For three years, Poppy and Alex have worked together solving cases in their small town of Sunset Ridge, first as just co-workers but later as partners in nearly every sense of the word. Now they're about to take the final step and become husband and wife, but in the midst of getting ready for what folks around town are calling the wedding of the year, the murder of someone involved in the preparations makes their plans go awry.
Samuel Morrow, the kind man who has run Morrow's Jewelers for over twenty years, is found murdered in an apparent break-in, and there's no shortage of suspects who may have had a reason to kill him. Oddly enough, something very valuable to Poppy and Alex is missing from his store too. Is the theft connected to the murder?
As they hunt for Samuel's killer, carefully eliminating suspect after suspect, they must juggle cake tastings and reception planning, as all the while someone's watching their favorite amateur sleuth. Will Poppy and Alex solve the case and reach the altar, or will the killer make their ever after far less than happy?
Topics: small town mystery books, amateur sleuth mysteries, murder mysteries, female detective mysteries, female sleuth, cozy mysteries, police detective, small town mystery romance, small town mystery, amateur detective, police detective, Anina Collins, Poppy McGuire Mysteries Series, Maryland, strong heroine, protective hero, standalone novel
Perfect for fans of Patti Larsen, London Lovett, Nancy Naigle, Kelsey Browning, Fiona Grace, Rosie A. Point, Agatha Ball, Leena Clover, Sam Cheever, Kirsten Weiss, Rickie Blair, Kari Lee Townsend, Dale Mayer, Jana DeLeon, Molly Fitz, ACF Bookens, Leslie Langtry, Susan M. Boyer, Maddie Day, Clare Chase, Eve Calder, Ellery Adams, Catherine Coles, Darci Hannah, Joanne Fluke, M.C. Beaton, Laura Childs, Nancy Atherton, Jennifer J. Chow, Jenn McKinlay, Miranda James, Ginger Bolton, Anne R. Tan
The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Series:
The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #1)
After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2)
Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3)
The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4)
Happy Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #5)
The Witching Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #6)
The Finest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #7)
The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #1
The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #2
Anina Collins has always loved a good mystery. From Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective Sherlock Holmes to Dan Brown's intrepid Professor Robert Langdon, she's spent some of her favorite reading times with mystery novels. When she's not writing her favorite mystery couple, she can be found watching entirely too much Supernatural and dreaming about the beach.
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