Monday, September 19, 2022

A Vacation to Die For - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads: A Vacation to Die For (A Tourist Trap Mystery #14) by Lynn Cahoon

Rating: Liked It (3.5 Stars)
Source:   Publisher

Description:   Hustling her fiancĂ© off to a neighboring tourist town might be the only way Jill Gardner can plan her nuptials to South Cove’s in-demand police detective. But when a mystery man turns up dead at South Cove’s PD, Greg is hightailing it back home to investigate, leaving Jill to finish the vacation solo.

Jill can barely get in a spa day before her own respite is spoiled by a greedy hotel guest and unexpected revelations about Max Winter, the developer conniving to buy her home out from under her. Then there’s the staffing issues at the store, the strange men seen lurking about town, and an aggressive and obnoxious family member harassing Jill’s beloved employee. It’s enough to make the bride-to-be full of jitters . . . especially when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer . . .

Genre:  Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  I enjoy this series and of course I had to pick up the next one.

My Impression:  I really love this series.  I love Jill and the town of South Cove and the atmosphere of the bookstore.  I will, however, be really glad when all the weddings are over and done with.  Amy was a bridezilla before her wedding and she hasn't quite calmed down yet.  I'm glad Jill and Greg are finally talking about things but I do wish Jill would get out of her head a bit about the wedding and marriage in general.  

The mystery was interesting and there were a few different things going on in the book and Jill's new employee is having family issues and Greg is trying to determine just who the victim and and who could have killed him.  This was a well plotted and interesting read that kept me reading and pulled into the story.  When I pick up a book in this series I expect an entertaining read and this book definitely delivered!

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Of course!  I have enjoyed all the books I've read by Cahoon.  

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you like bookish cozies this is a great series to pick up and while you can start anywhere in the series it's even better if started at the beginning.

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


  1. I have to catch up with this series. It's one of my favorites.

  2. I'm not a big fan of series that have so many books, but l do like that they are short, and I love the cover!

  3. I love that cover! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

  4. Wow...#14 in the series. That's a lot of books. Glad you're still enjoying them. :)

  5. Well it does sound good all the same. Funny how they have marriage on the brain but seems like Jill has her work cut out for her with a busy detective.