This is the fifth in what quickly became a beloved series to me by Libby Klein. I just love these characters, the small town and most of all, the author’s sense of humor and voice in writing the series. I can never get through a book unless I’ve laughed more during the book than I did all week (even when things were normal lol). Just reading an account of Poppy talking about getting dressed in an outfit, describing someone or sleuthing from the top of a dumpster made me giggle. It’s genuine ha-ha fun and laughter that makes me feel good for days after reading!
My Goodreads review:
Wine Tastings Are Murder by Libby Klein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my goodness, just when you think Aunt Ginny can’t get any funnier or over the top, she never disappoints. She and her posse of biddies (as Poppy lovingly refers to them, she does really love all the ladies) are always so hilarious in this series. Figaro had really amped up his game too, since one of the guests had brought a mini Pom with them. Now Fig had a new victim instead of the humans, wow, what a new concept, torment the dog not Poppy. But the little dog, all four pounds of her, was definitely able to hold her own. Most times I was Team Fig, because I had a feeling this little fuzzy visitor was playing him and making him look bad, lol. Then as if it couldn’t get crazier, Aunt Ginny had bought an Alexa device which kept going off at sometimes very inappropriate times with statements that were, well, appropriate. And somehow, packages from the big box store started showing up on Ginny’s doorstep, a fun little mystery in itself.
There was definitely a murder in all the madcap fun. Poppy’s friend Connie wasn’t in this book much. Instead, there was another friend named Kim who worked at the local winery, and she was afraid her boss was going to be arrested for a murder, which was the murder of one of Poppy’s own B&B guests. Lots of digging later, everyone working together (yes, even Amber was a bit better with wanting Poppy’s help this time), the case was solved. During this whole time, Poppy had told herself she’d make her decision between Tim and Gia, which I’m not even going to go into, since everyone can read that for themselves.
Helpful hint for reading this book: If you’re drinking anything, you might spew it from laughing and drench your book or e-reader. Enjoy, ’cause I know you will. I absolutely can’t wait for the next book!