Review of Mother’s Day Murder

Mother’s Day Murder

Holiday Cozy Mystery, Book #2

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Holiday Cozy Mystery Series is a spin-off of Tonya Kappes’s popular A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series! You do not want to miss Violet Rhinehammer’s journey and some appearances from our beloved Laundry Club Ladies and favorite characters from A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery crossover series!

It’s Mother’s Day in Holiday Junction and Violet Rhinehammer is covering all the Mother’s Day events in the holiday town and not alone! Her mother is in town to see exactly why her daughter decide to stay in the small town instead of coming home to Kentucky to their beloved Daniel Boone National Park.

To say Violet’s mother isn’t very fond of Violet’s new home is one thing and has to defend her issues against some of the leading mothers in Holiday Junction has put Violet in a very hard spot. After all, Violet has been trying to get in the inner circle so she can hear the good gossip since she is writing the anonymous gossip column in Junction Journal.

When a mother in that gossip circles turns up dead, Violet Rhinehammer’s mother is Chief Strickland’s number one suspect.

Who on earth could do such a thing on Mother’s Day? Certainly not Violet Rhinehammer’s mother and Violet has to put on her best journalist-investigating skills to the test and solve the murder before mother goes to jail and Violet is again out of a job.

Holiday Cozy Mystery Series is your one stop read for cozy mysteries set during the holidays. Some of them will be released before the intended holiday but most won’t because Tonya writes these exclusively for her Patreon group and releases them as she sees fit. If you’d like more information on the Patreon group you can go to Tonya’s website in her Amazon bio to check it out.   (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Violet is making a go at living on her own in Holiday Junction.  But her mother has come to visit Violet which is not good news for Violet.  When a woman that her mother had words with is murdered, Violet has to solve the mystery before her mother goes to prison.  It was nice to see Violet and her mother working on their relationship.

The author is very talented]on her descriptive writing and it grabbed my attention and held it throughout the book.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and you will need your detective hat on to try and solve it. 

I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to seeing what Violet gets into next.

I volunteered to review an ARC of this book and and I have given this honest review.