Ax To Grind by Tonya Kappes
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
When the sheriff Kenni Lowry sees her ghost father again, knows that a killing will be done soon, but who and why? All the village seem to be gossiping about a mysterious book, could be the killing related? Continue reading and you will discover all the dark secrets of this small village! ;)
'"What are you ladies talking about" I asked after I'd moseyed on over to Stella and Toots Buford.
"You know," Toots chomped on her gum, "just the usual gossip that don't mean nothing."
I nodded and plucked a grape off the fruit plate and tossed it in my mouth. Stella didn't miss a mark.
"You hear about the Stone estate going up for auction?" She asked.
"Why do you have to gossip with the sheriff?" Toots clucked and rolled her eyes.
"It's Kenni." Stella gave me a sideways glance. Obviously she needed to make herself better about telling me because she followed up with, "She might know something. I bet they're going to need extra security."'
Kenni loves to be the sheriff and help the people in her hometown, what she doesn't like is being the cover in the newspapers and the main theme of all the gossips... if you add a murder and a hot kiss you can understand that she needs some relax time, but before she will have to discover who is the killer!
Let me say that I read this book in one stand, the quick dialogues, the funny gossiping and the charming neighbour makes this book a funny and interesting read at the same time. The writing is quick and full of dialogues that kept you wanting for more.
I missed a little of background about Kenni's family, but I suppose this was explained in the previous books... but I need to know more about the noisy mother and her ghostly father, that seem to be very present and put a lot of fun in the plot. I can't wait to read in the next book when the things will start warming up between Kenni and her colleague Finn (or I expect they'll be...) that Edna (the reporter) will have some very interesting news to share on the newspaper!
If you are searching for a mystery with charming characters and very noisy neighbours this is your book, it will keep you entertained, for sure.
This is the third book of "The Kenni Lowry Mystery Series", but you can read it as standalone.
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