April 19, 2017
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Tonya Kappes is the author of the Kenni Lowry Mystery Series!
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I wonder if this is how Ben makes all those great home-cooked southern meals?
The murder of a beloved local doctor breaks the three-year crime-free small Kentucky town! With little evidence to go on, the Sheriff Kenni Lowry and residence are on high-alert in the town of Cottonwood, Kentucky. If you
noticed any unusual activity on Poplar Holler Road, please call the local
Sheriff Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town's previous sheriff, has been scaring off
any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town's most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin' for justice by nabbing the culprits.
With the help of her Poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must sove both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she's worth her salt before time runs out.
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Pick where you will stay. The Inn or The Tattered Book and Inn. Both bed and breakfast Inns in Cottonwood.
Meet the Sheriff's Department!
Dispatch and Secretary Betty Murphy
There's a knock on your Inn door! Open it!
Enjoy a breakfast at Ben's Diner.
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New Kenni Lowry Mystery Bookmarks have
been sent out to Cozy Krew members to distribute
to libraries! Thank you to reader Nova Conover!
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Tonya is interviewed by JessFM, her hometown radio
station in Nicholasville, Kentucky where
Cottonwood is loosely based!
In and around Cottonwood!
Sprinkle Cookie Dip Ball
This is a great dessert for Kenni to take to
Euchre night with the gals! Serve it up with
some graham crackers!
Click here for the recipe.
Instead of Duke, maybe Sheriff Lowry
could use a cat!
could use a cat!
A note from Tonya...SQUEE!! Fixin' To Die
looks amazing in hardcover!
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Fixin' To Die Tour Continues!
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Readers LOVE Fixin' To Die!
Did you know Cottonwood is loosely based
on Tonya's hometown of Nicholasville?
Come on for a tour and read about these places in Fixin' To Die.
“Packed with clever plot twists, entertaining characters, and plenty of red herrings! Fixin’ To Die is a rollicking, delightful, down-home mystery.” – Ann Charles, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Deadwood Mystery Series
“Southern and side-splitting funny! Fixin’ To Die has captivating characters, nosy neighbors, and is served up with a ghost and a side of murder.” – Duffy Brown, Author of the Consignment Shop Mysteries
“A Southern-fried mystery with a twist that’ll leave you positively breathless.” – Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Book Club
Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected. When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.
With the help of her poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches State Reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out.