Laura Alden: Poison at the PTA Beth Kennedy #5



Ame out A recent To Be Read Shelf reorganization unearthed t along with a few others I will need to read soonIn this The Winter of the Lions installment the author uses a poison each of us probably hasn our homes right now Acetaminophen I had no The Bestseller Code idea how easyt would be to overdose on this over the counter drug In fact because the drug Nothing Lasts Forever (Battle Born MC Book 2) is so common suicides even debated before the death was classified as a murder Yes that trigger for me again but I knew there had to be to the story so I plunged right on I was not disappointed and the prospect of using something so common meant anyone could be a suspectI love these characters because they are so real they remind me of people I know They have families and common struggles and shared joys They don t always get along They have their ups and their downs And they come together to help when a friend needs them most like they did for Beth True friendships a real small town feeling The story The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth is setn Rynwood Wisconsin a small town outside the capital of Madison very much like my hometown Beth has two children and they both have typical things happening Daisy in their lives and Beth handles bothn a very common sense way eventually Parenting The Asylum is hard work and the answers are not always glaring you writen the face I knew exactly what she was feeling after raising 4 kids of my own with very similar ssuesI think the reason I loved this series so much as t reminded me of my own life without the murders of course Until my accident I worked full time my husband had a job where his work hours shifted every two weeks so I felt like a single parent much of the time I was Yesterdays Weather involved with everything going on at the school again 4 kids each doing their own thing alln a town of about 1000 peopleIt Their Virgin Secretary (Masters of Ménage, is sad that thiss my last escape to Rynwood and t s hard to say goodbye to Beth Marina Jenna Oliver Lois Flossie and Paoze but I know the author has moved on to other stories Stories that I have and will enjoy On a Cold Road in the future She did finish the series out with a PERFECT ESCAPE I thought this was a well written mystery There was a part towards the end that was not necessary and tedious but I enjoyed the plot Poison At The PTAs the fifth book Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment in the PTA seriesBeth has been going seven ways from Sunday Being a single mother of two middle school children running her children bookstore and trying to the best ever PTA president her friends can see wheret Two Children Behind A Wall is takingts toll Her BFF Mariana along with some other close friends stage an Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends, intervention For a few days are going fine she feels relaxed and has gotten to spend some uality time with her daughter and sonBut thent The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas is time for the PTAn Review representing the 80 years for the organization After the program The Twenty-Third Man (Mrs. Bradley, is completed the members begin discussing how funds that the organization has raised becomes rather heated The members are split between spending the monies on sport or on the arts Then Cookie Van Doorne becomesll Beth steps up and offers to drive home On the way Cookie makes a couple comments that Beth The Handbag Book Of Girly Emergencies isn t sure what was meant by them A couple days later Cookies dead from poisoning Then when Beth gets a letter from Cookie mailed after she died and a package of various The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop items she knows she has to forget about herntervention and start one of her ownAlways fun to visit with the resident s of Rynwood WI A nicely developed story with an Sweet Liberty interesting cast of charactersI will be watching for the next bookn the series Bookdealer Beth Kennedy has plenty to do with her store her two children and the PTA presidency Maybe that s why her friends have staged an Smack intervention persuading her to relax a bit But their work comes undone when Beth gives a local bank teller a ride home from a meeting Soon the teller Cookies Night of the Living Dead Christian in the hospital When she dies the police chief tells Beth that Cookie was poisoned A letter from Cookie begs Beth to find her murderer To make things even worse Beth s best friends telling her lies. Speakers dies of suspicious causes Beth decides to make an The New World Order intervention of her own to find out what happened When she discovers that Cookie was poisoned the next order of businesss catching a killer whose break s almost ov.

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Good ending to the series leaves room for another book should the author so choose at a later date Usually I don t get the chance to read than one or two cozies n a series but this one Halflings (Halflings, is an exception I have read all but one of this PTA series Because of that reading about the same characters Beth the hardworking PTA president single mom and owner of a children s bookstore Jenna her daughter whos an The Big Snuggle-Up ice hockey star and Oliver her son who has a crush on the school s new vice principalt felt like old home week They live Too Close for Comfort (Jo Birmingham in a Rynwood Wisconsin and this story takes placen the winter with plenty of snow and Trauma ice The 80th anniversary of the Rynwood Elementary School PTAs coming up and that The Dark Lord Trilogy (Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, is burning poor Beth out Shes having dizzy spells not eating enough and not getting enough sleep So all of her friends have planning an Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy intervention Of course Beths too tired to notice that she Happiness the Mindful Way is going over the edge with too much work They are dividing up Beth s chores like fixing up dinner for her kids getting entertainment for the big do for the PTA and doing extra at the bookstoreThe anniversary celebration goes off beautifully but one of the attendees gets sick and eventually dies She dies of acetaminophen poisoning Off course the police assume thatt was accidental that she probably forgot how much she was taking Thanks to the author for bringing this up I knew a nurse who used to work Gorilla, Monkey Ape in the kidney unit and she told me to always be careful when I taket not to take too much After that I am always very careful You can be take too much by accident Anyway Beth finds evidence that proves that t s not accidental I liked the plot and learning about the victim was fascinating from her numerous collection of cookie cutters how she got the name of Cookie and how she got people mad Now I am hoping that I can read the book that I missed from this series I recommend this book to cozy readers with experience working for the PTA This s the fifth book n the Beth Kennedy series which started with Murder at the PTA In this cozy series Beth Kennedy finds out that being the PTA secretary The Bully involves than bake sales Livingn a small town The Regiment in Wisconsin caring for her two children after her divorce and working for a bookstoresn t nearly enough for Beth who gets talked The Kingdom (Fargo Adventure, into helping with the PTA and any numerous murders that occur along the way Laura Alden was nominated for an Agatha Award for her first noveln this series These are fun to read because most of us can really relate to Beth who just can t say no to work I enjoyed this one but Beth kind of annoys me a bit I believe this series Johnny Came Home is done with this one I enjoyed the series a lot than I do most of these cozy mysteries I felt like the suspects were seriously weakn this one though We don t even read about them actually entering the story until really late n the book I didn t find the culprit to be believable at all and I honestly don t remember reading about the person until they confront Beth Laura Alden brings readers the fifth book n her Beth Kennedy series featuring the mother of all school organizations the PTA Poison at the PTA features the 80 th anniversary of the PTA and a murder via Tylenol Well maybe not exactly but you get the The Complete Idiots Guide to Raising Chickens idea Alden has a way with characters thats rare The Complete Idiots Guide to Finance for Small Business in cozy fiction Shes able to make the reader see His Guarded Heart into the heart of her characters by showing themn their everyday life at their best and worst Readers who are looking for a book that celebrates not only sleuthing but what The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea it means to be a single mom a business owner and way too curious will appreciate Poison at the PTAWhat I likedPopped any Tylenol lately Who knew that Acetaminophen could be so dangerous Obviously Laura Alden did And cozy readers are going to be glad Poisons one of those things that readers who read cozies tend to see a lot There are certainly some exotic ways to die floating around the cozy genre Death by avalanche or As the Tarver Elementary School PTA president Beth Kennedy s always on the go especially when someone puts murder on the agenda Beth has been running nonstop to be the best PTA president bookstore owner and single parent eve.

Omething like that might sound nteresting than death by poison by not necessarily Poison Everybody Matters is such a subtle thing very unassuming It s death from a far a whole lot less personal any just about anybody could dot I thought The Slaughter it was a great way to gon this book and Alden did a great job with Three Mothers, Three Daughters it evenf Three by Atiq Rahimi it took her 14 years to uset winkBeth Magical Garden 2018 Calendar: Coloring Meditations Inspired by Nature is my hero Shes great character for so many reasons Like me she s a single mom She has two kids The Pages in middle school a full time job plus she takes the time to be verynvolved Hija de la fortuna in her children s school by being PTA president Thats not something that The Black Widower is easy to pull off No wonder she needed a break andt s not surprising she got sucked right back The Learning Curve in suchs the life of a mom I have always liked the fact that Alden choose to make Beth the kind of person she The Night Listener is Driven to be the best she can be She s also too curious for her own good not unlike most amateur sleuths Just an all around great characterIn this one Beths full up to her eyeballs with kids work and the PTA The 80th anniversary of the Parent Teacher Association T Shirt And Genes is coming up and Beth wants everything to go just right However when one of the speakers ends up deadt becomes In the Electric Eden important to figure out whodunit The mysteryn this one was probably my favorite of the series so far very well developed and full of surprises As I said before I loved the death by Acetaminophen theme and trying to figure out who would or could pull The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey it off was an adventure I m not afraid to admit that this one had me bum fuzzled What I didn t likeI was a little perplexed by thentervention of sorts that Beth s friends concocted The Reckoning (Maeve Kerrigan, in order to get her to take some much needed time off They made a big deal out oft and did Beth really rest Nope not a chance I guess I thought that part was a little unnecessary Not that Wiggins, Sherlock et le Mysterious Poison - collection Tip Tongue - A1 dcouverte - ds 10 ans it took anything away from the bookt just didn t really add anything eitherBottom LineThis one has a great theme The characters as usual are realistic and believable Beth The Enchanted Wood (The Faraway Tree, is a super mom and a great PTA pres Give this one a try I think you ll be very glad you did Not really my kind of cosy The heroine seemed to be handed clues or stumble onto the right path Won t go out of my way to read Since I don t normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say here s the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plaguen the future2 stars This book was not very good and I won t be reading any from the author3 stars This book was ok but I won t go out of my way to read But The Soul Stylists if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I d pickt up4 stars I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up from the seriesauthor5 stars I loved this book It had earned a permanent home Point of Redemption (Nordic Lords MC, in my collection and I ll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP Dollycas s ThoughtsBeth findst hard to say no to anything Running her bookstore being a single parent and PTA president fills most of her time but now she has added organizing the anniversary event for the PTA Her friends see she has taken on too much and stage an The Virgin Soldiers intervention From taking over meals to organizing the PTA event they are taking over to give her a much needed break She has a hard time acceptingt but finally agrees to their plans She has a little extra time for herself until one of the event speakers dies a few days after the program Beth then finds herself Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History interveningn the suspicious death Game On (Aces Hockey, investigation Poisons found to be the murder weapon and Beth hopes to break the case before her little break from her full life endsI knew when I started this book The Empress it was the final bookn the series something the author didn t know when writing The Celestial Necklace it Its set Part-Time Gods (DFZ in Wisconsin and I really enjoyed the other booksn the series and for the life of me I don t know why I didn t read Star Wars Trilogy Sourcebook Special Edition it right whent R which Eat That Frog! is why her friend Marinas staging an ntervention Beth needs to take a break and that means letting someone else organize the PTA’s upcoming eightieth anniversary event But when Cookie Van Doorne one of the event.

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