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.Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes
Published by Henery Press on April 4th 2017
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Also by this author: Fixin' To Die, Spies and Spells, Betting off dead, Get Witch or Die Trying, Ax To Grind, Six Feet Under, Tangled Up in Tinsel , Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries
In the South, it’s better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried…
After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin’ ain’t right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off competition, a euchre game where the intel is sweeter than the brownies, and a decades old family recipe that may just be the proof in the pudding.
The icing on the cake: Kenni is fighting an attraction to her recently sworn-in deputy sheriff, and election season is hot on her tail. When the killer comes after who she holds most dear, even her poppa’s ghostly guidance might not be enough to keep her and her own out of the frying pan.
Welcome to my spot on the Southern Fried blog tour. I really enjoy this author’s books and this is another one to love.
Kenni Lowry is the sheriff of Cottonwood, a small town where you know your neighbors and you can let your dog roam around and everyone takes care of him. She always knows that Duke is well taken care of when she is out on a call.
When Owen ends up dead in Myrna’s greenhouse Kenni has to up her game along with her newly appointed deputy Finn. It seems like not all the dots are connecting until Kenni makes some important ones that changed everything they thought was going on.
The characters are great in this series and I really like Kenni, she is a sheriff in a town where not everyone is sure a female should be one but does a great job. She has her dead grandfather riding alongside her to help her out on her cases since he used to be sheriff, he is pretty funny. Finn is from Chicago and Kenni is really starting to like him but her Poppa keeps telling her that big city guys don’t stick around so she is a little leery of getting close to him. Finn is really getting used to country life though and loves all the fun southern sayings. It has a great cast of secondary characters that really makes a cozy as well.
It was a good solid mystery, the author kept me guessing and I like that. It’s a great series and you should get it! 🙂
Recommend if you like
Small town reads, cozy mysteries, all things southern and great characters.
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