by Kathleen Costa
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Mae West doesn’t even think of the pampered New York lifestyle she was forced to give up, when her, now late, ex-husband veered down easy street and was arrested for fraud. Mae was left with a small yellow camper and a much need of repairs campground in Normal, Kentucky, near where she grew up. She set to work turning Happy Trails Campground into a popular vacation spot finding herself with dear friends, a loving family, loyal fur friends, and finally on the same romantic page with local private investigator Hank Sharp. Life would be perfect if she didn’t find herself midst so many suspicious deaths that have often entangled family and friends. But, with the help of the Laundry Club ladies, and a little bit of luck, she comes up with the right answers.
“As we say in the south, beauty is only skin deep but ugly…
now that runs straight to the bone.” —Tonya Kappes; website synopsis
Helen Pyle, owner of the beauty shop Cute-icles, is furious, teary-eyed, and spewing threats after seeing Waldo Wynn‘s front-page news article, I Hope She Goes Bald. Former newshound Violet Rhinehammer moved away, so the Gazette hired the young reporter and face of Channel Two News, but his lack of understanding local customs along with an insulting headline has made him persona non grata, especially with Helen. She also attributes the recent drop in business to the article, and the newest winner of Miss Daniel Boone Day beauty contest, Alice Beakman, isn’t taking Helen’s calls. For thirty years, she’s coiffed the contest winner, just check her wall of photos to prove it, and now, the decades long tradition has ended. Unfortunately, there’s more that has ended. Alice doesn’t live [here] anymore, literally, and Helen, after her comments, revenge at the dunking tank, and gun found in her possession is suspect number one!
Queen of Cozies! Tonya Kappes’s twenty-sixth book is still as fresh and exciting…a “crowning” glory with a clever murder mystery, diverse, multi-generational characters, a giggle or two or more, endearing friendships, romance all around, and insights into the southern ways of a small Kentucky community. In Rangers, RVs, & Revenge, traditions are broken, loyalties are tested, beauty queens are dethroned, and close friends find themselves in jeopardy! Another complex mystery challenges Mae, Hank, the Laundry Club crew, and Helen’s nephew, who’s been sidelined from the official investigation, uncovering motives ranging from ruined reputations and jealous competitors to possibly the victim’s family. But, another dead body turns the investigation upside down. There’s also someone feeding the press inside gossip that violated the “What happens in Cute-icles stays in Cute-Icles” rule and quid pro quo arrangement that are beneficial. Fun!
Extra Treat! This series always has some tasty treats and helpful ideas for any level of camper: Recipes and Camping Hacks from Mar West and the Laundry Club Ladies. Try Southern Tomato Pie, Bacon on a Stick, Cookie Crumble S’More Cookies! Camping Hacks include (1) ideas on shoe care, (2) toilet paper storage, and (3) campfire starters.
Amazon Preorder Alerts! The next mystery for Mae and company, Campfires, Courage, & Convicts, is set to be released at the end of August. The twenty-eighth book, Trapping, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving, is a late October release. The twenty-ninth book, Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks, is set for late November. Don’t miss a single one!
Be a Big Fan of Tonya Kappes!
“Southern Hospitality with a Smidgen of Homicide!” USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes pens a variety of series. With this Camper & Criminals Cozy series, she also has Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery and Holiday Cozy Mystery along with exciting ghostly-, magical-, and caffeinated-themed series. For ghosts, she has Ghostly Southern Mystery and Kenni Lowry series. Add some magic with a Magical Cures Mystery and Spies and Spells series. And finally, get a little caffeinated with her Killer Coffee Mystery. She also has an enjoyable online presence and various events enticing fans to gather to talk, share, and partake in the fun!
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