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Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries

Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Mae West, a far cry from the Hollywood actress, has been thrown for a loop. Her plush lifestyle in the big city of New York comes to a screeching halt after the FBI raids her mansion and arrests her husband, Paul West, for a Ponzi scheme that rips people out of millions of dollars.  

Mae finds herself homeless, friendless, and penniless. All hope isn't lost... the only thing Mae got to keep that the government didn't seize is a tourist camp ground, Happy Trails, in Normal, Kentucky.  

By the look of the brochure, Happy Trails has plush Kentucky Bluegrass, a crystal clear lake, and a beach chair with her name on it. Mae figures she'll take a couple weeks' vacation with her toes dipped in the lake.  

Mae quickly finds out that Happy Trails and the citizens of Normal were also victims of Paul's schemes, making her lower than than lake scum in the residents' eyes. Mae doesn't think things could get much worse, but as luck would have it, Paul West has escaped from prison and is found dead, murdered, floating in the Happy Trails lake.   

Time is running out for Mae to prove that she's innocent and nothing like her husband. If only she could get someone to believe her before the curtain is closed on this Hollywood namesake.

©2018 Tonya Kappes (P)2019 Tantor

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed the book: found it refreshing. I hope the series will be continued soon. I would love to hear what happens next.

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Great first.in a series

The author gave nothing away. O truly loved this cozy. It really warmed my heart.

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Cute cozy mystery!

A really good start to a new cozy mystery series! Off to buy the next in the series!

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  • Nancy
  • Dousman, WI, United States
  • 04-16-19

Dizzy or Smart

Main character either seemed stupid or smart. She is a misfit. Story ok, some good laughs. Mostly just a bit undeveloped

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  • 04-14-19

A very good start

This was a fun book. However, I felt like something was missing, like more connectivity along the story line. Just a bit more detailing. waiting for the next one though.