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Friday, February 17, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Tea Cups and Carnage (A Tourist Trap Mystery #7) by Lynn Cahoon

Tea Cups and Carnage (A Tourist Trap Mystery #7)
by Lynn Cahoon (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis:
The kettle’s about to boil over . . . 
   The quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there’s nothing cozy about murder . . .
   Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to South Cove to get away from her estranged family. But is she telling the truth? And did a sinister someone from her past follow her to South Cove? When a woman claiming to be Kathi’s sister starts making waves and a dead body is found in a local motel, Jill must step in to clear Kathi’s name—without getting herself in hot water.


4 Stars

Jill Gardner is back with all her South Cove homies for book seven in the Tourist Trap mystery series. A new tea shop has opened in this tourist town called Tea Hee and there is all sorts of mystery behind the store. Who is the new owner? Who is her annoying sister that suddenly shows up in town unannounced bad mouthing Kathi, the owner of Tea Hee. And how are they both connected to a dead body found in a local motel?

Jill divides her attention in this book between the main store of Books, Coffee and More and their popular food truck down on the beach. Then her aunt brings to her attention the little detail of a missing $3,000 and how that would be very bad for their business. The attention goes straight to her two most loyal employees: Sadie and Toby.

The tourist trap mysteries are some of my favorites and I greatly recommend them to anyone who loves a good small town mystery. I did find myself a bit stressed reading this book due to the developments between Jill and her aunt and her employees. It is no fun when you can’t trust those you work with every day.

I always look forward to the new Tourist Trap books and try to grab them as soon as they come out. And I am lucky because there always seems to be a new book release not too far on the horizon. South Cove is my guilty pleasure. I hope you can make it yours.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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