy McAllister is back, and this time it's her Aunt Ginny who needs her super sleuthing. Poppy is busy transforming her aunt's old Cape May Victorian into a bed and breakfast, and dealing both with the world's worst contractor and a visit from her ex-mother-in-law. Then a strange crime spree breaks out on the block, where the only victims are sugary snacks and kitschy knickknacks. When those break ins are connected with a murder, sleepwalking Aunt Ginny finds herself the target of a murder inv ...more
Carrie
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Warning: Midnight Snacks are Murder may be best read when alone so that your family won’t try to have you committed when your cackling like a lunatic!

Midnight Snacks are Murder is the second installment in Libby Klein’s cozy A Poppy McAllister Mystery series. And having read both books in the series now I’d almost say this one got even funnier than the first so if I could give out more than the standard five stars believe me I would.

In this book Poppy and Aunt Ginny are dealing with all the wor
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Linda
Ohmigosh! Where do I begin! 😊 First, this book has everything I look for in a cozy mystery. It’s top-notch entertainment. The mystery is superb. I couldn’t guess the killer until the author revealed the connection that made revenge acceptable in the killer’s sick mind. I love all the characters that are lovable and dislike all the characters that are mean. I laughed-out-loud so much my sides hurt! Libby Klein is an author to watch, and her books are now automatic buys for this cozy reader.

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Sabine
5+ gripping stars!

This one is even better than the first book in the series and Libby Klein just got herself another everlasting fan of the series!

It has some dark themes for a cozy mystery but it handles it exceptionally well. I am even more impressed that it combines it so well with some great humour.

I am not sure who is funnier: funky Aunt Ginny or the annoying mother in law Georgina?

The mystery itself was sooooo good too! So many things going on and such a big variety of suspects ... I susp
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LORI CASWELL
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Poppy has a lot on her plate trying to get the B&B ready to open. There have been many delays but things slow down, even more, when her “silent partner” mother-in-law shows up and does her best to convince Poppy to just sell the place, especially with the rash of crime hitting the neighborhood. The Snack Bandit aka Aunt Ginny has been sneaking into her neighbor’s houses in the middle of the night. As a side effect of one of her new medications, she has been sleepwalking. T
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Yvonne
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Widow Poppy McAllister has her hands full. She’s busy with her gluten-free baking company as well as opening a B&B with her Aunt Ginny. To add to Poppy’s already full plate, her aunt has started sleepwalking and stealing items from her neighbors’ homes. Not to mention having a few snacks at each house and leaving a mess. Things are even more complicated when Poppy's mother-in-law, Georgina, stays at the B&B to supposedly lend a helping hand. Unfortunately, she seems more like a hindrance ...more
Libby Klein
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoyed Class Reunions Are Murder, you're going to LOVE Midnight Snacks. Fans of Aunt Ginny are in for a treat!
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Actual Rating: 5 stars

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This series is AH-MAY-ZING. If you like cozy mysteries, I HIGHLY recommend ready Poppy McAllister. These books are funny as hell! And, they have fantastic mysteries that keep you guessing until the very end! The only downside? The wait to get the next book!!! Gosh, I really can't say enough good things about Libby Klein's series. So I'll keep it simple- READ THESE BOOKS. They feature a great cast of char
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Great mystery! Fabulous characters! Hysterical! I can go on and on with descriptions and still never say all the good things I want about this book.

When I read the first book in the Poppy McAllister Mysteries, CLASS REUNIONS ARE MURDER, I didn’t think I would ever laugh again so hard during a book. I was so completely wrong! MIDNIGHT SNACKS ARE MURDER is twice as funny! Poppy and her Aunt Ginny soon had me way past the laughing-till-I-cried stage, and quickly entering the I’m-going-to-wet-myself
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Betty
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cats, cozy, dogs
The second book of the Poppy McAllister is very funny as Aunt Ginny
and her Mother-in-law, Georgina clashed. Lilly's General contractor it by both Smith has issues with has problems with Georgiana. Add the antics of Figaro when takes sides with Aunt Ginny. All the neighbors are being visited at night by a bandit who eats something and takes a
small item. It turns out to be Aunt Ginny sleepwalking. There is a love triangle forming. Who will Lilly' romance? Lilly will uncover at risk, embezzlemen
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NicoleG
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poor Poppy!! She's got her hands full! Not only is her aunt stealing tacky items from the neighbors while sleepwalking, but her cat is naughty as all get out, her persnickety mother in law is getting in everyone's way, and to top it all off she still on that godforsaken Paleo diet!! What could be worse than all of that? Well, the cops are also honing in on Aunt Ginny as a murder suspect! Poppy knows that her aunt would never commit murder so she decides to show that know it all cop Amber once an ...more
Susan
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Midnight Snacks Are Murder

Libby Klein


MIDNIGHT SNACKS ARE MURDER is the second book in the Poppy McAllister Mystery series. I truly believe this was one of the funniest cozies I have ever read. I was laughing throughout most of the book and Poppy won my heart from the very first chapter. Written by a fellow Jersey girl, I was instantly hooked from page one and could not put this wonderful story down. The twists and turns kept coming and I had to know who dun it! Every time I thought I knew who it
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Mary Brown
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Midnight Snacks Are Murder
A Poppy McAllister Mystery, Book #2
Libby Klein
5+ Stars

Synopsis:

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 ne
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Lisa Morin
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series and I couldn't put it down.
Poppy is such a fun character and Aunt Ginny is full of spunk.
Aunt Ginny has gotten herself into a bit of hot water and naturally Poppy needs to help.
The antics in this book will leave you laughing and the mystery will keep you guessing.
This is quickly becoming my favorite series.
I volunteered to read and review a copy of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
Laura
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poppy McAllister is working hard to make a go of her gluten-free baking business, and helping her Aunt Ginny remodel her Victorian house into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May.

But the stress is getting to Aunt Ginny, and the doctor puts her on meds to help her sleep. Unfortunately they also turn her into a sleepwalker, and she is breaking into neighbor's houses to steal snacks and knickknacks.

Things seem harmless, until a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens if found
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Shalini
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I never thought an author can get better with her next book, but Libby Klein did. This book is cutely enchanting

This book too has Poppy in the forefront, but this time it is Aunt Ginny who is accused of murder, that too hitting a youngish man on the head with a baseball bat in his home at night. An 80-ish year old thin woman doing that is a thought scary!!

Poppy is a strong main character in this book who has 2 men fighting for her love (and her body) and her baked goods. Her aunt's home, now h
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Tari
It was awesome going back to visit Aunt Ginny and Poppy at Cape May. I think this may have been even funnier than the first book. I know I spent plenty of time snickering or laughing out loud as I read. There was no shortage of suspects, even though they focused on Aunt Ginny. I definitely hadn't guessed who the killer was.

Poppy's B&B was slowly making it into reality as her crew worked on fixing up the old Victorian of Aunt Ginny's. She ended up with more than house repairs on her hands whe
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Maureen Timerman
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I enjoyed this book, and especially Aunt Ginny, and while the author gave us Poppy’s deceased husband’s mother, she could be a thorn in her side, she kept me guessing as to what she would do next.
While there is a murder here, and that is sad, but there are so many chuckles to contact the sadness. We also see a middle age woman, Poppy, and how she is now being pursued by two eligible men, and wonder whom she will end up with? Poppy McAllister is a woman to emulate, and loved how she goes about tr
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Kristin Cochran Schadler
If I could give this more than 5 stars, I absolutely would. This book kept me in stitches the whole time I was reading. It was hysterical. Between Georgina and Aunt Ginny's antics, I was laughing through the whole book. Besides being entertaining, it was a really good mystery, too. Lots of twists and turns, very enjoyable! I seriously cannot wait for the next book!
Shelly
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is the follow-up book to, Class Reunions Are Murder. It is the second book in the Poppy McAllister Mystery series. Poppy is back in Cape May, NJ after the death of her husband and is busily renovating her Aunt Ginny’s home into a B&B. Poppy’s former mother-in-law arrives to “help out” with renovation ideas, driving everyone a little bit crazy. Poor Aunt Ginny becomes a sleepwalker after being prescribed medication to manage her anxiety during the mayhem. Soon, small items are being take ...more
Kristina
Midnight Snacks are Murder by Libby Klein is the second book in A Poppy McAllister Mystery series. Poppy McAllister has her hands full with completing the renovations on Aunt Ginny’s Victorian home to turn it into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast, whipping up goodies for her gluten-free baking business, and keeping an eye on Aunt Ginny and her cat, Figaro. But then her mother-in-law, Georgina decides to visit to check on her investment and proves more of a hinderance than a help (as usual). ...more
Mark Baker
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2018
When someone starts breaking into houses in the neighborhood taking nick knacks and sweets, Poppy McAlister is shocked to discover that it is her aunt Ginny sleepwalking under the power of some new medication. However, when a murder takes place a couple of blocks away, the police zero in on Aunt Ginny as the culprit. The victim, unknown to both Poppy and Aunt Ginny, seems like he could have been a nice guy or a complete jerk. Which was true?

This book spent quite a bit of time setting up the prem
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Ann
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in the Poppy McAllister Mystery series and is stand alone. I don't know how I missed book 1, Class reunions are murder but I've already got it on top of my TBR pile. Set in Cape May, New Jersey it's very apparent that Ms. Klein is familiar with the area. I lived there for 30 years and she is sport on with the seaside Victorian town. As Poppy and her Aunt Ginny are almost finished with their renovations on their B&B and the kitchen is getting ready for her baking business a new ...more
Dawn Frazier
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book!!
Peggy R
This second installment in the Poppy McAllister Mystery series was a fun, entertaining read. This time around Poppy must clear Aunt Ginny's name as the primary suspect in a murder. Aunt Ginny is hysterical with her antics and Poppy should receive a medal for what she has to deal with while trying to clear her name. The characters in this series are all developing nicely and we get to know some a bit more in this book. I like how Poppy and Aunt Ginny complement each other. Poppy is still finding ...more
Cathy Daniel
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is just as witty and hilarious as the first! I loved it! I gotta say, I hate love triangles so much and this book has a MAJOR love triangle. I really hope it doesn't become a running theme and hope it clears up in book 3!
Karen
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this series and it is even better than the first!
The mystery was well written and paced.
The characters are fun, but realistic, and I enjoyed reading about them.
All in all, this book was a delight to read and a great continuation to this new series.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next in the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Nicole
Poppy McAllister has moved back home to Cape May, New Jersey, and is in the midst of opening a bed and breakfast with her beloved Aunt Ginny, when her mother-in-law, Georgina, appears on the front step announcing her intentions to move in and protect her investment. As if this isn't stressful enough, dear old Aunt Ginny is accused of burglary after a change in medication causes her to sleepwalk and break into her neighbors' homes, and when one of those neighbors is found brutally murdered Aunt G ...more
Jessica Robbins
*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Every bit as awesome as book one! Poppy is trying to get the new B&B off the ground but the stress is causing issues with her Aunt who goes on some new meds to help. Unfortunately they cause sleep walking that comes with some strange behavior. Just when they figure out what is going on a murder victim is found with an MO that matches the Aunt's nightly routine. With Amber as the office
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Trina (aNovelReader)
Be prepared for a wild ride as Poppy works to keep her eccentric but endearing, Aunt Ginny, out of jail for murder. Poppy is in the midst of renovating an old Victorian into a B&B, when her ex-mother-in-law, Georgina, shows up to keep an eye on the renovations and creates havoc at every opportunity. Poppy's handyman, Smitty, is constantly at odds with Georgina and the two had me in stitches at every encounter. Georgina can never seem to get Smitty's name right and ends up calling him everyth ...more
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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 ...more

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