Blog Tour With Jill Gardner by Lynn Cahoon

Mission to MurderWelcome back to South Cove. We’re a small tourist town located on the central California coast. Days here are a lot like our weather, mild and easy going. Summer’s one of my favorite times of the year here.

I’m Jill Gardner, owner of CBM, Coffee, Books and More. My Aunt Jackie thinks the name of the shop needs an upgrade. I kind of like it. You know what you’re getting into when you walk into my shop. A lot of the stores are named that way, like Antiques by Thomas, my closest neighbor. Just don’t get me started on The Castle. If Craig Morgan had his way, we’d all be calling him Your Majesty or maybe Your Highness. I’ve got a few choice names for the guy, but none I can say in polite company.

Today I’m running the local Business-to-Business meeting. When I took the job five years ago, I thought someone else would step in sooner or later. I’m afraid it’s going to be later. No one wants to be Mayor Baylor’s personal slave. Two hours and the meeting will be over for another month and I can get back to the historical romance I’ve been reading.

Or at least that’s the plan. I should visit the business owners who didn’t attend our monthly meeting. I could take them cookies from the shop or a bag of coffee to try to woo them into attending. Unfortunately that would mean I’d have to make a visit to The Castle. No, I’ll put off my promotional duties until another day.

Someone just needs to shoot the guy and put us all out of his misery. I know I shouldn’t say things like that, but the man gets under my skin.

No wonder Greg nicknamed me Suspect #1 when Craig wound up dead.

This is the first stop on the Mission To Murder Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. For other stops on this tour, click HERE

You can read more about Jill adventures in Mission to Murder, the second book in the “Tourist Trap” mystery series, published by Kensington. The first book in the series is Guidebook to Murder.

Mission to Murder
In the California coastal town of South Cove, history is one of its many tourist attractions—until it becomes deadly…

Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Morgan, the obnoxious owner of South Cove’s most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Morgan is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she’ll need to jump from historic preservation to self-preservation…

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 6 p.m. eastern on August 4 for the chance to win a copy of Mission To Murder. (US entries only, please.)

About the author
Lynn Cahoon’s a multi-published mystery author who lives with her husband in a small river town where her mind tends to wander around the depth and experience of small town life and love. Mission to Murder –releases July 31st 2014 and If the Shoe Kills – will be available October 28th, 2014. The first book of the series –Guidebook to Murder, an Amazon Best Seller in Cozy Mysteries, is available now.

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103 responses to “Blog Tour With Jill Gardner by Lynn Cahoon

  1. Dotty Kelley

    Sounds like a good new series, can’t wait to read it.

  2. I enjoyed reading Guidebook to Murder just last month. So glad there is another already in this series.

  3. Another good series to put on “the” list. 🙂

  4. Sounds like a fun book – thank you for the chance to win

  5. Kathy Gonzales

    Loved the first one, thanks for a chance to win the newest installment !

  6. It would nice to win it. I never read this series.

  7. Nancy Roessner

    I liked the first book in the series!

  8. Haven’t read the first book yet, but the series sounds like it needs to be added to my TBR list.

  9. Looks like a good series to get started on.

  10. Debbie Carnes

    The first book is one my TRL would love to win this one

  11. It looks like a great read, and it also appears to be a dead tree version. If it is, I definitely want to win it.

  12. Read Guidebook to Murder earlier this summer and can’t wait to get back to South Cove! Thanks!!

  13. Coffee, books and California is a sure fit for me. Would love to win this book.

  14. love the cover and sounds like a fun read

  15. Lisa Garrett

    This is a new series for me. I love the description of the town.

  16. You should never say things like “shoot the guy” or other incriminating phrases. You never know when your thoughts will be reality.
    sounds like an interesting book. I’d like to try it.


  17. Linda Kleback

    Looking forward to this book. Loved the first one.

  18. Sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  19. Coffee, Books and More – I’m not sure what more you would need after coffee and books! Sounds like a good series to add to my TBR. I always enjoy a feisty character, even if sometimes their words can get them in trouble. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Pamela James

    Terri gifted me the first one and I fell in love with this series. This second book sounds wonderful.

  21. Becky Prazak

    A California coastal town, historic buildings and a dead body or two makes for interesting sounding read. Count me in!

  22. South Cove sounds like a nice little place. Too bad about the murder, isn’t it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Mission to Murder.

  23. I love stories set in small towns. Sounds like a great book.

  24. I wonder who knocked off The Castle guy. I hope I win a copy to find out. Sounds like a good mystery, and I just love books and coffee!!

    Lauigl [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com

  25. Great idea for a mystery book series. Used to love traveling and seeing historical places but I can only do that virtually now because of medical issues. Debates about historical significant can be interesting but they can also be a killer. Neat to take that thought one step further into an actual murder mystery. Think I’ll need to read this series for sure. Thanks for the interview and chance to get started by winning a book!!

  26. Cynthia E. Blain

    How entertaining this series sounds. I look forward to getting it and reading soon.


  27. I have Guidebook to Murder, it’s next up on my list to read, I can’t wait since I’ve heard so many good things about it. This book sounds great, thanks for the chance to win.

  28. I love the name of the shop – the combination of coffee and books warms my heart. And – I have met people who could certainly inspire a murder – their own.

  29. This is such a great series!

  30. Lisa Oltman

    Looks like a great book, would love to win 🙂

  31. Barbara Bettis

    What a terrific interview ! I love your series, Lynn, and I’m looking forward to reading the next book! Best of luck.

  32. I’m in So.Cal but I love to read about other parts of the state as well. Eager to get into this series.

  33. Christi King

    This sounds like a really interesting series…I’d love to win a copy of the latest book.

  34. I love the idea of a book involving a coffee/book store that may have a historic background too. Tie in a castle too and it has to be good. Can’t wait to get a copy whether I win it or buy it.

  35. Missy Davis

    Sounds like a great cozy. I am looking forward to it. I suspect t the town is Santa Cruz .

  36. I would like to give this series a try. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of Mission to Murder.

  37. Barbara Tobey

    Enjoyed the first one, so eager to read this one.

  38. Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy of your book! It sounds like a wonderful book—love mysteries!

  39. Jen Frederick

    I have been wanting to try this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Truly enjoyed Guidebook to murder. Ready for this oe. And, very happy to hear there will be at least 3 more to come. Maybe more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Sounds interesting

  42. “and put us all out of his misery” Perfect

  43. This is a ‘must-read’ for me!!!!

  44. South Cove sounds like a great vacation stop and a great place for a fun cozy.

  45. I love the California coast and miss it so much. I’ll enjoy this book just for the trip there.

  46. Amy Newman Connolley

    Sounds like an interesting new series and new author to me.

  47. Excited to find out about this series. Sounds like a fun read.

  48. Anita Yancey

    Sounds like a great book, and I’d love to read it. Thanks for this chance.

  49. Haven’t gotten around to reading the first in this series yet, but I’ve loved other books with similar settings, so I imagine that the first and this will soon become two more to add to that list. Especially since I’ve heard so many great things about the series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. It is bad when someone close to you believe you have something to do with murder.

  51. Thanks Lynn for interacting with my readers.

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