Review of Santa, Sunrises and Suspicions

Santa, Sunrises, & Suspicions

Campers And Criminals, Book #23

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Around here we say BLESS HER HEART and sometimes it’s just not in a good way.

Take Neva Hudson for instance, bless her heart, she’s the town gossip, not to mention someone who likes to toot her own horn.

Two toots too many ’cause bless her heart, someone has strangled Neva and left her for dead in of all places…the church’s Christmas play.

Trust me when I say there’s no shortage of suspects since her tongue lashed a few too many lies about people.

More importantly, my dear friend Dottie Swaggert has been on the tall tale end of Neva’s lies and she’s got the most motive. Thank goodness me, Mae West, and our group of friends, the Laundry Club Ladies have traded our Christmas play elf hats into sleuthing caps because Santa’s bringing Dottie a big ole present of FREEDOM when we find the real killer.

’Tis the season for murder in the small town of Normal, Kentucky. When the town gossip is found strangled to death in a church, there’s no shortage of suspects.  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Once again the Laundry Club Ladies have a murder to solve.  This time they have to figure out who killed  the town’s biggest gossip, and at Christmas time, no less.  Mae, Dottie and the rest of her friends have to figure out the killer so that the holiday is not ruined.

The writing flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was at the campsite and the town, watching all the action take place and listening to the Laundry Club carry on.   The mystery was well plotted and it took me by surprise when the killer was revealed.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery.  Mae and her gang get into many crazy things and we get to read all about them.

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

Santa, Sunrises, & Suspicions (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 23) by [Tonya Kappes]