Tangled Up In Tinsel
A Kenni Lowry Mystery, Book #6
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle…
It’s Christmastime in Cottonwood, Kentucky, and Sheriff Kenni Lowry is determined to keep the peace. Vivian Lowry, Kenni’s Mama, is having a Christmas-size hissy fit because Kenni plans to spend Christmas in Chicago with her Deputy Sheriff-turned-boyfriend Finn Vincent and his family.
Plus, the snowstorm of the century is headed right toward Cottonwood, leaving the residents in a frantic frenzy and potentially derailing Kenni’s Christmas plans with Finn.
If that’s not enough to dampen the Christmas spirit, the ghost of Kenni’s grandfather—the ex-sheriff—makes an appearance, and that means only one thing: there’s been a Christmas murder, and there’s a tinsel-wrapped victim at the center of it.
Relying on her Poppa more than ever, Kenni uses him as the Ghost of Christmas Past to help solve the murder, but will it be in time for her to save Christmas in Cottonwood and hop on her plane to meet Finn’s family?
– – – – – – – – – – – – –
TANGLED UP IN TINSEL by Tonya Kappes | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all. (Goodreads)
I absolutely love the characters in this book. Kenni is smart, hardworking, fair and an all around good person. Kenni and Poppa’s (her deceased grandfather) is so heartfelt and loving and their love for each other has no boundaries (earthly or otherwise). Her mom is starting to be a little more caring and a little less annoying. Her relationship with Finn is moving along nicely and I think they make a great pair. The secondary characters add a lot to this book.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is so talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there, waiting for the mother of all snow storms to hit Cottonwood, Kentucky. I had to keep laughing when Kenni kept saying that the snow storm would miss them. If wishing could make it happen, then she is right.
The mystery was well plotted and moved at a nice pace. There were plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through. I did not figure out the culprit until it was revealed at the end.
I would highly recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. It has everything that I enjoy in a cozy, romance, great characters, family and a puzzling mystery. Throw in a ghost and I could not ask for anything more.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.