Blowin’ Up a Murder by Tonya Kappes is the eighth A Kenni Lowry Mystery. It can be read as a standalone if you are new to the series. If you read the whole series, it will allow you to get to know the characters and their storylines. The story has quirky characters that suit the southern town of Cottonwood. Humor abounds in this cozy mystery thanks to Kenni’s mother. She is determined to push Kenni towards the altar as quickly as possible. She is not going to let the matter of no fiancé stand in her way. I love Poppa. He is a delight and provides several laugh out loud moments. He also gives some helpful advice to Kenni regarding the murder case and her life. The whodunit is a fun one to solve. The wedding party and their attorney were determined to give Kenni a challenging time. The case was even more challenging thanks to Kenni’s mother and her friend. They decided to do a little snooping on their own. You just know that it is going to cause more problems for Kenni. There is a large pool of suspects and good clues. We are left with a cliffhanger at the end of the book. We will have to wait for Heavens to Bribery to find out it turns out. Blowin’ Up A Murder is a lighthearted Southern cozy mystery that will have you laughing from beginning to end. Blowin’ Up A Murder is a witty whodunit with a domineering mama, a bouquet bashing bridezilla, a spectral Poppa, a slew waiter, rampant rumors, a malicious lawyer, and a curious cliffhanger.
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