Sunday, August 3, 2014

Book 1 in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series
by Kathi Daley

Amid a backdrop of zombies on the run and Halloween festivities, animal control officer Zoe Donovan is faced with losing something she loves in order to save someone she loves when she finds a dead body in the basement of a haunted house just two days before Halloween. With the help of her best friends, Levi and Ellie, and her dog Charlie, she delves into a mystery as complex and multilayered as the feelings she develops for her ex-nemesis Zak Zimmerman. Halloween Hijinks is the perfect recipe, combining holiday fun with a touch of humor, a pinch of romance, and a dollop of murder.

I enjoyed HALLOWEEN HIJINKS very much. I will say, for those of you who follow my reviews, this is not one of the “cozy” cozies that I normally read and review.

In this first book in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series Ms. Daley has created a very real character in animal control officer Zoe Donovan. I connected with her character through her love of animals and her need to find them good homes.
I love the idea of a “zombie run” on Halloween. Sounds like it would be a real blast!
The mystery in this book was good and tight. And it wasn’t until the reveal that I myself knew who the killer was.
Give HALLOWEEN HIJINKS a try and I’m sure you’ll want to add this series to you TBR stack. 

Author Kathi Daley
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.

Visit Kathi:
Facebook at Kathi Daley Books,
Twitter at Kathi Daley@kathidaley.


  1. Kathi's books are so much fun to get lost in.

  2. The book sounds fun. I love Halloween. A mystery on Halloween should be awesome.

  3. I have wanted to try this series for a long time and now you reminded me about it. I love reading Halloween books in October. Maybe I should save it for then.

  4. I agree, Halloween and mysteries go together. It's on my list!

  5. I have the first three books on my kindle that I really need to read.

  6. I love Kathis books. They are so much fun!