Great Escapes Tour: Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon – Guest Post and Review

26 Aug

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It is my pleasure to welcome Lynn to the blog today. I LOVE her books and it’s always a pleasure to talk with her.

Run? Walk? Read?

Hi there! Thanks for having me over to Book lady’s Book notes today. I thought we’d do a top ten list on reasons to visit South Cove, California, the fictional town in my Tourist Trap series. Killer Run, book #5 of the series released August 18th with new town folk and new stores added to the mix.

I put myself into all three categories. And mostly in the last one lately. Oh, I have my excuses, but that’s what they are, excuses. It’s too hot, too rainy, too late, too early (take your choice) to walk. And I only run if someone’s chasing me. Which hasn’t happened recently, (or since grade school.)

So why did I bring a 5K charity walk/run to the most recent release for the residents of South Cove? I love the idea of running, just not the execution.

The boys (my dogs) and I tend to make our walks a little more private. Homer, the younger pom, doesn’t like people much. So he’s antsy when we get around a crowd. Demon, the older one, he’ll walk away with anyone who gives him a pat and a scratch behind the ears. So we go walking the levy by the Mississippi as our treat walk. Most days, it’s just a stroll around the neighborhood.

I’ve done big group walks before. As a breast cancer survivor, I schedule in the Komen Race as often as possible. It’s an emotional day, the mass of pink and people walking brings tears to my eyes as I’m keeping up with the crowd. They block off downtown St Louis streets for this one.

I’ve also completed an Alzheimer’s walk that took place on a greenbelt along the Boise River (kind of like South Cove’s Mission walk). Fewer people and the surroundings were lovely. And I had an old friend there to keep me company as I walked.

South Cove’s Mission walk is held on a greenbelt that runs the edge of the California coastline. The real El Camino is an 800-mile trek and runs from Mission Solano in Sonoma to Mission San Diego. Walking that route is on my someday list.

When the weather’s cool, I take a break in the morning at the day job and sneak in a short walk as well.

So the questions back to you, dear readers. Do you like to run? Or are you more like me, a walker?


Congratulations Lynn on being a breast cancer survivor. I’m getting ready for the Komen 5K at Garden of the Gods in September in celebration of my 5th year as a survivor. Sometime, I’d love to learn more about your Pomeranians. We have three dogs, one of which is a little black Pomeranian. His name is Max (after the boy in Where The Wild Things Are.)  He’s my best buddy.

And now about the new book:

Killer Run
by Lynn Cahoon

Author Lynn Cahoon has smooth and easy writing style that made me want to keep turning page after page. This story had plenty of twists, turns, ups and down to keep me guessing.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

I love these characters the author does an excellent job where you just want to see where they go and what they do. You feel like they are your friends.
~Bab’s Book Bistro

The mystery contains twists and surprises…Even when you believe you have the mysteries solved, you’ll second guess your choice and reasons.
~Laura’s Interests

The author perfectly captures the feel of a small town, and the closeness of the residents. Every town should have a place like Coffee, Books, and More!
~Book Babble

I like this series. There are so many familiar characters that make this more than just a mystery story.

It ‘s an enjoyable, fun and fast-paced read, the mystery is riveting, the characters are realistic and engaging. As soon as I started reading this one, I could not put it down. The plot had me hooked from the first page.

I’m still enjoying this light, breezy, sometimes humorous cozy series…
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard

Jill is a very likable character and so are the supporting cast, like her eccentric aunt. Jill just can’t seem to quit finding dead bodies.
~Melina’s Book Blog

The pace is steady and the characters well-developed. Not surprising, mixed in with the mystery is romance.
~Christa Reads and Writes

killer runKiller Run (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book 5)
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (August 18, 2015)


Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…

The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!

CahoonAbout 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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FTC Disclosure: I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts: Visiting South Cove is always a treat. I’ve been a fan of this series ever since I read the first book: Guidebook To Murder. While Killer Run is the 5th book in the series, it could easily be read as a stand alone. However, if you haven’t read the other books in the series, you should.

As with the other books in the series, Killer Run has a well developed plot that will keep the reader engaged. The characters are lovable, especially Jill. I’m not a big fan of South Cove’s mayor, but he stayed out of things this time. This is a great lazy Sunday afternoon read (well, actually it’s a great read any time) for anyone who loves a mystery and would like to take an arm chair trip to a charming coastal town.  I highly recommend you add it to your TBR pile.

If you’d like a chance to win an e-copy of the book visit the tour page at Escape With Dollycas.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized


One response to “Great Escapes Tour: Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon – Guest Post and Review

  1. lynncahoon

    August 27, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for having me over! Glad you’re enjoying South Cove.


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