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Monday, February 8, 2016

15) Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon

The Blurb :

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 vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.

My Thoughts :

This series is turning out to be such a great read!  Six books into the series and I am really hooked.  I love the characters and the setting plus the mysteries are always really interesting.  Another huge plus is that the author/publisher doesn't make you wait a year for a new installment.  With a new book every six months the Tourist Trap Mysteries are turning into one of my favourite cozy mystery series.

This time around the food van comes back into play and there is a bit of geocaching and some drought problems.  As things progress it was nice to find the regulars continuing their story while murder and mystery once again surrounds them.   There were some new developments with Jill's aunt and the workers in the bookstore with a few other little bits and pieces of storyline popping up here and there.

There are a couple of things about this series that I am wondering about.  For one I hope the whole Misson Wall thing gets cleared up soon.  I am beginning to think that the author doesn't know what to do with  that storyline.  Then the relationship between Jill and Greg has also raised many questions for me.  They spend so much time at her place but he doesn't have a key.  They never spend any time at his place and it isn't mentioned.  I wonder if this is going to get resolved.  After all he wants to have a gym in her shed but they aren't totally committed to each other.  It is all a little weird and contradicting but maybe that is how it works for them and that's ok too.

Definitely a series worth investing time in.  A great strong concept with some really good mysteries so far.  I look forward to the next one and hope this series gets a nice long run.

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