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Murder on Wheels

(Tourist Trap Mysteries #6)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,562 ratings  ·  176 reviews
The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . .

Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the v
Paperback, 198 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Lyrical Underground
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Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-books, lynn-cahoon
Another fun visited with Jill Gardener and friends in South Cove. Justin and Amy have taken Jill and Greg geocaching. There they meet Kacey the new owner of the Gluten Free mobile food truck. The recipes are adaptations of Sadie's stolen ones. Later Kacey is found murdered. Sadie becomes a person of interest and Jill feels she must help Sadie clear her name. I had problems writing this review as the method of the murder was not realistic. Gluten Intolerance is not a food allergy but an autoimmun ...more
Gary Sundell
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. The murder was a bit easy to solve in this one.
Judy D Collins
A special thank you to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Lynn Cahoon returns with another cozy and witty mystery--#6 Tourist Trap Mystery MURDER ON WHEELS, with a new business “Good for You Desserts” --a gluten-free dessert truck. A hippie mobile like look from the seventies, turns deadly.

An array of eccentric small town characters, a scavenger hunt, and a whodunit cozy murder mystery, keeping fans coming back for more. True to form, the supporting character
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.

Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, net-galley, n, 2016
I’m so pleased to have found another cosy mystery series that I can catch up on lots of previous books. It’s part of the Tourist Trap series. It’s also set in California which is another huge plus. The cover drew me to choose this one. The characters are so interesting and Lynn Cahoon does such a great job of drawing you in. A new author to me- and I’m delighted to have found her. Although this is part of a series I enjoyed joining the party at this late stage!
With many thanks to the publisher a
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books, hoopla
I love almost everything about this series...except Aunt Jackie, she really rubs me the wrong way.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favourite series and number six does not disappoint!
This series just gets better and better.
I love the setting and characters, and the whodunit was top notch!
I cannot wait to read the next in the series!
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
Another solid book in the Tourist Trap series! Lynn Cahoon is good about mixing the details of the mystery with the protagonist's regular life. I follow this series not only to read about the next mystery, but also to see what's happening in South Cove and with Jill and her family and friends. Although I personally prefer to read a series in order, I feel like these books could be read out of order or as stand-alones. This series is a keeper! ...more
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Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books, and More. Helping run the shop is her Aunt Jackie, Toby (policeman and barista), and Sasha (barista). Jill makes plenty of time for reading and relaxing; running on the beach with her golden retriever, Emma; and spending time with boyfriend, Detective Greg King. Geocaching is the latest hobby they've explored, along with Jill's best friend, Amy, and her boyfriend, Justin. They meet Kacey Austin, president of the Geocachers, who's also married to Dustin Austin who ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Tourist Trap mysteries are one trap I never want to escape from!

Fabulous characters, an idyllic setting, and most of all, fantastic writing all work together in perfect harmony to keep readers returning to every new installment of this great series!

I knew when I read book one in this series, GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER, I was in for a good time. But I had no idea just how wonderful a trip this would be! Now here I am finished book 6, MURDER ON WHEELS, and I am already anticipating the next book.

Teresa Kander
I'm a big fan of this series, and always look forward to the newest installment. Once again, Ms. Cahoon has done a fabulous job. All of the residents of South Cove are back again, and right in the middle of yet another murder investigation.

This time around, we learn a bit more about all of the characters and their personal issues. That, for me, makes the characters more relatable. I hope we will get to learn even more as the series continues.

I was a bit disappointed with the murder investigatio
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Like I said in my last Tourist Trap mystery review, this is a world that tickles the ivories of my reader's soul. You just can't go wrong with this series.

There were a lot of interesting secondary stories going on in this book. Not everything is hunky-dory between main character, Jill Gardner and her BFF Amy. They have strained their relationship due to a disagreement about a new water conservation regulation. Then Jill ends up in the middle of her Aunt's love life in which the Aunt is juggling
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
I really love this series, this was the series that got me really going on cozy mysteries when I asked to review the first one on audio, after that I have been a bit hooked on cozies as you can

In the previous book Jill and her Aunt Jackie tried to buy a food truck but was out manned by Dustin Austin. He wanted the truck for his wife. Jill was not fond of Dustin because he had an affair her friend Sadie, then went back to his wife.

Kacey was going to use the food truck to sell glutten
Mystereity Reviews
Murder On Wheels I really enjoy the Tourist Trap series, from the riveting plots to the beautiful California coast location to the quaint small town to the fun, quirky characters.  In this, the sixth book in the series, Murder On Wheels starts out by introducing the reader to the sport of Geocaching.  I've known one or two geocachers and I know how rabidly they follow it, so I identified not only with Justin's zeal for it, but also his friends' lack of enthusiasm.  The president of the geocachin ...more
Lauren Stoolfire
May 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
This fun little cozy mystery has so much to like, from a good central mystery to good portrayal of local color. However, it is the sixth book in the series and I felt somewhat out of the loop when it came to some character relationships.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books and More in a small tourist town in California. She is dating the Police Chief, Greg and is quite happy with her life. When she and Greg go geocaching on a double date, they meet Kacey, the president of the club and wife of Dustin Austin, the man who recently jilted Jill's friend Sadie when he reconciled with Kacey. When Kacey is found dead on the beach, Greg arrests Austin for the crime. Jill is sure he is innocent and begins her own investigation. She asks quest ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and easy read, though there were some inconsistencies, and the mystery was pretty easy to solve. I'm on the fence about the fact that the personal lives and interactions of the characters dominated this book, pretty much relegating the mystery to the background; I like having a good balance. And regarding the characters themselves, I'd sure like to see more growth. The MC was unbelievably catty and/or rude a few times in this one, which didn't sit well with me; I hope she will g ...more
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
The last book ended with some pretty hard feelings over a food truck and Murder on Wheels begins not too far after that. Dustin Austin is back with his wife Kasey (the new owner of the truck) and they are trying to rebuild their relationship and make a go of a gluten-free dessert shop on wheels.

Sadie, Dustin’s temporary love interest is suspected in Kacey’s death but there has to be more. Just because Sadie’s recipes were stolen so that Kasey could turn them gluten-free cannot be a reason to ki
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jill Gardner owns the Coffee, Books, and More shop in the small town of South Cove, California and she plans to expand her business to owning a food truck. Unfortunately for her, she loses a bid for a food truck to Kacey Austin. Kacey is turning the food truck into a gluten-free dessert truck – something Jill just can’t compete with.

Jill’s good friend Sadie has just been dumped by her boyfriend. To her shock, he happens to be Kacey’s husband. Sadie had no clue the man was even married. Now she f
Michelle's Book
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Murder on Wheels
(A Tourist Trap Mystery #6)
By Lynn Cahoon
This is an Advanced Reading Copy given to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review of the book. I have also posted a copy of this review on the following sites: Goodread, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.
Summary of Book
Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, tried to buy a food truck in order to enhance her business. However, her friend’s (married) ex boyfriend bought it for him and his wife Kacey Austin. Well, Kacey’s gluten fre
Mystereity Reviews
I really enjoy the Tourist Trap series, from the riveting plots to the beautiful California coast location to the quaint small town to the fun, quirky characters. In this, the sixth book in the series, Murder On Wheels starts out by introducing the reader to the sport of Geocaching. I've known one or two geocachers and I know how rabidly they follow it, so I identified not only with Justin's zeal for it, but also his friends' lack of enthusiasm. The president of the geocaching club, who also pla ...more
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, 2015
This is one of my favorite series and it does not disappoint. There is plenty of fun and adventure as well as heartache and disappointment.

Jill meets Kacey, the person who bought the food truck she was interested in. Kacey is set to open featureing gluten-free food items, this has Jill thinking about her own menu items. Before Kaceycan ipen, someone breaks into the truck stealing her recipe book. The police question Jill's friend Sadie because she had the most to gain from the theft. When Kacey
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review from Netgalley and Kensington. All thoughts and views expressed in this review are entirely my own.*

I just want to start by saying, if you're looking for a book about food trucks, you;'ll be disappointed. Though the cover, back, and title all hint to a food truck themed book, this book has very little to do with a food truck. Despite that, though this book was a good book in what was an excellent series.

I really loved the characters i
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Murder on Wheels is the sixth in the "Tourist Trap Mystery" series by Lynn Cahoon. I have read all of the books in the series, so am familiar with the characters.

The protagonist, Jill Gardner, owns a coffee shop/bookstore in a tourist town in California. She runs the shop with her aunt, and her boyfriend is the town police detective. In this installment of the series, a newcomer to the town is planning on starting up a foodtruck serving gluten-free treats, causing Jill to worry that maybe she s
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Murder on Wheels is the sixth Tourist Trap Mystery by author Lynn Cahoon. I have read the earlier books in this series and enjoyed them.

Murder on Wheels is set in the fictional town of South Cove, California (I always think of Cambria when I am reading this series). I love the California coast and therefore already love the setting. I like the characters in this series. I am so familiar with them that it feels like coming home when I read one of these books.

Murder on Wheels is well written and
Lisa Morin
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

This series has really grown on me and I think this book is my favorite so far.
Even though Jill and Aunt Jackie weren't able to purchase the food truck, Jill is excited to have some gluten-free baked goods available.
The new owner of the food truck is none other than the wife of Dustin Austin, the creep who broke Sadie's heart and stole her recipes. Jacky Austin seems like a nice person and Jill wants to like her, but unf
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Review: MURDER ON WHEELS by Lynn Cahoon
(A Tourist Trap Mystery #6)

In beautiful, peaceful, scenic South Cove, California, life is good. Protagonist Jill, proprietress of "Coffee, Books, and More" and her hunky detective boyfriend are introduced to geocaching, and at an event, Jill makes a new friend, Kacey. Turns out Kacey' s wandering husband Dustin romanced Jill's best friend Sadie to get her gluten-free recipes, then dumped her, and purchased for wife Kacey the very food truck Jill wanted for
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jill and Greg have another murder to solve as the new food truck operator in town is found dead. The same lady who stole Sadie's recipes and the wife of Sadie's ex boyfriend. With Sadie as the prime suspect , Jill "helps" Greg and his police officers find the clues. I enjoy this series between the small business owners and Jill's bookstore friends there is lots of fun and adventure. This story also introduces the sport of Geo-caching and makes it sound like an interesting way to exercise. You do ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon is just fun reading for a hot summer afternoon. Although the murder was nothing that I had ever heard of in regarding to gluten intolerance, I just moved on to follow the twists and turns to a very satisfying conclusion.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Jill and her friends are so fun to read about. The mystery always has a good plot and I am always surprised who the culprit is. Can't wait for the next book! ...more
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