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Publication Order of Camper & Criminals Cozy Books

Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forests, Fishing, & Forgery (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas, Criminals, and Campers (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canyons, Caravans, & Cadavers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitches, Hideouts, & Homicides (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valleys, Vehicles & Victims (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunsets, Sabbatical and Scandal (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tents, Trails and Turmoil (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kickbacks, Kayaks, and Kidnapping (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gear, Grills & Guns (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eggnog, Extortion, and Evergreen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ropes, Riddles, & Robberies (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paddlers, Promises & Poison (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Insects, Ivy, & Investigations (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outdoors, Oars, & Oath (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildlife, Warrants, & Weapons (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blossoms, BBQ, & Blackmail (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lanterns, Lakes, & Larceny (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackets, Jack-O-Lantern, & Justice (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Santa, Sunrises, & Suspicions (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vistas, Vices, & Valentines (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rangers, RVs, & Revenge (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure, Abduction, & Arrest (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Campfires, Courage, & Convicts (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapping, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zoning, Zealots, & Ziplines (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hammocks, Handguns, & Hearsay (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Questions, Quarrels & Quandary (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brides, Bribes, & Binoculars (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witness, Woods, & Wedding (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elves, Evergreens, & Evidence (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonlight, Marshmallows, & Manslaughter (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bonfire, Backpacks, & Brawls (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireworks, Freedom, & Felonies (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Tonya Kappes is a published author of fiction known for her cozy mysteries. She also writes using the pen name of Maymee Bell. She is an internationally best-selling author.

The author likes to write stories that have quirky characters featured in similar situations. She has won awards and been considered for them. Her book was the debut in her Olivia Davis mystery series and placed as a double finalist in the categories of mystery and humor for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Tonya also won the eFestival of Words put on by Amazon in the category of Women’s Fiction for Carpe Bead em.

Kappes has written over eighty cozy mysteries set in the South, many of them going on to reach the top of best seller lists. Her books have been picked for the Woman’s World Book Club more than once and readers can’t get enough of her humorous and emotional stories, the characters, and all of that natural Southern charm featured in her novels! She also loves to give workshops on writing, marketing, and promotion, as well as self-publishing.

The author is married to her husband and together they have four sons. They reside together in the northern area of Kentucky, where she writes in the camper and churns out her stories. However, Tonya admits that she did not like reading for the longest time and it was not until she got past the age of thirty that she got into reading. When she began going to a book club while raising her children, the group suggested that she write about the story that she was telling and turn it into a book. Since her husband had just suggested she write a novel, the idea took hold, and with her husband’s support she tried writing her first book which a publisher bought.

From there Tonya kept on writing. She now has awards, several published novels to her name, a fan base, and an outlet for all of her ideas. She loves meeting readers and talking to them and that she can provide them with a much-needed daily escape, as well as making them laugh.

Tonya Kappes is the creator and the author of the Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series of novels. This series first began in 2018 with the publication of the debut novel, Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries. That was followed by the publication of the second novel, Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts, and the series continued from there! If you love cozy mystery books or stories set in the South, camping, or just a good read, this is the series for you!

Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries is the first novel in the Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series written by Tonya Kappes. With romance and recipes included, you’ll be turning the page to see what happens next!

When it comes to Normal, Kentucky, the town doesn’t exactly live up to the name. The main character in this story is Mae West. While she may share a name with the famed actress, she doesn’t really have that much in common with her namesake. Things are also quickly falling apart for her. She’s been living large in New York, but her lifestyle is about to be turned upside down.

Everything freezes when Mae’s mansion is raided by the FBI. Just like that, her husband Paul has been arrested. The charge is for scamming, allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that worked to cheat people out of their money– in this case, it’s alleged to be millions. Mae suddenly goes from living the high life to being at the bottom of the barrel. Predictably, all of her rich friends want nothing to do with her.

Without money or a home, Mae decides to try and reboot her life. The government failed to take the camp ground Happy Trails and an RV located in Normal, Kentucky. But Mae has not roughed it in a while, and she knows that this camping situation is likely not going to come with the perks she craves.

When she gets to Happy Trails, Mae quickly finds out that the place is nothing like it was on the brochure. The lake is not crystal blue but murky and has green stuff on top of it. Worse, once she arrives there she finds out that Normal’s citizens and the camp ground were affected by Paul’s scams. This means that she isn’t very popular.

Then Mae finds out that Paul broke out of jail and is now dead. He was found murdered in the lake at Happy Trails. She is now the top suspect. Detective Hank Sharp thinks that she did it, as she has every motive to have done so. But so did the people that her spouse screwed over. Can Mae find someone who believes her? Or the evidence to clear her name? Find out by reading this cozy mystery!

Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts is the second novel in the Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series by Tonya Kappes. In the first story, readers met Mae West, and now continue to follow her story.

Mae adapted to the camping lifestyle after a while and is happy working as the Happy Trails Campground owner. The campground has even started to become popular, attracting families on vacation that want to enjoy nature and the hiking trails, swimming, and fishing that this spot offers.

Meanwhile, Betts Hager needs assistance with her cleaning business as she has too much work. Mae offers to help to make a little cash. So it turns out that the first house she’s going to clean is a mansion owned by Tammy Jo Bentley, an heiress. Mae works hard and makes sure that the mansion is totally clean so that it will be ready for the meeting of the Kentucky Kennel Association. Tammy Jo has a poodle named Fifi that is going to be participating and the heiress wants to look at suitors that could become the father of her puppies.

But before the meeting can take place, Fifi’s nanny is found dead. She’s been stabbed, and it’s a clear case of murder. Did she die protecting the dog or is this a planned hit? Will Mae help Tammy Jo find the killer or stick to cleaning and camping management? Read this mystery to find out!

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