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Publisher: Tonya Kappes Books

April Fool’s Alibi

Mystery is Afoot in Holiday Junction!

Dive into the heart of Holiday Junction, where April Fool’s festivities are no laughing matter. Violet Rhinehammer, the sharp-witted editor of the Junction Journal, is on the scene, capturing the frolics and fun of the Fool’s Festival for the eager readers of the village. But this year, the jokes take a backseat when a chilling prophecy from a festival palm reader turns Violet’s world upside down.

Celebrations turn to suspicions at the surprise party for Violet’s boyfriend, Darren, who’s just aced the bar exam. But the night is marred by a scuffle with a notorious bar regular, leading to a series of events that even Holiday Junction’s merry traditions can’t overshadow.

As Violet juggles her reporter’s notebook with her knack for sleuthing, the festive air is shattered by a grim discovery—the body of last night’s troublemaker. With Darren’s legal eagle eyes and Violet’s determination, they delve into a mystery where everyone’s a suspect and motives are as plentiful as easter eggs hidden in the park.

“April Fool’s Alibi” is a twisty, brain-teasing cozy that will keep you guessing until the very last page. If you crave a mystery that feels like a walk through a small town filled with big secrets, hit that one-click button and join Violet in unraveling Holiday Junction’s most perplexing case yet. No gore, no foul language, just pure, captivating intrigue wrapped in the charm of the South.

Ready for a killer party? “April Fool’s Alibi” is your invitation to the sleuthing soiree of the season!


Moonlight, Marshmallows, & Manslaughter

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky, where the only thing normal is the unexpected! Join Mae West and the Laundry Club Ladies as they untangle a mystery as intriguing as the winding paths of Daniel Boone National Forest.

During National Wildflower Week, Normal is abuzz with nature enthusiasts and botanists. But the festivities take a dark turn when  a renowned botanist known for her groundbreaking research is found dead under the moonlit sky. The tranquil celebration is shattered, and the town is gripped with shock and disbelief.

The trails may have gone cold, but Mae and her friends are hot on the case. From a land developer with a not-so-clear conservation plan to an assistant whose obsession takes a dangerous turn, the list of suspects is as diverse as the town’s flora. Mae delves into a thicket of hidden motives and secrets, discovering that danger in Normal can sprout up unexpectedly.

Navigating through a labyrinth of environmental politics and hidden agendas, the Laundry Club Ladies are determined to expose the truth and bring justice. But in Normal, where the extraordinary often lurks beneath the surface, can Mae piece together the puzzle before the killer strikes again?

“Moonlight Marshmallows & Manslaughter” invites you on a captivating journey through the heart of Kentucky. It’s a cozy mystery that intertwines the charm of small-town life with the thrill of the unknown. So, get ready to be immersed in a tale where uncovering the truth is as vital as preserving the beauty of nature itself.

Tangled Lies

In “Tangled Lies,” the thrilling continuation of the Maisie Doss Mysteries by Tonya Kappes, the serene landscapes of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati set the stage for a story steeped in mystery, betrayal, and the quest for redemption. Maisie Doss, with her troubled past now lurking in the shadows of her every move, finds herself ensnared in a complex web that threatens to unravel the fragile peace she has painstakingly built.

The arrival of cryptic notes, hinting at Maisie’s secretive deeds, thrusts her back into a world she thought she had left behind. As these unsettling messages begin to accumulate, Maisie is propelled into the heart of a new, perplexing case—an art smuggling ring that snakes through the cultural underbelly of her community. With each clue she uncovers, the line between friend and foe blurs, challenging her to distinguish between the allies she can trust and those who seek to exploit her dark history.

As Maisie delves deeper into the investigation, she is forced to confront her own demons, including the haunting reminders of a past she desperately wishes to keep hidden. Surrounded by suspicion and the growing threat of exposure, Maisie must navigate a labyrinth of lies and deceit, where every discovery brings her closer to the truth but also deeper into danger.

The tension escalates as Maisie forms an uneasy alliance with an enigmatic figure, whose motivations are as mysterious as the notes that shadow Maisie’s every step. Together, they embark on a mission to expose the art smuggling ring, unraveling a conspiracy that ties the criminal underworld to the city’s elite.

With the stakes higher than ever, Maisie faces a critical decision: to continue hiding behind the façade of normalcy or to embrace the truth of her past and the uncertain future it may bring. “Tangled Lies” weaves a captivating tale of courage, loyalty, and the unyielding pursuit of justice, testing the limits of Maisie’s resolve and the bonds that tie her to the community she seeks to protect.

Tonya Kappes delivers another masterful entry in the Maisie Doss Mysteries, blending the charm of Southern storytelling with the intrigue of a well-crafted whodunit. Join Maisie as she steps out from the shadows of her past and into the light of truth, navigating a path fraught with danger, deception, and the hope of redemption. “Tangled Lies” promises to be a journey filled with suspense, surprise, and the undeniable strength of a woman determined to right the wrongs of her past.

Pour-Over Predicament


Welcome back to Honey Springs, a town as warm and inviting as a fresh cup of coffee on a chilly morning.
Voted one of America’s best places, it’s the perfect blend of Southern charm and scenic splendor. But when a high-profile murder steeps the town in scandal, the picturesque becomes the mysterious.

Loretta Bebe—socialite, schemer, and the Southern belle of the Southern Women’s Club—is at the heart of the hullabaloo, accused of a crime that could spill the beans on her perfect life. With no one else to turn to, she calls on Roxy Bloom, the clever owner of The Bean Hive coffee shop with a knack for solving the most perplexing puzzles.

Roxy, whose legal know-how is as perceptive as her palate for espresso, finds herself brewing over clues and questioning the town’s most colorful characters. But in Honey Springs, every favor is a clue, and every sweet smile could sour to a motive.

Can Roxy filter through the lies before the true culprit grounds her investigation for good? Pour yourself a cup of intrigue with “Pour-Over Predicament” and follow Roxy as she uncovers that in Honey Springs, the truth can be as slippery as black ice.

Recipes included so you can enjoy the tastes of The Bean Hive while you lose yourself in the mystery of Honey Springs. Discover why everyone’s craving the latest installment of the Killer Coffee Mystery Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. Get your copy today and indulge in a mystery that will perk up your senses and warm your heart!

Killer Coffee Cozy Mystery is a series about small town gossip, family, friends, and putting differences aside when troubles brews.
Do you love to read about family and friendships?
Do you enjoy holidays, festivals, and celebrations?
What about when life isn’t always rosy?
This series has all of that and more along with twisty turn mysteries that will have you rooting for the entire town of Honey Springs.