A Very Mummy Holiday

A Very Mummy Holiday

by Lynn Cahoon

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Overview

Jill Gardner has left her book-and-coffee shop behind to spend Thanksgiving week in coastal Oregon with her cop boyfriend, her golden retriever Emma, and a crowd of friends and family. But before the feast can start, foul play interrupts their vacation . . .
 
The rented house was supposed to be a relaxing getaway. But Jill and her companions feel a sense of danger instead. First, they learn that their hosts’ son had a fiancée, but her disappearance remains unexplained—and then they meet some menacing members of a local trail-riding club. When one of Jill and Greg’s friends finds human remains amid the dunes—with a diamond ring around one mummified finger—things start heating up fast, and they’ll be thankful just to survive through the long weekend . . .
 
Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries
 
“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries
 
“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”
Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516109388
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: Tourist Trap Mystery Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 228
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho expat. She grew up living the small town life she now loves to write about. Currently, she’s living with her husband and two fur babies in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. Guidebook to Murder, Book 1 of the Tourist Trap series, won the 2015 Reader’s Crown award for Mystery Fiction. Visit her at www.lynncahoon.com

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A Very Mummy Holiday 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
PollyBennett 5 hours ago
A fun fast Thanksgiving murder.
Booksandknitting 4 days ago
A Very Mummy Holiday is a Thanksgiving novella of the Tourist Trap Mystery series. Jill and Greg have gone to the central Oregon coast with their friends for the holiday and to ride the sand dunes. When their friend Kathi finds a mummy in the dunes, they find out the son of the resort owners is the primary suspect in his girlfriend’s disappearance. There are also a group of creepy tough guys that hang out and cause trouble. Jill and Greg look into the murder and help to bring it to a close. Because it was a novella, the reader doesn’t find out what motivated the murderer, but it’s a quick-moving story in a terrific setting.
annie2015 10 days ago
✨✨✨✨✨ A Fun Cozy Mystery! ✨✨✨✨ When Jill and Greg join another couple for Thanksgiving, they are just expecting a good time and great food. However, a ride through the sand dunes changes all that when a mummified body is found. The police have a suspect but is he really guilty...our do they just want him to be? It's a race against the clock for Jill and Greg to find the killer before it's too late. A fun and fast-paced addition to the Tourist Trap series. Themystery wss wrapped up nicely, with no loose ends. I enjoyed it very much. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias.
Cozy Cat Reviews 13 days ago
This is a wonderful addition to the Novella's of the Tourist Trap Mystery Series. I enjoyed this fast read that sets a great setting for holiday reading. Jill and her boyfriend and friends are in Oregon to relax for the holiday when a body is found. A mystery surrounds the death that Jill of course cannot resist. This is a fun short cozy mystery and the perfect quick holiday read. All the charcters are included that we enjoy from the series. The mystery was well crafted and interesting. Thank you for the ARC. My review opinion is my own. Review is cross posted across platforms.
Anonymous 14 days ago
I enjoyed this novella very much . It's a great way to keep up with your favorite characters more often.
Nancy0708 15 days ago
Jill and Greg's relaxing time in Oregon with friends takes a turn for the worse when a diamond ring is discovered. Unfortunately the ring was attached to a body, a mummified body. The victim's fiance and a biker gang make likely suspects but there also seems to be some similarities with another missing person in a close by town. They now find themselves in a dangerous position when truly all they wanted was a peaceful vacation. A fast, easy read this novella gives you a mystery, a nice setting and further character development in the Tourist Trap Mysteries series. Thanks to Lyrical Underground and NetGalley for an ARC. The opinions expressed are my own.
BookloverUT 16 days ago
I loved this little mystery. It had an interesting premise, and the ending was satisfying. Although, I wish there was a better reason why the culprit committed murder. I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from Netgalley for an honest review.
Karen-Hollins 16 days ago
“A Very Mummy Holiday” is the 9.5 book ”A Tourist Trap Mystery” series by Lynn Cahoon is a quick and enjoyable read. I love this series and was super happy to get an Advanced Readers Copy. Protagonist Jill, her dog Emma, and Greg along with a couple friends decide to rent a cabin in an Oregon beach town for their Thanksgiving holiday. While in town, one of the group discovers a skeleton buried in the sand dune. I was pulled in from the very beginning and didn’t stop till the end. The mystery was well plotted and moved along at an even pace. There are only a few suspects for the murder and almost from the beginning you realize the person who people suspect of the murder is not the right person. Jill’s empathy shows throughout the story and you can’t help empathizing with Caleb and his situation too. I highly recommend this novella to all my cozy friends. I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from Lyrical Underground and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
4GranJan 16 days ago
Entertaining Murder Mystery Novella This is a very short novella; less than 100 pages including the recipes. This is a good story with a good plot. It has as much fun interaction between the main characters as it does investigating the crime. The ending is not a great surprise, but it is all tied up fairly nicely. I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
CCrow 16 days ago
A great novella in the Tourist Trap series! Greg and Jill are away for Thanksgiving. They are looking forward to a relaxing holiday away with friends. Their vacation takes an unexpected turn, however, after they discover a mummified body in the sand dunes! Throw in some run-ins with the local gang of trouble makers, and Greg and Jill begin to help local law enforcement as they work to solve who killed the victim. I love following along with Greg and Jill as they work (not always together) to solve mysteries! Looking forward to the next one!
Marshathereader 16 days ago
A Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon is a easy to read novella to the Tourist Trap Mystery series. This time we go to the Oregon Coast with Jill and Greg for a Thanksgiving getaway with new friends. They have rented a large cabin for a few days of riding the dunes before the rest of the gang arrive for Thanksgiving. While riding they come upon a group of locals who seem to enjoy pushing the limits of the law. When a diamond ring is spotted in one of the dunes, the gang are shocked to find it is on the finger of a mummy. The local law enforcement point to the finace first but Jill has other thoughts and dives into the investigation. The story had twists and turns, and likeable characters in a great setting. There is a yummy sounding recipe included. I was given an ARC by NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.
ganderson523 16 days ago
It is the week of Thanksgiving and Jill and Greg are vacationing with friends, Kathi and Blake, on the coast of Oregon. Jill owns a fun shop, Coffee, Books, and More, in South Cove, California while Kathi owns a tea shop across the street and Greg is the Chief of Police. Blake is in a band and is on break. The rental cabin where they are staying is in an area where they are able to go on trails with recreational vehicles and on sand dunes and enjoy lots of wildlife and scenery. It should be fun and is until they discover a body in the dunes-a young woman who went missing right before her wedding to a local guy, Caleb, whose parents own the rental cabin. Caleb is suspected by the locals to have killed her but Jill and Greg don't think that he did it. They are pulled into helping local law enforcement find the real killer, just in time for turkey day when they are joined by Jill's Aunt Jackie, her boyfriend, Harrold, friends, Amy and Justin. This a fun addition to the series with a change of scenery from South Cove but with some of the great regular characters and a mystery to solve. I received a complimentary ARC from Lyrical Underground and Kensington Books through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine only.
BobbieLCLA 16 days ago
I received a free copy of A VERY MUMMY HOLIDAY (A Tourist Trap Novella) by Lynn Cahoon in exchange for an honest review. Jill Gardner is excited to spend some couple time with Greg away from their hometown of South Cove, California. Jill’s even looking forward to cementing her new friendship with fellow business owner Kathi Corbin, who, along with her beau Blake Jennings, is sharing a cabin with Jill and Greg. The couples are not in residence for even a day when they are informed of a local mystery. The resort owners’ future daughter-in-law, Dania, went missing about a year before. The two visiting couples find Dania before the end of the day, but she won’t be marrying the resort owners’ son, Caleb. When local law enforcement officers gleefully brag they can now arrest Caleb for the murder, Jill and Greg team up to figure out if the seemingly distraught Caleb was really behind the disappearance. I enjoy both the series and the novellas. I liked this story; it was a quick and entertaining read. This novella takes place over Thanksgiving week and is set approximately one year before MEMORIES AND MURDER and some time before KILLER PARTY (TT, Books 10 & 9). Because the novellas are not in sync with the novels, I wish the publisher would number the novellas in reference to the timing of both the other novellas and the novels; for instance, prequels could be numbered 0.9, 0.8, 0.7, etc.; novellas between the first two novels could be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.; and any additional tales added in the timeline between prior novellas could be numbered like 1.11, 1.12, 1.125, 1.13, etc. It’s a little jarring to pick up a novella with tales about couples who are no longer together and more than a little confusing until the reader can figure out where the story falls in the overall timeline. #AVeryMummyHoliday #NetGalley
BobbieLCLA 16 days ago
I received a free copy of A VERY MUMMY HOLIDAY (A Tourist Trap Novella) by Lynn Cahoon in exchange for an honest review. Jill Gardner is excited to spend some couple time with Greg away from their hometown of South Cove, California. Jill’s even looking forward to cementing her new friendship with fellow business owner Kathi Corbin, who, along with her beau Blake Jennings, is sharing a cabin with Jill and Greg. The couples are not in residence for even a day when they are informed of a local mystery. The resort owners’ future daughter-in-law, Dania, went missing about a year before. The two visiting couples find Dania before the end of the day, but she won’t be marrying the resort owners’ son, Caleb. When local law enforcement officers gleefully brag they can now arrest Caleb for the murder, Jill and Greg team up to figure out if the seemingly distraught Caleb was really behind the disappearance. I enjoy both the series and the novellas. I liked this story; it was a quick and entertaining read. This novella takes place over Thanksgiving week and is set approximately one year before MEMORIES AND MURDER and some time before KILLER PARTY (TT, Books 10 & 9). Because the novellas are not in sync with the novels, I wish the publisher would number the novellas in reference to the timing of both the other novellas and the novels; for instance, prequels could be numbered 0.9, 0.8, 0.7, etc.; novellas between the first two novels could be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.; and any additional tales added in the timeline between prior novellas could be numbered like 1.11, 1.12, 1.125, 1.13, etc. It’s a little jarring to pick up a novella with tales about couples who are no longer together and more than a little confusing until the reader can figure out where the story falls in the overall timeline. #AVeryMummyHoliday #NetGalley
TarynLee 16 days ago
Jill has taken some time off from her shop to spend Thanksgiving with some family and friends. They have rented a cabin and hope to enjoy a much needed getaway in a secluded area. The weather is nice and riding amongst the sand dunes is just one of the many things the group plans to do. All is going well until while out riding a member of the group gets stuck in a dune and ends up finding a well preserved mummy. Who could it be and how long have they been there are the immediate questions that everyone asks. They soon learn that the body is the fiancee of the son of the people that own the cabin being rented by them. She disappeared years ago and most people felt the fiancee was responsible but no clues were found so she has remained a missing persons case. Jill gets a sense that the fiancee is innocent and hopes to dip up clues to who the real culprit is. Follow along as she and her boyfriend is into the case , can they find a.killer before something happens to one of their own group? This was a great read with an exciting mystery. I love these short reads that help you keep in touch with favored characters while the author works on a longer read!
TheCozyReview 16 days ago
Series; A Tourist Trap Mystery – Book 9.5 Author: Lynn Cahoon Genre: Cozy Mystery/Holiday/Short Story Publisher: Kensington Page Count - 81 A quick holiday cozy short for readers this October from Kensington Books comes Lynn Cahoon’s “A Very Mummy Holiday.” This book is an exciting, entertaining holiday cozy. It’s not quite the relaxing holiday that Jill and friends were expecting, nor is it the type most would want. No matter how they spin it, someone committed murder, and Jill feels like she has to help find out who the murderer is and expose them before the wrong person ends up behind bars. There are only a few suspects, and it becomes apparent almost from the start that the person who most people accused of murder is not the correct suspect. Readers can’t help themselves from feeling empathy for Caleb, the main suspect, and his parents. Although this is a holiday cozy and a novella, it has everything needed to keep readers engaged and turning the page. I am happy to recommend this holiday cozy A Very Mummy Holiday and the entire Tourist Trap Mystery series to readers.
MysteryluvrOK 16 days ago
A Thanksgiving on the Oregon coast turns from holiday fun to investigating an old murder case for Jill and her friends. When a group from South Cove gathers at an isolated beach rental cabin, - murder is sure to follow! The book was fast-paced and while I had two suspects in mind, I was never quite sure "whodunit" until the very end! The Tourist Trap mysteries are one of my favorite series. I admire Jill and her determination to have her coffeeshop/bookstore be a success, her loyalty to her friends and community and her natural curiosity and sleuthing abilities. A Very Mummy Holiday, though a short book, has all the qualities of a longer book in the series. The relationship between Jill and Greg is the perfect balance of mystery and romance and of course, there's the lovely Emma - Jill's wonderful Lab! A cozy read you'll love! I received an ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review of this book.
CozyOnUp 16 days ago
Jill and Greg are joining friends and family at a cabin in Oregon for the thanksgiving week. Before the other arrive, Jill, Greg, Blake, and Kathi decide to get some fun in driving on the sand dunes. While out for a ride, Blake and Kathi flip their vehicle and Kathi finds a diamond ring still attached to a hand that has been mummified. When the body turns out to be the fiancé of the dead woman, he becomes suspect number one. But the friends don’t believe that Caleb killed Dania and they set a plan in motion to find the true killer. With Kathi being a ringer for Dania, the friends discover that another woman who looked like Dania also went missing and it’s a race to find the killer before he makes Kathi the next victim. A great series and it’s wonderful to get a novella to tide me over until the next book is released. Lynn Cahoon is one of my must read authors and I adore her alter aliases as well. If you haven’t read anything by this authors, this is a great standalone to introduce you to the series and author.
Rachel_Denise01 16 days ago
A Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon is an adorable novella situated into the Tourist Trap Mystery series. This is my second dabbling into this series and it does just keep getting better. I enjoyed the quick jaunt to the Oregon coast for a mini vacation and the change in scenery. I enjoyed the quick mystery, and while I was able to figure out the culprit, it did not lessen the enjoyable plot line for me. I also enjoyed that finally we got a taste (maybe it has happened in previous installments that I have not had the privilege to read yet at this time, but doesn’t seem like it as the relationship dynamics did not hint in that direction) of Greg and Jill quazi-working together to dig up some facts and sleuthing to find the killer. I enjoyed seeing them work as a team, and I hope this is a foreshadowing of great things to come. An enjoyable, quick read. 5/5 stars
MKF 16 days ago
Finding a body doesn't make for a very relaxing holiday weekend. Not even for Jill and Greg, who have dealt with murders (he's a police officer and she's a cozy heroine) in the past. Turns out the body is that of a woman who went missing years before and there's a number of people not happy about it turning up. There's some creepy menacing characters, there's a little romance, there's a lot packed into this novella. Thanks to net galley for the ARC. I've only read a couple in this series so this was more or less a standalone for me- it was easier to relate to the characters in this short format. Cozy fans should give it a try.
KrisAnderson_TAR 16 days ago
A Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon is A Tourist Trap Novella. It can be read on its own, but I recommend reading one of the full-length stories first. Jill Gardner and Greg King are off to enjoy a week in Oregon, but things do not go as planned. I like that Jill is an empathetic person. She will not stand idly by while a person gets railroaded. I thought the story was engaging with friendly, relatable main characters. I like Lynn Cahoon’s conversational writing style. A Very Mummy Holiday moves along at a fast clip and the mystery is well-plotted. When Caleb’s missing fiancé, Dania turns up in the sand dunes, Caleb is the target of the local police’s investigation. Jill does a little online sleuthing searching for clues about Dania’s life. I like that Greg does not discourage Jill and he helps Jill with her quest for the truth. Readers will have no problem identifying the guilty party in this whodunit. However, I thought the mystery suited the length of the novel and the storyline. Jill and Greg are a cute couple who are well suited. I like that Jill brought Emma along with her on the trip. The one thing I wondered, though, is why Jill and Greg went off with this couple that theyA Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon is A Tourist Trap Novella. It can be read on its own, but I recommend reading one of the full-length stories first. Jill Gardner and Greg King are off to enjoy a week in Oregon, but things do not go as planned. I like that Jill is an empathetic person. She will not stand idly by while a person gets railroaded. I thought the story was engaging with friendly, relatable main characters. I like Lynn Cahoon’s conversational writing style. A Very Mummy Holiday moves along at a fast clip and the mystery is well-plotted. When Caleb’s missing fiancé, Dania turns up in the sand dunes, Caleb is the target of the local police’s investigation. Jill does a little online sleuthing searching for clues about Dania’s life. I like that Greg does not discourage Jill and he helps Jill with her quest for the truth. Readers will have no problem identifying the guilty party in this whodunit. However, I thought the mystery suited the length of the novel and the storyline. Jill and Greg are a cute couple who are well suited. I like that Jill brought Emma along with her on the trip. The one thing I wondered, though, is why Jill and Greg went off with this couple that they hardly knew. It is especially odd since Jill has very little in common with Kathi (my mother said I was overthinking it). A Very Mummy Holiday is a chance to catch up with Jill and the gang. A Very Mummy Holiday is an engaging cozy mystery with an energized Emma, a forlorn fiancé, iniquitous individuals, a coastline cadaver and stuffing squabbles. hardly knew. It is especially odd since Jill has very little in common with Kathi (my mother said I was overthinking it). A Very Mummy Holiday is a chance to catch up with Jill and the gang. A Very Mummy Holiday is an engaging cozy mystery with an energized Emma, a forlorn fiancé, iniquitous individuals, a coastline cadaver and stuffing squabbles.