Review of A Halloween Homicide

A Halloween Homicide

Holiday Cozy, Book #3

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars


If y’all love holidays, small towns, undying relationships, southern food, animals, and a smidgen of homicide, THIS cozy mystery series is for you.


It’s spooky season in Holiday Junction and Halloweenie Festival is a hauntingly great time. Treats aren’t just sweet and delicious, sometimes they’re also deadly.

Holiday Junction really knows how to throw holiday festivals, and it goes all out for Halloween.

The holiday celebration includes a ghost walk of haunting tales, a hay ride, carnival games, pumpkin carvings and costume party.

Violet Rhinehammer has the perfect assignment—represent the Junction Journal by attending all the fun festive activities and reporting on them.

When Violet reluctantly goes on the ghost walk, she realizes the body that fell out of the fake casket is a real one and not a prop. She knows trouble is brewing. She puts on a sleuthing costume after someone she loves becomes Chief Strickland’s number one suspect in order to catch the real monster.  (Amazon)


Holiday Junction is gearing up for Halloween and all the fun that goes with it.  Violet is not especially happy about the holiday but she plans to make the most out of the situation.  When she goes on a ghost walk she finds more than she bargained for.  A body falls out of a fake casket and the body is the real thing.  She knows she has to find the killer before the Halloweenie Festival is canceled.  

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author  is very talented in her descriptive writing and this allowed me to be engaged in the book from the very beginning.  The mystery is 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.  If you have not read this series, do yourself a favor and start reading.       

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