Murder on Wheels (Tourist Trap Mystery Series #6)

Murder on Wheels (Tourist Trap Mystery Series #6)

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by Lynn Cahoon
     
 

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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"Susan Boyce has become one of my favorite narrators. She does a great job with this series and makes listening to it enjoyable." ---Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

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ISBN-13:
9781601834201
Publisher:
Lyrical Underground
Publication date:
02/28/2016
Series:
Tourist Trap Mystery Series , #6
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
108,334
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Cahoon is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Tourist Trap Mystery series. Lynn has also authored several romance novels and novellas, including Shawnee Holiday and Return of the Fae, which was a finalist for a Readers' Crown and a RONE Award.

Susan Boyce earned her BA from the University of Rhode Island, then began a stage career as a song-and-dance new age vaudevillian. Her experience includes narrating documentaries, computer adventure games, and audiobooks.

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Murder on Wheels 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok mystery. Too much eating scenes and not enough sleuthing. Killer easy to figure out
Anonymous 8 months ago
I enjoy reading cozy mysteries and series
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great as always
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love returning to South Cove because the world Cahoon has created is so fantastic. Jill and her boyfriend Greg are trying their hand at a new hobby, geocaching. Several new characters are introduced, but it's when Jill's friend Sadie is under suspicion for a local murder that Jill's natural nosiness kicks in. The murder plot really kept me guessing, the 'body' seemed like such a nice character, it was hard to guess right away who might have done it. And I liked the added reality of the a subplot about how the tourist town is handling the California drought.
SewWrite More than 1 year ago
Jill Gardner is always figuring out the clues and getting herself into trouble. This time her friend Sadie and Sadie's son are both taken in for questioning when Sadie's ex-boyfriend's wife turns up dead. I have enjoyed this series from the start. The characters pull me into the story every time and keep me from putting the book down until I find out what kind of trouble Jill finds her self in trying to catch a killer.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Murder On Wheels - Tourist Trap Mystery 6 Author: Lynn Cahoon Published: 2-2-16 Publisher: Kensington Books Pages: 198 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Cozy Mystery; Crafts & Hobbies; Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 9781601834195 ASIN: B00XSVSCGQ Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Return once more to South Cove and see some old friends. Jill and Sadie are trying to find things they and their boyfriends can do on double dates and have decided on geocaching. Something Greg is not keen on saying as a detective he goes chasing after enough clues and does not want to do it on his time off. (For those who are unfamiliar with geocaching - it is a modern form of treasure hunting. Someone hides a cache - it can be as small as a small storage box or a big as a footlocker - it usually holds a logbooks for everyone who finds the cache to sign and date and perhaps a prize for the first to locate the cache. After hiding the cache you go online a post the GPS co-ordinates and wait to see who finds it.) Then Kasey Austin the wife of Sadie's former love interest, Dustin is found dead and Sadie is the prime suspect. Jill pulls out all the stop to prove her innocents. Ignoring Greg Kings request she stay out of his police investigation. Lynn Cahoon has as always given us a mystery filled with clues and false leads to keep us on the edge of our seats from start to finish. Murder on Wheels has characters that are so realistic you would be forgiven for believing they are people you actually know. Even though this is the sixth book of the series it also works as a standalone as well. I look forward to returning to South Cove in June with Tea Cups and Carnage - book 7 in the Tourist Trap Series.
Booth More than 1 year ago
This book is a one in a series of many. I was in love with the cover and the premise of it. A murder, a squabble over a food truck, geocaching and a café; how in the world can all that work in one book? Honestly, I was skeptical at first. I thought it would be flying all over the place with too many themes and too many settings. Thank goodness she did. This made for well-rounded characters with not only jobs but hobbies, friends and acquaintances. Yes, they actually had believable lives. They could have been my group of friends I hung out with. I loved the fact that Jill, the main character, got into believable relationships and believable arguments along the way of solving a murder. I haven’t read any of the other books and I got to know her and her boyfriend and friends. This is always a good thing for me, as I don’t always have a chance to read an entire series. Jill is pulled into many directions on many different occasions. There is the issue with her Aunt Jackie, the case her boyfriend is working as well as the issue with her best friend. I love to see how a character handles different situations. She isn’t hyper-focused on this death that occurs. It’s a tragedy that has happened that she wants to solve, but it doesn’t consume her unrealistically. It’s a nice balance. Lynn takes us through different scenarios with Jill, Greg, Amy, the Geocache Club friends as well as the co-workers at the shop Jill owns and her dog, Emma. You see how each interact with each other over the death of Kacey and it’s at that point when you realize that any of Jill’s friends could have committed the murder. It isn’t until the very end, a very surprising end mind you, that you finally find out who the murderer is. It was a great way to find out who the culprit was too. I loved the reveal! This is an easy read for someone who wants a mystery to solve over the weekend. Lynn’s descriptions and writing making reading a breeze and keep the reader engaged. And, not having to have to have read the previous books, one can jump right in to this particular book.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
Murder on Wheels is the first book I’ve read by Lynn Cahoon. It will not be my last. In fact, while I did perfectly fine reading this sixth book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series without having read the previous installments, I am definitely going to go back and read from book one. Why? Because Murder on Wheels is everything I love about the cozy mystery genre. The writing is light and witty without sacrificing on quality. The small town setting fits well with the tone of the story. The mystery keeps you intrigued, full of clues that may have you wavering back and forth several times as to whodunit. The characters felt like neighbors or friends, especially Jill and Greg and Toby. In fact, Jill is someone I would love to just hang out with for a while – or work for at her Coffee, Books, and More shop. Since the story is seen from her perspective, we get great insight into her thoughts and reactions – as well as her dry sense of humor and bookworm kindredness of spirit. And of course, I can’t forget Emma. I’m pretty sure all cozy mysteries require a pet, and Emma fills that slot endearingly! Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Murder on Wheels. Trying new-to-me authors, especially outside of my typical Christian fiction market, is always a bit of a crap-shoot. But I could tell as soon as I started reading Lynn Cahoon’s latest that she will now be a go-to author for me! An absolutely clean and entertaining general market read. Bottom Line: This is “cozy mystery” at its best! Engaging writing, likable characters, and a couple of surprising twists make this a terrific choice for an evening or weekend read. Even though Murder on Wheels is the sixth in the Tourist Trap Mystery series, it can easily be read as a standalone. The author does frequently reference events that I’m assuming took place in earlier books, but that merely whet my appetite for the beginning of the series. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
ekehlet More than 1 year ago
I love a protagonist who feels like someone I could be best friends with, and that's exactly how I felt about Jill Gardner. She isn't afraid to eat cheesecake, tacos, and fries, she reads everything from romance novels to stories about dragons, and she isn't afraid to (or doesn't know when not to) speak her mind. I'd also love to quit my day job and work at Coffee, Books, and More! This is another new-to-me series that I enjoyed so much I will be going back to the beginning to get caught up. It was full of believable characters, a touch of romance, and just enough personal drama to keep Jill on her toes. The mystery kept me guessing, and the solution did not disappoint. If you enjoy cozies, be sure to check out Murder on Wheels! NOTE: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
IReadWhatYouWrite More than 1 year ago
This was my first visit to South Cove CA., but I have to believe it won’t be my last. Jill owns a book store, (it is now my fantasy to own a similar one), and her aunt helps her to run it. In the book Jill and her boyfriend have picked up a new hobby, geocaching, and there she meets Kacey, the president of the geocaching club. She is also the estranged wife of Dustin, who had dated Jill’s friend in a previous book. Kacey is going to open the long contested food truck with a gluten free menu, that is until she is found dead. There is no shortage of suspects, Jill’s friend Sadie and Dustin are the most obvious and seemingly have the most to gain. Jill steps in to clear her friend’s name. If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, Jill is being targeted by the city water conservation committee, she has run afoul of close friend Amy and Jill’s Aunt is asking her lie to the man Jackie has been dating. It is a recipe for fun. I truly enjoyed reading about Jill, her book shop and her hobbies. I would love the chance to read as much as she does for fun. All of the characters in this town are like old friends and even though I haven’t read previous installments in the series I didn’t feel as if I were missing out on anything. This is a terrific afternoon read I can recommend to all mystery lovers. 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair an honest review
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! This is a great series; this is the sixth book in the A Tourist Trap Mystery series by Lynn Cahoon. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read this one you will want to go read the others. Jill Gardner owns the Coffee, Books, and More, she meet Kacey when she went geocaching and finds out that Kacey’s husband is Justin who Jill’s best friend Amy use to date. Kacey is about to open up her food truck with her new gluten free dessert. When Kacey turns up dead on the beach, Sadie becomes the prime suspect. Jill puts her sleuthing skills to the test to find the real killer. If you are looking for a great mystery then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this great series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
TessT More than 1 year ago
Lynn Cahoon's Tourist Trap Mystery, Murder On Wheels, is one of those books that i wished wouldn't end. South Cove sounds like a great place to visit, Jill and Greg are a perfect couple, one a head detective, the other a quirky shop owner with a personality that can't seem to stay out of police matters. Lynn has at least one more book in this series, hopefully more, and a new series , both of which are due out this year. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon is the sixth book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series. Jill Gardner is the owner of CBM (Coffee, Books, and More) in South Cove, California. Jill and her boyfriend, Greg King are on their monthly double date with Amy Newman (friend and city planner) and her boyfriend, Justin Cross (history professor). They decided to go to a geocaching event. Their they meet Kacey Austin, president of Coastal Geocache Club. She is also the wife of Dustin Austin, owner of Austin’s Bike Shop (he is also the awful man who dumped Jill’s friend, Sadie Michaels). Then Jill finds out that Kacey using the food truck (that Jill wanted to buy) and opening Good For You Desserts (gluten-free desserts). Kacey has a severe wheat allergy (she has Celiac’s disease). This will certainly not help business at Jill’s coffee shop (especially since they do not offer gluten-free alternatives). Then a body in found on the beach. Kacey Austin is dead. Who would have wanted to kill this sweet young woman? Greg tells Jill to stay out of it, but you know Jill cannot help herself. She just has to investigate. Will Jill be able to find out who killed Kacey (and keep Greg from finding out that she is at it again)? Murder on Wheels was a disappointment. It was more like a soap opera than a cozy mystery novel. There seemed to be a lot of focus on the love lives and friendships of the characters (examples are: Aunt Jackie dating Harrold Snider from Train Station which put Josh Thomas’ nose out of joint; Toby and Elisa breaking up; Sasha has a crush on Toby; Amy is mad at Jill because she would not report on her neighbor’s water usage; Sadie upset about Austin breaking up with her). We also got a lot of information about food (they seemed to constantly be eating). I wanted more mystery (a few clues). The mystery was extremely simple to solve (it was just so obvious), but readers like to follow the clues to the conclusion (arrest of the killer). Murder on Wheels cannot be read as a stand-alone book (I have read all the books in the series)a. You really do need to read the other books in the series in order to understand everything that is happening in Murder on Wheels (the relationships, characters, etc.). I give Murder on Wheels 3 out of 5 stars. I just felt the book was too superficial. I like reading mysteries for the mystery. The mystery seemed to take a back seat in Murder on Wheels to romance and food. I received a complimentary copy of Murder on Wheels from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
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. While I have enjoyed every book in the series, this may be my favorite so far. Okay, tied as my favorite.  Skillfully written as always by author Lynn Cahoon, the outstanding plot had me anxiously reading each page to see what would happen next. By the time I reached the reveal, I was on the edge of my seat. My guess was so wrong! LOL Do yourself a favor and add MURDER ON WHEELS to your reading itinerary!