I loved Fixin' To Die A Kenni Lowry Mystery by Tony Kappes. It is one of those books you just can't put down. It catches you up right from page one and you gladly go along on the ride to find the killer right up to the final pages and the surprise ending. The only problem is when it's over it leaves you wanting more and wishing it hadn't ended.
Kenni Lowry has become sheriff after her Poppa, who was sheriff, dies. Things are going smooth but then she is hit with a murder and a theft all in one day to solve. A State Reserve officer is sent to help, the gorgeous Officer Finn and she gets a surprise helper too in that the ghost of her Poppa comes to help. Can Kenni solve these two crimes and keep the trust and respect of the people of the small town of Cottonwood? Who is the killer and how is it all connected? Will Kenni be up for the job? Will she find the killer before anything else happens?
This is a quirky, funny, full of surprises,book with great unexpected plots that all add up to a wonderful mystery with a surprising ending. I like when you think you have a mystery figured out only to find you had it all wrong. The small town with all the unusual characters makes up a fantastic part of this book too. I could just picture going around town with Sheriff Kenni while trying to solve the mysteries. Add in the Ghost of Poppa and a good looking Reserve policeman Finn and you have an extra element that makes this book great. I have a new favorite series with new favorite characters. I can not wait for the next book in this series.
If you love a great mystery, with many viable suspects, a surprise ending and you love a little romance thrown in with the paranormal you will want to read this book. Remember to give yourself the time to read because once you start you will have a hard time putting it down.
I have to add to that there were times I laughed out loud like when Kenni starts laughing hysterically
" A little giggle escaped me, turning into a hysterical laugh that caused me to take a seat on the edge of the tub, looking at myself in the full-length mirror. As much as I tried to keep it in, the laughter poured out of me and tears piled up on my eyelids." I laughed right along with her and had to explain to my husband what was so funny. I had tears when Kenni goes to Poppa's grave and talks to him. " Tears stung the rims of my eyes at the sheer thought of Poppa being gone" As the reader you get caught up in the emotions right along with the book. It is a fun, fast paced and excellent book. I highly recommend that you read this book and get to know Kenni Lowry and the rest of the people of Cottonwood.
I give this book 5+ stars.
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