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Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts

(2018)
(The second book in the Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series)
A Novella by

 
 

"Romance, a lovable bunch of eccentrics, and a collection of recipes with murder most foul."
--Kirkus

"Scrumptious... Fans of culinary cozies will have fun."
--Publishers Weekly

"A sweet Southern mystery with a delightful plot and quirky characters who quickly make you feel at home."
--San Francisco Book Review

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where nothin' is normal!

Mae West is getting settled into the RV lifestyle as the owner of a campground in Normal, Kentucky. Happy Trails Campground, located in Daniel Boone National Park, has started to attract late summer vacationing families who love to hike, swim, fish, and enjoy being outdoors.

Betts Hager, owner of several small businesses, is swamped with work and desperate for help with her cleaning business. Mae offers her services, happy about the prospect of a little extra cash. Heiress Tammy Jo Bentley’s mansion is the first one on her schedule.

Mae makes sure Tammy Jo’s house is spotless because the Kentucky Kennel Association's annual meeting is going to be held at the mansion. Fifi, Tammy Jo’s high pedigree, insured poodle, is going to be on display and Tammy Jo will be evaluating potential suitors to sire Fifi's offspring.

Before the annual meeting, Camille Braun, Fifi’s nanny, is stabbed to death. Everyone knows that Camille would put her life on the line *or* lay down her life for Fifi and, apparently, she did.

Mae tries her best to stay out of it. Tammy Jo begs Mae to help her; after all, she did find the last killer in Normal. Plus, it's not good for business - or Normal's revived economy - when a murderer is on the loose.

Mae has grown to love her RV community and now that she's found a place to call him, she's not going to let anybody ruin it. Mae throws all of her heart and amateur sleuthing skills into bringing the real killer to justice.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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July 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts
Author(s): Tonya Kappes
ISBN: 1-72301-086-3 / 978-1-72301-086-6
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts: Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Title: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts: Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
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Title: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts: Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
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Title: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts: Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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