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Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery 1) by [Cahoon, Lynn]
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Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery 1) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
Book 1 of 9 in A Tourist Trap Mystery (9 Book Series)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1210 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Publisher: eKensington (17 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FY54N72
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,807 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jill not only has to deal with her own problems but also those caused by the death of a friend. Good story, easy reading, flows well. Recommended
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Great reading
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I received this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review and I am very glad I did. The author conjures up a wonderful picture of small town America and Jill’s bookshop and coffee shop is a delight – the kind every writer longs to sit in. In this type of ‘cozy mystery’ the location and characters are every bit as important as the mystery which unfolds and these are particularly well done in this book.
It is easy to read and although there are a few red herrings as in any good mystery, the story is also easy to follow.
At the beginning I really wanted Jill to find out who had killed her friend ‘Miss Emily’. As the story progressed, with a couple of subplots, it became more about Jill being able to hold onto the house that miss Emily bequeathed her.
I loved Jill’s Aunt Jackie and hope to read more about her in the future. There could have been more in the way of an obstacle between Jill and Detective King and I’m not clear really why Jill’s friend Amy had to disappear but these are minor points. All in all a lovely mystery, great setting and some memorable characters.
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This first book in the planned Tourist Trap Mystery series was a light, entertaining reading experience featuring a part of the country that I'm not familiar with. That held my attention along with a main character who owns the kind of little shop I've secretly wanted to have. Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books, and More in South Cove, California, a small community along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Moving from the big city after her divorce, Jill found her niche in a shop that allows her to cater to the many tourists who travel that stretch of coastal highway visiting wineries, but still indulge in her love of reading. Maybe life isn't exactly exciting, but she does have her eighty-plus year old friend, Miss Emily, who always seems to be fighting some sort of battle with the city government to add an element of interest. Now Miss Emily is upset over the letter she received from an out of town attorney who states she must sell her property for a real estate development. The next day Miss Emily is found dead and Jill will not rest until she convinces Detective Greg King that this was not a natural death and he needs to investigate Miss Emily's murder.

I am a dedicated reader of mystery novels and the effort to solve a puzzle from the clues I'm given is what holds my attention. Even though this mystery took place within a small community the author still managed to do a very good job of giving all the information about the crimes committed and yet hiding the guilty until the last minute. That was well done and I enjoyed reading to the end to find out what the resolution was. However, Jill Gardner has a lot of changing to do before she will be a favorite character for me. She was entirely too easily pushed around by everyone she came into contact with.
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A great start to new cozy mystery series. Jill has the most wonderful bookshop/coffee bar. Just imagining it in my head makes it such a wonderful place to spend time.
A guidebook to murder is a cleverly plotted out mystery. It kept me guessing until the end.

So often with cozies, it isn’t just the mystery that is important; it is the town/village and the people. Lynn Cahoon paints a town with Rockwellian qualities but keeps the Midsommer Murder quality intact. Add in a dishy detective and a bit of sexual tension and you have an instant hit.

I love South Cove, it is just the kind of place I would like to visit (minus the murders of course). It is a wonderful start to a series that I hope will continue for a long time
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I love cozy murder mysteries like this! I know I like it when I'm thinking about the books characters during the day, hoping that they are ok! (Note to self .... Must remember it's fiction!)
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A very good night time read. Good to read about an older women being the main character. Love the cats. I'm half way through the second book now.
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I love these US small town murder mystery books. Have bought no.2 in the series. Hope it is as much of a good storyline as this one.
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