Friday, April 29, 2022

Adventure, Abduction, and Arrest by Tonya Kappes

 Adventure, Abduction, and Arrest
Book Summary


USA Today Bestselling author Tonya Kappes brings you southern and quirky characters in her mystery series. Her stories are charged with humor, friendship, family and life in small southern towns.

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where nothing is normal!

When Hank Sharpe asked me in the laundry club ladies to join him in an undercover investigation to help find a missing person, me and ladies grabbed our sleuthing notebook without hesitation.

As undercover Forest Bathing Therapist trainees we were bound and determined to find out with happened to Kyra Tenney. When we did find her body in what appeared to be an accidental forest fire, we thought we were finished with our undercover act. 
Only the coroner’s report came back that our missing person had been killed before the fire.

Put on your sleuthing caps and join Mae West along with the Laundry Club Ladies as they take their investigation skills to a whole ‘nuther level! Especially after Mae finds herself in the fire!
My Thoughts

Adventure, Abduction and Arrest by Tonya Kappes is the 25th A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery.  I like Tonya Kappes’ writing style.  It is casual (like talking to an old friend).  Mae West, Hank Sharp, and the Laundry Club ladies are heading to a Forest Bathing Therapy Retreat in the Daniel Boone National Forest to hunt for a missing girl.  Hank was hired by Laura and Steve Tenney to find their daughter, Kyra who disappeared over two weeks ago.  She went out on a hike never to be seen again.  The people at the retreat have proved to be less than helpful.  Hank, Mae, Betts, Dottie, Abby, and Queenie are going undercover at the retreat in the hopes of getting some answers.  Unable to sleep after their first day at the retreat, Mae is admiring the scenery when she notices a fire in the forest. Officials arrive and quickly put out the fire only to find a body in the middle of it.  Someone tried to cover up evidence of a murder with the fire.  Hank, Mae, and the ladies are on the case.  The mystery was fun but simple. There are good clues to help readers arrive at the solution.  I thought the mystery was easy to solve (early in the book).  Mae and the gang conducted a good investigation.  They asked questions and searched for clues.  There are, of course, some hijinks along the way (be prepared to laugh often while reading this story).  Mae also helps out Violet Rhinehammer with her murder mystery in Holiday Junction.  I like how the author tied in Violet’s new series.  There are clever camping hacks and recipes at the end of the book.  Those who enjoy lighthearted, humorous cozy mysteries will enjoy A Camper & Criminals Cozy MysteriesAdventure, Abduction and Arrest is an amusing tale with a vanished offspring, happy tree huggers, kumbaya around the campfire, unassuming yurts, a fatal fire, a determined reporter, and six savvy sleuths.

Adventure, Abduction, and Arrest is available from Amazon*.  It is available through Kindle Unlimited.  You can find the other A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mysteries here.  The 26th A Camper & Criminals  Cozy Mystery is Rangers, RVs, and Revenge which publishes on June 30.  The second A Holiday Cozy Mystery starring Violet Rhinehammer is Mother's Day Murder which comes out on June 2.  If you follow Tonya Kappes on Amazon, you will receive an email when she publishes a new book.  Thank you for visiting with me today.  I am off to get a new tire put on our car.  It is all my fault because I hit a curb that I could not see (the curbs are very low in this county).  It will give me an opportunity to run a few errands.  I hope that you have a relaxing weekend.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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