Thursday, February 4, 2016


Genre – Cozy Mystery
• Publisher: Lyrical Underground (February 2, 2016)

Murder on Wheels
by Lynn Cahoon

Once again, Ms. Cahoon has done a fabulous job. All of the residents of South Cove are back again, and right in the middle of yet another murder investigation.
~Book Babble

The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . .
Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.

Murder on Wheels
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (February 2, 2016)
Paperback: 198 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601834201

I was happy and excited to return to South Cove, California and visit Coffee Books and More once again. This small tourist haven and its colorful residents grows on you easily.
Close friends Jill and Amy are trying to find fresh activities for double dates. Geocaching is new to them. Amy's boyfriend, Justin, finds it exciting but Greg feels he follows enough clues on his job as a detective. Speaking of boyfriends, or relationships in general, they all seem to be in turmoil in this story. Which one is so misaligned it leads to murder?

The food truck that was in high demand in the previous book in this series has now been outfitted to provide specialized gluten free foods and is owned by the long estranged wife of local hippy surfer Dustin Austin. Was the food truck incentive enough for her to reconcile this mismatched couple? We'll never really know as wife, Kacey, dies before the business gets its first customer.
Of course, the spouse is always the first suspect. Or could it be a woman he was well acquainted with during his separation? Someone whose recipes were stolen or someone who felt she should have gotten the food truck?

Kacey's death investigation had more deadend clues than the geocaching club she was president of.
The writing in this series has a comfortable flow. I appreciate the clever phrasing.
Even if you have not read every previous book in the series you'll understand and appreciate lines such as "of course, finding a real dead body (at a murder mystery dinner) hadn't been in the plan..." Or "Why do the crazies always find you to play with?"
The one that made me smile most was the last question of the book.

It wasn't overly difficult to figure out who-dunnit but there were enough questions raised that it could have been someone unexpected. The enjoyment in the book is in all the twisted relationships.
Some of those conflicts may carry over. Which means I can look forward to visiting again.

I did receive this book in exchange for review.

About The Author

New York Times and USA Today 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 two fur babies.
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Like the food truck setting.


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