Sunday, May 24, 2020

All She Wrote by Tonya Kappes

All She Wrote (A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery #3)
Good Day! I hope you are having an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.  Murder with Clotted Cream by Karen Rose Smith as well as A Call for Kelp by Bree Baker, The Promise by Patricia Davids, and Red Sky Over Hawaii by Sara Ackerman release May 26.  Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner and What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles come out June 2.  Are any of these new books on your wish list?
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All She Wrote by Tonya Kappes has Bernadette Butler taking a knitting class in anticipation of the birth of her first grandchild.  While at her class at Social Knitwork, Florence Gaines enters to introduce her niece, Courtney who has just moved to town.  In fact, Courtney is Bernadette’s new neighbor.  Florence also lets it slip that she has been seeing quite a bit of Zeke Grey which causes an uproar among the Front Porch Ladies.  Bernie is delivering the mail to the Front Porch Ladies when Florence and Zeke pull up in front of Courtney’s house all dolled up.  Florence announces loudly (so the Front Porch Ladies can hear) to Courtney that she just became Mrs. Zeke Grey.  The honeymoon is short because Florence ends up dead in a pile of mulch in Courtney’s yard.  Unfortunately, Julia, Bernie’s daughter-in-law, is on the suspect list.  Bernie gets to work digging for clues so she can unearth the guilty party.  
Donna Pennington and Ardyth Hamilton, Seattle's first women mail carriers, Seattle, 1942
All She Wrote by Tonya Kappes is the 3rd A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery.  This fun tale can be read on its own if you are new to the series (but why would you want to).  It contains Tonya Kappes engaging writing style which draws a reader right in.  Bernadette Butler is a great protagonist.  I like that she is my age and starting over with her life.  The Front Porch Ladies, Vince, and Bernie’s family are other enjoyable characters.  They are likeable and realistic.  The southern setting of Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky is charming.  I enjoy the descriptions of this cozy southern town where everybody knows your name and your business.  The mystery suited the story.  It is straightforward with a couple of suspects and a red herring.  There are good clues to aid readers in solving the whodunit.  I enjoyed the humor that is scattered throughout this appealing tale.  All She Wrote is well-written with relatable characters in a welcoming southern town.  I would expect nothing less from this author.  I look forward to Bernadette’s next adventure in Return to SenderAll She Wrote is a fetching cozy mystery with clan concerns, a plethora of packages, gossip galore, tasty treats, and murderous mulch.
Woman working as Letter carrier to free up men for the war. Women waiting for news from their husbands and sons and sweethearts.
All She Wrote publishes on May 26 and is available from Amazon*.  The other titles in A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery series are Stamped Out and Address for Murder.  Both books are available through Kindle UnlimitedReturn to Sender is the 4th A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery and it will be out on June 27.  Thank you for joining me today.  I will be a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse by Kate Young tomorrow.  It is the 2nd book in A Marygene Brown Mystery series.  I hope that you have a capricious day.  Take care, stay safe and Happy Reading!


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