Dressed to Kill

Dressed to Kill Jill Gardner owner of Coffee Books and More in the tucked away town of South Cove California is not particularly thrilled to be portraying a twenties flapper for the dinner theater murder mystery T

  • Title: Dressed to Kill
  • Author: Lynn Cahoon
  • ISBN: 9781601834164
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jill Gardner owner of Coffee, Books, and More in the tucked away town of South Cove, California is not particularly thrilled to be portraying a twenties flapper for the dinner theater murder mystery Though it is for charity Of course everyone is expecting a dead body at the dress rehearsal but this one isn t acting It turns out the main suspect is the late actor s connJill Gardner owner of Coffee, Books, and More in the tucked away town of South Cove, California is not particularly thrilled to be portraying a twenties flapper for the dinner theater murder mystery Though it is for charity Of course everyone is expecting a dead body at the dress rehearsal but this one isn t acting It turns out the main suspect is the late actor s conniving girlfriend Sherry who also happens to be the ex wife of Jill s main squeeze Sherry is definitely a master manipulator but is she a killer Jill may discover the truth only when the curtain comes up on the final act and by then, it may be far too late Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective Guidebook to Murder has it all A cozy lover s dream come true Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

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    About "Lynn Cahoon"

    1. Lynn Cahoon

      Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today best selling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER, book 1 of the series, won the Reader s Crown for Mystery Fiction in 2015 She also pens the Cat Latimer series A STORY TO KILL, and FATALITY IN FIRELIGHT are available in mass market paperback She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies Sign up for her newsletter at lynncahoon

    624 thoughts on “Dressed to Kill”

    1. Another fine entry in the series Characters you can care about Characters who have grown as the series has progressed Even though I am not a big fan of the cop boyfriend trope, it works in this series.


    2. Things are happening in the small town of South Cove, California.Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, and also the town s business community liaison, has her hands full Sherry, the owner of the newest clothing store Vintage Duds, just happens to be the ex of Jill s cop boyfriend, Greg Needless to say, Sherry and Jill do not get along Sherry takes every opportunity to make Jill look bad and this time it s in front of the entire business community.To add to Jill s woes, she agrees to be [...]


    3. 4 1 2 Stars It s always nice to re visit Jill and her Aunt Jackie at Coffee, Books, and More Detective Greg King is Jill s boyfriend his ex wife, Sherry, seemingly Jill s worst enemy Toby, is Jill s part time barista, plus Greg s part time police officer, and a great friend to both Jill s best friend, Amy, is always a wealth of information and advice, and she s fun In book 4, the victim is a two timing schemer in ways than what s obvious as the investigation progresses Of course, the murderer i [...]


    4. Another very good book in an engaging series In Dressed to Kill Greg s ex, Sherry, opens a vintage clothing store in South Cove Jill, who has become an enemy of Sherry s, is less than excited about her store, but nevertheless attends a meeting at the store But soon after Sherry s boyfriend is killed and Jill finds herself caught up in a murder investigation Can she find the killer before the killer finds her The characters were, as always, really fun and entertaining to read, I especially like S [...]


    5. When the South Cove business association plans a dinner theater murder mystery for charity, Jill Gardner is prepared for murder and mayhem of a fictional variety But when a real body shows up on stage at the dress rehearsal, things turn deadly serious.The victim is none other than Kent Paine, a banker known for his charm and his promiscuity Greg s ex and Jill s nemesis, Sherry is the prime suspect After much coaxing, Jill reluctantly agrees to help find the real killer The she digs, the motive [...]


    6. Romance, mystery with a twist of paranormal will hold you attention This is the fourth book in the series and it was relaxing as Jill Gardener and Greg King continue their romance Jill s neighbor warms her to be on look out danger Jill is acting in a play and at rehearsal they find a dead man Aunt Jackie get arrested Jill needs to find answers before she looses everything important to her.Disclosure I received a free copy from Kensington Books through Netgalley for an honest review I would like [...]


    7. A special thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Lynn Cahoon returns with DRESSED TO KILL,the fourth book in the Tourist Trap mystery series a small quaint town near the beach in California with an array of business owners, shops and fun characters A new cozy mystery to solve, and Jill and her gang are in the center of mischief, once again at South Cove love all the front covers I think may be my favorite As the novel opens Jill Gardner owner of C [...]


    8. I was given an ARC by the publisher, Kensington Books, in return for an honest review4.5 StarsThe fourth book in the Tourist Trap mystery series, Dressed To Kill finds bookstore owner and part time sleuth Jill helping her police detective boyfriend Greg track down who killed a prominent banker and why Along the way, Jill has to deal with Greg s rancorous ex wife, Sherry trying to worm her way under her skin at every turn.This was a thoroughly enjoyable mystery full of red herrings, plot twists a [...]


    9. In this book everyone is getting ready for dinner theater murder mystery that is going on in South Cove when one of the participants winds up dead Of course the person who dies happens to be dating Sherry who is Greg the cute cop that is dating Jill s ex wife Did Sherry have anything to gain by the death of her boyfriend Or was someone else determined to kill Kent Also in this book is interaction with Jill s neighbor Esmeralda Jill keeps finding Esmeralda s cat on her property and it s up to Ji [...]


    10. There are many series I really get excited about when a new book is due to be released, and the Tourist Trap Mystery series is for sure one of those series Each book gets better and better, and this is certainly true with book 4, DRESSED TO KILL Author Lynn Cahoon has really added layers to the characters in this series, and it s been a joy being a part of watching it grow.Once again protagonist Jill Gardner, owner of one of my favorite fictional shops, Coffee, Books and More, finds herself in t [...]


    11. This is the 4th book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series, and I liked the characters a whole lot less in this one than in previous books in the series Jill Gardner is pressed into playing a role in a community dinner theater murder mystery production when an actual dead body turns up All eyes point to the ex of her current boyfriend Jill is forced to do some digging of her own to discover the truth about who committed the crime I felt this installment in the Tourist Trap Mystery series was a bit [...]


    12. Excellent I love this series and Dressed to Kill is a perfect example of the reason The story is well presented, the mystery is well written and complex, and the characters are wonderful I have so much enjoyed watching Jill settle into the community and make great friends, and I love watching her interaction with Greg as their relationship develops.This mystery totally had me stumped Esmeralda put in her two cents worth but as usual, it didn t help much I got the hint but still didn t know where [...]


    13. Romance, mystery with a twist of paranormal will hold you attention This is the fourth book in the series and it was relaxing as Jill Gardener and Greg King continue their romance Jill s neighbor warms her to be on look out danger Jill is acting in a play and at rehearsal they find a dead man Aunt Jackie get arrested Jill needs to find answers before she looses everything important to her.Disclosure I received a free copy from Kensington Books through Netgalley for an honest review I would like [...]


    14. I liked the characters a lot less in this book than I did earlier in the series Jill s insecurity about Greg and Sherry is ridiculous, and I just find it really difficult to believe that she makes all the breaks in the case doing obvious thing that the police never thought of doing The attitudes of the characters also read quite old, so it s difficult to picture them as the ages the actually are Because I didn t care for the characters, it was tough for me to care about the mystery.Received from [...]


    15. One is silver and the other goldEsmeralda s fortune telling included the phrase that set off the fun camp song in my head and kept it there all day This series just keeps getting better This is the fourth book, and would stand alone well, but I hope people will read this in order to catch the little nuances that make me smile Jill, Amy, Aunt Jackie and their friends are such fun I particularly enjoyed the exchanges between Jill and her boyfriend s ex wife Another good murder plot, surprising end [...]


    16. Another fairly standard entry in the series A little additional conflict added with the ex wife in the picture and boy is she a doozy Not sad I started this series.



    17. Lynn Cahoon has so expertly crafts a positively captivating story while balancing small town antics and a touch of peril This book and series exemplifies all the best qualities of a cozy mystery Oh South Cove how I have missed you In the latest Tourist Trap Mysteries, Jill is not only confronted with her boyfriend s ex, Sherry, but also a dead body that shows up at the Mystery Theater rehearsal Though she says that she will stay away, Jill is pulled into the investigation from a most unlikely pe [...]


    18. This is a fun series that I like to read and despite the 2 star review, I still recommend this series and will continue to read it myself However, I just felt like this one didn t work as well for me as did the others The plot is loosely about the death of a man who also happened to be dating Jill s new boyfriend s ex wife did you follow that All that is fine you expect lots of murders in small towns if you read this genre and expect to see character connections like this Therefore, I had to thi [...]


    19. Jill Gardner is the owner of Coffee, Books and More She is no stranger to finding dead bodies and solving mysteries, but this time she things they will be fictitious She is involved in the Dinner Theater Murder Mystery production and knows that this time she will be involved in presenting the mystery, not solving it But when a real dead body turns up at the dress rehearsal, she will once again have to put on her sleuthing shoes The deceased is the boyfriend of Sherry, who is the ex wife of Jill [...]


    20. Dressed to Kill by Lynn Cahoon is the fourth book in the A Tourist Trap Mystery series Jill Gardner is the owner of Coffee, Books, and More Jill is also the community liaison to the city council and dating Greg King Greg is a police detective with the South Cove Police Department The latest community business meeting is being held at Vintage Duds Unfortunately, Vintage Duds is owned by Greg s ex wife, Sherry Sherry is currently dating Kent Paine who is the bank branch manager Sherry keeps making [...]


    21. Nothing is ever simple in South Cove Sherri had decided to move into town and open a vintage dress shop Sherri is Greg s ex wife and Jill can not stand her It doesn t help that she is host the business meeting with exceptional flare and it seems that everyone has show up Jill can never get this many to shop owners to show up Sherri has a boyfriend though so things should be okay but then he ends up dead and Sherri ends up prime suspect number one Sherri s friend Pat wants Jill to help prove that [...]


    22. I was given a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review Lynn Cahoon has another great book, Dressed to Kill will leave you guessing until the very end Jill Gardner is the owner of Coffee, Books and More and has a curiosity that could get her killed Jill likes the challenge of solving a mystery, her boyfriend, Greg, the South Cove police detective wants her to mind her own business When the local branch manager Kent of the local bank shows up dead on the stage where they are suppo [...]


    23. Jill Gardner, bookshop owner and amateur sleuth, returns in this fourth Tourist Trap installment I ve read and enjoyed each previous Tourist Trap novel but I what I really desire besides the interesting, solvable mystery that Cahoon easily crafts is some growth on the core characters part I expect clich in a cozy, the characters and setting in this genre should be familiar and comforting expecting, ahem, the murderer but in a series with many reoccurring characters, you need growth Jill is comin [...]


    24. Following on the same vein as the previous books, Jill Gardner, the owner of Coffee, Books, and More finds herself in the middle of another amateur investigation when Kent Paine is found dead during a dress rehearsal for a community production Kent the local bank manager is quite the Lothario with a long list of angry and betrayed women Greg King the local detective has his hands full in trying to track down the most likely culprit, including Kent s ex wife Cheryl who just happens to be the area [...]


    25. I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley I thank them for their generousity In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising After wasting all that time reading, I realized my life didn t have as many problems as I d thought when I started the book Jill [...]


    26. I read the first book in this series a few months ago, but have not read the next two in the series I am a read in order person, so I was a bit hesitant to read this book 4 , but I shouldn t have worried Other than a few gaps in the personal lives of the main characters, there wasn t much missing After reading the first book in the series, I wasn t sure whether or not I would continue the series When I was given the opportunity to read this book, I decided to give the series one shot, and I m g [...]


    27. Great Story Needs Better Editing ProofreadingThis is another great story line and full of some new characters who are being added to the group of South Cove.Amy s boyfriend Justin finds the body of the bank manager in the middle of the stage at the winery True to form Jill is told to stay out of investigation and she just ignores Greg s orders.The story is a lot of fun and I had it narrowed down to two people, and it was the third person and a slightly different motive that threw me.The only pro [...]


    28. This is the fourth book in the Tourist Trap Mystery I have enjoyed reading all four books in the series It is a clean cozy read.I like Jill Gardner She is the owner of Coffee, Books and More She is single Her boyfriend is local police detective Greg King Jill is curious and likes to solve murders Greg is not happy about her sticking her nose in his cases.The murder happens at the practice for a murder mystery fund raiser The main suspect is Greg s ex wife and new business owner Sherry.Jill does [...]


    29. I got this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide I love murder mysteries and I am always on the lookout for something new, the book cover caught my interest right away and even thought it was the 4th book in the series I decided to give it a try Its not always easy to jump into the middle of a series without getting lost, but I was able to enjoy it And even though I love a cozy murder mystery this book was almost too cozy for me, there was very little myste [...]


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