Theater Nights Are Murder by Libby Klein

Book 4 of the Poppy McAllister Mysteries

Theater Nights Are Murder

If you want a series of shenanigans, this is the series for you. There are several Laugh Out Loud moments. Libby Klein has very detailed plots and characters in her stories. Poppy is a very relatable character for me, as I too have felt her struggles with weight, love, and self esteem issues.

In the start of this series, a widowed Poppy McAllister returns to her home town to attend her high school reunion. While there and staying with her whimsical Aunt Ginny, she learns that social services is investigating Aunt Ginny for more than just being a little whimsical. After reconnecting with her high school best friend and realizing Aunt Ginny really can’t be on her own anymore, Poppy decides to stay.

In this installment of the series, Aunt Ginny’s high school boyfriend has retired from Broadway and is returning home to play the male lead in the senior center’s theater production of Mamma Mia. When one too many accidents start happening in the theater, one has to wonder, is someone trying to put a stop to the play or is someone trying to stop a player. Can Poppy and the Biddies get to the bottom of this case before another accident takes center stage?

It was fun to see the biddies investigate more and to see their romantic troubles too. I am not a huge fan of love triangles, but I understand that it works here. However, I picked my side early on in this series.

I received an advanced digital copy of the book from NetGalley as well as a print copy from the author and Kensington Books in return for my honest review.

I am looking forward to the next … Are Murder shenanigans in the future.

Catching Up on Cozies

There are several Cozy Mystery New Releases for February. Here are a few and if the series are new to you, they are definitely worth binging.

February 12th

Past Due for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #3) By Victoria Gilbert

  • A Murder for the Books – Book 1
  • Shelved Under Murder – Book 2

Murders and Metaphors (Magical Bookshop Mystery #3) By Amanda Flower

  • Crime and Poetry – Book 1
  • Prose and Cons – Book 2

February 26th

Drawn and Buttered (A Lobster Shack Mystery #3) By Shari Randall

  • Curses, Boiled Again! – Book 1
  • Against the Claw – Book 2

One Feta in the Grave (Kebab Kitchen Mystery #3) By Tina Kashian

  • Hummus and Homicide – Book 1
  • Stabbed in the Baklava – Book 2

Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #3) By Libby Klein

  • Class Reunions are Murder – Book 1
  • Midnight Snacks are Murder – Book 2
Criminally Cocoa (Amish Candy Shop Mystery #3.5) By Amanda Flower
  • Assaulted Caramel – Book 1
  • Lethal Licorice – Book 2
  • Premeditated Peppermint – Book 3

Pie Hard (Pie Town Mystery #3) By Kirsten Weiss

  • The Quiche and the Dead – Book 1
  • Bleeding Tarts – Book 2

Murder in an Irish Pub (Irish Village Mystery #4) By Carlene O’Connor

  • Murder in an Irish Village – Book 1
  • Murder at an Irish Wedding – Book 2
  • Murder in an Irish Churchyard – Book 3