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Deep in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Mae West has spent the last few years bringing the rundown Happy Trails Campground and the small southern and cozy town of Normal, Kentucky, back to a thriving economic community.

Mae's efforts haven't gone unnoticed. Not only is Happy Trails Campground in the running to be named Campground Hospitality of the Daniel Boone National Park, but she landed the coveted Paddle Fest kayak competition that secures the winner a spot on the Olympic team.

When champion and Olympian kayaker Bryce Anderson turns over in his kayak dead...there's more than paddling going on, and his death has been ruled a homicide. News of Bryce's death spreads fast and Happy Trails becomes the center of bad publicity.

Come camping with Mae West and the Laundry Club Ladies as they put their sleuthing, well-nosy caps on and put their skills to the test, so they can figure out who killed the Olympian and save Happy Trails from financial ruin.

©2020 Tonya Kappes (P)2021 Tantor

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Kickbacks, Kayaks, & Kidnapping

Kickbacks, Kayaks, & Kidnapping by Tonya Kappes
Campers & Criminals book 12 (of 26 as of this date). Cozy mystery. Best read as part of the series in order but can be read as a stand-alone.
The coveted Paddle Fest Kayak competition is held in Normal, OK due to Mae West’s revitalization of the town. Unfortunately, bodies are more her thing and the Olympic kayak hopeful champion is the body found. Mae and her helpful Laundry club ask enough questions to figure out the killer.

Seems boyfriend detective Hank is used to Mae’s snooping now as long as he can keep an eye on her and keep her safe. She’s a handful though she always puts the right pieces together.
Entertaining but stay out of this town or you’ll probably end up dead.

🎧 I listened to the audio version narrated by Johanna Parker who has done the full series to-date. She does a fantastic job with the southern drawl and different character voices. I listened to this at 1.5 which is faster than my preferred because it upped the drawl to a more reasonable talking speed.

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Love this series!

Great book series. I enjoy listening to these. Life keeps us so busy I feel as if there isn’t much time to sit and read but, I feel like I have done a lot of “reading” listening to these books!! Great job describing the scenery. I feel like living the camping life!!