Review of Insects, Ivy and Investigations

Insects, Ivy And Investigations

Campers And Criminal, Book #17

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Alicia Becker shows up at the screen door of The Milkery beaten, bruised, and claims to be one of Mary Elizabeth Moberly’s foster children.

Mae West’s suspicion of why Alicia is there turns to an investigation after Alicia is found on a nearby hiking trail standing over the lifeless body of Craig Sutton. Who is Craig Sutton?

Craig Sutton is Alicia Becker’s con-ex-boyfriend.

Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies can’t help but wonder if Craig’s death was self-defense, though Alicia swears she didn’t kill him. Or was Alicia set up?

Grab your bug spray and camping equipment. Mae West and Laundry Club Ladies are ’bout to put their sleuthing skills back to the test. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies have another mystery to solve, and this one hits closer to home.  Alicia, one of Mary Elizabeth’s foster children, is found standing over the lifeless body of her ex-boyfriend. She says that she did not kill him and Mary Elizabeth believes her.  It is up to Mae and her friends to prove that Alicia is innocent by finding the real culprit.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the book from the very beginning and took me on an intriguing ride.  The mystery was well plotted and with the red herrings thrown in, it was not easily solved.   

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next book and finding out what adventure awaits the Laundry Club Ladies.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

Insects, Ivy, & Investigations: A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 17 by [Tonya Kappes]

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