Review of Red Letter Slay

Red Letter Slay

A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery, Book #8

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes.

Wedding bells are ringing all over Sugar Creek Gap for Bernadette Butler and Mac Tabor.

Folks in Sugar Creek Gap, Kentucky are so excited for Bernadette Butler! She’s getting married to Mac Tabor, the man of her dreams!

Wedding week is nerve-wracking enough but add to that a murder of a local radio DJ with a nasty reputation was found stabbed to death with a letter opener days before Bernadette’s wedding and the DJ who Bernadette hired for the wedding is the number one suspect. Now Bernadette has not only possibly lost a big part of her dream wedding, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than the five-tiered wedding cake!

‘Red Letter Slay’ is a full-length cozy mystery and can be read as a standalone. Book #8 in the Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery Series. (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Bernadette has a very busy week ahead of her.  She has to keep working, her granddaughter is turning one, her son has a big football game to coach and she is getting married.  But now she has to also figure out who tried to kill her good friend, Vince.  When someone is actually killed Bernadette has one more thing to add to her to-do list: solve the murder. She will have help from The Front Porch Ladies and her best friend, Iris. They will have to put their heads together to solve this one.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  I love reading all the Southern charm that the author portrays in the book. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and had plenty of clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  I was surprised at the culprit, which is how I like my mysteries.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Grab a copy of this book, and series, and read all about Bernadette and her friends.

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

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