By GREG KING FROM HOSPITALITY AND HOMICIDE BY LYNN CAHOON – AUTHOR OF THE TOURIST TRAP MYSTERIES
Hello, internet people. It’s Greg King here. I told Jill I’d step in for her today. One, she’s busy handling staffing problems at the coffee shop. And two, it gives me an excuse to lock myself in my office and hide from Nathan Pike.
Oh, you know Nathan? I don’t think you know the real Nathan. You know his books. And by knowing what a supposedly great author he is, that he must be nice. Or at least sane. I can tell you from just spending one week with the guy, he is neither. And he’s a slob. I’ve had to vacuum out my truck three times this week because of the chips or popcorn or cookie crumbs. Seriously, I’m hoping for a real case to show up so I can ditch babysitting this guy. No matter what the mayor says.
On the home front, I’m concerned about where I’m going to live in a few months. I told Jill my lease was up, but I didn’t mention that the building is going condo. I can’t afford to buy the place, even if I wanted to. So I brought up the idea of us moving in together. You would have thought I’d popped the question. You know, the one that ends at a church and vows?
The girl gets antsy every time I mention the future. I’m starting to think it’s me. Maybe it’s not that she’s not interested in getting hitched ever again, maybe it’s me she doesn’t want to get married to?
Relationships, they are murder. Speaking of murder, Nathan is standing at my door again. The dude looks like someone’s little brother, just waiting to be let into the secret club.
I guess I better go. Have a great month. Summer is amazing here in South Cove. You should come join us one day. Just don’t ask for a police ride along. I think I’m setting a policy banning any future police access to people outside our own South Cove citizens. That should take care of problems like Nathan.
Hospitality and Homicide
A visit to the serene coastal town of South Cove, California, could make anybody feel refreshed and inspired. But as Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—discovers, some folks won’t live to tell about it . . .
Mystery author Nathan Pike checked into South Cove Bed & Breakfast to compose a compelling novel, not commit murder. But things get real when a rival B&B owner ends up exactly like the victim in his draft—undeniably dead. As Nathan prepares to complete his magnum opus behind bars, Jill’s the only one who can prove his innocence and deconstruct the plot of a twisted killer!
GIVEAWAY ALERT – Give Greg something to look forward to this summer besides Nathan leaving town. What’s your favorite summer activity? One random comment will win an e-copy of either Murder on Wheels or Tea Cups and Carnage (winner’s choice.) GIVEAWAY OVER - WINNER CHOSEN IN COMMENTS BELOW. HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!