Friday, April 7, 2017


Treasure in Paradise
by Kathi Daley

Treasure in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery) 
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Henery Press (April 11, 2017)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111910


Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than pirate’s treasure.
My review:
I have read other books by Kathi Daley and other books in this series. I really like Kathi's writing style and love the characters. I really like that these books can be read as stand alones.  Like I said I have read other books in the series but when I picked them or this one up I did not really need the full back story to keep up with the book. There are a few references to other books but they are explained so you are not lost.  I like how these are mysteries with a touch of romance. There is very little colorful words and no sex in this book and the others of her's I have read. I don't mind sex and cussing but these books just don't need it to make for an interesting read. 

In this book Tj takes her family of 2 young sisters, Grand Pa, Doc a family friend, Kyle her best friend, 4 cats and 3 dogs from Arizona to Gull Island on the east coast for the summer to help a family friend who has had a stoke by overseeing renovations to his resort.  

As they arrive the first thing they discover is a dead body in the attic.  Tj who has a nose for investigating takes it upon herself to figure out who killed the man in the attic. She is also trying to sword off the efforts of a big corporation who is trying to buy the resort and turn it into a mega resort. 

I love the feel of Gull Island that Kathi gives. Sounds like a wonderful place to go spend some down time. It is small town at its finest. Every one knows everyone and sounds like it would be a great lace for a stress free vacation, minus the dead body of course. The story moves along nicely it bounces between TJ's investigation and family life. Which lends a sweetness to an otherwise terrible murder mystery. 


About the Author

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series.
Come for the murder, stay for the romance.
Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she’s not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.
Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.
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  1. Thank you for the review and being part of the tour. Mari Hinton jmhinton(at)psci (dot)net

  2. Thankyou Kathi for all your great books and Teresa for your review.
    Jill Broussard

  3. Thank you for the review, I have been enjoying visiting all these great blogs and pages.
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  4. Thanks for the contest! I really enjoy this series and this newest book sounds like so much fun. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  5. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. Reading all of the reviews during Kathi's treasure hunt has been fun.

  6. I enjoy Kathi's books very much. Thanks for the review.

  7. Imagine finding a dead body in your attic!! Wow! CNT wait to read it!

  8. Imagine finding a dead body in your attic!! Wow! CNT wait to read it!

  9. Great review, thanks. daw655(@)hotmail(.)com

  10. I haven't started this series yet but it sounds like I will really love it.

  11. Thank you for your post and review -- I love Kathi Daley's stories and am looking forward to reading this one.

  12. Thank you so much for a great review. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  13. Love Kathi's books! Can't wait to read "Treasure in Paradise".

  14. Love the books. A lot of stuff to relocate to help out in Treasure in Paradise.

  15. I am enjoying this book tour. Thank you for participating!

  16. Thanks SO much for the review and giveaway!! I'm SO looking forward to this book,visiting again with the wonderful characters like TJ her friends and family, the murder mystery and the treasure hunt! Just thinking about TJ and her relatives, the cats and dogs all off together on the road for a vacation makes me laugh out loud!! You are so right about Kathi Daley, she really can make a terrible murder mystery sweet!!

  17. Thank you participating in Kathi's book tour and the review. Love Kathi's books. servedogmomATyahooDOTcom

  18. I've only read the first one in this series so far but I can't wait to catch up. Thanks for sharing your great review!!

  19. Other than Tj, I think my favorite characters are the 4 little girls. They're so cute.