Feb 19, 2019

Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder

Hello my cozy friends,

As previously mentioned in an earlier posts I am reading the "Campers & Criminals Cozy Series"  by Tonya Kappes.  Today I am discussing Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Book 5) in the series.

Kindle Edition - 253 pages
Published - February 2nd, 2019
Genre - Cozy Mystery

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothing is . . . NORMAL!

Mae West, owner of Happy Trails Campground, never thought she would become an actress like her namesake. Calling herself an actress might be far stretch as she plays a minor role in the local Civil War reenactment BATTLE AT CAMP WILDCAT. 

When the reenactment doesn't go as planned, not one but two of the town's folks aren't playing dead. . .they were MURDERED!
Come to find out there was a prison break and the serial killer is believed to be in Normal and someone has stolen a motorhome from Happy Trails Campground. 

Are these connected?

Mae lets boyfriend and hunky detective, Hank Sharp, follow all the leads about the murders and on the trail of the serial killer because she's got bigger s'mores in the fire. 

The motorhome owners have filed a lawsuit and suing her for the deed to Happy Trails Campground. Mae has embraced Normal and there's nothing or no one going to take her campground. She's determined to find the motorhome and return it to the owners before she hands over any deed to anyone.

Mae just might find out that tapping into her namesake just might come in handy when coming face to face with a serial killer.

Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder is the 5th addition to the Camper & Criminals cozy mystery series. You can read as a stand alone mystery but I recommend reading all these books in order as you get to know all the characters and have a better feel of the town etc. If you are a kindle unlimited subscriber you can read this series for FREE. 

Springtime in Normal means the town is getting ready for the Civil War reenactment. A serial killer has escaped from prison, two murders have occurred and an RV is stolen from the grounds of Happy Trails Campground. What else can go wrong??

The Laundry club ladies as well as the other quirky residents of Normal will have you smiling or laughing frequently throughout this Southern cozy mystery. I like the addition of Mary Elizabeth, Mae’s adopted mother, who means well, but her talkative nature can spill the beans. There is plenty of action and suspense throughout this series and I'm never disappointed.

I enjoy Tonya's writing style as it seems to always draw me into the story and hold my attention until the end. I like the setting of the campground and the quaint southern town of normal with its off-beat characters. Growing up we did lots of hiking and camping in the Canadian national parks so I can picture the scene in my mind especially the way it's described in the book. As a dog lover I enjoyed the addition of "Chester" a hunting dog to the story. 

There are recipes and cleaning hacks at the end of the book. I look forward to returning to Normal in Canyons, Caravans and Cadavers.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced, unpolished, electronic copy of this book.
I pre-ordered a paperback version to add to my collection because I enjoying the series so much.
My Rating
For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery 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.  Sign up for her newsletter on her website at Tonyakappes.com .  

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