Mission to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #2)
by Lynn Cahoon (Goodreads Author)
ebook, Series: A Tourist Trap Mystery #2
Expected publication: July 31st 2014 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Jill Gardner is the owner of Coffee, Books, and More in the small berg of South Cove which is sort of a tourist location with other shops catering to the public. The big draw to the area is called "The Castle" run by a jerk named Craig Thomas. Jill has a couple of choice encounters with said jerk and then the jerk ends up dead. Go figure. This gal can't stay out of trouble. Good thing her boyfriend is a cop.
The story centers around how Craig and another shop owner named Josh is keeping Jill from gaining landmark status on this wall she has in her back yard that was an old Mission back in the day. Craig gets killed, basically everyone hates him. All have motives. But Jill is Suspect Number One, as her boyfriend, Greg keeps telling her. Somehow he manages to keep her out of jail while they solve the mystery.
I think the characters made this story even better. Every one of them was drawn beautifully and you could see in your minds eye exactly who they all were and in turn keep them straight in your mind. That is key to a story with a big cast. I didn't feel weighed down in confusion as I do in some books with a large cast and a big mystery to solve.
If you are wanting to try your hand at a cozy mystery, this would be a great place to start. Highly recommended.
I received this as an ARC copy via Net Galley in return for an honest review. Honestly, this book is great. Definitely check it out.