Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fun Fascinating Cozy Mystery

Tonya Kappes has done it again in the newest book in her Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery series. Each book in this series just gets better and better and this one is the best so far. I love how she brings you along and you can feel like you could walk right in to town, sit down and be friends with all of them. If you just want to escape and relax then jump right in and read this book you won't be disappointed.

Bernie once again gets caught up in a murder investigation. She is trying to deal with changes in her life and body. Some of the funniest parts of the book is when Bernie is talking about going through menopause and I just love how it is weaved into a part of the mystery solving. When Bernie finds Simon's body after the break in at the post office she immediately starts putting pieces together and snooping. Can she figure out who has done Simon in and help her friend and yoga teacher Peaches figure out if she was involved or not? Bernie sure is going to try to.

Bernie is an intelligent, quick thinking and caring person who just can't help but get involved in snooping, it's just who she is. Iris and the Front Porch Ladies are there to help too. I could just imagine sitting and having coffee with them all. The small town setting along with all the characters added to the mystery equals a fun, laugh out loud, page turning cozy mystery you just can't put down.

All the characters seem to be growing in each book. They are evolving and that makes each book unique. This book has all the right ingredients, a good puzzling mystery, great characters, a little bit of romance, several suspects and a surprise ending. I highly recommend this book and the series. 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Fun Fantastic Read

Tonya Kappes books are so fun and a perfect way to spend a day reading. She always makes you laugh  while you ride along trying to figure out whodunit. Tents, Trails and Turmoil is a fantastic, fun, roller coaster ride to the end with great characters, plot and surprise ending. I loved it.

When Mae and Dottie discover a body in the camp grounds dumpster they have to kick snooping into high gear so their campground can open.  Hank tries to keep Mae out of the investigation but snooping is her thing. I just love the Laundry Book Club ladies and they are on it when it comes to snooping and gossiping. Dottie just cracks me up with her my way or the highway attitude. Hank is a straight forward guy but knows when he is beat when it comes to keeping Mae from snooping. They are the perfect match. I love the little town of Normal KY and could just imagine going and visiting there. It is just the perfect setting for the perfect cozy mystery.

If you love camping, hiking, a great mystery, with fantastic characters, set in a beautiful town with a mystery that keeps you wondering and guessing to the end then you must read this one.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Another Great Cozy

I love  A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series from Tonya Kappes. It is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Sunsets Sabbatical and Scandal is book 10 in the series but you can read it as a stand alone book but really all of the books in the series are great.

Tonya Kappes books always make you feel like you have escaped into a fun place  where there are friendly unique characters, small southern town charm and interesting mysteries to solve.  Sunsets, Sabbatical and Scandal is no exception.

As always Mae West finds herself right in the middle of trouble. When the Bookclub ladies and Mae find their friend Trudy murdered they waste no time calling together the Laundry Ladies to start snooping and brainstorming to solve her murder. I like how there is also another mystery intertwined when they find out that someone is hacking and stealing some of Normal's residents money. Mae is determined to help Hank, her boyfriend who just so happens to be a detective, solve this murder even when he tells her to stay out of it. Can Mae and the ladies figure it out without getting into too much danger or trouble?

Mae is a determined, hard working, and smart but she tends to get into some pretty sticky situations. I love all the gossipy eccentric characters that make up the nucleus of Normal KY. I was glad to see that Hank and Mae are moving their romance along too. His support when Mae goes back to her hometown and has to face her past was heart warming. I cheered Mae on when she stood up to the pompous Jami who always caused her trouble in school. One of my favorite lines was when Jami was taunting Mae like she did when in school and Mae came back with "I'm old enough now to know I don't have to take this anymore" Boy howdy I was thinking go ahead give her a good slap but now that wouldn't be lady like. All the people of Normal KY in this book are special and could be someone you would sit down and share a cup of coffee with.

I really enjoyed this book. It is the perfect mix of mystery, friends, family and southern charm while keeping you guessing about the solution to the mystery. I give this one  5 stars and looking forward to the next one.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Cozy Mysteries To Try

I have been trying to catch up on posting. Today I thought I would post the reviews for the last three cozy mysteries I have read. Each one was well worth the read.

First is
Down In Flames A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery Book 6 by Cheryl Hollon. 
Down in Flames by Cheryl Hollon sparks another good mystery with characters that are intriquing and can melt your heart. The way she uses down to earth people, flaws and all, and weaves them into the intricate pattern of the whole mystery is wonderful. Some of my favorite characters are Jacob and the twin sisters Rachel and Faith. They just add that special element to the story.  All of the people involved in the story bring a family like quality to the mystery and makes it special. If you like a good mystery, with fun loving characters, A unique setting and unexpected twists and turns then you will enjoy this book.

Jacob is a witness to a hit and run which throws him into shock complicated by his autism. Savannah has to help the police in finding out what Jacob knows and finding who hit and killed Nicole before that person comes after her and Jacob.  As she investigates she finds that maybe they didn't know Nicole as well as they thought. Is her secret life what got her killed?  Savannah wants to know but could her snooping be detrimental to her health too?  You will want to read the book to find out.

I enjoyed this book. It was a fast paced, intriquing read with elements of surprise to keep you reading. I think as you read it you are easily able to relate to all the characters and feel like you know them. I like a book that has characters that might be someone you know. If there was a down side it might be that it was a little wordy in a couple of places but not bad. I would of liked to have a little more complexity to the mystery but it was still good.

I would recommend this book and series if you like a good cozy mystery.

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Next one is
Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 1) by Barbara Ross

This is a good read. What could be better than a clambake, day on a island and a boat ride except when there is a murder. This is a good mystery full of twists and turns as well as great characters and an interesting setting in Maine.

Julia Snowden comes home to save the family business but a murder on her families island puts that at risk. Can she finds out who the murderer is before she loses everything?

 Just when I thought I had it figured out another wrench was thrown into the works, which is always good when you have to wait to the end of the book to find out the who, what and why.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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The last cozy is

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries A Mrs Jeffries Mystery Book 1 by Emily Brightwell

A fun, fast paced cozy mystery that reminds me a lot of Agatha Christies Miss Marple series.  It has a lot suspects to choose from, good characters and twists to keep you reading.

I just love Mrs Jeffries. She is a smart, kind and caring person. The Inspector is absent minded and bumbling but good hearted. Mrs Jeffries steers him in the right direction to solve the mystery with the help of all the other employees of the inspector Witherspoon.

If you enjoy a good mystery, with great characters and many suspects to choose from as well as a puzzle with so many possibilities then you will enjoy this book

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I hope you will try some of these cozy mysteries. What is your favorite cozy series?



Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fun Quirky Mystery

Motorhomes, Maps and Murder doesn't disappoint. Once again I find myself wanting to have a cup of coffee with and join the Laundry Club ladies in solving the problems of Normal KY. That is one of things I like about this book and series is you feel like you could just step right in and be apart of this small town and people. If you add to that the mystery,  southern charm, friendship, great characters and the setting you have a page turning winner.

Mae once again finds herself right in the middle of a murder and all the mishaps going on. She just has a knack for getting into trouble without even trying. Hank her police boyfriend has his hands full with keeping her out of trouble and danger while trying to investigate and solve the murders but that isn't easy. Can they figure it all out before Mae gets in over her head or worse yet loses her campground or life?

This book had all the things I love a good mystery with side puzzles too, several suspects, strong characters,  a perfect setting and a surprise ending. I couldn't put it down and can not wait for the next book.

One of my favorite parts is when Mae gets arrested and when taken to the police station Hank's grandmother Agnes starts arguing and trying to get the handcuffs off Mae. I laughed because I could just picture the younger policeman trying to endure her wrath. I so enjoy these characters and can relate many of them to people I know like Queenie who with her my way or no way attitude reminds me of an Aunt of mine. This made the book so much more fun to read.

I love camping, history and small town living and this book includes all that and more. What a fun book and series you won't want to miss.

If you want a good mystery in a unique setting you have to read this book and series.

Fast Paced Intriquing Mystery

Death on Bull Path A Hamptons Murder Mystery by Carrie Doyle is a page turning, fast paced, intriquing mystery that keeps you puzzling to the end.

Antonia once again finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation when two Wall Street playboys are murdered. Her interest in solving this murder is because they had been at the bar in her Inn before meeting their demise.  She is pulled further into the mystery when the pushy obnoxious reporter Larry Lipper gets her to help him investigate. Add in the fact that some of the suspects show up at the Inn along with  a couple of suspicious people who aren't who they say they are and things get pretty interesting.  On top of all that Antonia's dangerous ex shows up to put fear  and trepidation into her life and add to the danger she is facing. Can she figure out who  the murderer is without Antonia becoming a victim too?

This book has so many things going on that it just keeps you wondering what is coming next. The author does a good job of having so many twists and turns as well as complicated circumstances that add tension to the story. So many times when you have so much going on it gets hard to keep it all straight and takes away from the story but not this author, she adds just enough to make it more exciting and interesting.  Her characters are relatable and interesting. Antonia is smart but vulnerable too. Joseph is kind, smart, wise and a good listener. Larry Lipper is so obnoxious but also a softy at times too. They all work together and make the story move.

If you like a tense, fast paced mystery with many twists and turns and a lot of suspects this book is for you.

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Intense Edge of your seat Cozy Mystery

Blanche Manos has done it again with Moonstruck and Murderous. This book grabs you from the very beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat for a great roller coaster ride with ups and downs and alot of twists and turns. Ned once again finds herself in the middle of a murder where she is a target too. If that wasn't enough Moe Decker has escaped from prison and he has a bone to pick with Ned. The tension mounts as more mysterious people and things happen. Can Ned find who murdered Miss Evangeline, figure out the secrets of the old mansion and family all before Moe or the killer gets to her?

I just love everything about this book. Ned and all her friends are relatable and show the strength of faith, love and friendship. Ned always is curious and seems to find herself in sticky situations. There were times I wanted to tell Ned don't go there or watch out. I love old homes and buildings and learning their history so this story was right up my alley. All the characters are well developed and have their own unique personalities. The mystery is not only the murders but also finding out the past of the house, the Carver family and more history of Ednalee OK and it's families. I from the first meeting of Evangeline Carver's family found I didn't trust or like them much. They were greedy and just something off. I wasn't sure about Ken and the other's that worked on the estate either. This book just had so many possibilities and full of so many surprises.

I don't like to give anything away but when reading this book you have so many suspects and when you have it figured out you still have surprises you aren't expecting. This book is mysterious, intense and full of surprises. It is a book of friendship, history, love and faith. I highly recommend this book and series.

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