I always say I love the books I write, love the quirky characters, but The Tourist Trap Mysteries, starting with Guidebook to Murder holds a special place in my heart.
I'm a lot like the spunky Jill Gardner who is the amateur sleuth for South Cove. And where I'm not, she has characteristics I wish I had. Like taking a risk and re inventing herself when she realizes the job she has isn't who she is, not on the inside.
So have some virtual champagne and canape's, hell, let's have virtual cake. And help me celebrate. Thanks for being part of my world.
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. . .