Review of Ax to Grind ~Blog Tour

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Review of Ax to Grind ~Blog Tour

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ax To Grind by Tonya Kappes
Published by Henery Press on September 19th 2017
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?
Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.
When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?
Books in the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series:
FIXIN’ TO DIE (#1) SOUTHERN FRIED (#2)AX TO GRIND (#3)SIX FEET UNDER (#4) Spring 2018

Also by this author: Fixin' To Die, Spies and Spells, Betting off dead, Get Witch or Die Trying, Southern Fried, Six Feet Under, Tangled Up in Tinsel

First Line

“What exactly are we looking for again?” Fin asked, rubbing his hands through his hair.

Here is what I thought

Tonya Kappas is one of my favorite authors and I really like this series. Ax to Grind is book 3 in her Kenni Lowry Mystery series.

Kenni is the sheriff in the small town of Cottonwood where not everyone was so keen on having a female sheriff. Everyone has pretty much warmed up to the idea, even her mother. And even though it’s not an election year her momma has been campaigning, especially since Lonnie announced he was going to run against her.

Berlye was Cottonwoods most famous celebrity but she has died and there is going to be an estate sale. Rumors are flying around about a tell-all manuscript that could say something about a prominent citizen.

There seems to be a lot of people who want to get their hands on it and that only leads to murder as Cecily, Berlye’s assistant is found dead. She was suppose to know where this tell-all is but now she has taken the info to her grave. It’s up to Kenni and her Deputy Finn along with her grandfather’s ghost to find the killer.

I really like Kenni and Finn but I tell you it’s really her ghostly grandfather and her momma that steals the show. They crack me up sometimes. I don’t know how Kenni can ignore her grandfather when he is talking so she doesn’t look like a crazy person. Or laugh out loud at some of the things he says. 🙂 The part where her mother has a megaphone campaigning for Kenni, so funny.

Tonya’s books always have that great southern charm that makes me smile and humor that just makes me chuckle. I can’t wait to get the next one!

 

Ax To Grind (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
by Tonya Kappes

Ax To Grind (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Henery Press (September 19, 2017)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635112474
E-Book ASIN: B0731M7RRM

Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?

Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.

When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?

About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.
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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

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September 20 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

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September 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana., Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!

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September 27 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

September 28 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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September 29 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST

September 30 – Becky’s Bookcase – REVIEW

September 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

October 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, GUEST POST

October 2 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

October 2 – Christa Reads and Writes – INTERVIEW

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