Review of A Vacation To Die For

A Vacation To Die For

A Tourist Trap Mystery, Book #14

Lynn Cahoon

5 Stars


Fans of female sleuth cozies will delight in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s latest installment in her long-running Tourist Trap Mystery series.

In the California coastal town of South Cove, Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, discovers that wedding planning can be murder . . .

Hustling her fiancé off to a neighboring tourist town might be the only way Jill Gardner can plan her nuptials to South Cove’s in-demand police detective. But when a mystery man turns up dead at South Cove’s PD, Greg is hightailing it back home to investigate, leaving Jill to finish the vacation solo.

Jill can barely get in a spa day before her own respite is spoiled by a greedy hotel guest and unexpected revelations about Max Winter, the developer conniving to buy her home out from under her. Then there’s the staffing issues at the store, the strange men seen lurking about town, and an aggressive and obnoxious family member harassing Jill’s beloved employee. It’s enough to make the bride-to-be full of jitters . . . especially when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer . . . 

Praise for Lynn Cahoon and the Tourist Trap Mysteries

“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”

—Dru’s Book Musings

“Lynn Cahoon’s popular Tourist Trap series is . . .  one of my go-to cozy mystery series!”

—Hope By the Book  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Jill and Greg take a trio to a neighboring town to start planning for their wedding.  But before they get much of it planned, Greg has to go back to South Cove because someone is killed at the police station.  Jill stays behind to try to have an enjoyable few days  but it does 

not last very long.  She has trouble at the restaurant and the developer who is trying to get her property.  Her and Greg have their hands full getting everything back to normal.

The writing style flows smoothly and defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and the descriptive writing kept me engaged  

throughout the entire book.  The mystery is well plotted and not easily solved.

I  would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  When you pick up a book by this author you know your are in for a good time.

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