Review: If The Shoe Kills by: Lynn Cahoon

by - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Title: If The Shoe Kills
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Tourist Trap Mystery #3
Pages: 203
Format: Nook e-book
Source: Purchase


The tourist town of South Cove, California, is a lovely place to spend the holidays. But this year, shop owner Jill Gardner discovers there’s no place like home for homicide. . .

As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being liasion for a new work program, 'tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing’s worse than Ted Hendricks--the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill’s ready to kill the guy. That, however, turns out to be unnecessary when she finds Ted in his car--dead as a doornail. Officer Greg assumes it’s a suicide. Jill thinks it’s murder. And if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, a spoiled blonde wants to sue the city for breaking her heel. Jill has to act fast to solve this mess--before the other shoe drops. . .

My Thoughts:

In this book we follow book owner Jill Gardner who is getting ready for the holidays especially her huge Thanksgiving Day dinner with friends and family.  She is also implementing a work program to help people find steady employment and learn skills to help them better their lives.

Of course Jill didn't count on finding Ted Hendricks who runs the work program dead in his car.  Jill feels it her duty after finding the dead Ted to solve his murder but the more she looks into the more of a jerk he seems to be.  Will she ever solve this crime in time?

I love this series it's so different unlike others I've read with characters who have their issues and main characters who aren't perfect and talk about relationship issues among other subjects.  I really find myself pulled into this one series and there are only a few series that pull me in like this one.  Since I'm doing a tour of the latest book in July I figured I would catch up with Jill, Greg and the others.

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