Murder on Wheels (by Lynn Cahoon)

Cozy Mystery

South Cove is in the middle of a drought and as the sun continues to beat down tempers are beginning to fray. Jill has somehow offended her best friend Amy, her Aunt Jackie has her telling lies for her, and the newly formed Water Conservation Committee is gunning for her.

Then Kacey, a new arrival in South Cove is found dead on the beach. When Jill’s last remaining friend becomes a suspect Jill steps in and begins to investigate determined to find the real killer and clear her friend’s name.


 

Cozy mysteries are one of my ‘go to’ comfort reads. I just love them, well usually I love the first couple of books in a series before the novelty starts to wear off. As a genre they really are a hard field to hoe. I mean they’re generally set in a small quaint town, the sort of place you’d want to retire or raise your kids….except for the murder rate that’s higher than Caracas.

So I read the first couple in this series and as I tend to do moved on. When I saw this book at Netgalley I wondered how the series was going and requested it.

And it’s great.

Lynn Cahoon seems to be that very rare author who can keep a series like this alive and interesting even after six books. I’m thinking I need to climb back on this horse and read some of the books I’ve missed.

Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 6.44.49 PMMany thanks to Kensington & Netgalley for providing me with this ARC

Orange, Red, Yellow. What it means: YOR-Guide

Mission to Murder (by Lynn Cahoon)

Cozy Mystery

When Jill discovered a significant historical site in her back yard she found herself at odds with Craig Thomas who takes the lions share of the towns funding for that sort of thing. With the possibly corrupt mayor siding with Thomas and evidence suggesting that the site in question was actually somewhere else things aren’t looking good for her getting the funding to preserve the site.

Then Thomas shows up dead and suddenly Jill is a suspect. It’s left to her to investigate and find the real killer before the killer turns his attention to her.


 

IMG_2704I generally read two or three books a week, but for a couple of weeks I’ve had the flu and that’s slowed me down a fair bit. I’ll literally read a couple of pages and then fall asleep. All that goes to say is that this book has been with me for a while, and if I’m totally honest it’s been a bit of a comfort to me in my miserable self-pitying state.

Mission to Murder really is like a cute shaggy dog sleeping on the end of your bed (thanks to Roscoe for a rare still moment). As a cozy mystery or a book to read on the beach, it’s kind of perfect.

Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 8.51.33 pmMany thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC

Yellow, Orange, Red –– what it means: http://wp.me/P2B7b5-9l