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Sunday, August 23, 2015

85) Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon

The Blurb :

Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…

The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!

My Thoughts :

I am a little behind on my review book reading and didn't get around to this one before it released.  However I have to admit I got myself a little confused.  It felt like only last month when I read the previous installment in the Tourist Trap Mysteries and thought this one wasn't due for release yet.  For some reason I was sure this was a November release and of course it actually came out last week.  So apologies to lovely publishers and author.

Killer Run is the fifth installment in the Tourist Trap Mysteries and once again South Cove has a murder to solve.  Of course that isn't the only thing going on and within a few chapters there is enough plot and intrigue to have you addicted and in for the long stretch.  Jill's sleuthing isn't too over the top and her life is a nice steady stream of friends and Aunt.  All the characters are like family now and I really enjoying my trips to the beach town even if there seems to be a lot of criminal activity.

The mystery this time around was just as good as the previous books.  However this time I have to admit I guessed who the killer was quite early on.  How Jill didn't put two and two together was a little annoying but then again she was busy with a lot of things and even I got a little confused now and again.  Murder, vandalism, food truck, ill people, book clubs, decorating and a race are just a few of the things going on in Jill's life this time around.

All in all Killer Run was another great read in this series that is well worth reading.  As cozies go this is a nice one, well thought out, interesting and a lovely cast of characters with a great location.  You really start to feel at home in South Cove after the first two books and now with book five I feel like part of the furniture.  As long as there are more Tourist Trap Mysteries to read I will be reading them.

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