by Tonya Kappes


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ISBN-13: 9781635113969
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Series: A Kenni Lowry Mystery , #6
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 250,345
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Tangled Up In Tinsel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Dollycas 8 months ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Sheriff Kenni Lowry only has one thing on her mind, spending the holidays with Deputy Sheriff, now boyfriend, Finn Vincent, and his family in Chicago. No matter what the meteorologists or the rest of Cottonwood says about the huge snowstorm on the way, Kenni is not going to let it dampen her spirits or change her plans. When her grandfather, former sheriff, currently a ghost shows up she realizes MURDER may be the one thing that can tangle up her plans royally. A young woman goes missing after the Hunt Club Christmas Cantata. Her parents are frantic and her boyfriend is worried. When her vehicle is found all hope is gone when she is found inside. It initially looks like a suicide but Kenni knows that if her Poppa is there the girl did not kill herself. Kenni with the assistance of her Poppa, Deputy Finn, and the temporary deputy there to fill in for her while she is on her trip, band together to put the killer behind bars before the snowstorm hits. While her mama may be happy she is stuck in Cottonwood Kenni hopes her plans to spend Christmas in the windy city don’t fall through. Christmas in Cottonwood means family to Vivian Lowry as long as it is her family getting together. She is not happy that her daughter has Christmas plans away from her. As the day gets closer she tightens the screws more and more in hopes that Kenni will change her mind. Of course, a young woman’s death was not in her plan. She just wanted Kenni to stand up to Finn and make him choose not to leave. Vivian Lowry is a woman to be reckoned with, crossing her is not advised. The way that the author has crafted this character and all the others is totally believable. Their Southern charm just rolls off of them. Even Finn is starting to fit right in. I really love the ghostly presence of Kenni’s grandfather. He can only be seen and heard by Kenni and her lovable dog Duke. With each new installment of this series, it gets harder and harder for Kenni to keep her secret from Finn. So much humor comes from the moments of Kenni with her Poppa, his outlandish comments and her trying to cover up when someone overhears her side of the conversation, The death of Leighann Graves is heartbreaking and to have it happen so close to Christmas was even more wrenching. The suspects are all residents of Cottonwood. Some secrets come out to twist the case toward one person but then turns another way to incriminate someone else and the twists and turns keep coming right up until the very end. I can’t believe how fast I read this story. I just couldn’t wait to reach the end to find out who killed Leighann? does the storm of the century hit Cottonwood? did Finn and Kenni catch their plane to Chicago? This book was so enjoyable to read. I am glad I saved it to read during the hustle and bustle this holiday season. It is one I recommend adding to your holiday reading lists as well. Totally entertaining!
Anonymous 12 months ago
This is the sixth book in the Kenni Lowry mystery series. It's a series that continues to keep me interested and amused. Tonya Kappes includes southern ways, a great little town, great people and of course a murder in this cozy mystery series. It's almost Christmas time in Cottonwood, Kentucky and a dead body turns up, and there's a storm brewing, in more ways than one. You'll see what I mean when you read it. It's enjoyable, you'll definitely chuckle at times, while you join Sheriff Lowry in trying to figure it out right up to the little twist at the end. This one really had me stumped. It was very well thought out. And as always, 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 the next one.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Tangled Up in Tinsel by Tonya Kappes is another entertaining addition to this series. Christmas is coming to Cottonwood and Kenni is planning on spending it away from home with Finn. Her momma, Vivian, is doing her best to manipulate Kenni; but Kenni is remaining firm and I applaud Kenni for sticking up for her relationship with Finn. The plot moved quickly with very few suspects but plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing. Being set right before Christmas this was a sad tale of young love, anger issues and jealousy. There were some humorous moments, too, thanks to Kenni's Poppa. Ms. Kappes does a fantastic job in describing Cottonwood and the town residents which always make me feel like I'm visiting once again. I always enjoy my visits to Cottonwood. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All of the above opinions are my own.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth book in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. I have enjoyed reading every single one of them and this book right up there as one of my favorites. While I think the story can be read stand-alone, there is so much involved with character and plot building, I highly recommend reading the series in order. It’s Christmas time and Sheriff Kenni Lowry is trying to wrap things up so she had her boyfriend can head out of town to visit his family for the holidays. Between Kenni’s mother wailing about the first Christmas they will be apart and the threat of the snowstorm of the century, Kenni is trying to stay optimistic about actually getting out of town. Then a murder happens. How does Kenni know it is a murder? Well, that’s when Poppa (her grandfather’s) spirit shows up to help. Her Poppa was sheriff of cottonwood for many years and is tied to the town when murder is on the ticket. Kenni’s boyfriend, Finn, is also her deputy. He’s beginning to question how Kenni seems to “know” things that appear unknowable (unless you have ghost giving you the inside scoop.) The story is good and the characters well-developed. This is good whodunnit cozy mystery that gives me a lot of laughs while reading it. I’m already looking forward to the next in this series. I want to know how the characters grow together. It’s always interesting to see so many murders in such a small town. You’d think eventually you’d run out of characters either by being victim or assailant. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast moving who done it with a cast of lovable characters. Surprise ending.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Kenni & Finn are back! Kenni is driving her momma nuts as per usual but this time momma is freaking because Kenni is scheduled to meet Finn’s family over Christmas. But a murder and a threatened blizzard may keep Kenni and Finn from heading to Chicago anyway. Tangled Up in Tinsel is a terrific addition to the series. I love the interactions between all the characters and the mystery was a doozy.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Tangled up in Tinsel by Tonya Kappes is the sixth novel in A Kenni Lowry Mystery series. Kenni Lowry is looking forward to spending Christmas with her deputy/boyfriend, Finn Vincent and his family in Chicago. Kenni’s mother, Vivian is upset (putting it mildly) that Kenni will not be in Cottonwood for Christmas and has decided to run for Snow Queen (to keep herself occupied). Kenni is enjoying the annual Hunt Club Christmas Cantata with Finn and notices that Leighann Graves and Manuel Liberty are together. Leighann is now eighteen and her family can no longer can stand in the way of their relationship. The next morning, Kenni hears that a blizzard is heading their way which could interfere with her Christmas plans. Kenni refuses to believe the meteorologists and is sure that positive thinking will hold off the snowstorm. Kenni is notified that Leighann Graves failed to come home last night and Manuel has not seen her since the dance ended. When Poppa appears, Kenni knows that Leighann will not be returning home again. If Kenni wishes to depart for Chicago on time, she needs to rely on Poppa to help her wrap up the case. Which one of the suspects will be hanging their stocking in a jail cell? Will Kenni and Finn make it to Chicago for Christmas? Tangled up in Tinsel is set in the small Southern town of Cottonwood, Kentucky which is filled with quirky characters. I believe Kenni’s mother outdoes all of them with her crazy antics. The town has charming shops and gossipy citizens. Kenni has spent every Christmas in Cottonwood until this year. While she is eager to meet Finn’s family, she will also miss her family and the town festivities. The threat of a big snowstorm along with a murder just might keep her in Cottonwood. I always enjoy Poppa as he adds liveliness to the story plus I like the ghostly element. I enjoy Tonya Kappes writing style. It draws in the reader and keeps them turning the page (or swiping if you use an e-reader). There are a handful of suspects for Kenni to interview and figure out which one killed Leighann Graves. There are good clues to aid readers in solving the crime before the solution is revealed. I do wish it had been more of a challenge to solve this whodunit. Tangled up in Tinsel can be read alone, but I recommend reading the series in order. It helps you to understand Kenni, the town, her relationship with her mother, and why Poppa appears. My rating for Tangled up in Tinsel is 4 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a humorous and entertaining cozy mystery, then Tangled up in Tinsel is the book for you.
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
TERRIFIC TINSEL TALE! Tangled Up in Tinsel (A Kenni Lowry Mystery Book 6) is a Terrific Tinsel Tale! Any visit to Cottonwood, KY is always a pleasure but a visit near Christmas seems almost too good to be true! Everyone seems to be on their best behavior, sharing Christmas greetings and goodies, beautiful decorations are everywhere, the promise of a White Christmas is on the horizon and love is in the air between Sheriff Kenni Lowry and her Deputy Finn Vincent. What could possibly go wrong? A MURDER of course! Throw in the fuel of two sets of parents in a “Hatfield & McCoys” type of relationship, the annual Snow Queen Pageant and the threat of Snowmageddon on the way and all sorts of chaos breaks loose! Kappas continues to make this series better with each new book she writes! I was provided an ARC of this book by the author. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
I would love to visit the charming little southern town of Cottonwood, KY. The characters are amusing, and I always love when Poppa shows up to help Kenni with her murder investigations. He is so funny - "Ding, ding." Tangled up in Tinsel is my favorite of the series so far! I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
KTempleton More than 1 year ago
It’s Christmas time in Cottonwood but Kenni’s isn’t making plans to spend the holidays at home she is looking forward to spending time with Finn’s and his family in Chicago. Kenni’s mother- Vivian Lowry, Mother Nature, and a killer might just have other plans for where Kenni and Finn spend Christmas. Once again I loved the characters and the setting of Cottonwood, KY. Kenni is a smart hardworking female protagonist but she isn’t perfect and sometimes needs a little help to solve the murders. Sometimes the help comes in the from small-town gossip, or her lovable pup but sometimes the help comes from her grandfather’s ghost. I love that it is getting harder for Kenni to keep her grandfather's ghost a secret from Finn and I can’t wait to see how this secret evolves as their romantic and working relationships evolve. Vivian is exactly how I can picture most Southern Mommas especially if her one and only child is spending the holidays somewhere other than at home with family. The book is well written with wonderful descriptions of the setting. There is a perfect balance of humor and romance woven into the mystery storyline. The mystery is well paced and plotted, with enough twists and turns to keep you engaged and entertained. This book truly has something for everyone… mystery, romance, holidays, small-town southern charm, paranormal, and pets. I would definitely recommend this book. I was given an ARC of this book in hopes I would give a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced.
DanieleK More than 1 year ago
TANGLED UP IN TINSEL is the solid sixth entry in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. It is a lot of fun and strikes just the right balance of murder, romance, paranormal, and humor. In this installment, we find Kenni anxiously awaiting her planned trip to Chicago to spend Christmas with Finn’s family, but the guilt trip her mother Vivian is laying on and the prediction of snow threaten to dampen her holiday spirit. In the days leading up to her departure date, what begins as a potentially missing person case becomes a murder investigation when Kenni’s grandfather appears, and she finds Leighann Graves’ car, with Leighann in it. Those closest to Leighann have the biggest motives for her murder, and Kenni, along with Finn and Poppa, unearth secrets kept behind closed doors, jealousy, and love. I always enjoy my time in Cottonwood, Kentucky. Kappes has created a wonderful Southern, small town backdrop for her dauntless protagonist. I like Kenni; she is intelligent and personable. It is not easy being the sheriff where everyone knows everyone and everything, but I think she is finally comfortable with her role as sheriff and has earned the respect she deserves. Finn is Kenni’s steadfast deputy and boyfriend, a combination that I think is sometimes a little distracting, both to the reader and characters. Poppa is my favorite character; his love for his town and Kenni is obvious, and I think he adds the perfect amount of paranormal whimsy to the story. I cannot wait to see how Finn reacts when he finally learns that Kenni has some otherworldly investigating help. The mystery of Leighann’s death is complex enough to keep readers guessing, and there is one huge twist at the end that I did not see coming. My only quibble is that Kenni’s constant denial of the coming weather is annoying. I really enjoyed TANGLED UP IN TINSEL and recommend it to any cozy reader looking for zany characters and a Southern setting. I received and ARC of this title and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
TarynLee More than 1 year ago
In this next book of the series Kenni is looking forward to the upcoming holidays, you see she has made plans to go out of town with her beau Finn and meet his family. When the local radio dj starts in on a huge storm headed their way all Kenni can do is pray and hope that she makes it out of town before it hits. When a local girl doesn't come home from the annual Christmas Cantata she attended the evening before her parents are worried and ask Kenni to look into things. Kenni saw the young woman the night before in an argument with her boyfriend so she starts there in her investigation. Later that day a local comes across a car sticking out of the local river and Kenni ends up finding the girl dead inside. Who would have wanted to kill someone so young and why? She knows the boyfriends mother couldn't stand the girl, she thought she ruined her sons chances for a better life. Kenni also learns that the girls father is actually her step-father and that he didn't like the road she was taking for her future. Was one of these adults angry enough to kill the girl though? Follow along as Kenni looks for clues into who killed the girl and why. Will she solve the murder in enough time to leave on holiday, will her and Finn beat the storm before it gets to town? Will her grandfathers ghost pop in and help her with this investigation? Answer these questions and more while reading this fun southern cozy mystery that delivers a great story line filled with a variety of fun characters.