Though a quick read, Summer Camp Culprit was an entertaining escape on a blustery fall day. 


The Description

Publication 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.

The Review

Summer Camp Culprit by C.K. Fyfe was a quick read at only sixty-six pages, but it may have been too short to dive too deeply into the characters or plotline. 

When a summer camp decides to close, old campers choose to forge a reunion for old times’ sake. They return twenty years older and reunite and reconnect with others who were campers, as well as the now much older camp director. We get a flavor for the nicknames, some of their activities, the awful food choices, buildings and surroundings that make up the camp, and even the bullying and nastiness of some former campers.

The story moves quickly as amateur sleuth Lindsey is at it again with another mystery to solve. She has several culprits—if not clues—and seems to be the only one initially who knows something out of the ordinary is going on at the camp. 

Lindsey reunites with her love interest, Tyler, during their weekend stay. After a dramatic breakup at camp, they lost touch over the years due to hurtful things against her that were attributed to him. It was nice to see how they talked things through and how others were supportive when she learned the truth. 

The story ends abruptly with the mystery solved, but it left me wanting more. There seemed to be a little more story to tell, and an epilogue might have given the closure I was looking for. 

Though a quick read, Summer Camp Culprit was an entertaining escape on a blustery fall day. Buy Links

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About The AuthorC.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.




JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for - and which is on hiatus. Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!


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Though a quick read, Summer Camp Culprit was an entertaining escape on a blustery fall day. 3.5-STAR REVIEW: SUMMER CAMP CULPRIT by C.K. Fyfe