Book Review: Summer Camp Culprit by C.K. Fyfe

Posted September 24, 2022 by meezcarrie in C.K. Fyfe, contemporary, cozy mystery, mystery/suspense, romance / 4 Comments

GENRE: Romantic Cozy Mystery Short Story
RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2022

Camp Starfall is closing. But that doesn’t mean the past is going with it.

Despite her misgivings, Lindsey returns to the campground she last left as a broken-hearted teen. She’s determined to spend Camp Starfall’s farewell weekend focusing on the good memories she has of her time as a camper. But fate has other plans.

Lindsey’s teenage sweetheart Tyler shows up, stirring up feelings in her that had long lain dormant. Too bad she doesn’t have time to dwell on him. Someone is breaking into the cabins, and if she doesn’t find the culprit, more than her heart will be at stake.


I never attended summer camp…. I’m not really a ‘camp’ person. Ok, I’m not really an ‘outdoor’ person if we’re being completely honest. I’m basically a mole, perfectly content to stay indoors in the air conditioning with my own bathroom, my own bed, and a comfy recliner. And, of course, my books lol

But ever since I watched the original version of The Parent Trap – you remember, with Hayley Mills playing twins separated at birth when their parents divorced – I’ve been a little bit fascinated with the concept of summer camp. Not enough to go to one, mind you. But enough that I was intrigued by the premise of this short story. Especially with the promise of romance!

I enjoyed watching Lindsey play ‘Nancy Drew’ again after she interrupts a prowler in their cabin at the camp reunion. She definitely slips easily into that role – and she’s good at it. I also loved the rekindled romance between Lindsey and Tyler, her first love. The tension between them sparked and sizzled and left me a bit a’swoon more than once. I would personally love a full-length novel with Lindsey, Tyler, Chloe and Mr. Mattone! (Shelby can stay home lol) Despite the short word count, these characters were layered and multi-dimensional, and they quickly wormed their way into my heart.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a quick evening read that’s part light mystery, part clean romance, part nostalgia, and fully entertaining then you need to pick up a copy of Summer Camp Culprit by C.K. Fyfe. The author’s writing voice is engaging and witty, and her characters come to life on the page. I’m still thinking about Lindsey and Tyler and hope to read more with them soon!

(I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I read via Kindle Unlimited. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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C.K. Fyfe has always enjoyed a good mystery. Fyfe’s childhood love of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys led to a grown-up love of writing cozy mysteries with quirky, funny, and kindhearted characters. Fyfe lives in “The Wolverine State.” Much like wolverines, Fyfe’s villains have vicious dispositions, but the clever sleuths know how to tame their foes’ tempers. You can connect with the author on Facebook.

What about you? What makes you want to read Summer Camp Culprit by C.K. Fyfe?

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