Saturday, January 23, 2016

When Hobbies Turn Deadly - Welcome Guest Lynn Cahoon!


By Jill Gardner of Murder on Wheels
A Tourist Trap Mystery, by Lynn Cahoon

We’ve all had hobbies that we’ve loved. When I was right out of college, I took up counted cross-stitch. It was like a puzzle and a craft all rolled into one. I never knew what my creation would look like when I was done. But I guess I’m not a joiner. I never found a group of women to sit and chat with while I worked on my latest project.

Others need that sense of community. Kacey Austin was one of those people. Kacey served as president for the local geocaching club for over five years. In fact, that’s where we first met. I didn’t know she was Dustin Austin’s wife. Yep, the same guy that had been dating my friend, Sadie for months.

Oh, by the way, I’m Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More. It’s the only coffee shop in South Cove. Or will be until Kacey opens up her Good For You Desserts truck. Although as crazy about nutrition as she is, she’ll probably only serve green tea. My shop has the not-so-good-for-you-but-yummy stuff. Like Sadie’s Caramel Apple cheesecake. And coffee. Deep, full flavored coffee. High and low octane, your choice.

Anyway, I met Kacey at one of these geocaching events while Greg and I were on a double date with Amy and Justin. Justin’s crazy about the ‘sport.’ Me, not so much. If I’m going to follow a treasure map, there better darn well be real treasure at the end.

Austin hates it when he sees us talking. Probably thinks I’m going to tell his lovely wife what a rat he is. But I don’t care. He should be sweating this. If she doesn’t know about his dating Sadie, Kacey will soon. South Cove is too small to hide that big of secret. 

And speaking of secrets, Aunt Jackie has one of her own. I haven’t been able to weasel it out of her. Yet. But I will.

Time to open up the shop and get the coffee ready. Come on in if you’re nearby. I’d love to meet you and catch you up on the rest of the gossip. There’s always something going on in South Cove.


Murder on Wheels – Releasing February 2, 2016!

The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . .

Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.


You can find Lynn at her website or on her Amazon author page. Follow her on Facebook, Goodreads, or on Twitter @LynnCahoon. Her books are available at Amazon, and for Nook, and iBooks

Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today bestselling 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 the author of the soon to be released, Cat Latimer series, with the first book, A STORY TO KILL, releasing in mass market paperback September 2016.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





23 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun series! Congrats on your up coming release of Murder on Wheels!

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  2. This is one of my favorite series.

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    1. Ikleback - So glad to hear you're a South Cove Fan!

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  3. Sounds like an awesome read to me. Linda May

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    1. I hope you check the series out Linda May!

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  5. Thanks for having me and Jill over today!

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    1. I hope you give South Cove a chance. Sheila!

      Lynn

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  7. I am a big fan of the Tourist Trap series and love visiting South Cove! Excited for the new release, and the news of a new series!

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  8. Sharon Baker. Slpetera@yahoo.comJanuary 23, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    I really enjoy the books written by the author's from this site

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    1. Glad you loving the cozy world Sharon.

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  9. I have read a couple in this series! Looking forward to Murder on Wheels! Sounds good!!

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  10. I love the Tourist Trap series. I look forward to starting a new series by this author.

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    1. Yay Annette. Glad you enjoy visiting South Cove. And I'm so stoked about the new series. I'm getting ready to write another book in the Colorado world filled with snow this time...

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    1. Toby's taking over my shift, he'll be glad to help. :)

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  12. Congrats on your upcoming release! Looks like a super read. I am looking forward to it. My daughter and I watched the food truck race on HGTV I told her about this book. Lost cause. I have been trying for ages to get her interested in reading. Oh well. Just means more for me.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  13. Geocaching is fun with the right people even when you don't find the cache or stash.
    Love the bus on the cover. Reminds me of good times.

    wismomworks@gmail.com

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