Hey guys, Greg King here. I’m filling in today for Jill Gardner, your Coffee, Books, and More owner and columnist. Jill’s working at the bookstore, training her newest employee, Deek. Man, that kid is something else. Fun and smart, but you couldn’t tell it from the looks of him. Jill has a way of finding the good in everyone and bringing it out. When she’s not messing in my business that is. That woman loves to get her hands dirty in an investigation. Especially when it involves murder. I swear she should have gone into law enforcement, but that would mean she’d have to follow the rules, and we all know Jill isn’t good at that.
We’ve been living together for a few months now. I’ve tried to play it cool. Being the good roommate. Not leaving my dirty socks on the bedroom floor, you know the drill. But wouldn’t you know it, right after we take this step, which Jill thought was too big of a commitment, my buddy from home invites us to his bachelor party.
Jill kind of freaked when I mentioned going to the party. Don’t get the wrong idea, the event is being held over at The Castle just down the road. No Vegas showgirls in more than a hundred miles. And the wives/girlfriends are invited too. In fact, it’s kind of a command performance. The gang has been asking when I was going to bring Jill to our annual get togethers. But it’s complicated. They’re complicated.
Besides, Jill hates group things. She’d much rather sit by the pool with a book than chat over a few beers. Especially since she doesn’t know anyone at the party. But Levi is expecting us and it is a weekend away from our jobs, which can get a little stressful.
Toby, my deputy and Jill’s barista, is watching over Emma, Jill’s Golden Retriever. Jill’s Aunt Jackie is handling the store, and Tim and Toby are taking over for me at the station. Everything’s covered, I hope. Now, all we have to do is pack our swim suits and head over for a weekend of drinking and fun.
We need the break. Besides, we’re only a few minutes away from South Cove. What could go wrong?
You can read more about Greg in Killer Party, the ninth book in the “Tourist Trap” mystery series.
For a gang of old college buddies, the quaint resort town of South Cove, California, is the perfect spot for a no-holds-barred bachelor party. But for Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books and More—this stag party is going to be murder . . .
After a few months of living with her boyfriend Greg, Jill is still getting used to sharing such close quarters, but she’s got no hesitation about joining him for a weekend at South Cove’s most luxurious resort. While Greg and his college pals celebrate their buddy’s upcoming wedding, Jill intends to pamper herself in style. But when the groom is found floating face down in the pool, Jill must find the killer fast, or she might not have a boyfriend to come home to any more . . .
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About the author
Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today best-selling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. Guidebook to Murder, book 1 of the series won the Reader’s Crown for Mystery Fiction in 2015. She’s also pens the recently released, Cat Latimer series. A Story To Kill and Fatality in Firelight are available in mass market paperback. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com.
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