Midnight Snacks are Murder

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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!

About the Author

Libby Klein graduated Lower Cape May Regional High School in the ’80s. Her classes revolved mostly around the culinary sciences and theater, with the occasional nap in Chemistry. She has worked as a stay at home mom, climbing the ranks to the coveted position of Grandma. She also dabbles in the position of Vice President of a technology company, which mostly involves bossing other people around, making spreadsheets, and taking out the trash. She writes culinary cozy mysteries 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 traveling.
My Recipe from Lisa Daily Grind :    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins   daily recipe
Net Galley Review : 
The story opens with the Butterfly House B & B trying to get the last steps necessary to open.  But in the mist of that Poppy has a murder to solve – that involves are Aunt. This who done it involves -great characters and some real life problems -drugs ,murder and mayhem.  I enjoyed all the twist and turns in this mystery and  the story will keep you reading as Poppy  tackles the mystery and opening a new bakery.  Lisa 

Knot My Sister’s Keeper

My Tuesday book is a  Quilting Mystery book .

I am working today on a quilt block and I thought this would be a great inspiration But you don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy this books _ . 

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In tracing her ancestry, quilter Martha Rose discovers a ritzy half-sister, a stash of family secrets, and a decades-old mystery that only she can unravel . . .
 
Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Giselle Cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in West Los Angeles. At least her grandmother was a quilter! But Giselle can’t answer Martha’s many questions about their father—he disappeared when she was only a child and the few clues left behind indicate he may have been murdered. So Martha and Giselle team up on an investigation that weaves them through the streets of L.A., their father’s hidden love affairs, and into some mysterious unfinished Cole family business . . .

Praise for Mary Marks and her Quilting Mysteries 

“A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fan’s reading list. Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene Fowler.”
—Library Journal on Knot in My Backyard
 
“Readers will be surprised by the ending.”
—RT Book Reviews on Knot What You Think

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About the Author

Born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, Mary Marks earned a B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA and an M.A. in Public Administration from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. In 2004 she enrolled in the UCLA Extension Writers Program. Her first novel, Forget Me Knot, was a finalist in a national writing competition in 2011. She is currently a reviewer of cozy mysteries for The New York Journal of Books at http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com. Readers can visit her at http://www.marymarksmysteries.com and http://www.facebook.com/mmarks2013.
My Net Galley Review –   This is the 6th book in this series and it the perfect cozy mystery with fun characters and a mystery to solve..
Who knew that a simple DNA test could cause so much confusion and mystery. When she sends the test out she finds a half sister  so much different than her but they team up  to solve a old  mystery  .  These two find more than they bargain for when trying to solve there Father’s murder. But will the answer these two want be shocked to them ? Read the book If you love cozy mystery books this is a good one to get your hands on.   Lisa  

 

Max’s Story * Little Dog in the Big City

It’s a Rainy day in South Louisiana today perfect to check out the Library :

 

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Meet Max—a very special dog with a very important purpose. Here is another irresistible tale in the bestselling series for middle grade readers adapted from the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novel A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron.

As soon as he sets eyes on CJ, Max knows that she’s his girl and quickly figures out his purpose: to show her how to navigate the big city. Being a native New Yorker, Max knows how to take charge, even though he’s the smallest dog at the park. At the same time, with CJ’s help, Max learns that he doesn’t always have to be ferocious—sometimes, he can be “gentle Max” and make friends.

Young fans of Ellie’s StoryBailey’s Story, and Molly’s Story will love Max’s Story, the story of a little dog in the big city. Includes adorable illustrations by Richard Cowdrey and a reading and discussion guide at the end of the book.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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“Cameron has written other books about dogs for adults, and this one is a charming and delightful story about what it means to be a working dog…. The book is a must for middle school libraries.” ―VOYA 4Q 4P M on Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale

“A fine read for young animal lovers.” ―School Library Journal on Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale

“An amazing book.” ―Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple on A Dog’s Purpose

About the Author

W. BRUCE CAMERON is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog’s PurposeA Dog’s JourneyThe Dog MasterEllie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel, Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel, and Molly’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel. He lives in California.