The Books

Fixin' To Die, Book One


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 scene toghether, Kenni mus satisfy her hankerin' for justice by napping the culprits. 

With the help of her poppa, the lone deputy sheriff, and an annoyingly cute, to-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.
AMAZON    BARNES AND NOBLE   INDIE BOUND

Southern Fried, Book Two


"Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. (Also, I want to live in Cottonwood, KY) Don't miss this one!-Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series

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 found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin' ain't right Her investigation heats upwith a fierce cook-off competition, a eucher 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: Kennis 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.

AMAZON    BARNES AND NOBLE    INDIE BOUND