Death to the Highest Bidder by Nicole Ellis

Book 2 in the Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery series

At least that’s how Jill Andrews feels. After volunteering to coordinate her son’s preschool auction at the Boathouse Event Center, she’s about to kill her nemesis Nancy Davenport, the Queen Bee of Busy Bees Preschool. Nancy’s micromanagement of the event is making Jill crazy, but it isn’t Nancy who turns up dead.

Local coffee roaster Louis Mahoney is supposed to have a basket to donate to the auction, but when Jill arrives to pick it up, all she finds in his office is his body lying on the floor. When Jill’s friend Brenda is suspected of his murder, Jill vows to find the real killer before Brenda loses custody of her twin preschool girls and worse – goes to jail for a crime she didn’t commit.

With constant pressure from Nancy and parts of her personal life crumbling around her, how can Jill make good on her promise to help Brenda?

The characters and the developing story make it very hard to bookmark a page so that I accomplish my “to do” list.