Beauty Expos Are Murder
A Poppy McAllister Mystery, Book #6
Gluten-free baker Poppy McAllister is about to see the ugly side of beauty expos…
Easter weekend on the Jersey Shore is hopping. Poppy’s Bed and Breakfast is busier than ever, but she needs to leave things in the hopefully capable hands of Aunt Ginny–and paws of Figaro the black smoke Persian. She’s selling her paleo muffins and keto cookies at the Health and Beauty Expo in Cape May’s Convention Hall. Normally sharing a booth with the love of her life would be a treat, but she’s recently discovered secrets that throw her new romance into chaos.
But more secrets are about to be exposed at the expo. In his keynote address, prominent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lance Rubin reveals his breakthrough anti-aging technology. Unfortunately, someone has one-upped him with a truly foolproof anti-aging formula: murder. With the plastic surgeon dead under his own UV mask, and bedlam reigning in the hall and back at the B&B, Poppy needs to follow a twisted trail marked by glowing footprints to unmask a killer… (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. Poppy is very busy with her Bed and Breakfast and being involved in the Health And Beauty Expo. When the keynote speaker, a famous surgeon, is murdered, she has to help figure out the killer. She also has to help an old nemesis of her prove that she is not a dirty cop. She will have help from her Aunt Ginny and her friends, who are little old ladies that do whatever they want.
The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly through their action and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions transported me into the book from the very beginning. The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved. I was not entirely sure of the culprit until the reveal at the end.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I did not realize how much I missed Poppy, Aunt Ginny and Figaro until I started reading this book. I really enjoy this series.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.