Killer Run

By:  Lynn Cahoon

ISBN: 9781601834171

Publisher: Kensington

Series:  Tourist Trap Mystery #5

Publication Date:  8/18/2015

Format:  e-book

My Rating: 4 Stars


Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…

The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover's dream come true.” —Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries




My Review 


A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.  

Lynn Cahoon returns with KILLER RUN (Tourist Trap Mystery Series #5), and the cozy town of South Cove where Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More finds herself in the middle of another crazy murder mystery.

Having read all the books in the series, it is always fun to catch up with familiar characters and some new ones. As the small town and local businesses come together for their B to B meetings, fun, friends, mischief, back stabbing, and mystery--this time there will be a 5k race, a fundraiser for their local preservation society.

Jill, is the liaison between the South Cove City Council and the business community, which means she is responsible for setting up the monthly meetings, publishing the meeting minutes on the website and any other crappy job the major decides to assign her. Sandra & Michael Ashford, owners of Promote Your Event, are overseeing the event; however, their marriage does not seem so friendly.

The Mission Walk gets complicated when a dead body is found, on the side of the trail, a husband turns to Jill to help out. Of course, Greg (the local detective and Jill’s boyfriend); does not like her messing in police business; however, she always seems to be front and center and puts herself in harms’ way, with her side kick, Jackie. 

If there had not been a dead body on the path, Jill would have called this a successful first Mission Walk for South Cove. Jill and her aunt Jackie always seem to sniff out trouble and of course, land in the center of drama. All Jill wants to do is going on a vacation with her man, Greg and possibly become a PI. (she is well-equipped). 

From romance, wit, affairs, murder, and small town politics, South Cove has it all for a cozy "curl up" autumn Tourist Trap Mystery series. If you want some light fun, enjoy eccentric characters, and a town full of mysteries, recommend catching up with the other books in the series.

Guidebook to Murder #1 
Mission to Murder #2 
If the Shoe Kills #3 
Dressed To Kill #4 



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A Tourist Trap Mystery #6,

Coming 2/2/2016!




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