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May 23, 2015

A GHOSTLY GRAVE by Tonya Kappes


A Ghostly Southern Mystery
Book Two
Tonya Kappes

The Chicken Has Left The Coop

  • Number: 9780062374813
  • Release: March 31, 2015
  • Author: Tonya Kappes
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * PARA: Supernatural, * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Witness Impulse


There's a ghost on the loose—and a fox in the henhouse. Four years ago, the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home put Chicken Teater in the ground. Now undertaker Emma Lee Raines is digging him back up. The whole scene is bad for business, especially with her granny running for mayor and a big festival setting up in town. But ever since Emma Lee started seeing ghosts, Chicken's been pestering her to figure out who killed him. With her handsome boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, busy getting new forensics on the old corpse, Emma Lee has time to look into her first suspect. Chicken's widow may be a former Miss Kentucky, but the love of his life was another beauty queen: Lady Cluckington, his prize-winning hen. Was Mrs. Teater the jealous type? Chicken seems to think so. Something's definitely rotten in Sleepy Hollow—and Emma Lee just prays it's not her luck. (copyright NightOwl Reviews)

About the Author

Tonya KappesTonya Kappes has written more than fifteen novels and four 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, two very spoiled schnauzers, and one ex-stray cat in northern Kentucky. Now that her boys are teenagers, Tonya writes full-time but can be found at all of her guys' high-school games with a pencil and paper in hand. Come on over and FAN Tonya on Goodreads.

The second book in The Ghostly Southern Mysteries Series is as good and fun as the first.
It all started when  a plastic Santa that was on the roof of Artie's deli and meat fell off and knocked Emma out.  When she came to at the hospital, she began seeing ghosts.   Chicken Teater's body had been at her very own funeral home, Eternal Slumber, but here he was at the hospital.  That couldn't be, she had seen him buried.  Whenever anyone in town saw her talking to a ghost, they just thought her as crazy Emma.  Emma realizes she isn't imagining things and is caught up in the murder of Ruthie.  Emma with Ruthie's ghost, goes right ahead and pokes into the investigation since more people are getting attacked.
Who were the suspects?  Quite a few including Chicken's widow, Marla Maria. 
 Emma hopes to get this case solved since The Kentucky Cave Festival is ready to begin. Emma has a thing for Jack Henry.  She looks into those eyes and her stomach has butterflies flittering.  They are both taken with each other.  The author definitely wrote two characters that belong together.  Ms. Kappes wrote the characters to be fun, a little strange and very colorful.  She keeps the mystery rolling and rolling from page to page. I would suggest reading the first book so that you can get twice the fun and get to know the characters better.

I received a complimentary copy of A GHOSTLY GRAVE from the author, Tonya Kappes and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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