Review of Lanterns, Lakes and Larceny

Lanterns Lakes And Larceny

Campers And Criminals Cozy Mystery Book #21

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Let me be the first person to welcome you to Normal, Kentucky located in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest. I’m Mae West the owner of Happy Trails Campground.

Over the past few months my love life has been on what you’d call a slippery slope. Just this past week I’d resigned to the fact that me and Hank Sharp was caput! Done with. No more!

And when I got a phone call during Bobby Ray’s meeting with his birth mother from Hank, I felt like I was wrapped up between a nightmare and a dream.

Let me cut to the chase.

Hank’s best friend Jerry Truman is a local private investigator and he’s got a HUGE case that includes a dead body. Of course I’ve not stuck my nose in it because honestly it has nothing to do with me. Those are the kinda murders I like, but now that Hank has told me he’s back and helping Jerry, and get this…they need me to use my sleuthing skills to help them, it’s now my business.

One, because I love to snoop and two because by the sound of things, Hank Sharp misses me as much as I miss him.

You see, this case will be a double win!

At least that’s what I thought until I’m the one staring into the barrel of a shot gun when I found out a little too much information.  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Hank is back, helping Jerry with his private investigation business.  Now he is asking for Mae help, and she could not be happier.  She has another murder to solve and she will need the Laundry Club Ladies help.  I can not wait to see what trouble will they get into this time. 

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy  read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there watching all the action.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I really like all the characters and enjoy the predicaments they get into.

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

Lanterns, Lakes, & Larceny (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 21) by [Tonya Kappes]

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