Tonya Kappes is an American author who is best known for her hilarious plots and quirky characters. She is the USA Today best selling author and creator of the Ghostly Southern Mysteries and A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery series of books.

Kappes came to writing after a divorce that left her rather depressed. The act of reading really helped her recover from that and took her out of that world. This inspired her to restart her life and when she remarried, her new husband believed in her that she could write a book of her own. She’s taken her experience from her original divorce and attempts to write books that can help just one person escape their daily life and their troubles. Based on her success, she’s helped a bit more than that.

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Publication Order of Blossom Bay Shorts Books

Murder by the Bay (2016)Description / Buy at
Romance by the Bay (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Bluegrass Romance Books

Grooming Mr. Right (2013)Description / Buy at
Taming Mr. Right (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Camper & Criminals Cozy Books

Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (2018)Description / Buy at
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (2018)Description / Buy at
Forests, Fishing, & Forgery (2018)Description / Buy at
Christmas, Criminals, and Campers (2018)Description / Buy at
Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder (2019)Description / Buy at
Canyons, Caravans, & Cadavers (2019)Description / Buy at
Hitches, Hideouts, & Homicides (2019)Description / Buy at
Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis (2019)Description / Buy at
Valleys, Vehicles & Victims (2019)Description / Buy at
Sunsets, Sabbatical and Scandal (2020)Description / Buy at
Tents, Trails and Turmoil (2020)Description / Buy at
Kickbacks, Kayaks, and Kidnapping (2020)Description / Buy at
Gear, Grills & Guns (2020)Description / Buy at
Eggnog, Extortion, and Evergreen (2020)Description / Buy at
Ropes, Riddles, & Robberies (2020)Description / Buy at
Paddlers, Promises & Poison (2021)Description / Buy at
Insects, Ivy, & Investigations (2021)Description / Buy at
Outdoors, Oars, & Oath (2021)Description / Buy at
Wildlife, Warrants, & Weapons (2021)Description / Buy at
Blossoms, BBQ, & Blackmail (2021)Description / Buy at
Lanterns, Lakes, & Larceny (2021)Description / Buy at
Jackets, Jack-O-Lantern, & Justice (2021)Description / Buy at
Santa, Sunrises, & Suspicions (2021)Description / Buy at
Vistas, Vices, & Valentines (2022)Description / Buy at
Rangers, RVs, & Revenge (2022)Description / Buy at
Adventure, Abduction, & Arrest (2022)Description / Buy at
Campfires, Courage, & Convicts (2022)Description / Buy at
Trapping, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving (2022)Description / Buy at
Gifts, Glamping, & Glocks (2022)Description / Buy at
Zoning, Zealots, & Ziplines (2023)Description / Buy at
Hammocks, Handguns, & Hearsay (2023)Description / Buy at
Questions, Quarrels & Quandary (2023)Description / Buy at
Brides, Bribes, & Binoculars (2023)Description / Buy at
Witness, Woods, & Wedding (2023)Description / Buy at
Elves, Evergreens, & Evidence (2023)Description / Buy at
Moonlight, Marshmallows, & Manslaughter (2024)Description / Buy at
Bonfire, Backpacks, & Brawls (2024)Description / Buy at
Fireworks, Freedom, & Felonies (2024)Description / Buy at
Snowcaps, Skiing, & Sabotage (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Divorced Divas Mystery Books

Bead of Doubt (2011)Description / Buy at
Strung Out to Die (2012)Description / Buy at
Crimped to Death (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Ghostly Southern Mysteries Books

A Ghostly Undertaking (2013)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Grave (2015)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Demise (2015)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Murder (2015)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Reunion (2016)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Mortality (2017)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Secret (2017)Description / Buy at
A Ghostly Suspect (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Grandberry Falls Books

The Ladybug Jinx (2011)Description / Buy at
Happy New Life (2011)Description / Buy at
A Superstitious Christmas (2011)Description / Buy at
Never Tell Your Dreams (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Holiday Cozy Mysteries Books

Four Leaf Felony (2022)Description / Buy at
Mother's Day Murder (2022)Description / Buy at
A Halloween Homicide (2022)Description / Buy at
New Year Nuisance (2023)Description / Buy at
Chocolate Bunny Betrayal (2023)Description / Buy at
Fourth of July Forgery (2023)Description / Buy at
Thanksgiving Treachery (2023)Description / Buy at
Santa Claus Surprise (2023)Description / Buy at
April Fool's Alibi (2024)Description / Buy at
Columbus Day Conundrum (2024)Description / Buy at
Spin off of the A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series.

Publication Order of Hudson Hollow Books

Wrapped Up in a Weeping Willow (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Kenni Lowry Books

Fixin' To Die (2016)Description / Buy at
Southern Fried (2017)Description / Buy at
Ax To Grind (2017)Description / Buy at
Six Feet Under (2018)Description / Buy at
Dead as a Doornail (2018)Description / Buy at
Tangled up in Tinsel (2018)Description / Buy at
Diggin' Up The Dirt (2019)Description / Buy at
Blowin' Up A Murder (2022)Description / Buy at
Heavens To Bribery (2023)Description / Buy at
Grave As All Get-Out (2024)Description / Buy at
Thick As Thieves (2025)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Killer Coffee Books

Scene of the Grind (2017)Description / Buy at
Mocha and Murder (2017)Description / Buy at
Freshly Ground Murder (2017)Description / Buy at
Cold Blooded Brew (2018)Description / Buy at
Decaffeinated Scandal (2018)Description / Buy at
A Killer Latte (2019)Description / Buy at
Holiday Roast Mortem (2019)Description / Buy at
Dead to the Last Drop (2020)Description / Buy at
Frothy Foul Play (2021)Description / Buy at
Spoonful of Murder (2021)Description / Buy at
Barista Bump Off (2022)Description / Buy at
Cappuccino Criminal (2023)Description / Buy at
Macchiato Murder (2023)Description / Buy at
Pour-Over Predicament (2024)Description / Buy at
Ice Coffee Corruption (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Laurel London Mysteries Books

Checkered Crime (2014)Description / Buy at
Checkered Past (2014)Description / Buy at
Checkered Thief (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Magical Cures Mysteries Books

A Charming Crime (2012)Description / Buy at
A Charming Cure (2012)Description / Buy at
A Charming Potion (2012)Description / Buy at
A Charming Wish (2013)Description / Buy at
A Charming Spell (2013)Description / Buy at
A Charming Magic (2013)Description / Buy at
A Charming Secret (2014)Description / Buy at
A Charming Christmas (2014)Description / Buy at
A Charming Fatality (2015)Description / Buy at
A Charming Death (2015)Description / Buy at
A Charming Ghost (2015)Description / Buy at
A Charming Hex (2016)Description / Buy at
A Charming Voodoo (2016)Description / Buy at
A Charming Corpse (2018)Description / Buy at
A Charming Misfortune (2019)Description / Buy at
A Charming Blend (2019)Description / Buy at
A Charming Deception (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mail Carrier Cozy Mysteries Books

Stamped Out (2019)Description / Buy at
Address For Murder (2019)Description / Buy at
All She Wrote (2020)Description / Buy at
Return To Sender (2020)Description / Buy at
First Class Killer (2020)Description / Buy at
Post Mortem (2021)Description / Buy at
Deadly Delivery (2021)Description / Buy at
Red Letter Slay (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Maisie Doss Mysteries Books

Sleight of Hand (2024)Description / Buy at
Tangled Lies (2024)Description / Buy at
Grave Deception (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Olivia Davis Paranormal Mysteries Books (2011)Description / Buy at
Color Me Love (2012)Description / Buy at
Color Me a Crime (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Small Town Romance Short Stories/Novellas

A New Tradition (2012)Description / Buy at
The Dare Me Date (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Southern Magical Bakery Books

Southern Magical Bakery (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Spies and Spells Books

Spies and Spells (2016)Description / Buy at
Betting Off Dead (2016)Description / Buy at
Get Witch or Die Trying (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Carpe Bead'em (2011)Description / Buy at
Tag... You're It (2014)Description / Buy at
Snowplace Like Home (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Tricked-Out Toolbox (With: Melissa Bourbon) (2012)Description / Buy at
A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Campfire Cookbook (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Wishing Tree Books

The Wishing Tree (By: Kay Bratt,Tammy L. Grace,Ashley Farley,Amanda Prowse,Barbara Hinske,Camille Di Maio) (2022)Description / Buy at
I Wish... (By: Amanda Prowse) (2022)Description / Buy at
Wish You Were Here: (By: Kay Bratt) (2022)Description / Buy at
Wish Again (By: Tammy L Grace) (2022)Description / Buy at
Workout Wishes & Valentine Kisses (By: Barbara Hinske) (2022)Description / Buy at
A Parade of Wishes (By: Camille Di Maio) (2022)Description / Buy at
Careful What You Wish (By: Ashley Farley) (2022)Description / Buy at
Gone Wishing (By: Jessie Newton) (2022)Description / Buy at
Wishful Thinking: (By: Kay Bratt) (2022)Description / Buy at
Overdue Wishes (By: Tammy L. Grace) (2022)Description / Buy at
A Whole Heap of Wishes (By: Amanda Prowse) (2022)Description / Buy at
Wishes of Home (By: Barbara Hinske) (2022)Description / Buy at
Wishful Witness (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Something Spooky This Way Comes(2010)Description / Buy at
Lost Love Letters: An Indie Chicks Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at
One More Page(2015)Description / Buy at

If You Like Tonya Kappes Books, You’ll Love…

A Ghostly Undertaking is the first book in the Ghostly Southern Mysteries series. This book introduces us to the undertaker Emma Lee Raines who is suffering from “funeral trauma” after a plastic Santa fell on her head. This trauma is causing the recently departed to start talking to her. Ruthie Sue Payne is her first customer so to speak and she swears that she didn’t just fall down the stairs. Emma will have to play detective to put Ruthie to rest or else risk being haunted by her forever.

Another great series by Kappes is the Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery series. The first book is called Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries. Mae West sees her life thrown upside down when her husband is arrested for a Ponzi scheme and she’s left with nothing… except for a campground in Kentucky. Mae heads to Kentucky and finds herself a true fish out of water. When her husband escapes from prison and ends up dead in the campground’s lake, Mae is the top suspect. She’ll need to prove herself innocent before she ends up taking the fall.

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2 Responses to “Order of Tonya Kappes Books”

  1. Heather: 3 years ago

    What happened to Rangers, RVs, & Revenge by Tonya Kappes has is not come out yet.


    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      It looks like that one was canceled. I can’t seem to find out why but have removed it from the list. Thanks.


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