"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
This week I am looking at a cozy mystery where the sleuth is a bookstore owner. An amateur sleuth with a police detective for a love interest along with some humor make it sound like it has possibilities. Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book #1) by Lynn Cahoon is the first book in a new series. It's expected out in eBook format April 17, 2014. At 170 pages, it's not a long read, but early reviewers are saying it's a good read.
In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store–Coffee, Books, and More–open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?
When Jill’s elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily’s gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill–along with all of her problems. . .and her enemies. Convinced her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house. But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit–especially if it gets her closer to South Cove’s finest, Detective Greg King. Problem is, the killer knows she’s on the case–and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently.
What book are you waiting on this week?