Sunday, October 12, 2014

Review: If the Shoe Kills (A Tourist Trap Mystery #3) by Lynn Cahoon

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 920 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Publisher: eKensington (Nov. 10 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KM9O6SQ

Book Description

The tourist town of South Cove, California, is a lovely place to spend the holidays. But this year, shop owner Jill Gardner discovers there’s no place like home for homicide. . .

As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being liasion for a new work program, 'tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing’s worse than Ted Hendricks--the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill’s ready to kill the guy. That, however, turns out to be unnecessary when she finds Ted in his car--dead as a doornail. Officer Greg assumes it’s a suicide. Jill thinks it’s murder. And if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, a spoiled blonde wants to sue the city for breaking her heel. Jill has to act fast to solve this mess--before the other shoe drops. . .

"Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true." --Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

About the Author

An Idaho native, her stories focus around the depth and experience of living big in a small town. 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.

My Review

I have been enjoying this cozy mystery series by Lynn Cahoon. Tourist Trap Mysteries are based in a central coast California town South Cove..I'm thinking a town like Cambria. Jill Gardner owns the town's book and coffee shop called appropriately....Coffee, Books and More. She also has a penchant for becoming involved in local murders.

Jill's boyfriend, Greg, is a detective with South Cove's police department. He wishes that she should stay home and keep her nose out of trouble but trouble seems to find her and she cannot help herself. It is a continuing cozy mystery series so the reader can follow along with Jill and Greg's relationship as well as those with her aunt, her shophelper Toby, and the rest of the assorted townfolk. Not too many people to get you confused but enough to make the story interesting.

If the Shoe Kills is the third book in the series. You do not need to read the first two to be able to follow the story properly but they do add background. I would recommend If the Shoe Kills if you are looking for a well written cozy mystery.

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