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Pop Goes the Murder
     

Pop Goes the Murder

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by Kristi Abbott
 

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Gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle, Sprocket, are back on the case, in the second Popcorn Shop Mystery from the author of Kernel of Truth.

Despite Rebecca Anderson’s best efforts to distance herself from her ex-husband, the guy keeps popping up. When Antoine offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his

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Gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle, Sprocket, are back on the case, in the second Popcorn Shop Mystery from the author of Kernel of Truth.

Despite Rebecca Anderson’s best efforts to distance herself from her ex-husband, the guy keeps popping up. When Antoine offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his popular cooking show, she suspects he’s once again trying to butter her up—but the TV exposure for her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS, is too good to turn down.
 
Things take a shocking turn when the crew comes to Grand Lake to film in her shop, and Rebecca discovers Antoine’s assistant electrocuted in a hotel bathtub. Now the police want Antoine to come clean. Her ex may be a pain, but he’s no killer. So Rebecca decides to bag the real culprit. If she isn’t careful, however, she may be the next one getting burned.

INCLUDES POPCORN RELATED RECIPES!

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Kernel of Truth
 
"A wry, witty voice that had me laughing out loud, a truly puzzling mystery plot, and a popcorn shop setting that earns its place with clever clues a-plenty. Kernel of Truth is as ingenious as Bec's Tuxedo Coco Pop Fudge (and as irresistible). Bursting with delights."—Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of The Day She Died

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425280928
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/2017
Series:
A Popcorn Shop Mystery Series , #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
41,605
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Kristi Abbott is the author of Kernel of Truth, the debut novel in the Popcorn Shop Mystery series.

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Pop Goes the Murder 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Carstairs38 14 days ago
Pop this Book into Your Collection I was very impressed with the first in the Popcorn Shop Mysteries when I read it last year, so I’ve been counting down the days until I could read Pop Goes the Murder, our return visit to Rebecca Anderson and her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS. This book was worth the wait. Rebecca opened the shop after getting a divorce from famed celebrity chef Antoine Belanger. However, Antoine has followed her. Actually, he’s come to town to do a segment on POPS for his TV show. While Rebecca has tried hard to distance herself from her ex, she can’t pass up the boost this would be for her and her business. Her family and her new boyfriend are less than enthused at having Antoine back in town, but they are willing to deal with him for a week for her sake. Melanie, Antoine’s assistant, has called an early morning meeting to go over the production schedule for the upcoming week, but when Rebecca arrives at her hotel room, she finds Melanie dead, electrocuted in her bathtub. At first, the police think that it was suicide, but several things Rebecca saw make her think it was murder. When the police do agree with her, they zero in on the wrong suspect. Can she find the real killer? This book starts off with a pop. We get the background we need as Rebecca is in the process of finding the body, and the rest of the background fills in over the course of the book. Melanie was not a well-liked member of the crew, so the list of suspects is large, which keeps us guessing until the logical end. Okay, so I did figure it out a little early, but I didn’t care because I was having fun. I had fallen in love with several of the supporting characters in the first book, and I was disappointed that they were essentially reduced to cameos here. However, the returning characters we did get to see more of were wonderful once again. Of course, without as much page time for returning characters, we had plenty of page time for new characters, and they were wonderful. The suspects were strong, and we met at least one new series regular here as well. If this book leaves your mouth watering for some of Rebecca’s gourmet popcorn (and I know it will), you’ll be glad to know there is a recipe for two of her creations in the back of the book. While this book doesn’t spoil the previous book, it does talk quite a bit about what happened in it. You can read the books out of order and still enjoy them, but it would be best to read them in order. And once you’ve read one, you’ll definitely want to read the other. This series is as addicting as real popcorn. Pick up Pop Goes the Murder, pop some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy. NOTE: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
LisaKsBooksReviews 16 days ago
Author Kristi Abbott has popped out a tasty addition to her Popcorn Shop Mystery series! Ms. Abbott wasted no time buttering readers up with a long, drawn out beginning. She had us into the action of POP GOES THE MURDER in a jiffy. And the story just kept getting better. A well written tale, with a mystery that was hard to solve, POP GOES THE MURDER was even better than book one in the series, KERNEL OF TRUTH. I could really see the growth in the characters, and there was a nice flow to the story. My only negative is, I can’t quite connect with the protagonist Rebecca Anderson. She seems a bit stuck up at times and be a little rude. Though, it could just be me. Some characters, like people in real life, can take a while to warm up to. If you enjoyed the first in this series, you’re in for a treat with POP GOES THE MURDER. Make sure to check out the back of the book for two yummy popcorn recipes!