Sunday, July 30, 2017

Camp Carter (Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery #25) by Kathi Daley

Book Information
Genre: Cozy mystery
Series: Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery, 25th book

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 24, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1546577300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546577300

Synopsis:  Zoe struggles with a secret as the Zimmerman clan sets out for a week of fun in the sun at Camp Carter, where they find the cook dead in the pantry on the very first day of their family vacation.

Review: Once again, Kathi shows why this is my favorite of her many series. The main characters are lovable and realistic folks, and they are always in believable locations where they just "happen" to discover a murder mystery that needs solving, whether they are at home in Ashton Falls or somewhere else.

This time around, Zak and Zoe are chaperoning a camping session for about a hundred elementary school students, and Zoe is trying to keep a "secret" which it turns out nearly everyone she knows has figured out and is just waiting for her to share. Zoe discovers a dead body almost immediately, and as the investigation progresses, she and Zak discover an "accidental" death has happened at the camp every two years for the last six years. Were they all accidents, or are they all murders which are connected? 

Every time I thought I had the mystery solved, Kathi threw another twist into the story that had me scrambling yet again.  As usual, there is plenty of clean romance and enough humor to keep things from getting too deep. 

Be sure to check out the great recipes at the end of the book, as well as a full list of all Kathi's books.

Rating: Four stars

About the author
91 DWAjd WBj L SY200Kathi lives with her husband, kids, grandkids, and dogs in beautiful Lake Tahoe. When she isn't writing, Kathi likes to read (preferably at the beach or by the fire), cook (preferably something with chocolate or cheese,) and garden (planting and planning not weeding). She also enjoys spending time on the water when she's not hiking, biking, or snowshoeing, the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home. 
Kathi uses the mountain setting in which she lives, along with the animals (wild and domestic) that share her home, as inspiration for her cozy mysteries. 

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