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Restaurant Weeks Are Murder

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 fiance, 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!...

Title : Restaurant Weeks Are Murder
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ISBN : 9781496713070
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 361 pages
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Restaurant Weeks Are Murder Reviews

  • Karen Hollins-Stallman

    The Protagonist, Poppy McAllister is a pastry chef who lives in Cape May, NJ, with her mischievous cat, Figuro, and her elderly Aunt Ginny. This installment begins as Poppy agrees to be the pastry chef on her ex-fiance’s (Tim) team for a televised Restaurant Week Competition. Author Libby Klein’s humor kept me snickering throughout the entire story as the competition is plagued by saboteurs. The panel of judges are comical and the same goes for the Chefs and their team members who range from lia ...more

  • Colleen

    This third book in the series by Libby Klein is an excellent, whitty read. It was full of edge of your seat moments. The characters were well written (including the ones you loved to hate) and the plot was entertaining. I was guessing who the murderer was clesr up to the reveal!

    I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

  • Laura Thomas

    While the idea of working with Gigi, her ex-finance’s partner, dims her enthusiasm a little, Poppy is thrilled to be a part of his team for the Restaurant Week Challenge. There will be lots of televised exposure and it’s been her dream to show off her abilities with desserts and appetizers. Before the event even starts, she gets a taste of how tough the competition is, and once it’s under way, all kinds of trouble spills over like water from a boiling pot. Then, a judge dies after eating one of ...more

  • Lisa Ks Book Reviews

    I am so excited to have finally read RESTAURANT WEEKS ARE MURDER. The first two books in this series, CLASS REUNIONS ARE MURDER, and MIDNIGHT SNACKS ARE MURDER are among my very favorite reads. Author Libby Klein truly has the gift for transporting readers into her stories as though we are living them ourselves.

    Wonderfully written with a plot that not only grabbed, but held my attention, there is so much going on in RESTAURANT WEEKS ARE MURDER that it made it impossible to put this book down. Ev
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  • April

    In Restaurant Weeks Are Murder, by Libby Klein, we catch up with Poppy Montgomery who is in the process of opening a Bed and Breakfast. She is also finally getting the chance to work in a professional kitchen, temporarily, as she helps her former fiancé and his assistant during a competition.

    From the beginning of the competition, things begin going wrong. At first it is the mislabeling of ingredients, and then it becomes more serious with malfunctioning appliances. Before long, one of the judge
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  • Shalini

    Move over all the cookery shows - Restaurant Weeks are here and Poppy is the chef, a pastry chef and this is her moment to shine!!

    Years ago, she had left the culinary school and now she was called by teenage love Tim to participate in the week long show. And as the psychic in the previous book had predicted - deadbodies follow Poppy and a judge was found slumped in the chair, dead!! Poppy was asked to investigate along with her aunt Ginny and friend Sawyer.

    My third book by Libby Klein, I was on
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  • Elle's Book Blog

    Release Date February 26, 2019

    Genre: Cozy Mystery

    Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

    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 serie
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  • Karen (BaronessBookTrove)

    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Be on my team for the cooking competition, he said. It will be fun, he said…

    Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein combines this splendid mystery with real to life character that stole my heart.

    This book is the first that I have read by Libby Klein and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes that she included in the book. I adored the way

    He leads us up to a very dignified chef, who reminded me a little of Sam the Eagle from the Muppets, with his bushy eyebrows and tufts of gray hair over a serious expression.


    Poppy McAllister

    Our sleuth is Poppy McAllister. She is living with her 80-year-old Aunt Ginny, whose house they have turned into bed and breakfast. Poppy has gone on a Paleo diet and has lost some weight. She is feeling really good about herself. I think she should be; Poppy is reliable and compassionate. She has also turned into one of the trouble magnets; you know the ones that find dead bodies or are present when people are murdered.

    Poppy is also in a love triangle at the moment, and she doesn’t seem to know which way to go or whom to choose. Let’s say that both guys are hot and they want her undivided attention.

    What I like about Poppy

    Poppy is a brilliant baker, and she creates these fabulous gluten-free desserts. Yum!

    She is polite nice even when her inner voice is telling her not to be. OK, most of the time she is nice.

    Poppy treats her Aunt Ginny with respect and tolerates Ginny amusing fashion outfits and attitude.

    She has the cutest little cat Figaro, who is a naughty little sneak.  Poppy doesn’t hold it against him.

    Poppy is trying to better herself and be the best that she can be. I adore her attitude.

    What I didn’t like about Poppy

    That she wore that yellow apron when she could have just gotten another one herself.

    Poppy allowed Gigi to make her feel bad, all the while knowing that she was just as good as Gigi.  

    The Mystery

    What a crazy mystery with suspects galore. I honestly didn’t figure out who the murder was or the motive until Poppy stumbled upon it herself. The restaurant business is crazy, or was that just the Jersey shore? No seriously, there were so many things going on, and it was so entertaining. I loved the accents, the outfits, whole Chopped-like cooking competition.

    Well done, Ms. Klein.

    My favorite character

    Let me tell you there were lots of characters; they are funny, snarky, quirky, rebellious, and sweet ones. But, my favorite is Aunt Ginny. She is dynamic, fresh, witty and outrageous. Aunt Ginny has lost her filter, and the things that come out of her mouth are hilarious. Ginny and her senior friends just go and do what they want.

    One of the best things about Ginny were the outfits that she would show up in; here is one of them:

    Aunt Ginny was dressed in marine-blue harem pants and a matching gauzy long-sleeved to bejeweled with aqua sequence and tiny gold bells. There were gold bedroom slippers on her feet.


    5 Stars for Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein

    My rating for Restaurant Weeks Are Murder by Libby Klein is five stars. Once, I started this one I just couldn’t put it down. I had to know what was happening to Poppy next. Although, I haven’t read the first two books in this series, I have added them to my TBR (yes, it is huge, but that is OK).

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a marvelous mystery with laugh out loud characters and their antics.

    Other Books in the Series

    Class Reunions Are Murder

    by Libby Klein

    Series: A Poppy McAllister Mystery #1

    Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on January 30, 2018

    Genres: Mystery, Cozy

    Pages: 304

    Format: Paperback 

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    For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn’t just awkward—it’s deadly.

    Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There’s no way on earth she’s attending her twenty-five-year class reunion—especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy’s best friend practically drags her to the event . . .

    Using the dreaded homecoming as an excuse to visit her eccentric Aunt Ginny, Poppy vows to leave Cape May with pride and Spanx intact. Too bad Barbie is still the queen of mean at the reunion. And worse, that her dead body is lying right in front of Poppy’s old locker. Singled out as the killer, it’s up to Poppy to confront her past and clear her name. But between protecting her aunt from disaster and tackling a gluten-free diet, can Poppy crack the case before she’s voted “Most Likely to Die” by the murderer?

    Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!


    Midnight Snacks Are Murder

    by Libby Klein

    Series: A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2

    Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on July 31, 2018

    Genres: Mystery, Cozy, Paranormal 

    Pages: 371

    Format: Paperback 

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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 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!


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