Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, Giveaway, mystery, Review on June 16, 2016




Tea Cups and Carnage (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Lyrical Underground (June 7, 2016)


The kettle’s about to boil over . . .

The quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there’s nothing cozy about murder . . .

Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to South Cove to get away from her estranged family. But is she telling the truth? And did a sinister someone from her past follow her to South Cove? When a woman claiming to be Kathi’s sister starts making waves and a dead body is found in a local motel, Jill must step in to clear Kathi’s name—without getting herself in hot water.


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I love this series and it continues to pull me in and want to move to South Cove (or somewhere similar!)

Jill and Greg’s relationship looks like it might be hitting a high point – they both admit they don’t want to date anyone else, so perhaps it the relationship will become more serious than it already is between the two.

The mystery portion was intriguing and I liked that some of the new characters were from Texas. While it wasn’t easy to figure out who the killer was, there were some big clues that something was amiss with one of the characters.

And then there is Josh, the antique dealer from next door, that disappears for a week. You find out why at the end, but that was a mini mystery since we weren’t sure if it was tied to the end of his relationship with Jackie or something else. Oh and Jackie has a surprise for you too!

This book seemed to be a bit shorter than some of the others, but that doesn’t detract from the characters, the mystery or the joy for this small town.

All in all, I really like reading this series and can’t wait for the next one.

We give this book 5 paws up.


About the Author

CahoonUSA Today and New York Times, best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and four fur babies.

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