If the Shoe Kills
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...more
Spending the holidays in South Cove sounds wonderful if you can look beyond finding a dead body or two. Book three in this series introduces us to Ted Hendricks and a program that matches businesses up with people looking for work. They work as interns as they gain experience to land them a full time job in the future. We quickly learn that Ted is a real creep and had someone not put the people of South Cove out of his misery he would have been headed to jail. It looks like su ...more
I have to say I was smitten with the story, especially with the protagonist Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More. I really enjoyed reading a book with a character that also reads a book every chance she got, just like us book lovers. Hence her opening a book store yeah! I totally w ...more
It is Thanksgiving time in South Cove, California. The business community is participating in a work program where interns will help in their shops. Many of them are not happy about this because they are afraid that the interns will be trouble makers and delinquents. And most of them do not like the man in charge, Ted. He is unfriendly and obnoxio ...more
Lynn Cahoon is back with If the Shoe Kills (A Tourist Trap Mystery #3) with Jill, Aunt Jacklie, Greg the hot detective and love interest, and the gang at South Cove Merchant’s association.
This time when they try and do the right thing, all sorts of mischief and happenings as they prepare for the Christmas season; from small town dirty politics, murder, a not so pleasant mayor, a work program which tur ...more
In the small tourist town South Cove, Coffee, Books, and More shop owner Jill Gardner is getting ready for the holiday shopping season and ...more
This latest entry in the Tourist Trap Mystery series was a fun return visit to South Cove. Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, is still frustrating her cop boyfriend by getting involved in murders and Mayor Baylor is still a pain in ...more
I have now read all three books in this series so far and have found them to be well written and with great characters and plots. "If the Shoe Kills" didn't seem like the best title to me, but the story itself was great, Jill and Greg are great together and the remainder of the cast of characters were interesting and fun. I like that the au ...more
This story takes place in the relatively small tourist town of South Clove, California. Who doesn’t love these quaint small towns, I know I do; especially the small stores which populate towns like this. As I read this book images of the television program “Murder She Wrote” kept popping into my mind. I saw Jill Gardner filling t ...more
This being the case I wasn't sure how the protagonist is able to sign up for evening classes in a craft, which she does to further her investigations into a death. She's already in the busiest time for shop-owners like herself, she's planning a Thanksgiving family meal, and she's got a very nice partner to cater for and spend time with, so her schedule would seem to be full.
Businesses in town have agreed to accept short term interns for unempl ...more
This is the third book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series. It has the familiar characters and some new ones too. I did not guess who the murder was. It also had some Christmas cheer. Good drama.
The setting is small town on the California coast called South Cove.
Jill Gardner owns Coffee, books, and more. Jill is involved in a lot of things. She dates Detective Greg King. She is always told to stay out of his murder cases.
Ted Hendricks is coming to down to bring some interns to work the Chr ...more
Jill's boyfriend, Greg, is a detective with South Cove's police department. He wishes that she should stay home and keep her nose out of trouble but trouble seems ...more
A book book fun curl up and read on a cold winter's night or at he beach on a hot day n summer. South Cove is getting ready for the Christmas holidays. The mayor is at again giving the businesses more work. He agreed that the town would accept workers from government training program. He names Jill as the liaison for the town. Mayor puts his wife in charge of South Cove holiday decorations upsetting the person who usually does it. The owner of the Glass Slippers is reluctant to ...more
Once again I never suspected this character as being the killer. I guess I sho ...more
The characters were great, I love Jill. Greg annoyed me at times, but overall he was an okay character. I loved the secondary characters and was upset when we never met Toby's new girlfriend.
The mystery was okay, the killer really wasn't a surprise and I figured out who it was awhile before Jill did, but there were some twists that left me gaping at points, so overall not very bad.
The only down points were there were a few incons ...more
I would totally hangout in protagonist Jill Gardner's shop, Coffee, Books and More, Every town needs a place just like it.
In this third installment I continued to enjoy the relationships between the characters in the series. It's been fun watching the grow throughout the series.
Ms. Cahoon once again kept me guessing as to the identity of the killer. She has ...more
It's the lead up to Christmas and I love the American small town setting- it makes you want to visit! I und ...more