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Murder at Turtle Cove By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

IN THE April 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Murder at Turtle Cove, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Early morning in Hawaii is so peaceful…the colorful sunrise, swaying palms, gentle movement of the ocean waves, but…Shhhark! Kailani Pope decides to get a couple of surfing runs in before heading off to work at the Dolphin Bay Resort, but one shark fin leads to another, leads to a dozen. Quietly she watches the early morning breakfast frenzy near shore, and so does Sandy, her barking dog. When the sharks head off, Lani slowly heads into shore, but Sandy leaps into the surf and drags in…an arm! The tattoo is unique to a food truck vendor, Blaze Whitmore, whose undercutting the competition may have gotten him served up as lunch!

Lani, of course, can’t leave the investigation to the professionals, even if the professional is her own brother, so she and cowboy boyfriend, Luke, decide to investigate the mystery, now dubbed murder by the police. Together they set off to interrogate other food truck vendors, but Komo, who had a serious problem with the victim and his effect on the delicate cooperation between all the vendors, has gone missing. book

The police have Komo as the main ‘person of interest,’ but the idea of him being a second victim has to be considered. Additionally, Lani and Kekoa (BFF, cousin, and roommate) are very concerned that a condo neighbor, Shredder, a mystery man himself, was uncharacteristically seen at the resort visiting a suspicious guest, one they have deemed a ‘Fed’ type. Lani’s curiosity goes into top gear as she adds a bit of her own spying on this stranger. Are these mysteries connected?

I am such a fan of Kathi Daley’s Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery series, and again with book 5 she has written an exciting “I didn’t see that coming” adventure. Longtime fans will be thrilled with the twists, but newbies will not be left out because there is enough background to make them feel welcome to the series.

Kathi continues to write Lani as a very capable strong-willed woman, but her unofficial detective status and curiosity can too often put her in danger…that makes this series truly exciting! From the first appearance of sharks to interrogating various food truck vendors to the very, very big twist at the end, this mystery is engaging throughout. Lani’s relationship with her family is also explored, as we get to know more about her mother and her ‘empty nest’ syndrome. All in all it is a great reading adventure, and with Hawaii as the backdrop, this has become a favorite series of mine.

Of course one of Kathi Daley’s signature additions is her recipes which fans continue to compile in their personal cookbooks. She adds some of her own goodies like Banana Cheese Pie (WOW!), Supereasy Hawaiian Pie, and Pineapple Upside-down Cake. She also puts out an ’all call’ on her recipe exchange site on Facebook for fans to submit recipes like Margarita Pie, Aggression Cookies, Vanilla Cream Pie, and Pecan Turtle Candy (Perfect!). It’s a ‘two-fer!’ Fans get to enjoy an exciting mystery AND wonderful treats for book clubs, church pot lucks, or office coffee breaks.

Murder at Turtle Cove earns 5/5 Cheeseburgers in Paradise!

Be a Fan!
Facebook – Kathi Daley Books
Join the Club Kathi Daley Book Club
On the Web Kathi Daley Website
Join the Group Kathi Daley Books Recipe Exchange

To enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Murder at Turtle Cove, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “turtle,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 15, 2017. U.S. residents only for the print copy. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address. PLEASE STATE IN ENTRY WHETHER YOU WANT PRINT OR KINDLE.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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1 Judy TuckerNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 8:56am

Love Kathi’s books. Can’t wait to read this series.

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2 Judy TuckerNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 8:58am

Love Kathi’s books. Can’t wait to read this series.I would love to own a print copy of this book

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3 Sandy HemsherNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
April 8, 2017 at 8:58am

I am a fan of its series! Thank you for review!!!
Print please
Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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4 Debbie SNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 9:02am

I love this series, I can almost hear the surf when I read it.

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5 Tari HannNo Gravatar
Twitter: @kittsdollclothes
April 8, 2017 at 9:09am

This series looks amazing, would love to win this! Kindle is ok. barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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6 Joanie HintonNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 9:15am

I love Kathi Daley books and always look forward to reading the next one….this article makes me want to start this book asap…I would like the book in kindle form if I win

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7 Alisha CollinsNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 10:41am

Sounds like a vacation in a book!

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8 Paula AdamsNo Gravatar
Twitter: @qnofdnile
April 8, 2017 at 11:02am

I just love the cover of Murder at Turtle Cove. Looks like a place I could imagine myself being at. Margarita Pie sounds very yummy and so does an ice cold margarita. I would like this in print form if I am fortunate enough to win. Thank you for the giveaway.

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9 Linda HeroldNo Gravatar
Twitter: @1957
April 8, 2017 at 11:20am

Thanks Kathleen! Great author! I’d love to win! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)cim

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10 Kathleen KendlerNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 12:05pm

Sounds great. I would love this in either format.

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11 Kathleen KendlerNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 12:07pm

kckendler at gmail dot com

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12 Robin Leslie CoxonNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 1:14pm

Kathi Daley is a wonderful author who provides readers with a great adventure in each and every book she writes. I like to have a print copy of her books because the covers make for great items to decorate also. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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13 Pam PriborskyNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 1:27pm

I haven’t read this book, but I enjoy this author!

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14 sallyNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 2:44pm

Great series!

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15 Geraldine PiersonNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 6:35pm

My husband and I both read Kathi Daley books. We do have this book and I hope we win it. Thank you for the chance.

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16 Jill BroussardNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 7:31pm

This is a great series. Love all of Kathi’s books! I’m not picky, Kindle would be great. Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill; minishoes@msn.com

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17 BJMarleyNo Gravatar April 8, 2017 at 7:49pm

This sounds like another exciting book.

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18 DonamaeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Donamaekutska
April 8, 2017 at 11:04pm

Print, this book sounds so interesting! Thank you! Great series.

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19 DonamaeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Donamaekutska
April 8, 2017 at 11:04pm

Print, this book sounds so interesting! Thank you! Great series.

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20 DonamaeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Donamaekutska
April 8, 2017 at 11:05pm

Print, this book sounds so interesting! Thank you! Great series.awesome author

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21 Bertha HammondNo Gravatar April 9, 2017 at 3:59am

Sounds like a great story. Would love to win a print copy of this book.
bah195@yahoo.com

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22 Donna GanttNo Gravatar April 9, 2017 at 9:13am

Kathi Daley is one of the most generous authors in giving her books to fans. Thanks!

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23 SHELLEY SNo Gravatar April 10, 2017 at 11:08am

LOVE KATHI DALEY BOOKS! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE! WOULD LIKE A PRINT COPY. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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24 CarlNo Gravatar April 10, 2017 at 11:54am

This sounds like a fun series, I bet we’d both enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a print copy. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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25 johnna smithNo Gravatar
Twitter: @johnnabooks135
April 10, 2017 at 1:39pm

Kathi writes some really good books. I would love to win a print copy of this title. Thank you

johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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26 Margaret RushtonNo Gravatar
Twitter: @cupcake5858
April 10, 2017 at 5:17pm

I’m a big fan of this author and all of her series.
scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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27 Jeanine CarlsonNo Gravatar April 10, 2017 at 5:57pm

Wow, Kathi is on a roll! She’s cranking out these awesome books as fast as I can read them! I love that!!! Thanks Kathi!

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28 Doward WilsonNo Gravatar April 10, 2017 at 6:37pm

Great series!

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29 Diane RiveraNo Gravatar April 11, 2017 at 8:01am

Great article. I would love to read this.

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30 Dianne CaseyNo Gravatar April 11, 2017 at 2:02pm

Big fan of Kathi Daley. Would enjoy reading the book.
diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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31 LynnNo Gravatar April 12, 2017 at 12:00pm

Looks like a fun place to live!

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32 Betsy M LewerenzNo Gravatar April 12, 2017 at 2:07pm

I’m a big fan of Kathi Daley. I really enjoy reading her books. Great author.

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33 Alisha CollinsNo Gravatar April 13, 2017 at 11:15am

I can’t wait to read this book by Kathi Dailey. Thanks for the review and the chance for the book!!
tiggercat24alisha@yahoo.com

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34 Laura MilburnNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Laurab21409
April 13, 2017 at 11:15am

I love Kathi Daley and all of her books. I love when her new books come out!

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35 Linda MayNo Gravatar April 13, 2017 at 11:27am

Love all your books & the delicious recipes you share with us. I would love to win a print copy of this book. Thanks as always for your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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36 Sheila SiarkiewiczNo Gravatar
Twitter: @racemom07
April 13, 2017 at 12:01pm

I’m new to this series and I’m hooked! Would love to win a print copy of the book.

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37 Missy VanHooseNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mellisa5972
April 13, 2017 at 12:32pm

Love this series!!! Well, I’ll just be honest. I love all of Kathi Daley’s books!!

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38 Marlene EzellNo Gravatar April 13, 2017 at 3:43pm

Kathi writes some of the best books. If I win, I would like a paperback copy.
marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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39 LindaNo Gravatar April 13, 2017 at 5:20pm

Can’t wait to read this!

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40 Kathleen KendlerNo Gravatar April 13, 2017 at 5:31pm

Added to my TBR. Thanks for the review.
kckendler at gmail dot com

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41 Debra WolosonNo Gravatar April 13, 2017 at 9:05pm

Thank you for the review & the giveaway. I would love a print copy of the Murder at Turtle Cover. I am looking forward to reading this book.
daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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42 peggy claytonNo Gravatar April 14, 2017 at 9:33am

I am a big fan of this author and would love to read a print copy so that i can review on goodreads and amazon. Thank you for the chance. ptclayton2@aol.com

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43 Kelly BraunNo Gravatar
Twitter: @69steelers2
April 14, 2017 at 1:49pm

Kathi’s books are da Bomb Diggity! Print is they way to read ??
Cheers-
Kelly Braun
Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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44 Shannon M.No Gravatar
Twitter: @SMU51992
April 14, 2017 at 2:11pm

Kathi’s books are amazing and I love all of her series’. Thanks for the giveaway. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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45 Sharon GuagliardoNo Gravatar
Twitter: @catwoman1a
April 14, 2017 at 2:46pm

I love Kathi’s books. They are so much fun. Thank you for the review and the giveaway. catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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46 Sandy McMahonNo Gravatar
Twitter: @irishsami
April 14, 2017 at 4:10pm

Love Kathi’s books!? thanks for the chance!

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47 Sandy McMahonNo Gravatar
Twitter: @irishsami
April 14, 2017 at 4:11pm

Love Kathi’s books!? thanks for the chance!

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48 Dianne MossorNo Gravatar April 14, 2017 at 4:24pm

Sounds really good! Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance. ?

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49 LorieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mysteryrat
April 17, 2017 at 11:56am

We have a winner!

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