May 152018
 

About the Book


Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Henery Press (May 15, 2018)
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635113341
Digital ASIN: B079V6DNFW

Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.

Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.

But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.

His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!

Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.

Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?

It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Her grandfather’s ghost only shows up when a murder has been committed, so when Sheriff Kenni Lowry arrives on the scene of Lucy Ellen Lowell’s death she knows it is murder even though it appears she has passed from natural causes. With Finn nearby, all the time know because they are actually dating, it is hard for Kenni to discuss the case with her grandfather. Finn is suspicious about her behavior, “talking to herself” and why she is putting so much effort into this case. She needs some proof to back up what she already knows, that Lucy being Dead as a Doornail was at the hands of a killer.

We return to Cottonwood just in time for the mayor’s wedding. His bride is having trouble keeping the maid of honor spot filled so Kenni’s mother volunteers her for the spot and all the duties the job entails. Kenni really doesn’t have time for this especially now that she is investigating a murder. If my mother would have done something like this I would have lost my mind, but this story takes place in the south and Kenni knows she just needs to roll with punches, no matter how ugly the dress is.

The story starts out at Tiny Tina’s Salon and Spa where we catch up with Bridezilla Polly and her bridal party. It is also the place to hear all the latest gossip. A very important place in any small town. The way the owner is implicated in Lucy’s murder was very interesting. The author takes us down quite a path to find who did in poor lucy. Twists and turns that lead to a super surprising ending.

Small town politics play a role in the story. Kenni has to watch her P’s and Q’s if she expects to be reelected. The mayor was his bride to be happy so he would like the wedding to be Kenni’s top priority and solve the murder after his bride walks down the aisle. I admire the way Kenni juggles everything going on in her life. She is one busy lady. I absolutely love that her “Poppa” is still watching over her and is there when she needs him. I wish it were possible to continue relationships like that with loved ones we have lost.

I have enjoyed every book in this series. Tonya Kappes is an excellent storyteller. She makes Cottonwood and its residents jump right off the page. Each visit to this place seems to end way too soon.

This was another fun fantastic mystery from this author filled with Southern charm and engaging characters. Well plotted and written and checks all my boxes for a Perfect Escape.

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About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.
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Praise for Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
by Tonya Kappes

If you enjoy well written Southern cozies that feature a strong female lead that has the law backing her then you really have to try this book/series.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Tonya Kappes has a knack for knowing what her fans like—a small-town atmosphere, quirky characters, and light mystery that will keep them guessing until the end. The bottom line is she’s delivered again with this Kenni Lowry mystery.
~Mysteries With Character

Dead as a Doornail is an entertaining cozy mystery full of southern charm, humor, and a few quirky characters along the way.
~The Power of Words

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May 152018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!

These books are available today at booksellers everywhere!


Charmed Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery
by Carolyn Haines


Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
by Tonya Kappes


Fowl of the House of Usher (A Bird Lover’s Mystery)
by J.R. Ripley

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in May.
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Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
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HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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May 142018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Iowa, South Carolina, and St. Lucia.

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Release Date – June 6, 2018
Setting – Colorado
My Review


Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Release Date – May 15, 2018
Setting – Kentucky
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


Expiration Date (A Cook-Off Mystery)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – Connecticut
Devon Delaney will be my guest this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – Virginia
My Review will post on Thursday!

The Quiche and the Dead (A Pie Town Mystery)
Release Date – October 31, 2017
Setting – California
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


The Face on the Other Side (Thomas O’Shea Mysteries)
Release Date – February 10, 2018
Setting – Iowa
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!


Picked Off (A Brie Hooker Mystery)
Release Date – June 5, 2018
Setting – South Carolina
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Wednesday!


Don’t Believe It
Release Date – May 29, 2018
Setting – St. Lucia
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!


39 Winks (A Maggie O’Malley Mystery)
Release Date – May 22, 2018
Setting – ???
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Friday!

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Dollycas

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May 072018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Kentucky, Connecticut, and Virginia.

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Honor Kills (Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Book 3)
Release Date – May 1, 2018
Setting – Wisconsin
My Review


Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Release Date – May 8, 2018
Setting – Scotland
My Review will post tomorrow! 


Cake and Punishment: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery
Release Date – May 8, 2018
Setting – Kentucky
Maymee Bell will be my guest this week for Cozy Wednesday as part of the Great Escapes Tour!


Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Release Date – May 1, 2018
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here this Thursday!

Current Escape


Release Date – June 6, 2018
Setting – Colorado
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Release Date – May 15, 2018
Setting – Kentucky
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!


Expiration Date (A Cook-Off Mystery)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – Connecticut
Devon Delaney will be my guest next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Murder in the Locked Library (A Book Retreat Mystery)
Release Date – April 24, 2018
Setting – Virginia
For Review

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May 012018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday! 

These books are available today at booksellers everywhere! 


Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder
by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land


Down the Aisle with Murder: An Otter Lake Mystery
by Auralee Wallace


Dressed for Death in Burgundy: A French Village Mystery
by Susan C. Shea


Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery)
by Kym Roberts


Magick Run Amok (An Abracadabra Mystery)
by Sharon Pape


Murder on Union Square (A Gaslight Mystery)
by Victoria Thompson

These 3 titles are being re-released by Henery Press!


I Scream, You Scream (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson


Scoop To Kill (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson


A Parfait Murder (A Mystery A-la-mode)
by Wendy Lyn Watson

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released in May.
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HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

Dollycas

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Apr 172018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday!

These books are available today and Friday! 

April 17

Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery)


Nun After The Other (A Giulia Driscoll Mystery)


Shot in the Dark (A Coffeehouse Mystery)

April 20

A Charming Corpse: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in April.
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Mar 232018
 

Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
by Annette Dashofy


Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – Pennsylvania
Henery Press (March 27, 2018)
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635113204
Digital ASIN: B078RWM8S1

 

 

On the way to the emergency room, an elderly woman regains consciousness long enough to inform paramedic Zoe Chambers that her fall down the basement steps was no accident. Before she can say more, she succumbs to her injuries, launching Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams into the investigation of a burglary ring targeting the area’s vulnerable senior citizens.

Zoe—in spite of Pete’s objections—takes it upon herself to act as protection detail after the con men, disguised as water company employees, set their sights on Zoe’s beloved former landlady. It’s a decision that eventually puts Zoe in harm’s way.

With Zoe already recovering from one close call, Pete must race against time to stop the crime ring—and a dangerous killer—before they strike again.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Someone is preying on senior citizens and Zoe isn’t going to stand for it, especially after one woman dies and her friend Sylvia Bassi may be their next target. Then she learns Mrs. Kroll has had a visit from the burglars too. Her boyfriend, Police Chief Pete Adams, wants Zoe to stay out of it but she moves out of his house and back in with Mrs. Kroll to keep her safe. Pete also has his hands full with his father who has Alzheimer’s. His sister, Nadine has decided it is time to move their dad into an assisted living facility. There is also a new newspaper reporter in town and she is not warmly welcomed by Zoe or Pete, but she keeps showing up everywhere they are.

I love this series and these characters. The character development that has taken place over the six books is phenomenal. Zoe has just a warm heart and always tries to the right thing, even when the right thing puts her in danger. Pete loves her so much, but he has reason to worry about her. She has racked up quite a few injuries herself. He appreciates her intellect and the way she doesn’t give up. He loves her for her independence but has a hard time with some of her decisions. Like any real-life couple, they have their up and downs. They are surrounded by a strong supporting cast that makes these stories even more real.

This time Ms. Dashofy has taken on some hot topics. Criminals do prey on the elderly. What happens in this story could happen in any town, anywhere. She also shines the light on a hard decision families must make when their parents and grandparents can no longer live a home. When Nadine faces the truth that she can no longer care for their father, Harry, and informs Pete about an appointment to visit an assisted living center, Pete is not happy. He doesn’t want to put his dad in a nursing home. When he visits the center he sees the difference between a nursing home and the type of center his sister has chosen for their dad he starts to see his dad’s future home in a new light. It does take a bit of time for Harry to get comfortable but he does make a friend right away. The two topics come together nicely.

There is also a surprise visit from Zoe’s mother that made things very interesting and at times pretty funny. She arrives just in time to help Zoe handle a horsey situation.

Uneasy Prey was a wonderful read. Well-written with a strong plot and supreme characters that kept me totally entertained start to finish.

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About the Author

Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2014 and BRIDGES BURNED was nominated for the 2015 Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel. UNEASY PREY, the sixth in the series, is set for release on March 27.

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Praise for Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
by Annette Dashofy

This one is a real page-turner and unexpected surprises that ends with a bang.
~Texas Bookaholic

I love Annette’s writing. She’s created characters where the mystery always feels personal to Zoe and company.
~A Chick Who Reads

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Mar 202018
 


Welcome to New Release Tuesday!
These books are available this week!

March 20
Double Dog Dare (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 7)
by Gretchen Archer

March 21 – Release delayed until May 30.

Claws for Alarm (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 8)
by Karen MacInerney

March 23


Whisker of a Doubt (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series Book 6)
by Leighann Dobbs

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in March.
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Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
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New Release Tuesday – March – Week #2- 2018

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Mar 132018
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday! 

These books are available this week!

March 13


Death al Fresco: A Sally Solari Mystery
by Leslie Karst


Lethal in Old Lace: A Consignment Shop Mystery
by Duffy Brown


Plain as Day: An Amish Mystery Short Story
by Laura Bradford


Playing With Bonbon Fire: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery
by Dorothy St. James


Six Feet Under (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
by Tonya Kappes

May 15


Clues in the Sand (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
by Terry Ambrose

Killer Tied (Eve Appel Mystery)
by Lesley A. Diehl

Three Strikes, You’re Dead (An Eddie Shoes Mystery)
by Elena Hartwell

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in March.
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Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
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Mar 122018
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

Off to California, South Carolina & Pennsylvania this week! 

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery)
Release Date – March 6, 2018
Setting – Idaho
Review will be up tomorrow!


I Know What You Bid Last Summer (A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery)
Release Date – February 27, 2018
Setting – Massachusetts
I will feature this book on Cozy Wednesday this week.


A Treasure to Die For (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
Release Date – September 21, 2017
Setting – California
My Flashback Friday Read This Week!


Marinating in Murder (A Dinner Club Mystery)
Release Date – March 6, 2018
Setting – Vermont
Review will be up Saturday! 

Current Escape

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
Release Date – February 27, 2018
Setting – New Jersey
For Review

Scheduled Escapes


Clues in the Sand (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)
Release Date – March 15, 2018
Setting – California
Terry Ambrose will be my guest next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Playing With Bonbon Fire: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery
Release Date – March 13, 2018
Setting – South Carolina
The Great Escapes Tour stops here March 22!


Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
Release Date – March 27, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Tour stops here March 23!

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Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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