Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Kappy King & the Puppy Kaper

Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper (An Amish Mystery) by Amy Lillard

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Setting - Pennsylvania 
Zebra (December 26, 2017) An Imprint of Kensington Books Paperback: 352 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1420142976 

Content to be unmarried and plain-spoken, Kathryn “Kappy” King is an odd-woman-out in the Amish community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. But she’s skilled at making the special kapps local women need to cover their hair. And she might be the only one who can unearth the danger hiding in this peaceful valley . . .
When Kappy's neighbor, Ruth Peachey, turns up dead in her yard, everyone in Blue Sky believes it’s a tragic accident. Until the Englisch police find the gentle dog breeder was deliberately struck down—and arrest her mentally-challenged son, Jimmy, for the crime . . .
Jimmy’s sister, Edie, returns to Blue Sky clear his name, yet no one will speak to a shunned former Amish woman, much less give her information. Determined to help, Kappy starts digging for the truth among her seemingly-innocent neighbors. But suddenly a series of suspicious “accidents” threatens Edie and the Peachey farm—property Edie is determined to protect for her brother’s future.
Now, as danger looms large in the small community, Kappy must bait a trap for a killer snapping hard at her heels. And Edie must decide whether to make a home once more in the town she thought she’d left behind . . .
Review: I'm a sucker for Amish books and an Amish cozy mystery is probably one of the best things for me.

This book brought me so much joy! It was truly fun and quite different. I've read Amish mysteries before, but never a cozy mystery.

Kappy is a spinster, who makes the "caps" that Amish ladies wear. She's a little bit odd, but she's very lovable

When her neighbor is found murdered and her handicapped son is arrested, Kappy steps in helping out Ruth's daughter Edie find the killer. Edie is under the Bann for leaving the Amish community after being baptized. I'm pretty sure this friendship goes against much of the Amish belief when it came to "shunning" but I loved Kappy and Edie because they were so different. Edie is a bit naive for a woman who has been living away from the Amish for 10 years.

This book was the perfect cozy, full of fun and funny characters that you will fall in love with. Its fast paced and well, once you start reading you won't want to put the book done. I know I didn't.

The way Edie and Kappy went about hunting Ruth's killer was a bit madcap, but it made things more fun.

There weren't many people with a reason to want someone like Ruth dead, so as they checked off suspects things got really interesting. I really wasn't expecting  the killer to be who it was.

I look forward to reading more books about Kappy and Edie, and I kind of hope Edie returns to the fold.

Rating: 5 flowers

Amy Lillard is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including the Wells Landing series, The Quilting Circle novels, the Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries and the Kappy King Mysteries. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Please visit her online at www.AmyWritesRomance.com.
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