I just loved this third book in the Campers and Criminals series by well-known cozy author, Tonya Kappes. I love her casual and down home dialogue and stories, it’s just so much fun. And the characters always become someone you’d want to be friends with. The Laundry Club ladies are great examples of some would-be good friends.
I would really recommend reading the other two books in this series first. Not because of any spoilers, but I think you just need to get to know the characters and Mae’s love life status or lack thereof to fully appreciate the outcome of this book. Enjoy! There’s a FB book club discussion on this book later in the week, and now I’m ready!
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think this is my favorite in the series so far! Mae’s heart has finally come to a decision on her love life, her adopted poodle had some puppies, not to mention another great mystery was solved.
Mae had her hands full on Labor Day weekend. There was possibly a drought going on, and if the park was closed, that meant financial trouble for her and all her fellow small businesses. One of her campers, the groom from a rowdy bachelor party group, went missing, then someone was murdered, or was it accidental? As the bodies continued to pile up, Mae was wondering how these cases were all connected, but in the end the case was solved and life was good again.
I just love the Laundry Club member Queenie! She’s a longtime member of Normal and seems to know just about everyone and all their business too. I loved the outcome of the whole story, as well as the birth of the puppies, so sweet! After you finish the books, there are three RV hacks/tips and three campground recipes to enjoy. We don’t camp, but I’m sure we can figure out a way to enjoy the recipes anyway.