The Thanksgiving Trip (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, #5)
The entire Thomas family takes a Thanksgiving trip to a mountain cabin after Tess learns that her father visited the area every autumn to hunt and fish before his supposed death in a fiery truck accident. After arriving at the cabin, Tess and Tony, along with Mike and Bree, team up to investigate a suspicious death, while Tess and Tony secretly talk to people who live in the area and once knew her father. Hoping to finally find answers for her unanswered questions regarding her father's current whereabouts, Tess widens her search which lead her to a startling realization. Meanwhile, a stray dog seems intent on adopting Mike in spite of Mike's insistence that there is no way he has room in his life for an energetic and mischievous puppy.

The Thanksgiving Trip (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, #5) Details

TitleThe Thanksgiving Trip (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, #5)
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ReleaseOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherKathi Daley Books
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GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

The Thanksgiving Trip (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, #5) Review

  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    “The Thanksgiving Trip earns 5/5 Cups of Gravy…Engaging, Clever!Released 10/—/18; Posted 10/31/18Tess Thomas delivers all kinds of mail sticking around to enjoy a bit of gossip and maybe, as circumstances arise, hone her amateur sleuthing by performing a few informal interrogations. Her brother Mike is the local sheriff, so Tess has always been compelled to offer her assistance when a suspicious death appears. Tess has discovered that her father long thought dead may very well be alive. She’s en “The Thanksgiving Trip earns 5/5 Cups of Gravy…Engaging, Clever!Released 10/—/18; Posted 10/31/18Tess Thomas delivers all kinds of mail sticking around to enjoy a bit of gossip and maybe, as circumstances arise, hone her amateur sleuthing by performing a few informal interrogations. Her brother Mike is the local sheriff, so Tess has always been compelled to offer her assistance when a suspicious death appears. Tess has discovered that her father long thought dead may very well be alive. She’s enlisted her boyfriend Tony to do a bit of investigating, and although more curious evidence is discovered, no real answers...just more questions. So it is curious that Tess’s mom, unaware of Tess’s discoveries, decides to have the family spend the Thanksgiving holidays at Timberland Lake, the exact place her father would go every fall to fish…alone. More evidence, answers, insights? That's what Tess is hoping. Of course, the uninvited body floating in the lake puts everyone on alert.I really enjoy Kathi Daley’s Tess and Tilly Mystery series: a unique career for a cozy main character, “fur” friends galore, quirky residents of a small town, endearing romances, and mysteries of all sorts. Kathi always devises an engaging crime unfolding clues and evidence with a final, sometimes perilous, reveal, but she has added to this series the mystery about Tess’s father. It is fascinating to follow, weaving through the five books, the discoveries of an old letter, photographs, and news articles along with search results from facial recognition programs. This series is always engaging, but it is Kathi’s writing style, descriptive first-person narrative, and entertaining banter that makes it a favorite. Newbies can start here; you'll love it. The unfolding secondary mystery is revisited laying out all that has already been discovered. And animal lovers will delight in all the animals that interact as family…and possibly as a witness! Recipes! Yeah…add these to your own Thanksgiving weekend menu: Leftover Turkey Sandwiches, Turkey Soup, and Turkey Stew. You’ll feel it necessary to roast two turkeys to make sure you have plenty of leftovers.
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  • Lynne Moody
    January 1, 1970
    Wow Such a great read ! The characters were quirky and interesting from the very first start. I love all the characters getting to go out of town for the holidays. The storyline will grip you and pull you in as you read it. Couldn't put it down.
  • Mary Brown
    January 1, 1970
    The Thanksgiving TripA Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, Book #5Kathi Daley5 StarsSynopsis:The entire Thomas family takes a Thanksgiving trip to a mountain cabin after Tess learns that her father visited the area every autumn to hunt and fish before his supposed death in a fiery truck accident. After arriving at the cabin, Tess and Tony, along with Mike and Bree, team up to investigate a suspicious death, while Tess and Tony secretly talk to people who live in the area and once knew her father. Hopin The Thanksgiving TripA Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery, Book #5Kathi Daley5 StarsSynopsis:The entire Thomas family takes a Thanksgiving trip to a mountain cabin after Tess learns that her father visited the area every autumn to hunt and fish before his supposed death in a fiery truck accident. After arriving at the cabin, Tess and Tony, along with Mike and Bree, team up to investigate a suspicious death, while Tess and Tony secretly talk to people who live in the area and once knew her father. Hoping to finally find answers for her unanswered questions regarding her father's current whereabouts, Tess widens her search which lead her to a startling realization. Meanwhile, a stray dog seems intent on adopting Mike in spite of Mike's insistence that there is no way he has room in his life for an energetic and mischievous puppy. (Goodreads)Review:There are a couple mysteries in this book. The first is who killed the person that was found and the second is what happened to Tess’s dad and is he still alive? Both of these mysteries are carried on well throughout the entire book and there are plenty of clues to help any armchair detective solve these puzzles. We learn more about Tess’s dad and who he was and come closer to finding the answers.The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. I was pulled right into the story from the very beginning and carried along for a mysterious ride. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I could feel the cold and see the snow falling at the cabin. I really liked that this book took place elsewhere, it brought a different feeling to this book. I would recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you like wonderful characters, a great setting and intriguing mysteries, pick up a copy of this book.
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    The Thanksgiving Trip is the fifth in Kathi Daley’s Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series, and it’s an awesome read. The smooth writing style flows at a steady pace, the characters are well rounded and affable, and the mysteries are well plotted and interesting. As with all her books, Ms. Daley has provided readers with a clean, fun read, with caring and compassionate characters, an intriguing mystery to try to solve, and adorable dogs and cats. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys rea The Thanksgiving Trip is the fifth in Kathi Daley’s Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series, and it’s an awesome read. The smooth writing style flows at a steady pace, the characters are well rounded and affable, and the mysteries are well plotted and interesting. As with all her books, Ms. Daley has provided readers with a clean, fun read, with caring and compassionate characters, an intriguing mystery to try to solve, and adorable dogs and cats. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading well-crafted cozy mysteries.Tess Thomas is surprised when her mother, Lucy, suggests the family spend a week vacationing in a cabin at Timberland Lake for Thanksgiving. Neither Lucy or Tess, or Mike, her brother, has ever been there, but their dad, who may or may not be deceased, always spent time there in the fall. Tony Marconi, Tess’s boyfriend, and her best friend, Bree Price, who is Mike’s girlfriend, will be joining them, along with two dogs and two cats. On the drive to the lake, Mike spots and rescues a puppy. Tony has been helping Tess try to solve the mystery surrounding her father who reportedly died in an accident when she was a teenager, but whom she believes may still be alive, so they planned to do a little sleuthing while there, hoping someone might remember her dad. Since Lucy and Mike don’t know they’ve been looking into this, they have to do their snooping on the down low. While walking the dogs, Tess and Tony discover a man’s body floating in the lake. Officer Holderman is in charge of the investigation, and when he learns Mike is a member of the White Eagle Police Department, he enlists his help. Tess, Tony, Mike, and Bree make the rounds of the cabins to see if anyone knows who the puppy’s owner is and ask questions about the victim, Doug Peterman, a local maintenance man, and cleans the cabins, along with his wife.
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  • Patrizia
    January 1, 1970
    4 stelle e mezzaUn'altra bella storia e un'adorabile ambientazione in una cabina sulle rive di un lago, con la neve tutta intorno. Tenuto conto che la protagonista vi si trova con le persone cui è più affezionata, l'ho invidiata molto...Non vedo l'ora di leggere il successivo per scoprire qualcos'altro sul padre di Tess: questa indagine fa da sottofondo a tutta la serie ed è sempre lì intrigante.
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  • Sandy Bartles
    January 1, 1970
    Tess, Mike, their mom and their significant others head to the mountains for the week of Thanksgiving and find a dead body not long after their arrival. I enjoyed learning a bit more about Tess and Mike’s father and the dog that shows up on the scene. This is a wonderful story and I highly recommend it.
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  • Joanne
    January 1, 1970
    The Thanksgiving Trip is the fifth book in the Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series by Kathi Daley. Once again, this creative, prolific author has done the impossible... come up with a story that is sad and sweet and packed FULL of emotions and intrigue. This mystery series demonstrates how Tess works hard to balance family and career and still finds time to solve mysteries the family issues...rehome pets, interpersonal relationships, etc. ring true to life. Small towns and large cities alike ofte The Thanksgiving Trip is the fifth book in the Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series by Kathi Daley. Once again, this creative, prolific author has done the impossible... come up with a story that is sad and sweet and packed FULL of emotions and intrigue. This mystery series demonstrates how Tess works hard to balance family and career and still finds time to solve mysteries the family issues...rehome pets, interpersonal relationships, etc. ring true to life. Small towns and large cities alike often encompass families that have unknown dynamics or unresolved issues that are rarely discussed, this story sadly draws attention to the similar situations that tend to be closer in thought during the holiday season. Many families travel to spend time together over the holidays. Tess, her mom, brother, as well as her boyfriend and her brother's girlfriend take a vacation to a place that Tess's father used to visit. Shortly after they arrive Tess and Tony find the body of the property caretaker floating in the lake. They are drawn to investigate which leads to them to stumble upon information related to Tess’s father. As their investigation deepens more questions arise. Is Tess’s father still alive? Where did a stray puppy come from? Who killed the caretaker? This plot has a numerous interwoven mysterious situation to resolve. Possibly, the greatest question may be is the family safe at this cabin get-away? Set during the Thanksgiving season readers will recognize the importance of giving thanks for thankful for family and friends. The story is plausible, and the well-developed characters are perfect in the roles they portray. Ms. Daley’s cozy mysteries are always solid. Each book can be read as a stand-alone although I do suggest readers start with book one as the book each lay more of a foundation and character development which makes the stories more enjoyable. This book is well written with a plot woven to hold the readers attention. It is quick read. I recommend it especially if you like holiday themed books. I recommend this book and believe readers who appreciate a good cozy mystery will enjoy this book.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    The Thanksgiving Trip ( A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery - Book 5 )By: Kathi DaleyThe Thanksgiving Trip is book five by Kathi Daley in A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Series. What a Thanksgiving Trip. The author writes another cozy mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat and trying too read faster to see what is going to happen next. I was not disappointed. I was hooked right from the start. Tess , the family, friends, and animals all load up and head to the lake for a Family Thanksgiving The Thanksgiving Trip ( A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery - Book 5 )By: Kathi DaleyThe Thanksgiving Trip is book five by Kathi Daley in A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Series. What a Thanksgiving Trip. The author writes another cozy mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat and trying too read faster to see what is going to happen next. I was not disappointed. I was hooked right from the start. Tess , the family, friends, and animals all load up and head to the lake for a Family Thanksgiving. Some are hoping to find some answers about Tess’s father. They all get more than they expected , dead body, small puppy, romance, and lots of mystery in this cozy story. Will they find any answers to Tess’s father? What about the dead body? This is one you don’t want to miss out on , be sure and pick up your copy today.
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  • Janice
    January 1, 1970
    I read this on the kindle This was the 5th book in this series while it was okay not the best one the family go to the lake where Tess's father went they were in a cabin While out Tess & Tony find a dead body a man who has been murdered so while trying to help solve the murder plus finding out more about her father The murder & the solving of it wasn't that great & nothing to much further with her father well nothing she hadn't suspected I hate the way these books end yes it gets pic I read this on the kindle This was the 5th book in this series while it was okay not the best one the family go to the lake where Tess's father went they were in a cabin While out Tess & Tony find a dead body a man who has been murdered so while trying to help solve the murder plus finding out more about her father The murder & the solving of it wasn't that great & nothing to much further with her father well nothing she hadn't suspected I hate the way these books end yes it gets picked up in the next book but would like to finish better I am hoping that the next book (if there is one) will be the last as I feel that it is dragging on now
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  • Taryn
    January 1, 1970
    Tess is excited that her family will celebrating Thanksgiving at a cabin her mother rented for everyone. Her father use to visit the remote area and she hopes that while there she might learn something new about him. Maybe someone will be able to tell her something that will lead to why he seems to still be alive. While enjoying a walk with Tony they come across a dead body, it turns out to be the caretaker of the cabin they are staying in. The last anyone saw him he was cleaning the cabin they Tess is excited that her family will celebrating Thanksgiving at a cabin her mother rented for everyone. Her father use to visit the remote area and she hopes that while there she might learn something new about him. Maybe someone will be able to tell her something that will lead to why he seems to still be alive. While enjoying a walk with Tony they come across a dead body, it turns out to be the caretaker of the cabin they are staying in. The last anyone saw him he was cleaning the cabin they are now in, a big Tech company had been there for a month. Not being able to just sit back and relax Tess decides that maybe they should ask some questions while she is trying to see if anyone remembers her father. She also thinks it's a good time to fill her brother in on the fact that their dad might just be alive. Follow along as the gang asks questions, rescues a stray puppy, and looks further into Tess's dads life. Will they be able to figure who killed the caretaker and why? Is someone missing a puppy or will Mike end up with the little guy? Can they find any new answers to the questions Tess has about her father. Follow along and find out the answer to those questions and more. I enjoyed Tess's quest to find out more about her father and look forward to seeing where the author takes her next.
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  • Laura Reading
    January 1, 1970
    Some people just can not go on vacation, even if they take their family and closest friends with them.Not only is this the first Thanksgiving that Tess's mother and aunt are not hosting Thanksgiving at home, but it is also the first holiday gathering to include Mike and Tess's potential future life partners. Even if the two "plus ones" have been long time friends of the family, the status has changed. We all know about Thanksgiving dinner stress.That won't be an issue once a body is found, float Some people just can not go on vacation, even if they take their family and closest friends with them.Not only is this the first Thanksgiving that Tess's mother and aunt are not hosting Thanksgiving at home, but it is also the first holiday gathering to include Mike and Tess's potential future life partners. Even if the two "plus ones" have been long time friends of the family, the status has changed. We all know about Thanksgiving dinner stress.That won't be an issue once a body is found, floating in the water at the get-away location Tess's mother has chosen. Why this particular lake, when there is history there even if the family has never visited before?Tess and Tony have been trying to discover more about her presumed dead father, who may not have died in a fiery road crash. It is time to fill in brother, Mike, who happens to be a cop.Lots of history and additional questions surface as they question the longterm residents of this lake community. What harm can come of adding in questions about her father?This book is a thinker. Will they get answers they have been waiting over a decade for? Will they decide to be satisfied and put the search aside? Are they in danger just by being in this cabin?Another deep puzzle to be waded through and untangled. To lighten the mood, an adorable pup decides to adopt the family.
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  • Darla
    January 1, 1970
    Tess, Tilly, and the cats are on vacation along with her mom and the entire family including Tony, Mike, and Bree. They're renting a cabin at a lake where Tess' father used to go fishing so she's hoping to get some final answers about her dad. On their way to the cabin, Mike sees a wandering puppy who seems intent on adopting him and on their first walk they discover a body. Tess and Tony are soon embroiled in both mysteries.The Tess and Tilly series is really coming along and each book brings u Tess, Tilly, and the cats are on vacation along with her mom and the entire family including Tony, Mike, and Bree. They're renting a cabin at a lake where Tess' father used to go fishing so she's hoping to get some final answers about her dad. On their way to the cabin, Mike sees a wandering puppy who seems intent on adopting him and on their first walk they discover a body. Tess and Tony are soon embroiled in both mysteries.The Tess and Tilly series is really coming along and each book brings us deeper in the life of Tess and her family, both animal and human. I highly recommend to Kathi Daley fans who haven't read this series yet and anyone who loves a good cozy mystery.
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  • Vivian
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book in this cozy mystery series. This story is set against the backdrop of a road trip for the family to a lake that has a greater meaning than just a Thanksgiving celebration - great move on the part of the author to keep the series fresh. Poor Tess barely gets out of the car when she and Tony find a body - I found it very interesting how the author weaves this discovery in with the greater mystery thread that has run throughout the series, that of Tess's father and his mysteriou Another great book in this cozy mystery series. This story is set against the backdrop of a road trip for the family to a lake that has a greater meaning than just a Thanksgiving celebration - great move on the part of the author to keep the series fresh. Poor Tess barely gets out of the car when she and Tony find a body - I found it very interesting how the author weaves this discovery in with the greater mystery thread that has run throughout the series, that of Tess's father and his mysterious "death". On a lighter note, it is great to see how everyone's relationships are progressing and, as always, the animals have their parts as well. A well-written and easy read.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my goodness, I jumped back and forth with all my theories in this one. Not so much about the murder, but definitely about everything in Tess' family drama about her dad and about her mom! Wow! This is such a great series. Really has me guessing. I love the characters and how they all work together. I thought the family trip was wonderful and I still wonder how much or what mom knows. So many secrets. Can't wait for the next book.
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  • Jane Firebaugh
    January 1, 1970
    I totally enjoyed The Thanksgiving Trip. Tess and her mom and brother, as well as her boyfriend and her brother's girlfriend take a vacation to a place that Tess's father use to go. Not only do they find a puppy, they also find a dead body. Mysteries abound in this book and new clues surface about Tess's father as well.Really good story and I highly recommend it, though it will be even more enjoyable if you read the other four books in the series first.
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  • Marissa
    January 1, 1970
    Kindle Copy for ReviewTess and her family decide to rent a cabin to spend Thanksgiving holiday where her father used to spend time. But soon Tess and Tony will find a dead body as they find themselves investigating. Seems there is connection between her father and the dead body had a connection as more information about her father is learned.It is Thanksgiving season and a time to be thankful for family and friends. Another book to put you in the season.
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  • Lisa Millett
    January 1, 1970
    Great cozy mystery seriesThis book is the fifth in the Tess and Tilly series and this series continues to deliver good mystery, small town familiar characters and relationships as well as delightful story lines. There are loving dogs and cats who add to the story dynamics as well as a beautiful lake setting during the Thanksgiving holiday. All in all this is another winner from Kathi Daley that continues to delight and entertain the reader.
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  • Shannon Benson
    January 1, 1970
    The next Installment better come soon!I think this is one of my favorite in this series. I have enjoyed Tess and her family and like Tess’ insight into the mysteries. I also like that while Kathi Daley throws in the fanatical ideas, it is mostly the down to earth whodoneit. Oh and SPOILER ALERT....I am not sure I can wait for the next book to come out to find put more about Tess’ Dad and Jared Collins! I have my theories and will be waiting on pins and needles! Argh!
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  • Christie Marks
    January 1, 1970
    Happy HolidaysThe thing I love most about Kathi's books is that, as much as I hate for them to end, you always know there's another installment coming soon. For Thanksgiving, Tess learned more about her elusive dad, and a few secrets about her mom. I can't wait to learn more about each in the next book.
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  • Neena Christianson Martin
    January 1, 1970
    AnswersThat's what everyone is looking for as the family and significant others plan a week's vacation at Thanksgiving at the lake where Tess and Mike's dad went every fall. What they find first is a dead body and some close mouthed neighbors about both the murder and their father.
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  • JoAnne
    January 1, 1970
    I couldn't put this one down! I loved the storyline of Tess learning more about her father and the new information about her mother's friend. Add a new puppy in the picture, a family bonding and get-together; along with a murder that was totally unrelated to anything. Super Wow! what a story! Thank you Kathi Daley for your awesome book
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  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Thanksgiving tripTess and Tilley and Tony all head to the lake where her dad used to go. Will they find out more about him? What happened all those years ago? Romance is everywhere on this family vacation. Oops. With a side of murder. Hey! That wasn’t on the menu!!!
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  • KimberlyDawn
    January 1, 1970
    The Thanksgiving Trip is book five in the Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery series. Once again, I was pulled into the story, and I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed learning a little more about the mystery of Tess' father, and I loved the dog! I definitely recommend this book.
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  • Jayme
    January 1, 1970
    Family time and a murder to solve The Thanksgiving Trip does clear up a few things from previous books, however I believe this much more to come. I loved the family time at the lake. It’s nice when the characters get to solve a mystery in another setting.
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  • Kitten Peters
    January 1, 1970
    Great quick readLatin Daley does a great job with these characters. I love that she but Tony and Tess together and Mike and Bred with puppy dog 🐕 Leonard are great. I rush through this series to see if Mike and Tess find their father and hope they do in future stories.
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  • Darcy Weber
    January 1, 1970
    Murder for the holidaysVacations are meant for family, fun, and relaxation...so, how does a dead body fit into the mix? Easily, if you're Ted's and Tony. They work together with Mike and the local police to solve this crime. Another winning mystery!
  • Linda Rainey
    January 1, 1970
    Another Good Cozy MysteryTess and Tony are involved in another murder mystery while on Thanksgiving vacation.II loved the storyline,the engaging characters ,the many twists and turns Cozy Mystery lovers will enjoy this book.
  • Nancy Finley
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the book and the series. I guess I am as slow as Tess. I did not figure the ending till the very end but I figured the motive faster.
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, totally enjoyed the latest mystery and the family drama...
  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Great readI love Tess and Tilly and all the gang and I can't wait to see what happens next I love all of Kathi Daley's books and if you love a great cozy you will too
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