Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

by Tonya Kappes

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BN ID: 2940158864476
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: A Kenni Lowry Mystery , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 81,888
File size: 983 KB

About the Author

Tonya Kappes has written over 20 novels and 4 novellas, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, three teenage boys, two very spoiled schnauzers, and one ex-stray cat in Kentucky.

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Six Feet Under 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
There is so much going in this book, that I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day. Kenni Lowry is sheriff of Cottonwood and her mama, is the typical Southern Mama. In the last book, she won a cooking contest for her Chicken Pot Pie. Celebrity chef Frank Von Lee from the television show Southern Home Cookin’ has come to town to taste it as well as another contestant in a nearby town. He will then decide which of the two, he will feature on his show. Kenni's mama is so sure that she is going to win, she gets some work done. She attends an unlicenced botox party and ends up with more problems that she needed. Add in bogus handicapped parking permits and the surprising murder of Von Lee and Kenni has her hands full. Kenni’s mom becomes the prime suspect, as Chef Von Lee dies with poison found in his stomach within the remnants of a chicken pot pie and a scathing review partly written. It is going to take everything Kenni and her ghostly grandfather, Poppa, can do to clear her of the crime. This is another fun addition to the Kenni Lowry series. I love how Finn and Kenny work together as well as how their personal relationship is developing. When the town wants to kick her off the case, she agrees so she can investigate on her own. Finn has some reservations, but he still wants to work with her. This book is filled with southern charm, humour, delightful characters, a bit of romance. I love the southern colloquialisms in the speech and expectations of the characters. Once again, Kenni gets a lot of clues by listening to local gossip and the help of her long dead Poppa. This is a well paced and plotted story. This is truly a fun read filled with a terrific cast of characters and that is what keeps me coming back for more. If you love Southern Mysteries, especially cozies should read, not only this book, but the whole series.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
Quite engaging. Interesting characters (and some of them are real "characters"!). A good mystery, the solution to which is not apparent for quite some time. A very satisfying read.
Cyndy G S More than 1 year ago
I gave this 3.5 stars This is a series but may be read as a standalone. There is a wonderful backstory with Sheriff Kenni and the ghost of Poppa her dead grandfather and former sheriff. This time there has been a murder of a sharp tongued critic/chef and Kenni’s mother is at the top of the list of suspects! Kenni’s mother is a character which I have come to love with her flair and drama she literally brought a smile to my face many times! I followed along as Kenni followed the clues to the would be killer with the assistance of Poppa. This delightful cozy did not fail to delight or surprise me with the colorful characters and surprising plot twist at the end. I found this installment to be fast paced, well plotted and a solid cozy mystery. I am invested in Kenni and Finns romance and look forward to the next installment of this series. If you are a fan of Cozy Mysteries, quirky but lovable characters and a well written murder mystery then I recommend this book.
Pam Robello More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book in the Kenni Lawrey series. I love this series. Tonya keeps you on the edge of your seat! In this one, Kenni's mom and her friends are very excited that a famous chef is coming to town. Things get complicated when there is a murder and her mom is one of the suspects. She also uncovers a botox ring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in the Kenni Lowry mystery series. I've read them all Tonya Kappes continues to keep me interested. I love how she includes southern ways, with a great little town, and Kenni as the sheriff. It's an enjoyable cozy mystery that has you trying to figure it out right up to the end. And of course, there's a very helpful ghost, who happens to be her grandfather, and just a little bit of romance thrown in. Love it! Looking forward to another one.
SunnyCarolinaGirl More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read in the Kenni Lowry series and I enjoyed it so much! I love Kenni and the other characters, especially Poppa. There were a few things going on in Cottonwood in this book including the murder of a famous food critic, a Botox ring, and a handicapped parking tag scam. This book kept me guessing about who the killer was and I was surprised by the ending. I loved that Mamma had a bigger part in this book and feel that the characters are really growing as the series continues. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what happens next in Cottonwood. Thank you to Netgalley and Henery Press for providing an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
This is a funny mystery series with a paranormal twist. Kenni Lowry is the Sheriff in a small town. Her grandfather, her Poppa, was Sheriff for years before her. Once he passed and she took over, his ghost came back to help her solve crimes which involve murder. She is also assisted by Finn, the deputy who has also become her boyfriend. Finn is a by-the-book kind of guy but has come to love the Southern hospitality that the town is known for. In this case, when the murder of a well-known chef happens, Kenni’s Mama comes under suspicion. Because of her close relationship, Kenni is taken off the case. But that doesn’t mean she won’t still be investigating on the side. The book is funny and the whodunnit is solvable with some clues left by the author. That is the type of cozy mystery I like – one where I can both laugh and play along with the main sleuth. The series is great with no cursing, sex, etc. to object to. While I generally don’t read paranormal, the ghost of Poppa is a fun one who pops in from time to time to give Kenni a much needed assist. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Tonya Kappes is a master at small-town Kentucky mystery, and her heroine Kenni Lowry is a delightful mix of strength and hot mess. While Six Feet Under can be read as a standalone, I’ve so enjoyed watching Kenni from the beginning until now. Especially her relationship with swoony deputy Finn, which has some particularly swoonilicious developments in this installment of the series. I love the interplay between Kenni and her ghost sidekick, her beloved grandfather. As Poppa pops in and out, Kenni is getting caught more often talking to ‘herself’, and I think in book #5, Dead as a Doornail, some of her secrets are going to be forced out in the open. She’s at least going to have to let Finn in on the whole thing, since he’s the closest to her these days. And I don’t have a good enough read on Finn yet to know how that’s going to play out. She may have to spill the beans to her mama too, and that – i predict – will not go well. Speaking of her mama, she is a bundle of ‘hot mess’. Viv is going all out for the Culinary Channel’s visit, and bless her heart she ends up on the wrong side of the law more than once. From the questionable Botox source to the pink handicap tag (that she doesn’t need anyway) to the dead chef who gave her a bad review, Viv keeps Kenni more than busy in this book. And her melodramatics make for hilarious reading. Bottom Line: Six Feet Under is another excellent cozy mystery from Tonya Kappes. She’s nailed the cadence and quirkiness of a small Kentucky town, and both her main and recurring characters are a hoot. I love the character growth we’ve seen so far in Kenni, and I’m waiting eagerly for the next book to see how some of these thing will continue to play out. While I had pretty well figured out whodunit from the beginning, it’s so delightfully plotted (including the subthreads) that this didn’t bother me at all. I just enjoyed the journey as Kenni (and her Poppa) figured it out too. A sweet dose of romance and plenty of chuckles await you as well! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
Kenni is at it again. And this time her mama is suspect number one! How can she possibly keep a clear head and not be biased when its her mama? But with Finn...and her side she will get to the bottom of it. When he mama's chicken pot pie is set to be critiqued by Frank Con Lee and be spotlighted on television the whole town is excited. But when he ends up dead in his hotel room with a chicken pot pie by his side and poion as his cause only one suspect is in view. Mama. Now comes the hard work. Find the real killer. But when the town takes Kenni off the lead Finn steps up and Kenni goes on a goose chase all on her own. As things look worse for mama Kenni will do anything to find clues. Even take baking classes with some of Frank's bad blood. And when all things point to someone from his past, things get ugly. With a surprise twist and an ending I didn't see I was surely shocked! Never saw it coming and loved it.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Kenni Lowry is the Sheriff of Cottonwood Kentucky. It might be a small town but there's plenty going on here. Kenni's Mama is competing to get her chicken pot pie on he Culinary Channel's Southern cooking show and the town is buzzing with excitement . It reaches a fever pitch when the food critic Frank Von Lee is murdered and her Mama is the number one suspect. Who really did it? Thank goodness Cottonwood hasn't changed since my last visit. The people never miss the latest gossip but they are always there to support those they love. I liked Kenni. She has great investigative skills and follows her instincts. She knows that her Detective Finn Vincent has her back in both her professional and personal life. I liked seeing them together. They make a great team, but Kenni has a secret she can't reveal. The ghost of her Poppa has come to help her prove that her Mama is innocent. I enjoyed this action packed cozy mystery. It turns out that plenty of people had reason to want the disagreeable food critic dead. I didn't know until the very end who did the deed. Tonya Kappes did a great job with Six Feet Under. I enjoyed the mystery and humor combined with a touch of romance. Her characters are likeable with their smart and sassy dialogue. I enjoyed spending time with them and I can't wait for the next adventure. I received a copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. My comments are my honest opinion.
shobeteener More than 1 year ago
Six Feet Under is Book 4 in A Kenni Lowry Mystery Series. I think this book could be a stand a lone but personally I would read the books in order as it makes it seem like the books roll into one another and you get a better understanding of the characters and the town of Cottonwood. Celebrity Chef Frank Von Lee comes to town to taste Sheriff Kenni Lowry's, mama's chicken pot pie. He is murdered. When the cause of death is food poisoning Mama becomes the #1 suspect. Kenni knows things are not going to be good be the ghost of Poppa, her grandfather. He shows up when someone has been killed to help with the sleuthing. What I really loved about this book and author does such a good job with is that as I am reading along I'm right there within the book trying to figure out who is the killer and what was the motive. As an extra bonus there is actually two mysteries going on within this book. I love the characters is this book and I loved that this book made me think. Everytime I though I had it figured out who was the murderer there was a twist and my mind would go in a different direction. This book had me guessing right till the very end. This is the type of book that you want to pick right back up and read again. Does anyone else think there's something that Finn is hiding? I'm intrigued.
wvteddy More than 1 year ago
A famous chef who comes to Cottonwood, KY to test Viv Lowry's locally famous chicken pot pie ends up dead. Sheriff Kenni Lowry is called to investigate. Unfortunately all the clues point to one suspect-her mama Viv. Assisted by her deputy/boyfriend Finn and the ghost of her Poppa Kenni sets out to find another suspect Soon mama is cleared and Kenni is knee deep in suspects. Will she figure it out before she joins Chef Von Allen six feet under? I do love a good southern novel and this one has it all-southern cookin', sweet tea, a little lovin', a little humor, a great Southern mama, a ghost and a murder. Driving down the street in little Cottonwood you can feel the southern hospitality and sense the locals gossiping behind your back. The accents are so thick you can literally hear them on the pages. I loved the relationship between Kenni and Viv. A southern girl is never too old to listen to her mama. The writing style is as relaxed as the Southern lifestyle, easy to read and very conversational. The characters are stereotypical southerners and I don't mean that in a bad way. The book would not have the southern flair without them. As a cozy mystery this book is not deep and thought provoking but it is a fun read. I look forward to reading more of Tonya Kappes' work. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book in exchange for my review.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
I love this cozy mystery with the ghost in it. I love that the sheriff can see and talk to her grandfather. This has everything that a cozy should have. Bossy mothers, food and coffee places, boyfriend and small town gossip. I did not want to put this down. I look forward to the next in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
Kenni Lowry's mama done lost her mind! SIX FEET UNDER by Tonya Kappes The Fourth Kenni Lowry Mystery Kenni Lowry's mama done lost her mind! Sure Viv's head got a little swelled up when she won the cooking contest with her chicken pot pie, but now her face is swollen too! The big news is that a famous food critic is bringing his TV show to town and is debating featuring Ben's Diner and Viv's pot pie or a barbeque joint up in Clay's Ferry. Meanwhile Viv is acting odder and odder. A face that looks somewhat different, checking out the competition and causing a ruckus, and mighty shifty behavior make mama suspect number one when the critic is found dead...with a pot pie on his nightstand! Sheriff Kenni Lowry may be forced to take a backseat in the investigation, but with the help of her deputy and the ghost of her Poppa, she'll prove her mama innocent. Poppa is back and that means murder! The murder hits much closer to home in the fourth Kenni Lowry Mystery, not with the victim, but with the prime suspect! The evidence points directly to Kenni's mama and Kenni finds herself with a bit of a moral dilemma. Love and the desire to protect your loved ones whatever the cost compete with honor, duty, and responsibility. We see a more human Kenni in SIX FEET UNDER. One with more foibles, but one also finding enjoyment outside of her job as Sheriff. I am delighted to see the relationship between Kenni and Finn grow, even as more conflicts erupt. Of course, I always enjoy reading about Duke and Poppa and love their interactions as well. SIX FEET UNDER is a wonderful mystery that explores the themes of love and duty with a humorous Southern flair. FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes is the 4th book in the Kenni Lowry series. The town is abuzz when celebrity chef, Frank Von Lee, comes to town to film on episode for the Culinary Channel. Kenni’s mom is excited because it’s her very own chicken pot pie that brings him to town, but things quickly go downhill when he is found dead by food poisoning. Things go from bad to worse when it is discovered that is it is her mother’s own chicken pot pie that is the likely murder weapon. Never has a case been so close to Kenni, and she will have to walk the line between her personal and professional life. Thankfully, her Poppa has come back from the other side to help her. I won’t say a lot about the plot because I don’t want to unmask the killer. What I will say is how much I love the author’s writing style and the way she develops her characters. Her descriptive writing took me to the small Southern town, and I felt like I was one of the characters in town living right with them. I love when a writer does that for me! Her characters are so quirky. Those are my favorite kind. Kenni is one of a kind. She is brave, and this book proves the lengths she will go to in protecting those she loves. Her boyfriend, Finn, is perfect for her. I like the pacing of their relationship. I’m curious what will happen when she reveals that her dead father is the one who helps her solve her mysteries. Speaking of Poppa, those are my favorite scenes. This man is a hoot!!! It is amazing how Kappes took a dead character and brought him back to life. His personality leaps off the pages. He has to be my FAVORITE, right up there with Duke, Kenni’s faithful dog!!!! Tonya Kappes reminds me of why I love cozy mysteries. The plot was written in a way to keep me interested. Every time I thought I knew who the killer was, she would surprise me. When you combine these aspects with great characters, it is a WINNER! Waiting for the next book in the series!!!! ***Read and Reviewed for Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews***
Mamam00ngrrlie More than 1 year ago
I read Six Feet Under for the first time this week when I had the flu. To be honest, it's the only reason that I didn't finish it in one night. You know a book is good when your head hurts and you just have to try to keep reading. The story is fast paced and keeps you guessing throughout. I convinced myself of the killer several times only to have myself proven wrong. The characters that live in Cottonwood, Kentucky are so much fun to read about. Kenni is the local sheriff and it's the bane of her mother's life that she is still unmarried and picked such a masculine career. What she doesn't know is Kenni's grandfather, Poppy, likes to hang around in ghost form when there is a big crime and help her. He was the sheriff before he passed and loves that she followed in his footsteps. This time they have their work cut out for them, when a celebrity chef is murdered and the leading suspect is Kenni's mom Viv. Now she has even more of a reason to find the killer and protect the town and people she loves. Every book in this series just gets better. The characters are well written and more developed, and I love learning more about the town of Cottonwood and the people who call it home. Already looking forward to another book in this series! I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are mine and mine alone.
Judy_G_D More than 1 year ago
Six Feet Under is the fourth entry in Tonya Kappes series about Sheriff Kenni Lowry in Cottonwood, & it doesn't disappoint. Kenni's Mama and the diner team have won a local cooking contest, due to Mama's chicken pot pie, and now a celebrity chef and a cooking show will be coming to Cottonwood. Of course, it wouldn't be Kenni's life in Cottonwood without a few bumps- fake handicapped parking passes are showing up all over- and way too close home!-; botox is making a mess of some familiar faces- but at bargain basement prices, who's complaining? And Poppa has shown up to give his advice- BEFORE there has been any big crime, which is kind of scary. Oh, and the mayor decides Kenni should be off the case, because he thinks her Mama is the prime suspect. How is a sheriff to solve the crimes, keep her family out of jail, keep Finn from doing anything to hurt Kenni's (private) investigation, and make sure no one sees her talking to her ghost Poppa? Good thing she has her dog to stand by her side. Because, yes, Kenni investigates on her own. And proves again- time spent with a Tonya Kappes mystery is time well spent. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny; others are emotional & sad; and there's a bit of romance to round it out. Read it. Enjoy it. You'll be back for seconds. I was given an arc copy in exchange for an honest review of this book
sewsew More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all of Tonya Kappes books...this one is no exception! It will hold your attention from the first page. It is loaded with everything you’ve come to love about her books. Really a page turner. If you haven’t read her other books you should really read them all! Thank you Tonya! Lisa Kent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes, we meet Kenni Lowry the local sheriff for the small town of Cottonwood Kentucky. A famous food critic comes to town to taste her mama's chicken pot pie. He meets his end there and Sheriff Lowry finds herself with another mystery to solve. This is the fourth book in the Kenni Lowry series. It's the first one of the series that I've read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found that I wasn't lost even though I hadn't read any of the others. I felt I knew all of the characters, although I had never met them before. They were fun and quirky keeping the story light and adding lots of humor. There were twists and turns in this mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a mystery infused with quirky characters, a lot of humor and a bit of romance. I received my copy of this book to review from the author. This is an honest review.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the fourth book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series and is written by Tonya Kappes. Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth. And let me tell you, this broth is in trouble. Get ready for a Southern showdown. The residents of Cottonwood, Kentucky are sent into a tizzy when the Culinary Channel comes to town to film an episode of Southern Home Cookin’ with celebrity chef Frank Von Lee. Especially Sheriff Kenni Lowry. Her mama’s award-winning chicken pot pie is what brought Frank to town, and they don’t make hair in the South bigger than her mama’s ego after the news. When Frank Von Lee is found dead from food poisoning and the most likely culprit is Mama’s chicken pot pie, Kenni’s poppa, the former sheriff, comes back from the Great Beyond to assist in the investigation. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
A new Kenni Lowry mystery is something I can’t pass up. I love the idea of a female sheriff and Kenni takes the cake. She’s tough yet vulnerable, especially when her mother butts into her business, and smart too. And she’s falling in love! The new romance is going to be put to the test though. A new murder case puts her mother at the top of the list of suspects and she’s tempted to go outside her legal boundaries to clear her mother’s name. She could use a little help from the other side of the grave and her poppa is happy to oblige. This series never gets old. There’s a bit of romance, a juicy murder, a sprinkling of the paranormal, and a whole lot of southern flavor and shenanigans. All the fixins you need for a fun cozy mystery.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
The Kenni Lowry series just keeps getting better! Six Feet Under is only the 4th book in the series. Don't worry if you start with this one. You'll catch on real quick but be warned you'll really want to pick up the rest. I actually wasn't really sure how I would feel about the whole paranormal spin. Kenni's father is the previous town sheriff. But well he's actually dead. And so Kenni became the new sheriff. But well daddy isn't leaving things alone. He shows up and talks to Kenni and gives her suggestions and lets her know what's going on. In book 4 Kenni daddy shows up more and more. Well of course he would his wife is the prime suspect. And since he's showing up more poor Kenni gets caught 'talking to herself' but she's not really she is talking to daddy. The cast the residents of Cottonwood are a fun and comical group. You might snicker. You might giggle. And there are a couple of scenes you might just have a good 'ole laugh. The plot is fast paced and you'll be turning the pages trying to figure out who did it. It might slow you down though as the suspects start piling up! If you love a good cozy mystery Six Feet Under is for you! Oh and there is some romance too! You'll enjoy it so much you'll want to pick up the other 3. I received a complimentary copy
pennyNJ More than 1 year ago
Six Feet Over and Out (Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the book by Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.) Six Feet Under A Kenni Lowery Mystery by Tonya Kappes was southern whodunit with all the bells and whistles. This is my first time reading one of the Kenni Lowry Mystery books and was not disappointed at all. The author demonstrated very clearly her ability at world building. As a reader you could picture every street driven on, sidewalk walked on, or stoplight that a car passed through. The detail had a nice balance between providing the coloring book without too many crayons. Character building is always the most difficult because the plots and overall storyline come along for the ride. In this case, the overall storyline was well thought out and crisp. The main and secondary characters are well defined. Then as must happen sub-plots must be added to provide depth and growth to the storyline. In order for this to work your characters need to grow and stretch with their added responsibilities and/or roles. Tertiary characters may have to be added to fill in holes. However, this is where caution is always the best road to follow otherwise if too many subplots are added or just diversions it can get confusing. It happened to me. Somewhere in the middle, I got lost with who was who and what was what. I had to go back and re-read a chapter or two to get back on track. Overall, I truly did enjoy all that Six Feet Under offered. I had a good many laughs as I read which, is always a good sign that the author accomplished their goal. I RECOMMEND reading Six Feet Under A Kenni Lowry Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes.
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
CLEVER! This Kenni Lowry Mystery Series (Book 4) is my favorite yet! Kenni has really grown and matured in her role as Sheriff of Cottonwood, KY. Of course having Finn as her Deputy and her Poppa (the former Sheriff, now deceased who visits in ghost form when there’s a murder to solve) has made her job much easier. This installment revolves around Kenni’s Mama Viv’s famous chicken pot pie. It’s so good it has caught the attention of the Culinary Channel. They want to film an episode of Southern Home Cookin’ with celebrity Chef Frank Von Lee. Ole Viv goes all out to impress not only the Chef but the entire world! What transpires next is a hilariously told story of Mama getting all glammed up for her minutes in the spotlight. All is glitz and glamour until the mayhem and murder start. When all the clues leading to the murderer of the celebrity Chef seem to lead to Viv, it will take all of all of Kenni’s know-how to to prove her innocence. There’s one slight problem. Kenni’s been pulled off the case. The Mayor is worried about a “conflict of interest.” What will Kenni do to save her Mama? I was provided an ARC by NetGalley and Henery Press. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and without influence.
AWilcox777 More than 1 year ago
What a great book!?! Such a hoot, I was giggling out loud almost every time I was reading it. These characters are so perfect together. It really feels like you're visiting the South when Tonya writes. She does an amazing job helping you get to know these people like they're real and I really can't wait to visit Cottonwood. And the twists and turns she takes you on while trying to find the killer are perfect! I really look forward to the next Kenni Lowry adventure!