I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hospitality and Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
Length: 7 hours and 16 minutes
Published by Lyrical Underground Pages: 217
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Susan Boyce
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Also by this author: If the Shoe Kills, Dressed To Kill, Murder on Wheels, Tea Cups and Carnage, A Story to Kill, Fatality by Firelight, Killer Party, Of Murder and Men, Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2)
A visit to the serene coastal town of South Cove, California, could make anybody feel refreshed and inspired. But as Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—discovers, some folks won’t live to tell about it . . .
Mystery author Nathan Pike checked into South Cove Bed & Breakfast to compose a compelling novel, not commit murder. But things get real when a rival B&B owner ends up exactly like the victim in his draft—undeniably dead. As Nathan prepares to complete his magnum opus behind bars, Jill’s the only one who can prove his innocence and deconstruct the plot of a twisted killer!
Here is what I thought
This is one of my favorite series so I knew this would be like meeting up with old friends. 🙂
Jill Gardner has gone back to college and it’s kind of kicking her butt because as much as she would like to learn more about marketing to run her business it’s kind of boring to read about. Not only does she have to deal with that but she still has to work at Coffee Books ‘n More and they have a fairly famous author Nathan coming to do an event.
There are two B&B’s in South Cove and it’s a tourist town so they have plenty of customers so there really is not big rival between them, but then one of them turns up dead. Or is there? Walter, is killed exactly like a scene from Nathan’s newest work in progress. Nathan gets arrested because Greg, her cop boyfriend has had to let him ride along with him and he read him that death scene so he seems like the most likely suspect. Jill really tries to stay out of things but she just can’t help wanting to solve a puzzle and find out who really killed Walter.
Not only does she have all this going on but her best worker Sasha, who has been getting a marketing degree as well, has an internship she can’t pass up working with a publishing company. So now she has to find a new employee and finding one to take over all the things Sasha did will be hard to do. Jill is so busy that she really hasn’t come up with a suspect until it’s to late and she is in dangers sights once again.
Jill is one of my favorite characters. I want a shop like hers as it’s the perfect blend of coffees and books. I also like how she has been taking her time with her relationship with Greg, though mainly it’s because she is a little hesitant because of past relationships. Greg wants to move in and so it’s pushing her to think more about their relationship and what she wants. Greg is a very patient man because even though he tries to keep her out of harms way she always seems to find her way there. They are probably my favorite cozy mystery couple. 🙂 The secondary characters are pretty cool too and I am going to miss Sasha.
The author has done another great job with this one and it even mentions the main character from her other series! I like a little intermingling between the two. 🙂
Recommend if you like
Cozy mystery and great characters with good friendships.
Susan Boyce has become one of my first favorites when it comes to narrators. She has brought Jill and the gang to life and I just can’t read this series any other way. 🙂
Audio rating: 4
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