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Killer Party By Lynn Cahoon: Review/Giveaway

IN THE July 29 ISSUE

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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of Killer Party, and a link to purchase it from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

Since Jill Gardner was just getting used to both having and living with a boyfriend, a couples’ weekend getaway with Greg and his childhood friends did nothing to ease her anxiety over commitment. However, an all-expense paid stay at the luxury hotel The Castle for a bachelor party is not something Jill can say no to, especially when it reunites Greg with his best friend from seventh grade. Tech-millionaire Levi Walker is marrying the undeniably attractive but equally standoffish Jessica Cole, and he has invited his oldest group of friends to celebrate. Jill is leery of the weekend full of couples who have been friends for decades, but what really has her questioning her future are divisions between the “girls” and “boys.” Being a lady-in-waiting for her man was not something Jill ever wanted to sign up for, yet that looks to be what’s in store for her at the Castle. Indeed, the ostentatious museum/hotel seems a world away from their tourist-destination town of South Cove, despite it being only ten miles away.book

While the women seem to side against Jessica and are dubious about the future of the pair, no one expected Levi to be found dead floating in the Castle pool. With Greg sidelined as a police detective and reluctant to question his friends, Jill once again takes it upon herself to help and discover the killer. Saying no has never come naturally to Jill, which also explains how she finds herself completely enmeshed in her aunt’s own upcoming wedding ceremony. Aunt Jackie has always been demanding and something of a control freak, but something is making her even more irritable and snappish than usual. Discovering why will become as much a priority for Jill as investigating a murder, especially considering that both involve the people she loves the most.

Although each of the nine books of this Tourist Trap Mystery series can be read on its own, they are best read as one long serial. Characters transform and develop throughout the novels, becoming familiar to readers as neighbors and friends. Coffee, Books, and More bookstore owner Jill is a strong and caring heroine, and it’s easy to sympathize with her hesitation over a relationship after the end of her first marriage. Yet Jill is never more delightful than when she escapes into her books, as more than one reader should relate to the “book hangover” that results from a night spent reading until the final page. Readers may wish to resist that temptation here, as the conclusion will leave them satisfied, but anxious to start the next in the series as soon as possible.

To enter to win an EBOOK copy of Killer Party, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “party,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 5, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section.

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Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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1 Kathleen KendlerNo Gravatar July 29, 2017 at 9:58am

love this series.
kckendler at gmail dot com

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2 Pam PriborskyNo Gravatar July 29, 2017 at 10:27am

I haven’t read anything by this author! I’d love to win!

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3 MarilynNo Gravatar
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
July 29, 2017 at 11:08pm

This sounds like a fun mystery ebook and I like them as well as print. Thank you for the review.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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4 Valerie HoynackiNo Gravatar July 30, 2017 at 6:25am

I’m ready for another enjoyable murder!!!!

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5 Annette NaishNo Gravatar July 30, 2017 at 11:14am

New to me author —-absolutely love anyone who is a book addict just as I am. annettena at yahoo dot com

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6 MegNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Meg85242
July 30, 2017 at 5:00pm

I love Lynn’s books. I haven’t started the tourist trap series yet but would love top have this when I catch up. Thank you for the opportunity!

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7 Judy WeaverNo Gravatar July 30, 2017 at 6:41pm

Love the cover and Lynn’s books! jawdance@yahoo.com

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8 Amy FreedmanNo Gravatar
Twitter: @none
July 31, 2017 at 6:09am

This is a new series for me.. Thanks for the chance to win!
salvatoresmom71(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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9 Jill BroussardNo Gravatar July 31, 2017 at 9:45am

This book sounds great, I would love to read it. Thankyou for the opportunity. minishoes (at)msn(dot)com

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10 Sharon BraswellNo Gravatar July 31, 2017 at 4:28pm

Sounds like a wonderful “Luxury Mystery” to me!! Thank you!

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11 Margaret RushtonNo Gravatar
Twitter: @cupcake5858
August 1, 2017 at 7:30pm

Love the cover and the story sounds really interesting.
scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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12 SHELLEY S.No Gravatar August 2, 2017 at 8:31pm

AS A FORMER BOOKSTORE OWNER I WOULD LOVE TO READ THIS SERIES. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE! calicolady60@hotmail.com

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13 Dianne CaseyNo Gravatar August 3, 2017 at 12:48pm

This is a new author to me. I’m really looking forward to reading the book.
diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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14 Doward WilsonNo Gravatar August 4, 2017 at 10:43pm

Just starting to read this series.

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15 MarilynNo Gravatar
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
August 5, 2017 at 12:49am

Great…love to read it and I like ebooks as well as print. Thank you for the summary.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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16 LynnNo Gravatar August 6, 2017 at 1:56am

Sounds like a really good read, thanks for offering it to us!

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17 LorieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mysteryrat
August 14, 2017 at 11:29am

We have a winner!

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