Friday, March 13, 2020

Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy: Review & Giveaway!

Sleuth on Safari

 A Traveler Cozy Mystery

by A R Kennedy

About Sleuth on Safari

Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (March 24, 2020)
Print Length 267 Pages
Digital ASIN: B082XKK3TD
A bargain deal on a safari + one dead body = An adventure no one could plan for.
Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an African safari, a bucket list trip for Naomi on which she got a last-minute deal. Naomi thinks traveling with her sister will be the worst part of her African safari until she finds one of their fellow travelers, the unlikable Dr. Higgins, dead. She gets more adventure than she bargained for when she starts investigating what she thinks is murder but the luxury lodge says was a tragic accident. She only has a few vacation days, and a few game drives, to find the killer.
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About A. R. Kennedy

A. R. Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life'. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.
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My Thoughts

Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy is the debut of A Traveler Cozy Mystery series.  Naomi Hanley and her younger sister, Charlotte are on a vacation in Africa.  Naomi saw a deal two weeks prior for an African safari and could not resist the opportunity for her dream vacation.  What Naomi did not count on was the finding fellow vacationer, Dr. Higgins dead in his cabin.  The death is ruled a terrible accident from a hyena attack, but Naomi has her doubts.  She believes Dr. Higgins was murdered and sets out to find the killer.  Sleuth on Safari is a unique cozy mystery with its traveling theme.  A.R. Kennedy takes us to Africa with her detailed descriptions which allow the reader to visualize the scenes.  I especially enjoyed the depictions of the scenery and the animals.  I can tell the author has been to Africa from the scenes with the animals.  They were very realistic.  Naomi and Charlotte are your typical bickering sisters.  Charlotte is a medical student who is prepared and always does right in their mother’s eyes while Nami works in customer service (I see nothing wrong with that), was ill prepared for the trip (did not pack the right items, read the materials or listen to the orientation), and tends to find herself in awkward situations.   The mystery had multiple suspects along with good clues.  I did not understand Naomi’s insistence on looking into the death.  She seemed obsessed with searching for clues and asking questions (instead of relaxing and enjoying her vacation).  I wondered if there was something in her past or if she is just plain curious. Naomi seemed determined to find the killer before they left the lodge. The reveal was a Mrs. Fletcher moment.  I hope the author takes time to flesh out Naomi in the next book.  I want to know more about her background and her life choices.  Sleuth on Safari is a lighthearted cozy mystery with raging rhinos, splendiferous views, high pitched hyenas, elegant elephants, a frustrating sister and a surprise demise.
What do hyenas eat? There are three types of hyenas; the spotted hyena, the brown hyena, and the striped hyena.#hyenas
Sleuth on Safari is available from Amazon* on March 24The author is giving away eight digital copies of Sleuth on Safari.  Click here to enter or use the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!  Thank you for joining me today.  I will return tomorrow to share another book review with you. If you are looking for some new cozy mysteries, you should check out this link.  These books are free through March 14.  By the way . . . What did the period tell the sentence?  We better stop now.  I hope you have a happy day.  Take care, stay safe and Happy Reading!


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1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry I missed this review! It is great. I love all the photos you added to your post too. I think in each book you learn a little more about Naomi and her choices. She travels to Iceland with her mother next!
    Thank you for the great review.
    All the best,
    A R