Thursday, July 31, 2014
Mission to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon
Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Thomas, the obnoxious owner of South Cove’s most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Thomas is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she’ll need to jump from historic preservation to self-preservation …
Publisher: eKensington (July 31, 2014)
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Kensington Trade (July 1, 2014)
USA Today and New York Times, best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and four fur babies.
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My Review: Mission to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon
Mission to Murder takes place after Guidebook to Murder. Most of the characters from the first book are back plus some new ones to make it more interesting. It is a charming cast and scenery.
Full of drama, Suspense, relationships, romance, humor and a clean story. I guessed wrong on who the guilty party was but got correct the motive.
I missed the reason for one scene towards the end so I was left wondering why but that was the only complaint I had for the plot. I don't want to give the plot away to say more about that scene. The rest of the plotline worked for me.
Jill Gardner is back as the main character. She owns the local bookstore. Because of what happened in Guidebook to Murder she has more free time on her hands. She is working on the house she has, her store, and trying to get the Mission wall documented as being on her property.
I like all the secondary characters that are back surrounding Jill. Her Aunt who has a lot of ideas for her business, her friends. It really adds to the charm of the book and makes you want to come back and see what they are up to next.
Because of the Mission Wall she has made enemies of some powerful people in town. When one of them turns up dead right after she has fought with him in public she becomes the main suspect for some.
The detective in charge is Greg her boyfriend and one of the other cops in town Toby works part time for her in the coffee shop. They don't believe she is guilty but a lot of the others in town including the Mayor does.
Greg does not want her to investigate and keeps warning her.
The setting is a small tourist town of South Cove, CA right on the coast. I would love to visit the town. I would be tempted to swim at the Castle too.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it by Net Galley and Kensington Books.