Murder at Turtle Cove By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

Apr 8, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Food Fun, Kathleen Costa, Mysteryrat's Maze

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!

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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.

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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.

49 Comments

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

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

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

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  5. 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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  6. Sounds like a vacation in a book!

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

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  9. Sounds great. I would love this in either format.

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    • kckendler at gmail dot com

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

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  12. Great series!

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. This sounds like another exciting book.

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Great series!

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  24. Great article. I would love to read this.

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

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  26. Looks like a fun place to live!

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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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  34. Can’t wait to read this!

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

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Kathi’s books are amazing and I love all of her series’. Thanks for the giveaway. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  40. 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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  41. Love Kathi’s books!? thanks for the chance!

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

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

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  44. We have a winner!

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