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 spotIn 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 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
Mission to Murder 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 s
When Jill discovered a significant historical site in her back yard she found herself at odds with Craig Thomas who takes the lions share of the towns funding for that sort of thing With the possibly corrupt mayor siding with Thomas and evidence suggesting that the site in question was actually somewhere else things aren t looking good for her getting the funding to preserve the site.Then Thomas shows up dead and suddenly Jill is a suspect It s left to her to investigate and find the real killer [...]
I love this cute little cozy series The characters are likable and unique It has the perfect mix of cozy and mystery suspense without being too sickly sweet.
A special thank you to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Having read the first book in the tantalizing, A Guidebook to Murder, which I recommend reading prior to 2 MISSION TO MURDER was delighted to catch up with Jill and all the favorite characters in this quaint small town.Coffee, Books, and More on Main Street, is just one of the many tourist hot spots in the small coastal town of South Cove, California From the first book, Jill Gardner owner of Coffee, Book [...]
Jill Gardner and her friends from South Cove are back Once again, Jill finds herself the center of a murder when a man she had been arguing with is suddenly killed Craig Thomas was intent on publicly refuting Jill s claim that a wall on her property was actually an old landmark Jill planned to prove him wrong, but she had no plans to kill the man.Her boyfriend, Detective Greg King, believes her but the mayor of South Cove is pressuring him to arrest Jill since all the evidence is pointing her wa [...]
I wasn t paying attention when I picked up the Kindle special of this book I then picked up the audiobook at a bargain price I d forgotten This was 2 in a series and I d read listened to the first one Gradually I realized things were familiar On my.The heroine JIll owns a bookstore coffeeshop and now her aunt helps her run it She has a boyfriend, Greg, a local police detective The book is intentionally chaste so we never know if they do than just snuggle and kiss Jill is one nosy woman, though [...]
This was the second book in Lynn Calhoun s A Tourist Trap Mystery Series and my first book by this author It had all the great qualities I look for in a cozy mystery an interesting mystery, an engaging protagonist, set in a quaint location Throw in some romance and I am all set.After Jill Gardner, the owner of the Coffee, Books and More, gets into two very public screaming matches with the town s chief pain in the neck, Craig Thomas, he is found dead Though the list of suspects is long, Jill fin [...]
The second in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series I am really enjoying this series Jill, our MC, is the prime suspect in the murder of a local businessman She argued with the victim twice immediately prior to his death Will her boyfriend, local police Detective Greg King, have to arrest her I love the nods to cozy mysteries Jill remarks at one point that she has not become too stupid to live.
Once again, Ms Cahoon, has written a fabulous tale I waited with baited breath for this book I loved the first book in the series and this one was worth the wait I was able to enjoy a great mystery, some romance and a worthy adversary Great job I can t wait until Fall for the next adventure.
In Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon, Jill Gardner has found an old partially torn down wall at the back of the property she inherited in Guidebook to Murder Believing this wall to be part of the original Spanish mission in her region of California, Jill has been fighting to get recognition for the wall as a historical relic and thus a protected location But Craig Morgan, owner of the major tourist location The Castle, which seems to be modeled after Hearst Castle, is fighting tooth and nail to k [...]
Book number two does not disappoint One of my favourite series.Great characters and setting with a wonderfully written whodunit.I cannot wait to read in the series
Fun, quick read Good mystery, several suspects, not too obvious We get to know some of the characters a little better Off to get book 3
Short review Great second book in a great series, lots of twists and turns, love the characters and the location This is shaping up to be a great cozy series.Long review Mission to Murder, the second in the Tourist Trap Mystery series, picks up where the last book left off Jill is still struggling to establish herself as part of the South Cove community, to have the mission wall certified as a historic landmark, and to have an uninterrupted evening with her boyfriend, Officer Hunky, err, Greg Au [...]
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 ar [...]
Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books and More in South Cove, CA, which she runs with the help of her Aunt Jackie Jill s renovating an old home she inherited from her friend, Miss Emily, and working with the historical commission to certify the old stone wall, at the back of her property, is part of an old Spanish mission Craig Morgan manages The Castle, the towns largest tourist attraction When he meets with foul play, the list of suspects who could have killed him, and the reasons why, are numerous. [...]
Mission to Murder, the second in the Tourist Trap Mystery series by Lynn Cahooh, is a quirky mix of mystery and romance After reading it and the original in the series, Guidebook to Murder, I m not sure which genre wins out.Mission to Murder is light reading It s not a complex mystery that requires thinking In fact, it s probably best read when you don t want to think.We follow the continuing saga of Jill Gardner, owner of a coffee shop book store in the central California coast as she gets mixe [...]
Mission To Murder by Lynn Cahoon, the second book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series, is a great cozy read This book has all the elements I look for in a cozy friendship, romance, mystery and a small town setting Jill, who is the owner of a bookstore coffee shop, is a suspect in the murder of a local business man She is seen arguing with the deceased shortly before he is murdered, so of course she is a prime suspect But she does not have to prove her innocence or find the real murderer by hersel [...]
MISSION TO MURDERLynn CahoonKensington BooksJuly 2014Jill Gardner s shop, Coffee, Books and More, is the semi permanent host site for the South Cove Business to Business meetings from seven to nine on the appointed mornings Jill is the Chamber s liaison with the Mayor s office and her BFF, Amy, is the mayor s secretary and city planner New member Josh Thomas does nothing but complain about everything Josh owns an antique store and does appraisals for his good friend Craig Thomas Craig owns one o [...]
When it comes to the stonewall in Jill s backyard, I am beginning to wonder if its importance, as part of an old mission or not, is going to be the ongoing theme for the entire series After book number one, Guidebook to Murder, it was left dangling and I thought it was a good lead into book number two, but by the end, it still was not decided Ok, I can live with that, but by the end of book three, which is due in the fall, that question had better be answered Jill Gardener is still being challen [...]
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 murdere [...]
In the first episode of this series, we met Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, a bookstore cafe in a central California coastal town As she renovated an inherited old house, she discovered that a wall on her property was probably part of an old Spanish mission, which threatened the mayor s plans to condemn the house to start a lucrative construction project.As this book opens, Jill clashes with the mayor and Craig Morgan, the owner of a landmark, who bristles at the idea of sharing [...]
4 stars review at mysterysequels mission to Jill Gardner is a recent transplant in South Cove, where she opened a book store called Coffee, Books and More In the first book Jill discovered a stonewall on her property pointing to what she thinks is an old Spanish mission that was there many years ago, which caused her quite a bit of trouble Trouble that follows her in the second novel as well.The problems start when Craig is found dead and Jill is the obvious suspect afterall everyone knows about [...]
Mission to Murder is book 2 in Lynn Calhoun s Tourist Trap Mystery Series I loved the first one, and was excited to rejoin my beloved characters to pick up where Guidebook to Murder left off In this installment, Jill Gardner not only battles to prove her newly discovered wall is a historical relic, but also has to battle against one guy who is willing to play dirty so he doesn t have to share money As you read, you will see just how far greed can drive a person And in the case of Craig Thomas, i [...]
Wonderful Mystery I loved this book This is the second book in the A Tourist Trap Mystery by Lynn Cahoon It can be read as a standalone, but would better if you start reading with the first book in the series Jill is fairly new to the small California coastal town of South Cove, she owns a coffee book store She discovered an old stone wall on her property and believes that is may be part of the old mission which would then be declared as a landmark However, the manager of The Castle, Craig Thoma [...]
First I would like to thank Net Galley and Kensington Publishing Corporation for an advanced copy of this book and in return I will provide an honest review I don t know where to begin, I LOVED this book from beginning to end This is my first book by this author I plan to read the first book in the series as well and I can t wait for many I never wanted to put this book down and even read it while at work whenever I had a few minutes to spare This story takes place in the California coastal tow [...]
This book takes place in a tourist attraction area of South Cove California The main character is Jill Gardner who owns Coffee, Books and More and is looking to have a mission relic declared on her property that is if Craig a local building owner doesn t stand in her way When Craig winds up dead it s up to Jill and her family and friends to get to the bottom of the mystery and find out who is trying to set Jill up as the murderer Not long into this book Craig s not quite ex wife shows up and rev [...]
Jill Gardner owns an eclectic shop which she sells, books, coffee and , which is also the name of her store Working along with Jill is her eccentric Aunt Jackie, who never hesitates to voice her opinion, on just about everything and part time police officer Toby, who worked days for Jill and his nights protecting the town, along with Head Detective Greg, who happened to be Jill s boy friend When the manager Craig Morgan of the Castle, a town tourist draw, ends up dead, the 1 suspect is Jill, who [...]
Mission to Murder is the second release in Lynn Cahoon s Tourist Trap Mysteries Picking up where the first book left off we find Jill the lead character once again wrapped up in a murder of a not so loved town local After a loud and raucous run in with the newly departed Jill finds herself the main suspect in his murder The local head of the police is not having any of it As her boyfriend he works extra hard to clear her name Throw in a crazy fun loving aunt, a sexy barista police officer, a hig [...]
Mission to murder is book two in the series that started with Guidebook to murder and can be read as a stand alone novel.Returning to gorgeous South Cove, Jill s next adventure involves an ancient mission church This time Jill finds herself the target and lands herself in hot water, as this charming cozy continues.As well as a madcap adventure and a body count, the romance between Jill and Greg continues I adore South Cove It is one of those places you wish you could visit.I really enjoyed this [...]
Jill Gardner is back in this second installment of this terrific series This quirky whodunit will keep you wanting as you continue to read and try to prove that Jill isn t the murderer I love how you are instantly part of the story i really enjoyed this book and am eagerly awaiting what will come next
I really enjoyed this book The mystery was good It kept me in suspense the entire time Plus, added bonus My name was in the book for a hot minute too Another great thing is that you Don t need to read book to understand the characters Big plus for me who tends to read series out of order You ll definitely want to check out this author.