her divorce from celebrity chef Antoine Belanger, Rebecca
Anderson has moved back to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio.
Her life in California had been pretty easy, but she wasn't
happy and after Antoine abandoned her in Minneapolis following
a call from his agent, she knew it was time for a divorce.
home where she began, in Grand Lake, she decided to open a
gourmet popcorn shop, POPS, and was relieved to have the guidance
and care from family friend Coco Bittles, who had the chocolate
shop next door. Coco is killed in her own shop, and Rebecca
doesn't believe it was a robbery gone wrong. She sets out
to find who killed her dear 72-year-old friend and why before
the murderer can strike again.
starts out with excitement, as Coco's niece, Jessica, discovers
her aunt's body on the floor of her chocolate shop. My heart
was pounding right away, and there were plenty of suspenseful
scenes until the killer was eventually captured.
debut cozy novel, it gets a new series off to a good start.
There is murder and romance, small town antics, family relationships
and a lovable dog. There are even popcorn recipes after the
story, including one for popcorn fudge!
I was able to figure out who the killer was, and was fairly
sure about why the crime was committed, I was interested enough
in the characters and the subplots that I didn't even mind,
and in fact, hoped that I was wrong. I wasn't wrong, but that's
OK. I was hooked already and am looking forward to the second
book, Pop Goes the Murder, which is coming soon.
is a mystery that is chock full of twists and turns, and characters
who will pop right off the page and entertain you. I enjoyed
Bec's wit, was sorry that we lost Coco's wisdom so fast, and
fell in love with the big poodle, Sprocket. Get yourself a
copy today so that you can get in on the start of a promising
new cozy series.