Monday, July 20, 2020

Murder in Waiting - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads:  Murder in Waiting (Tourist Trap Mystery #11) by Lynn Cahoon

Rating: Liked It

Source: NetGalley

Description:  At Coffee, Books, & More, Jill’s the boss. But as Amy’s maid-of-honor, she can barely keep up with marching orders—and now she’s in charge of organizing an epic bachelorette! Adding to Jill’s party-planning panic, the South Cove Heritage Society just unceremoniously dumped her historic landmark bid. While vying proposals rush in from a loaded land developer and a pushy travel guide company, Jill finds an unexpected ally in Heritage Society expert, Frank Gleason. But their happy union is cut short when Frank is mowed down in a suspicious hit-and-run. With Amy’s big day on the horizon, Jill vows to catch the killer before she has to catch a bouquet.

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book: This is one of my favorite cozy series so of course I had to pick this one up!

My Impression:  Even in the absolute best series not every book can be a winner and that's how I kind of felt about this one.  Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed it.  It was a quick read that kept me entertained.  I loved seeing Jill and Greg again along with Jackie, Harold, Toby, Deek and all the rest of the South Cove group.  I really enjoyed the first half of it and was so curious about just who had killed Frank and what was going on with the developer.  

However, a couple of things kept this from being a winner for me.  There was one tiny incident that gets referred to a few times in the book that seemed completely out of left field and doesn't have anything to do with the book itself.   As well I'm about done with wedding planning Amy.  I have a similar attitude to Jill about weddings and I think she's being a remarkably patient friend.  Jill got a bit in her head regarding relationships and legalities and it felt like that took over a bit.   I had little patience with that and just kind of wanted the book to get back to the mystery as that felt a little pushed to the side at time.

That said this is still a fast read and an entertaining mystery it just wasn't my favorite of the series.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  I would!  While this wasn't my favorite book in the series I do always enjoy this author's books.

Would I Recommend this Book? I would recommend this series but this isn't necessarily the book I would recommend starting with.  I think you would enjoy earlier books in the series more.

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


  1. I agree we don't always love every book in a series but its still worth reading. I always get a bit impatient with most - not all - wedding planners in books.

  2. I love this series and I'm looking forward to reading this. I agree that not every book in a favorite series is necessarily a good one.

  3. So I haven't listened to this one yet but putting it at the top my list cause I want to know what you didn't like about it since it's our favorite series! :)