Six Feet Under
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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.
But nothing’s prepared Kenni for such a personal tie to a case, and she finds herself pushing the limits of the laws she’s sworn to protect.
This book’s so delicious it’ll make your mouth water and leave you hankerin’ for more.
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SIX FEET UNDER by Tonya Kappes | A Henery Press mystery
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.
CLEVER! Lghudson, MS
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.
See what Poppa and Kenni are up to this time
Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes is the fourth book in A Kenni Lowry Mystery series. Kendrick “Kenni” Lowry is the sheriff in Cottonwood, Kentucky. Kenni’s mother, Vivian is in a tizzy because the host of the Culinary Channel’s Southern Home Cookin’, Frank Von Lee is coming to town. Frank, a chef and food critic known for his critical food appraisals, is going to pick between Viv’s pot pie or the barbecue joint in nearby Clay’s Ferry. Only one of them will be featured on the show. Viv has beautified herself for her meeting with Frank and has now roped Kenni into checking out the competition. The day after her meet and greet with Frank, he is found dead in his hotel room with a partially eaten poisoned pot pie on his desk. A poor review of the pot pie is on the desk as well which puts Vivian at the top of the suspect list. Mayor Chance Ryland has his doubts about Kenni’s impartiality (with good reason) and removes her from the case. Deputy Finn Vincent (and Kenni’s boyfriend) is put in charge of the murder investigation. That does not stop Kenni and the ghost of her grandfather, Poppa from nosing around. Kenni is determined to clear her mother’s name off the suspect list.
Six Feet Under may be the fourth book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. Six Feet Under is a light-hearted, humorous cozy mystery with emphasis on small town dynamics (gossip, greasy and deep-fried food, nosy neighbors, secrets). I found the book nicely written with a good pace. The mystery is simple, and the killer easily identified. There is some misdirection, but the suspect list is limited. Vivian Lowry is an over-the-top, zany character who does not nutty antic after another (Botox, illegal handicap placard, dragging Kenni into her schemes, etc.). If I was Kenni and lived in this town, I would have an out-of-town locksmith change all the locks in my home, install a high-end security system with lights and cameras just to keep the mother out of my home. Kenni does not follow proper police procedures (I believe the only reason she is sheriff is because of her Poppa’s history) or the law in some cases. She lets her mother run roughshod over her (I hope Kenni starts developing a backbone soon). Readers who enjoy humorous Southern cozy mysteries, will enjoy reading Six Feet Under.
Fun quirky characters
Well Tonya did it again! I just love her books. This one had me laughing so hard at her mom who had gotten some bad Botox. Bless her heart, at the same time, she is accused of murder. The evidence is piling up on her. Can Kenni keep her job separate from her feelings for her mother and uphold the law no matter what the evidence proves? There were a lot of suspects to choose from which made it all the more interesting. As always, I love the dogs and cat. Kenni’s Papa is one of my favorites, even if he is a ghost. And Finn is so dreamy.