Killer Party (A Tourist Trap Mystery #9)
by Lynn Cahoon (Goodreads Author)
Expected publication: July 18th 2017 by Lyrical Underground
For a gang of old college buddies, the quaint resort town of South Cove, California, is the perfect spot for a no-holds-barred bachelor party. But for Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books and More—this stag party is going to be murder . . .
After a few months of living with her boyfriend Greg, Jill is still getting used to sharing such close quarters, but she’s got no hesitation about joining him for a weekend at South Cove’s most luxurious resort. While Greg and his college pals celebrate their buddy’s upcoming wedding, Jill intends to pamper herself in style. But when the groom is found floating facedown in the pool, Jill must find the killer fast, or she might not have a boyfriend to come home to any more . . .
This is the ninth book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series.
Jill Gardner owns the coffee slash bookshop named Coffee, Books & More. I like to think of the “more” as all the mysterious hijinks that occur in this sleepy berg. This is one of my favorite series and I am always happy to see what is going on in South Cove. They have become almost like family.
Jill and her now roomie boyfriend, Greg King are taking a few days off at the historic Castle while Greg celebrates the upcoming nuptials of his high school friend, Levi Walters. But celebration turns to mourning when Levi is found dead in the pool.
Since Greg is the best friend of the groom, a detective from Bakerstown is investigating. Greg doesn’t like that he can’t delve into the mystery so he encourages Jill to do a little sleuthing. The suspect list is long and Greg just can’t fathom any of his friends as suspects. Who could have ulterior motives where Levi is concerned? It turns out to be nearly everyone.
This mystery was interesting, well plotted and it keeps your attention all the way through the process of the investigation. There is a bit of drama around new barista, Toby is still in the doldrums over his recent breakup and Aunt Jackie is as snarky as ever. There is just nothing better as far as I am concerned. Cozy Heaven. Definitely check this series out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.