Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Very Mummy Holiday - Cozy Mystery Novella Review

Goodreads:  A Very Mummy Holiday (Tourist Trap Mystery #9.5) by Lynn Cahoon

Rating: Good
Source:  NetGalley

Description:  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 fiancĂ©e, 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 . . .

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  This is one of my favorite mystery series so I couldn't resist picking up this novella.

My Impression:  Anytime I get to catch up with Jill and Greg I'm a happy reader and this was no exception.  I've really enjoyed the novellas where they are on vacation because both Jill and Greg are kind of butting in to the investigation instead of just Jill.  This was a fun read with two other characters who we've seen around South Cove so it was fun to see an addition to Greg and Jill's snooping. 

The mystery is intriguing with missing people, a startling resemblance, and all kinds of nefarious characters.  Oh and a mummy - how could I have forgotten about the mummy!  My only complaint was that I really liked the mystery and would have really like to have seen some of the threads more developed and turned into a full length mystery.  However, the next full length Tourist Trap mystery will be out at the end of November so I'll just have to make do until then!

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  Cahoon is one of my favorite cozy authors and this is my favorite series by her.

Would I Recommend this Book?  I would definitely recommend this series to cozy lovers and you could definitely dive in here but I think it'd be best to start at the beginning of the series.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. 


  1. Sounds like a really entertaining series, Katherine - thank you for sharing.

  2. I feel like I really need to read a Cahoon cozy at some point!

  3. Still sounds like it worked which is always good in a novella.