Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon (A Tourist Trap Mystery)


In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store--Coffee, Books, and More--open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?

When Jill's elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily's gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill--along with all of her problems. . .and her enemies. Convinced her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house. But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit--especially if it gets her closer to South Cove's finest, Detective Greg King. Problem is, the killer knows she's on the case--and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently. . .
Publisher: eKensington (April 17, 2014)
series: A Tourist Trap Mystery
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00FY54N72
81,000 Words

My Review:Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon


I liked Guidebook to Murder. Would love to see these characters back into another mystery. I really liked Jill and how she worried and cares both for her friends and strangers. This is a cozy mystery. The town has character.

Jill has lived in South Cove for 5 years. When she came to town to look around she met Miss Emily and was convinced this was the place to live. Jill used to be a lawyer. Now she owns a bookstore & coffee shop. Now she is getting threats all over the place. She is not sure who to trust.

Miss Emily was old and had no family. She lived in a old house that was falling apart. The city was warning her they would condemn her house if she did not take care of it. A developer wants to buy her property. She dies and leaves the property to Jill.

Annie works for the city. She is also a friend of Jill's. She has disappeared and no one knows where she is. Annie loves to surf.

Detective Greg King does not think their is no problem with Emily's death at first. Now he is worried about Jill spending lots of time with her. Is he married or not?

Their are also more interesting characters, including a Mayor that is not liked. A fortune teller who also works for the police. A developer who wants to bulldoze a lot of the town. New lawyers are showing up. Lots of suspects who want what Emily had.

The book has a lot of mystery, lots of drama, fun characters. I would love to visit or live their too. The pacing was good and made me want to keep reading to find out what happed. It is also a clean book.

The setting is South Cove, California. A small town by the ocean.

I would read more books from Lynn Cahoon in the future based on this story.

I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by Netgalley.

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