Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: Tea Cups and Carnage by: Lynn Cahoon


Title: Tea Cups and Carnage
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Tourist Trap Mystery #7
Pages: 192
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT

Description:

The kettle’s about to boil over . . . 


The 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.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Jill Gardner, as she welcomes a new store owner into South Cove, Kathi Corbin a recent transplant from Texas has decided to make a run of a tea shop.  When Kathi's sister Ivy shows up Kathi is rattled and Jill can't figure out why.  To make matters worse someone is trying to run down the residents of South Cove and when a relative of Kathi and Ivy's winds up dead Jill finds herself wanting to find out what is going on in their small town.

Lynn Cahoon has this great ability to write mystery that really pulls you in and won't let you go.  You find yourself traveling along with Jill and the other residents in town trying to unravel the mystery and to what degree someone is trying to frame someone else.  I found myself pulled in and was pleasantly surprised  by this great adventure.  I can't wait to see what is next for the South Cove residents!

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