Mail Carrier Mystery, Book #6
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes brings community, friendships, and family together in this heartwarming southern cozy mystery series.
Sugar Creek Gap is a southern small town where everyone puts their differences aside in order to come together for the greater good of the cozy knit community. But when a citizen, Jeff Faulkner, goes missing from the annual Sugar Creek Gap High School fundraiser, the rumor mill starts to turn faster and faster, churning up the past that puts Jeff Faulkner in the spotlight.
Bernadette Butler, a local mail carrier, hears all the gossip swirling around while delivering the mail on route. Hearsay says Jeff ran off because his payment for an old gambling debt came due or he ran off with another woman making both assumptions irrelevant after Rowena, Bernadette’s feline, finds Jeff’s lifeless body.
Heartbroken for Jeff’s family, Bernie knows all too well what it feels like to become a widow and a son fatherless. Bernie can’t help but collect clues with all the gossip flowing faster than she can deliver the mail, putting her smack dab in the middle of the investigation that has more twists and turns than the roads where Bernie drives her mail carrier truck. (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. Berhis is back on her mail route, at least for the time being. She is also very busy with her granddaughter, babysitting and spending time loving on her. When Rowena, Bernie’s cat, finds a dead body, it is time for Bernie and Iris, her best friend, to get back on the sleuthing trail. With the help of the Front Porch Ladies and Revonda Gail, Bernie is determined to find the killer.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and you will feel like you are right in the middle of Sugar Creek Gap, enjoying some good old southern hospitality. The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. There were enough twists and turns that kept me actively engaged until the end.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. Grab this book and take a trip down south.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.