February 3, 2018

Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein - Review and Giveaway

Book details
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Kensington (January 30, 2018) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 Pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1496713032 

Book description
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!

Meet the author - Libby Klein
Libby Klein 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.

Author Links
Webpage - https://libbykleinbooks.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/libbykleinbooks/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/LibbyKleinBooks
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/libbykleinbooks/

Purchase Links
Amazon B&N kobo

My thoughts
This was a fun start to a new series. I liked that the character was close to my age it made me relate to her just a little. Class reunions are dreaded especially if there are mean girls involved - exactly why I have not been to any of mine. There were many suspects who could have done Barbie in. It was fun trying to figure out who was the actual one. The way the author describes things that many people go through like the weight issue really makes this book relate-able to many people. I think this is part of what makes this such a good book. It is funny as well as the character is so "real". Her dedication page was the best one I have seen in awhile. I liked how the author described the setting as well - it was easy to see the picture she was trying to paint. Poppy's aunt is a fun addition to this story. I liked that Poppy was trying to help her out. I will be waiting for the next book in this series. A must read. 


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  1. Thank you for the review on "Class Reunions Are Murder" and being part of the book tour!

    I'd love the chance to read this book!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thank you Angela for introducing a new-to-me author. This one sounds like fun!