SOUTHERN FRIED

SOUTHERN FRIED

by Tonya Kappes

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ISBN-13: 9781635111873
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: Kenni Lowry Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 529,394
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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SOUTHERN FRIED 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Tonya’s writing style , small town family friends feel ! I can not wait to see what our duo gets up to next after they found who killed Owen and Rowdy ! Kenni an Finn are great together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read almost all of Ms. Kappes books and absolutely love them. I'm usually able to figure out who did what but this one was very good. She keeps getting better and better.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Another light and fun cozy mystery set in Cottonwood Kentucky. There are several humorous parts of this story because of the play on southern stereotypes. The sayings, the small town gossip and the expectations of women, as well as the women's groups and the roles they play in the society are all there. It has a touch of paranormal with Kenni's Poppa's ghost hanging around and a hint of romance to come. Sheriff Kenni Lowry is summoned to one of the resident's homes only to find a Cottonwood resident, Owen Godbey dead, lying in the patch of prize winning tomatoes. As Kenni and Finn investigate they find several motives and suspects. Is it Stanley, Owen's brother, who killed him to get his Mama's recipe book to grow a better okra crop? Maybe Sandy, his ex-wife, who was also after the recipe book for her own reasons? Finally, there were several people in a cook-off who might have offed him to have a better chance to win the lucrative prize? There are several surprises in this story and we meet some more of the residents of Cottonwood. Kenni is not sure about Finn and if she wants to pursue a relationship with him after her Poppa's warning about Big City Cops leaving to go home. The ending was a definite surprise and I enjoyed who it all worked out.This was a quick read that I finished in one day. A great Southern, Cozy Mystery for any cozy lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wishing the next book with these characters was ready to be read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best who dunnit' s out there, this book really moves along nicely. Lots of suspects, no clear cut winner. The ending was so unexpected I was bowled over
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Kenni Lowry series. I was chuckling from the very start. But it's also a very well written southern cozy mystery. It wasn't until the very end that all the pieces fell into place as to who was the 'bad guy'. Very enjoyable and a perfect summer beach read. Looking forward to the next one.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Southern Fried - Kenni Lowry Myster Book 2 Author: Tonya Kappes Publisher: Henery Press Pages: 252 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Paranormal; Ghosts ISBN: 9781635111873 ASIN: B01N212SJ8 Reviewed For NetGalley and Henery Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars Kenni Lowery, Sheriff of Cottonwood, KY, is called to the scene when the body Owen Godbey is found in Myrna Savage's greenhouse. Myrna is upset that her prize tomatoes are crushed. Has a friendly cooking competition gotten out of hand? Kenni's Grandfather, Elmer Sims, the former sheriff, lets Kenni know the smell is not pleasant. Unfortunately she is the only one he speaks to since he died. . Funny and lively. Within the first few paragraphs, we have the basics of the story. Before you blink your three chapters down and your trying to peak ahead to see what happens next. Fast moving with great characters that you wish were real so that you might be able to visit with them more often. My rating of Southern Fried is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This second book in her new series is keeping that record Intact! Even though there is a touch of the paranormal it fits in to the small Southern town cozy feel like it's perfectly normal. I have to say the ending surprised me and that doesn't happen often. If you love a good cozy with a touch of paranormal, quirky characters and fun mystery, you'll love this book, but I think you'll enjoy any of her books! Can't wait for the next one since the romance takes it's next step.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Author Tonya Kappes has served up another helping of southern sass! If there is one thing you count on in a book from Tonya Kappes, it’s a laugh out loud until you cry story filled with southern characters that are as eclectic as they come. SOUTHERN FRIED is written proof of that. I need to amend my statement from above. There are two things you can count on from this author. All the laughing out loud of course, but also a well written mystery. Ms. Kappes can spin a tale so full of twists and turns, and ups and downs, you’ll have vertigo by the end of the book. Para-cozy fans, you are going to fall in love with Kenni’s ghostly grandfather. What a delight he is! Not into para-cozies? No worries, you’ll love Elmer “Poppa” Sims so much, you’ll forget he’s a spook. SOUTHERN FRIED was a delightful read. Even better than book one in the series, FIXIN’ TO DIE, and I would not have thought that possible. The characters and the situations they find themselves in, will have you turning pages (or for you eBook readers, scrolling the pages ) faster and faster as you near the end of the story. It is one of the best reading rides you’ll have this year.
jaws_1976 More than 1 year ago
Kenni and Finn have their work cut out for them in this second book in the Kenny Lowry Mysteries! After finding a body in the prized tomato plants of a Cottonwood local, things get complicated. While Kenni is getting flack from the community, the ghost of her Poppa is committed to helping her with her investigation to get things back on track. This is an intriguing mystery with a believable story. I really enjoyed hearing more from Kenni's mom this time and have to say, I love her personality. Great job!
CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
a complex mystery wrapped in Southern charm SOUTHERN FRIED by Tonya Kappes The Second Kenni Lowry Mystery Prized tomatoes. okra, and a cooking competition have Sheriff Kenni Lowry in a quandary. Who would want Owen Godbey dead? And why dump him barefoot on top of Myrna's prize winning tomatoes? And what's the big deal about Owen's deceased momma's special okra recipe? Kenni will need all the help she can get from her deputy, her grandfather's ghost, and her dog, Duke as she deals with this puzzling crime, claims of incompetence, and her own growing feelings for Deputy Finn. SOUTHERN FRIED is a complex mystery wrapped in Southern charm. Intelligent and funny, Sheriff Kenni Lowry is a delight. She's smart, competent, and tough, yet is able to show a slightly vulnerable human side. There's plenty of humor too. Author Tonya Kappes peppers her writing with "Southern Speak" that not only brings a down home warmth, but plenty of chuckles too. The second Kenni Lowry mystery is another winner with an ending that'll put your heart in your throat! FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
debforb56 More than 1 year ago
Southern Fried (A Kenni Lowry Mystery Book 2) by [Kappes, Tonya] Tonya Kappes has served up another helping of a charming cozy mystery with Southern Fried A Kenni Lowry Mystery. I love this series with all it's southern charm, cast of strong characters, a ghost and a good always intriguing mystery. Kenni Lowry the sheriff of Cottonwood has to find out who murdered Owen Godfrey and still try to hold her job as sheriff at the election coming up. She has so many suspects and motives it is a challenge for her and her every handsome, charming Deputy Finn. Can she solve the murder, catch the suspect, and keep her job? This book is even better than the first one in the series. Kenni is growing and becoming more confident as the sheriff. She is smart, intuitive, can be emotional and brave. She also has her Poppa albeit as a ghost now, to bounce her ideas off while trying to solve the crimes like they use to do when he was alive and the sheriff of Cottonwood. With Finn as her deputy they are a dynamic pair in solving crime. Poppa is a hoot. I love how he watches out for Kenni but also pops in at times talking to Kenni when she is trying hard not to let anyone see her talking to the air. How would it look if the towns people saw her talking to no one and it sure wouldn't help her win the upcoming election. Her Momma is a ball of fire when it comes to defending her daughter. She clouds up and rains all over anyone that talks bad about Kenni and when they are out to elect someone else she, well let's just say, you wouldn't want to cross her on her crusade to get Kenni re-elected even if she wishes her daughter wasn't sheriff she still has Kenni's back. She is the best. I love all her antics and fussing. She is like all of us as Mothers tend to be, Mother Bears, when she thinks someone is trying to hurt her daughter. This mystery involves a dysfunctional family, an old cookbook, and rivalry that all ends up in a murder that is a puzzling mystery with surprises along the way. You have so many suspects, but not too many, twists, an election, a ghost, an overbearing mother hen, a good looking deputy, and one excellent cozy mystery that you can't put down. This mystery has all the right ingredients served up in a unique wonderful cozy mystery that you won't want to miss or put down. I give it 5+ bookmarks If you want to learn more about this book, this series or the author you can on her website at tonyakappes.com
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Tonya Kappes' Southern Fried Mouthwatering Southern Fried Okra is a killer of a recipe when cooked by Owen Godby's mother. When she died, she left her cookbook to him. Now Owen Godby is dead. He is found face down in his employers prize tomatoes!!! Where is the cookbook he possessed with the secret Southern fried okra recipe???? Cottonwood, Kentucky is a quaint, southern town where Kendrick ( Kenni ) Lowry is Sheriff. She and her new permanent deputy, Finn Vincent plus the Duke, her ninety pound dog are on the case. In addition, Poppa's ghost appears on and off to help Kenni. The main characters are well defined, good nature, smart and intuitive. The supporting characters are feisty, quirky and have very creative personalities. Get ready for some Southern living and phrases. This is book #2 in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. The action is fast paced with suspense, danger, secret recipes, family feuds, euchre game, food competition, knives in the front seat, electric barb wire, surprise crop growing and filled with humor to make this a good mystery read.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Tonya Kappes' Southern Fried Mouthwatering Southern Fried Okra is a killer of a recipe when cooked by Owen Godby's mother. When she died, she left her cookbook to him. Now Owen Godby is dead. He is found face down in his employers prize tomatoes!!! Where is the cookbook he possessed with the secret Southern fried okra recipe???? Cottonwood, Kentucky is a quaint, southern town where Kendrick ( Kenni ) Lowry is Sheriff. She and her new permanent deputy, Finn Vincent plus the Duke, her ninety pound dog are on the case. In addition, Poppa's ghost appears on and off to help Kenni. The main characters are well defined, good nature, smart and intuitive. The supporting characters are feisty, quirky and have very creative personalities. Get ready for some Southern living and phrases. This is book #2 in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. The action is fast paced with suspense, danger, secret recipes, family feuds, euchre game, food competition, knives in the front seat, electric barb wire, surprise crop growing and filled with humor to make this a good mystery read.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Tonya Kappes' Southern Fried Mouthwatering Southern Fried Okra is a killer of a recipe when cooked by Owen Godby's mother. When she died, she left her cookbook to him. Now Owen Godby is dead. He is found face down in his employers prize tomatoes!!! Where is the cookbook he possessed with the secret Southern fried okra recipe???? Cottonwood, Kentucky is a quaint, southern town where Kendrick ( Kenni ) Lowry is Sheriff. She and her new permanent deputy, Finn Vincent plus the Duke, her ninety pound dog are on the case. In addition, Poppa's ghost appears on and off to help Kenni. The main characters are well defined, good nature, smart and intuitive. The supporting characters are feisty, quirky and have very creative personalities. Get ready for some Southern living and phrases. This is book #2 in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. The action is fast paced with suspense, danger, secret recipes, family feuds, euchre game, food competition, knives in the front seat, electric barb wire, surprise crop growing and filled with humor to make this a good mystery read.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Tonya Kappes had me laughing from the opening pages of Southern Fried, when Kenni Lowry is shushing her ghost. Kenni is the Sheriff of the small of Cottonwood and the ghost is her Grandfather. It was no surprise that she carried a gun, but there were those who frowned on her being the Sheriff. Even though Cottonwood is a small town, the characters are far from being small. The story contains funny quotes and unique characters that will have you smiling and laughing, and shaking your head. “It’s hotter than a prostitute’s doorknob on pay day in here.” Murder, the supernatural and humor are the norm in a Tonya Kappes novel. There are plenty of suspects to keep me guessing, with some romance on the side and a lovable hound dog that, even though he’s not a guard dog, acts like one. The small town of Cottonwood is like all small towns. Even with all the personality conflicts and disagreements, the people come together in the end. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes.
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
Sheriff Kenni Lowry is back! Her grandfather, the former sheriff, comes back as a ghost to help her solve a murder. I love her dog Duke who works with her, and the character dynamics in this book are fantastic. Southern Fried has so many twists and turns, kept me on the edge of my seat, and I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this book and series! Tonya Kappes is an amazing author whose books keep me engrossed and wanting more! I can't wait for the next book in this series!
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Ghostly Grandfather Helps Solve Murder. A body is found face down in Myrna's greenhouse, flattening her prize tomatoes; who is he, how did he get there and who killed him? This is the second book in a series, but can easily be read as a standalone. Kenni Lowry is the sheriff of a small Southern town who gets help in solving crime from her grandfather's ghost. Whilst her grandfather is a great help to Kenni when there is a murder, he does tend to put a dampener on her love life! Another cosy mystery set in a small Southern town where everyone knows everybody else's business! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Judy_G_D More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The second book about Sheriff Kenni in Cottibwood, KY, I read it immediately after the first (Fixin to De), & I highly recommend reading the books that way if you can. Kenni had followed in her grandfather's- her "Poppa's" - footsteps as Sheriff of her small town, & unbeknownst to her until the events of Fixin to Die, his ghost has been helping her keep the town crime-free for the two years she's been Sheriff. She's just solved her first big murder, found a new deputy with good training who may or may not have another lady back home in Chicago, she has her faithful dog, Duke, by her side & her friends to help by relaying the town gossip & spending girl's nights with her. I found this book to be such a great continuation of the first. I loved the way Kenni's mother came around- how she ended up campaigning for Kenni's re-election, which I found much more realistic than her mother's earlier attitude. And Duke! I love a book where the puppy (all dogs are puppies; all cats are kittens) or kitten comes to the rescue, & this didn't disappoint. Again, there were twists & turns that made this story really fun & intriguing. The background characters really came to life as well. Finally, I found the whole idea about the why the "recipe" was important to be timely & unique. I do recommend reading Fixin to Die first, but I really recommend this book!
psoccermom More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when book two in this series came out because it is absolutely wonderful to read. Who could resist Cottonwood, Kentucky and all of it's quirky, fun characters, even the dead one. Another member of the town is found dead and again leaves Kenni, her ghostly grandfather Poppa, and her hunky sheriff "friend " Finn to find the clues and solve this mystery before they are deep fried. This is a wonderful series filled with adventure, a ghost, and of course some romance. This is a hard book to put down. Looking forward to book three. I recieved an ARC of this book and my review is my opinion only.
WisReader More than 1 year ago
I was excited to get back to Cottonwood, KY. A quaint and quirky small community where everyone looks out for each other, except when they are looking out for themselves. At this time people are starting to talk about the upcoming elections, a contentious food competition, and Sheriff Kenni Lowrey is looking towards a new station for the sheriff department. She finally has a full time deputy (besides her Poppa's ghost) and they need more room. Being in too close quarters isn't helping her figure out if there are sparks flying between Sheriff Kenni and Deputy Finn. With all this going on, she is called to investigate a body crushing the florist's prize tomatoes. Gossip flies faster than horseflies around Cottonwood but the facts will take some digging. It becomes personal when someone takes action against Kenni's property and kidnaps her dog! Full of Tonya's sass and spirit, this series keeps up a strong pace and keeps Sheriff Kenni on her toes. I recommend this series for fans of the Lavene's writing and the characters in Kathi Daley's series.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic read by Tonya Kappes. This is the second book in the Kenni Lowery series & I was so excited to read it. The first book was good & this one was even better! Kenni & the gang of Cottonwood KY are back & there is another 2 murders for Kenni to solve (with the help of her Poppa & Finn) I love the townspeople- they are such a colorful bunch. And finally Kenni & Finn make their move towards a dating relationship!! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Cece56 More than 1 year ago
Owen Godey was dead. He was laying on top of Myrna Savage's prize tomatoes and they were beyond salvation. Owen had worked for Myrna doing deliveries for her flower business. Kenni Lowry is the Sheriff of Cottonwood, Ky and she has a helper. Her grandfather was sheriff before he died and his ghost helps keep Kenni safe. Something is not right and Kenni thinks Owen might not have died of natural causes. Small towns are something that I love. I grew up in a small town and lived in one for a good portion of my life. Cottonwood has all the characters and markings of a small town. People know each other. Their lives may not intersect every day but they are there in someone's time of need. The people in small towns see like open books but, like in Cottonwood, you do not know what is really going on behind closed doors. This book is full of characters, small town activities and murder. It will keep you guessing until the very last page. There is plenty of laughter too!
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
I love the Kenni Lowry Mystery series! The residents of Cottonwood are quirky busybodies and some of the best clues come from the local gossip. What fun to have Kenni's grandpa ghosting himself through walls to eavesdrop and help find clues to solve the murders. There is lots of humor woven into the story that kept me laughing. I'm looking forward to Kenni and Finn's next adventures in Cottonwood. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy.