Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon is the seventh book in the “Tourist Trap” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, June 2016

Tea Cups and CarnageThe quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there’s nothing cozy about murder . . .

Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to South Cove to get away from her estranged family. But is she telling the truth? And did a sinister someone from her past follow her to South Cove? When a woman claiming to be Kathi’s sister starts making waves and a dead body is found in a local motel, Jill must step in to clear Kathi’s name–without getting herself in hot water.

Includes an excerpt from A STORY TO KILL, Lynn Cahoon’s BRAND NEW series

I love a book whose subplots keeps pace with the main plot intertwined to bring an intriguing and engaging tale that had a comfortable tone and was very pleasing to read. It was great seeing all the continual characters play a role in this mystery where some were even more fleshed out and we got to know a little bit more about them. Once again, Jill takes the lead in trying to piece the murder together playing into the dysfunctional family of the new “kid on the block” which saw murder and other surprising info that enhanced the telling of this story. I did like that Jill put her trust in Greg to keep him informed of her findings. The author did a great job in presenting this drama where I felt I was in the middle of all the action. This was both enjoyable and entertaining and I look forward to more visits with Jill and the gang in South Cove.

FTC Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book from the author via NetGalley.

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