5 Amigos Fall-O-Ween Fun–Halloween Edition

 

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Welcome to the third week of the 5 Amigos Fall-O-ween Halloween Fun Reading Club, Halloween Edition, where some of my fellow bloggers and I are going to spotlight books about Halloween.  You will get suggestions from Karen Owen & Karen Kenyon (the Karens are sharing Karen Owen’s blog), Sheryl Hagan – Booth, Lisa Kelley and myself.

 

My pick for week three is Fixin’ To Die by Tonya Kappes.  This is the first book in her Kenni Lowry series.  I have read all of the books in the series and I have really enjoyed them all.  It is one of my favorite ghostly paranormal series, and I have read a lot of them.

 

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Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.

With the help of her Poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out. (Goodreads)

 

My Review:

This is such a good book and I really enjoyed it.  Cozy ghost paranormals are some of my favorites books to read, and this one is as good as any that I have read.  It has all of the elements that I look for in this type of book:  great characters, small town setting, a lovable ghost and a mystery to solve.  What more could a reader ask for?

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Kenni is a hard working tough women who is trying to prove to her small town that she is “man enough” to be the sheriff.  She is following in her grandfather’s footsteps, a man she loved deeply and misses terribly.  When there is a murder and a robbery committed on the same, she has her hands full, but is determined to solve both cases.  She gets help from Finn Vincent, an officer on loan from the State Reserve because Kenni is down one deputy due to retirement.  The fact that he is handsome angers her because she finds herself attracted to him.  But she refuses to let that fact distract her from solving the mysteries.  Poppa, Kenni’s grandfather, was my favorite character and I can see why she misses him so much.  

The author is very talented in creating the small town setting.  Cottonwood, Kentucky, is full of busy bodies and quirky characters.  Gossip runs wild and everybody wants to offer advice and know each other’s business.  I think it would be a fun place to visit.

There are two mysteries to solve and they were carried on well throughout the book.  There are enough suspects, clues and twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.  I was not positive who the culprit was until is was revealed, which is how I like it.

I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  If you enjoy ghostly paranormal cozies, this is a must read book.  I am hoping that this book is the start of a new series because I want to spend more time with Kenni and Poppa.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank Netgalley and Henery Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.

 

Other Books In The Kenni Lowry Series: 

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Okay, enough about me.  Let’s check out what books my four amigos have picked for their fall choices this week.

 

 

To find out what books the two Karen’s chose, head over to her blog by following this link:

http://acupofteaandacozymystery.blogspot.com/

 

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To see what book Sheryl chose, head over to her blog by following this link:

https://boothtalksbooks.wordpress.com/

 

 

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And to see what Lisa’s choice is, follow this link:

http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

 

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While you’re at their blogs, leave a comment and let us know what you think of our Five Amigos Fall-O-Ween Reading Club, Halloween Edition.  And of course, please leave a comment at my blog. We would all love to hear from you.