Review of Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding Bell Blues

A Tourist Trap mystery, Book #13

Lynn Cahoon

5 Stars


In the California coastal town of South Cove, Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, becomes more engaged in sleuthing than wedding preparations when there’s a murder in a dress shop . . .

Jill couldn’t love police chief Greg King more—so why does that engagement ring still feel funny on her finger? At least she’ll have a chance to show it off this Saturday at their engagement party. Just in time for the event, a new dress shop has opened in town, Exquisite Gowns for You, specializing in designer wedding gowns and other custom-fit dresses.

But Jill’s excitement turns to shock when she comes by to pick up her dress for the party and discovers a dead body in the shop. New owner Harper Sanchez is behaving strangely and becoming more mysterious than anyone expected. Despite Greg’s warnings to leave the case to him, Jill can’t help looking into the murder. Somebody in South Cove is dressed to kill—and if Jill’s not careful, she may not live to wear her wedding gown . . . (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  It is great to be able to spend time with Jill, Greg, Amy, Justin and Aunt Jackie.  Jill is getting ready for her engagement party and Aunt Jackie has ordered a dress for Jill to wear to the party.  When Jill goes to pick up the dress, she finds a dead body.  Now Jill and Amy have to find out the murderer so that Jill can enjoy her engagement.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I was pulled into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted and there were suspects to consider and clues to sift through.  You will have to use all of your detective skills to figure out the culprit.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to see where their next adventure takes them.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.