Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tonya Kappes Deserts, Driving and Derelicts...

I read one of my favorite authors, Tonya Kappes,  Deserts, Driving & Derelicts over the last week and it is one I bought over a year ago, I really enjoyed the first book in this series, pre ordered this one on and then well life got in the way. I loved the idea of this series, where the main character brings back to life a family Trailer Park,  with the help of the small town and trailer park residences. The first one was a really good feel good cozy mystery and this one did not disappoint either.  Actually found myself not wanting to put this down while reading it and loved the fact it is set in the summer, taking me away from days of wind, rain and snow. I am also utterly enchanted by the covers of this series and inspired by them. While I am not now and cant really ever see myself as a camper, I do love the idea of the trailer, a park and getting away for a while. This series helps me do that when I have to stay put. I look forward to buying and reading the rest of this series and thank Tonya Kappes for writing such a fun series. I would love some time in Normal, Kentucky.

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothin' is normal!Mae West is getting settled into the RV lifestyle as the owner of a campground in Normal, Kentucky. Happy Trails Campground, located in Daniel Boone National Park, has started to attract late summer vacationing families who love to hike, swim, fish, and enjoy being outdoors.Betts Hager, owner of several small businesses, is swamped with work and desperate for help with her cleaning business. Mae offers her services, happy about the prospect of a little extra cash. Heiress Tammy Jo Bentley’s mansion is the first one on her schedule.Mae makes sure Tammy Jo’s house is spotless because the Kentucky Kennel Association's annual meeting is going to be held at the mansion. Fifi, Tammy Jo’s high pedigree, insured poodle, is going to be on display and Tammy Jo will be evaluating potential suitors to sire Fifi's offspring.Before the annual meeting, Camille Braun, Fifi’s nanny, is stabbed to death. Everyone knows that Camille would put her life on the line *or* lay down her life for Fifi and, apparently, she did.Mae tries her best to stay out of it. Tammy Jo begs Mae to help her; after all, she did find the last killer in Normal. Plus, it's not good for business - or Normal's revived economy - when a murderer is on the loose.Mae has grown to love her RV community and now that she's found a place to call him, she's not going to let anybody ruin it. Mae throws all of her heart and amateur sleuthing skills into bringing the real killer to justice.

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