Review of Gifts, Glamping and Glocks

Gifts, Glamping and Glocks

Camper and Criminals, Book #29

Tonya Kappes

5 Stars



Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, a small town in the Daniel Boone National Forest and Happy Trails Campground, where the annual Christmas activities are in full swing. But behind the twinkling lights and festive cheer lies a sinister secret.

When a local delivery driver is found murdered in Seymore’s Candy Cane Factory, suspicion quickly falls on the eccentric cast of characters who call Normal home. From the grumpy old man who owns the candy cane factory, to the bubbly town fiddle player, Otis Gullett, who is secretly in a rendezvous with the factory owner’s wife. No one is above suspicion.

As the investigation heats up, the town’s residents begin to turn on each other, and the killer’s true identity becomes more and more elusive. As the body count rises, Mae West and the Laundry Club Ladies must race against the clock to uncover the truth before the killer strikes again.


With a southern twist and plenty of red herrings, Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks is a holiday thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. (Goodreads)


Mae and the Laundry Club Ladies are busy getting ready for Christmas.  They are hosting a toy drive for the children.  They are also taking the campers and their families to a tour of a candy cane factory.  When someone is murdered at the factory, Mae and her friends will have to find the culprit.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  Whether walking around the campground or meeting at the 

Laundromat to work on clues I could see it in my mind’s eye.  The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved, which is how I like my mystery.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  These books are very enjoyable and you should check them out.

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