Treasure in Paradise By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

May 6, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Kathleen Costa, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Treasure in Paradise, and a link to purchase it from Amazon, and another one for an indie bookstore where a portion of the price goes to help support KRL.

Garrett Hanford, close friend of the Jensen family, wants to renovate his resort, but a stroke has put him out of commission. Turtle Cove Resort has been in his family for generations, and the corporate vultures are offering to buy it, but their plans to tear it down and build a brand new mega-resort doesn’t sit well. So Tj, a big crew of family, friends and pets head out to South Carolina to lend a helping hand, but when they arrive they get an unwanted surprise…a dead Buck Barnes in the attic.

Tj can’t let a dead body effect the work for which they’ve been enlisted, and Garrett’s desire to maintain the integrity of the family resort and keep it out of the hands of mega-corporations is important. Tj decides to be Garrett’s champion and sets out to uncover what happened. Blackbeard the parrot shows up and just might have a

Several suspects pop up in Tj’s investigation. She discovers Buck Barnes is a not-so-respected treasure hunter who has told everyone he found a map leading to the legendary Barkley’s treasure. Even though Buck was told the map had been destroyed years before by Garrett’s mother who blamed it for the death of his grandfather and father, greed has a way of being at the top of the motive list.

Greed also seems to implicate the corporate representative who is stirring up the locals with talk of an economic boon should Garret sell his resort, but a bit of “googling” uncovers some suspicious circumstances that led the corporation to buy land all over the world at “dirt” cheap prices. The community starts to pick sides adding to the suspect list. So, greed? Yeah, that seems to be a powerful motive…now for opportunity and means. Who else has designs on the land, the map, the treasure?

Kathi Daley writes several series of which I am a big fan, but I had not yet started the Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series…what was I thinking! I’ve missed so much! Henrey Press has picked up this series, so the new book, seventh in the series, is the first place I’ll start. Fans, I’m sure, will be thrilled rejoining Tj and her crew on another absorbing mystery, and newbies, such as myself, will be just as entertained.

There’s enough background information to be comfortable with the characters and get glimpses as to how previous plot lines effect this story. Even though this series has all the components I enjoy in my ‘cozy’ mysteries, developed characters and an engaging mystery on which I can use my own skill to uncover the culprit, Kathi Daley’s signature style is still what makes this story a standout. Her humor, a few sweet romantic interludes, crafty characters, and very entertaining, albeit surprising, twists and turns leading to a big reveal is the reading treasure you seek!

Treasure in Paradise earns 5/5 Treasure Maps!

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To enter to win a copy of Treasure in Paradise, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “paradise,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 13, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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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.

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  1. Sounds great! Thanks for offering!

  2. Yoi guys always have the best book giveaways! So awesome! Kathi Daley is a fantastic author…her books are so good! I would love to win a copy of this book 🙂 tarafarah7(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you! 🙂

  3. Wow! Sounds awesome! My kind of story fixing up and a body, thanks for the chance.

  4. Looks interesting, a bit different premise that I’d like to explore.

  5. This sounds very good thanks for the review

  6. Hunting for a treasure – must be one of the adventures of a lifetime. What a terrific premise.

  7. See what I mean? There’s Kathi Daley again. I can’t imagine how she manages to be so prolific. This sounds like a fun read as well, please enter my name in the draw. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway! i really enjoyed the first of this series and can’t wait to catch up with the rest of it. jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. This is my favorite Kathi Daley series! I have read all the others in this series and would love to win this new one!! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. I like Kathi ‘s books; haven’t read this one yet, but I would love to.

  12. Kathy Daley reads are great. thanks for the chance to win one.

  13. Thanks for the chance !? would love a copy of Treasure in Paradise !

  14. I appreciate the chance to win this book by Kathi Daley!

  15. Love her books & I have been wanting to read this one. Thanks for your generosity.

  16. I would love to win a copy of this book.

  17. Thanks for being an author. Thanks for a chance to win

  18. Awesome giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. Love the title. When I was a kid I always wanted to find a treasure. Thank you for the giveaway. pgenest57 at aol dot com

  20. Love Kathi Daley’s books and would really like to read “Treasure in Paradise”.

  21. Sounds like a fun series!

  22. Not entering, already have this fun book. Just wanted to say I enjoy visiting your blog and like your reviews. Thanks.

  23. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thankyou for the opportunity!

  24. We have a winner


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