Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

 

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Mission to Murder
by Lynn Cahoon

Lynn has created a mystery that will keep the reader engaged throughout the entire book. I was so pleased that the solution wasn’t predictable. There are just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

The story is well written and I feel like I am there in the town and these characters are my friends. I like seeing Jill & Greg’s relationship continue and wonder what the author has in store for them in the next book.
~Storeybook Reviews

I loved the twist and turns in the story …
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

This is one of those cozies that you feel as if you are visiting old friends. It’s fun to check in and see how they are all doing since the last book.
~Socrates Book Reviews

I love how you are instantly part of the story.
~Shelley’s Book Case

… a book I couldn’t put down I read it all in one day it was that good.
~Community Bookstop

Three subplots provide some depth and a change of mood from the primary mystery, and Lynn Cahoon weaves them in skillfully.
~The Bookwym’s Hoard

 

The writing in this book is superb and it is filled with likable and realistic characters.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Mission To Murder (eBook)
Mission to Murder
(A Tourist Trap Mystery)

2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Release Date: July 31, 2014
Kensington Publishing
230 Pages
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Synopsis

In the California coastal town of South Cove, history is one of its many tourist attractions—until it becomes deadly…

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 …

Cahoon
About This Author

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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Excerpt –

Some people like to hear their own voice. That jewel of wisdom hit me as I filled the coffee carafes for the third time. As chamber liaison, I’d volunteered my shop, Coffee, Books, and More, to serve as semi-permanent host site for South Cove’s Business Basics meeting. The early morning meeting was scheduled to run from seven to nine but the clock over the coffee bar showed it was already twenty minutes past. With more items to cover on the agenda, we’d be ordering lunch, maybe dinner, before the end.

All because the newest committee member, Josh Thomas, owner of the new antiques store down the street, had issues. He didn’t like the agenda, the city’s promotion plan, and he especially didn’t like the fact the city didn’t have a formal animal control office. These subjects were not part of the regular list of discussion topics for the eclectic mix of owners of gift shops, art galleries, inns, and restaurants. I usually loved feeling the creative energy and listening to wacky ideas members brought to the table. Today, the meeting droned on and I couldn’t wait for it to end.

“I wonder why he even moved here,” Aunt Jackie fake-whispered to me as she sliced a second cheesecake. “He hates everything.”

“Hush.” I elbowed my aunt, trying to quiet her.

“Jill Gardner, don’t tell me you weren’t thinking the same thing.” She started plating out the cheesecake.

A couple of the council members snickered, and Josh’s face turned a deeper red than normal. His wide girth barely fit into the black suit he wore. From what I could tell, he wore the same threadbare suit every day. Watching the buttons on his off-white shirt, I worried one would pop off each time he took a labored breath.

“As I was saying, we must press the police department to deal with felonious teenagers running the streets.” Josh didn’t acknowledge he’d heard Jackie, a tactic I’ve often used with my aunt. She’s overbearing, opinionated, speaks her mind, and I love her to death.

“There’s no problem.” Sadie Michaels replied, the words harsh and clipped. “There’s not a lot for kids to do around here, so they hang out at the park. They don’t cause problems for local businesses. We’ve raised them better than that.”

“I beg to differ. Craig Morgan, the manager over at The Castle, has caught kids breaking in after-hours. They’ve been having drinking parties, swimming in the pools, and he’s even caught a few couples in the mansion’s bedrooms, doing heavens knows what.” Snickers from the rest of the members floated around the room as Josh wheezed in another breath. “We must stop these criminals before there’s real trouble. The antiques housed at The Castle are priceless.”

 

Tour Participants

July 31 – Dru’s Book Musing – Guest Post
August 1 – Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers – Guest Post
August 2 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
August 3 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
August 4 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Guest Post
August 5 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
August 6 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
August 7 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
August 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview
August 9 – Mystery Playground – Interview,
August 10 – Community Bookstop – Review, Giveaway
August 11 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Interview
August 12 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post

 

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