Pop Goes the Murder

A Popcorn Shop Mystery, #2

"Pop Goes the Murder" is a cozy mystery about Rebecca Anderson, a gourmet popcorn entrepreneur, whose ex-husband, Antoine, asks her to be on his popular cooking show. Things take a dark turn when Antoine’s assistant is found murdered and the police think he did it, which makes Rebecca spring into action and start tracking down the real murderer.

This is the second book in the Popcorn Shop Mystery series and I found it quite fun. The popcorn theme was what drew me to the series and I think the concept was really creative and well-done.

I didn’t read the first book in the series and sometimes reading the second before the first can make the reader feel lost, but I actually fell into the story rather easily. I had fun reading this book. The characters were delightful and fun, and the mystery was very engrossing. Rebecca, the main character, was very clever and sassy and I loved her poodle, Sprocket!

Overall, I liked it and I will pick up the next book in the series. The only major issue I had with this book was that it had a bit of predictability to it. I totally guessed the bad guy about halfway through and I was right, but I wasn’t too disappointed by that. I read cozies all the time and it’s hard to really trip me up. All that mattered was that I enjoyed the ride, the concept and the characters.

Book Blurb for Pop Goes the Murder

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.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2017 4.00