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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Deadly Brew (Tourist Trap Mysteries #9.5) by Lynn Cahoon



A Deadly Brew

Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Lyrical Press (first published August 4th 2018)



Goodreads synopsis:
As Halloween approaches South Cove, California, four couples get into the spirit of the holiday by conjuring up spirits. . .

The house has sat empty for fifteen years, taking up prime real estate along the picturesque coastline. Built by one of the founders of South Cove, its last known owner, Maryanne Demerit, vanished without a trace. Now her home will be demolished for a condo development, but until then, it’s the perfect spot for a Halloween haunted house.

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, her boyfriend, and three other couples are spending the weekend in the Demerit home. But what begins as an all-in-good-fun fright fest turns into a mystery begging to be solved as Jill is contacted by the ghost of Maryanne . . .

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4 Stars

This novella is book 9.5 in the Tourist Trap Mysteries series.

This was a fun little ditty featuring a lot of South Cove residents in one short story. It is a perfect read for a Halloween night or any night right before all the spooks come out.

I thought the mystery was interesting although the clues the ghost provided were pretty difficult to decipher. And the dream, was that ever deciphered? I thought that should have had  more symbolism in it. But that is just me. I particularly liked the scene with the Ouija board and Esmerelda. Classic.

This book is like a little teaser to help us, the loyal readers, keep a bit of South Cove in our hearts until the next novel appears. Waiting patiently. 

You will most likely need to read other books in the series to get anything out of this book but that is where the fun lies, right? My favorite series world.


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.

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