- By Lynn Cahoon

Killer Run

  • Title: Killer Run
  • Author: Lynn Cahoon
  • ISBN: 9781601834188
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • Killer Run Jill Gardner owner of Coffee Books and More has somehow been talked into sponsoring a k race along the beautiful California coast The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society but not

    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 isJill 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 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

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    1. I'm so enjoying this series! It gets better with each installment. Jill is one of those people that you'd really like to know - friendly, happy, and super serious about what goes on in her town. Greg, her boyfriend, is all of those and more - he's a local policeman. Of course, that leads to some conflict between the two. The stories are fun and I just go with the flow - I don't try to solve them or think ahead. I just read for the sheer pleasure. This is truly one of my favorite cozy series. Hig [...]

    2. Dollycas’s ThoughtsWe return to California and the Coffee, Books, and More shop in South Cove. Jill and Greg are all set to take off on an Alaskan Cruise right after the Mission Run Event. Well there plans go South when a dead body is found during the race next to the running trail. The dead woman is part of a public relations firm that was hired to promote the event. Between you and me, I was so happy she was the victim. She was a real witch that rubbed me and others the wrong way quickly. Sh [...]

    3. An amusing and light-hearted cosy murder mystery set in South Cove California.Killer Run is #5 of the Tourist Trap Series. Although I have not read any of the previous books in this series, this did not impact on my reading pleasure. Killer Run works perfectly well as a stand alone read.Jill Gardner, is owner of Coffee, Books & More, girlfriend of the local sheriff, and enthusiastic member of the local business promotion group. She is involved in a fundraiser run to raise money for the local [...]

    4. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Kensington and Netgalley. This title will be published on August 18, 2015*Really 3.5 stars, but I rounded up.In this addition to the Tourist Trap series Jill is helping with South Cove's first annual 5k run when her aunt and her friend run into a dead body on the track. Jill, trying to stop sleuthing after her last foray into murder. However, soon she's back in the thick of a murderous plot involving false identities, unf [...]

    5. Coffee, Books, and More--part coffee bar; part bookstore; would be my favorite place to hang out and read a cozy mystery. Owned by Jill Gardner, and run with the help of her Aunt Jackie, and a couple of trusted friends, it's a popular stop for locals, and tourists, in California. Trouble seems to follow Jill and it's a bone of contention between her and Greg, her police officer boyfriend. When suspicions are raised about money at a special walk-and-run fundraiser for the preservation of historic [...]

    6. A special thank you to Kensington Book and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Lynn Cahoon returns with KILLER RUN(Tourist Trap Mystery Series #5),and the cozy town of South Cove where Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More finds herself in the middle of another crazy murder mystery.Having read all the books in the series, it is always fun to catch up with familiar characters and some new ones. As the small town and local businesses come together for their B to B meetin [...]

    7. South Cove is raising funds for the Preservation Society and is sponsoring a 5K run. The day of the race a runner steps on a dead body at the race. The run is completed and Jill and Greg vacation's are cancelled. Jill promises to stay out of the investigation; however Jill's curiosity gets in the way. Jill takes her vacation time and upgrades her 3rd floor. A light relaxing read that you can finished on a stormy wet day.Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through Netgalley f [...]

    8. Things are looking great for Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, as she prepares to go on a cruise with her detective boyfriend, Greg King. First, the small town of South Cove is participating in a 5K race. However, when the promoter of the event turns up dead, the trip is put on hold as Greg tries to find a killer.As Greg investigates the murder, one of Jill’s fellow shop owners is the victim of vandalism and seeks Jill’s help in finding out who could be doing this. She has no id [...]

    9. When I read the first book in this series, I knew it was going to do well. But I didn’t come close to conceiving what a runaway hit it would be!I really enjoy the characters in the Tourist Trap series. They’re not perfect. Not even series lead Jill Gardner. They all have flaws. Some of them are aware of them and some aren’t. You can’t get any more real life than that. I have to say, I was happy to see the victim in KILLER RUN murdered. LOL Harsh I know, but I didn’t like her at all. As [...]

    10. This is book 5 in the Tourist Trap Mystery series featuring the main character and bookshop owner Jill. Jill is in a relationship with Greg who is a detective which really comes in handy! In this book Jill is sponsoring a 5k mission run in aid of getting some funds for the preservation society. The story takes a dark twist when on the day if the race a dead body is found , but that is not the only crime in this small community! I love Jill's relationships with her aunt and Greg ,their scenes tog [...]

    11. Another solid book in the Tourist Trap series! Aunt Jackie features prominently in this story, encouraging bookstore-coffeeshop owner/protagonist Jill to investigate the two mysteries in town. In her personal life, Jill has a vacation planned with her detective boyfriend Greg, but will he actually be able to get away from his demanding job so they can finally spend some quality time together? I love that there are several storylines in this book, involving ongoing relationships and local busines [...]

    12. Great Series!This is a great series; this is the fifth 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 back and read the others. Jill Gardner is the owner of Coffee, Books, and More and has been talked into sponsoring a 5k race. The day of the race everyone is running around when a local business owner stumbles over a dead body. The woman killed is the nasty wife of the man who hired them for the even [...]

    13. Again Lynn Cahoon has given me a great read and a perfect way to spend a forced day down unable to do much around the house. And that made me quite happy. At the end of the previous book Jill had been asked to host the Mission Walk/Run. Jill and Darla meet the battling PR couple Sandra and Michael Ashford . And Jill and Greg have an Alaskan cruise planned and everything seems to be on track for that but I knew better. I mean where would the fun be if it went off without a hitch.Big surprise, is [...]

    14. Reviewed for theereaderjunkie.wordpressWhy did I pick this book ? I liked the cover, I hadn’t read a cozy mystery for a very long time and several bloggers made me want to get back to them, it took place in a small town similar to Jessica Fletcher’s Cabot Cove and especially in a bookstore ! And there was a dog.I must warn you I didn’t read the previous books in the series, but I quickly caught up without problem.So what went wrong ? I guessed very early who the killer was, but it wouldn [...]

    15. *I was given an ARC by the publisher, Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*Killer Run is book 5 in the Tourist Trap Mystery series. Bookstore owner Jill is talked into sponsoring a 5k run to benefit the preservation society who is dragging their feet in declaring the old mission ruins in Jill's backyard as a bonafide Spanish Mission site. One of the race's promoters is found dead during the race, and Jill (with sidekick Aunt Jackie) race to solve the murder and the vandalism at anot [...]

    16. I've been reading this series since it began and I've always enjoyed them though the last was a little flatter. I was very pleased that when I started this one I was immediately drawn into the book and I loved catching up with Jill and everyone else. I really enjoyed the interaction of the town and seeing the race get organized. I wasn't surprised by who got murdered and I wasn't surprised by who did it but I did very much enjoy getting from the point of body discovery to the reveal. There's a s [...]

    17. This is the fifth book in Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries; however, it can easily be read as a stand-alone book. The book is an easy read and Ms. Cahoon’s writing style flows smoothly and provides good background information about the characters and town. Both the storyline and characters are well developed. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading cozy mysteries.The main character, Jill Gardner, owns Coffee, Books, and More. It is a coffee bar and bookstore and sounds like an [...]

    18. another great installment in this series. I will say that I sort of guessed who the killer was but just because this character was annoying to me. If only the rest of life was like that!Jill and Greg are all set to head off on an Alaskan cruise when a murder occurs just days before they leave. Of course with this being a small town, Greg has to stay and figure out what happened. Jill takes this week to work on the house she inherited in the first book and of course investigate on her own what ha [...]

    19. This was excellent! I LOVE this series! Always a good story, and an interesting read. This time, Jill is involved in helping set up and run a 5K walk/run event to benefit the Historical Society that is maybe going to give the wall in her backyard historical status. In the process of that event, a body is discovered - that of a really rude event publicist who was run over more than once, making her death a murder. The murder investigation means the end of Jill and Greg's holiday cruise plans, so [...]

    20. This is the 5th book in Lynn’s popular Tourist Trap Mysteries.Set in South Cove Ca. the series follows Jill, a former divorce attorney, who is now living her dream in her own little shop, Coffee, Books and More. With the help of her fascinating Aunt Jackie things may get a little crazy. Jill’s boyfriend Greg who is a detective for the P.D. does try to rein both Jill and Jackie in.Jill has a bad habit of not being able to mind her own business. Every case that Greg is assigned, Jill is right [...]

    21. What a fun read. This was my first by this author, but I will be reading more. This is another little cozy mystery that even though it was 5th in the series, I had no problems reading it. I loved the story and the setting. A small town in California near the ocean. Aww, I can smell that salty air and feel the breezes. The characters were like able, even though a few were a little quirky. I loved the nosy and crotchety old aunt. She cracked me up more than several times in this book. It was defin [...]

    22. I had a harder time with rating this book. I love the series but this book fell a little short for me. The repetition of "stay out of it" and " I told him that I would stay out of it" got a little tiring for me. Greg who I usually love was stiff and really very little in it except to say "stay out of it" and give Jill a kiss. There wasn't as much interaction with characters to draw me in as quickly as other books have. Jill's lack of business sense, amazes me sometimes, you need to do more than [...]

    23. This is such a fun cozy mysteries series! The stories are well-crafted, the characters are believable and it's just overall a good read.Killer Run continues the main character, Jill Gardner's, quest to get the wall on her property approved as a California Mission relic. The town sponsors a charity run to help out, during the course of which, murder occurs. Of course Jill is drawn into the sleuthing, along with her Aunt Jackie, and all sorts of shenanigans ensue.I have spent a lot of time on Cali [...]

    24. Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More has a knack for getting herself in the middle of a murder. No matter how she tries to stay out of it, her natural curiosity and need to solve puzzles brings her into it. It doesn't help that her Aunt Jackie enjoys sleuthing as much as she does. And this time is no different from any of the othersJill is a co-sponsor of the Mission Walk to raise funds for the local preservation society. When Michael and Sandra Ashford show up at her store, she takes [...]

    25. Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon is the fifth book in A Tourist Trap Mystery series. Jill Gardner is the owner of Coffee, Books, and More (CBM). She is also the liaison between South Cove City Council and the business community. Jill is working with Darla Taylor to host their first annual South Cove Mission Walk. After the meeting about the walk Sandra and Michael Ashford arrive (she was busy changing clothes to make sure she had the right outfit to arrive on time as well as arguing with her husband). [...]

    26. Synopsis: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 [...]

    27. I typically enjoy this series of cozy mysteries, but this one was just weak and I ran through it like water. The plot was so thin that I identified both the victim and killer before there was a murder. Therefore, I'm not going to go into the plot line except to say that Jill and company are planning a 5K run in the town on behalf of the foundation that runs the states historical society for old missions. We've been waiting since Book #1 to find out if the wall in Jill's back yard is part of an o [...]

    28. 4.5 StarsI have to say right off the bat that I think I want to live in this world! I seriously look forward to every Tourist Trap Mystery. It is so fun to follow the action. The only thing I don't like is when it's over. I have effectively been sucked into South Cove. Just call me one of the locals. Lynn Cahoon takes the time to develop and grow her characters in each and every book she writes. Jill is not the same person she was in book one. I like that about Cahoon's writing. Her character bu [...]

    29. Jill Gardner, bookshop owner and amateur sleuth, returns in this fifth Tourist Trap installment. I’ve read and enjoyed each previous Tourist Trap novel but this mystery fell flat. Can a mystery be too solvable? I felt this one was obvious—the motive and the actual killer from early on in the plot. While I can forgive a solvable mystery (what reader doesn’t like to feel smart?), I cannot forgive the lack of action and absence of character development. By the fifth installment of a series, r [...]

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