Welcome 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…
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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.
For more information check out Lynn’s website at www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
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