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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Wine Tastings Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #5) by Libby Klein

Wine Tastings Are Murder

(A Poppy McAllister Mystery #5)

by Libby Klein

Paperback, 400 pages

Published December 1st 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis: 

It's vintage Poppy McAllister when the gluten-free baker and B&B owner tries to solve a murder at a Cape May winery . . .

When Poppy and Aunt Ginny agreed to host a Wine and Cheese Happy Hour for a tour group at their Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast on the Jersey Shore, they never anticipated such a sour bunch. Grumpy guest Vince Baker should be in a better mood--he's filthy rich and on his honeymoon with his much younger wife Sunny, who seems to dote on him almost as much as her high-spirited teacup Pomeranian, Tammy Faye Baker.

But the honeymoon is over when Vince drops dead the next day touring the Laughing Gull Winery. Turns out he's been poisoned, and it seems like everybody on the tour is hiding something. Now Poppy has to put her gluten-free baking on the back burner and bottle up her feelings for the two men in her life while she charges after a bitter killer with a lethal case of sour grapes . . .


4.5 stars

This is the fifth book in the Poppy McAllister mysteries by Libby Klein.

Poppy has allowed some people from a tour to come to her Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast for a wine and cheese tasting. Then one of the men ends up dead, putting Poppy into quite a fix. Her Aunt Ginny is quite a hoot in this story. She and her friends act more like rebellious teenagers than actual teenagers. There is even a funny storyline thread concerning Ginny and her new Alexa that had me rolling on the floor. Not to mention two little animals who were at odds for the entire book. All the little background things really make this story super fun!

Another secondary plotline concerns who has captured Poppy’s heart. I have to admit that Gia and his son just grabs at my heart strings. Just a really nice mystery that kept my attention all the way through and I found myself both annoyed and charmed by Ginny and her friends.

Loving this series. Definitely put this on your must read list.

If you like cozy mysteries, check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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