Christmas, Criminals, and Campers by Tonya Kappes

December 23, 2018     Elle     ,

Christmas, Criminals, and Campers by Tonya KappesChristmas, Criminals, and Campers by Tonya Kappes
Publication Date: October 26, 2018
Series: The Camper & Criminals Series #4
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 205
Format: Kindle Unlimited
Source: Borrowed

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My Rating : five-stars

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where NOTHING is normal.

Librarian Abby Fawn is star struck when her favorite romance author, Nadine White, has rented a cozy camper at the Happy Trails Campground for the winter months.
Abby is devastated to find out Nadine White is nothing like the person she portrays in interviews or on social media. In fact, Nadine White is not nice at all and Abby lets her feelings known that she thinks Nadine is a fraud. . .after she finds out Nadine has a ghost writer.

When Nadine White is found dead in the Normal Library, Abby Fawn is Detective Hank Sharp's number one suspect.

It's time for Mae West to put up her camping gear for the winter months and put on her sleuthing gear to figure out who is framing Abby Fawn before Abby is the ending in Nadine White's final chapter.

This is one of my top favorite cozy mystery series! I do hope that Tonya Kappes continues to write more in it because Normal Kentucky and its residents are so much fun! These characters are authentic and written with true Southern flair. The mysteries are somewhat predictable but there is always some sort of twist that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew. And the little added romance that is sprinkled through the story is beautiful! I hope everyone who enjoys a cozy mystery will read this series because it truly is some of the best around. 

In this one, Mae West is setting up for Christmas! One would think that people wouldn’t chose to spend time at an RV park/campground in the cold winter months especially during the holidays, but there is something about Happy Trails that brings people in. Perhaps its the southern hospitality? Or just the warm encounters with the locals. Either way, Happy Trails is booming this time of year and among the regular campers is a well known and famous author. Unfortunately, the author has some skeletons in her closet and ends up dead as a door-nail. 

One of the main suspects of this murder is one of Normal Kentucky’s own, Abby (who is also the towns librarian and social media queen). What happens when one of their own is suspected in a murder that everyone knows could not have been done by Abby? Why, they stick together and piece all the clues into the puzzle until they find out what really happened! 

Readers don’t want to miss out on the fourth installment in this cozy mystery series! In fact, you won’t want to miss out on any of them! This series is a true hidden gem and I believe that everyone who enjoys the genre will love this one (and the series as a whole). I highly recommend it!


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