Tuesday, November 19, 2019


It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner’s elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancĂ©—and she won’t say why.

When Jill hosts a talk at Coffee, Books, and More on the topic of elder abuse, all that’s really on her mind is lunch. But the topic hits close to home when she discovers Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill’s certain the caller is a con artist, of course, but her feisty aunt claims to understand this, though she’s still shaken—and Harrold’s still heartbroken. Who’s behind the scam and why was her aunt targeted? When a volunteer from the Senior Project is found murdered, Jill’s detective boyfriend is on the case—and it soon becomes clear no one is safe when a caller from beyond becomes a killer in their midst. 

Book Details:

Title: Memories and Murder

Author: Lynn Cahoon

Genre: cozy mystery 

Series: Tourist Trap series, book 10

Publisher: Lyrical Underground (November 11, 2019) 

Print length: 182 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours


Q: If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
A: I want to do all the jobs. LOL. But my best job ever was working for a non-profit. Could I be a grant writer? Or does that break the rules?

Q: If you had to do community service (or already do volunteer work), what would you choose?
A: I’d love to do my community service in a library. Shelving books, helping others with research.

Q: If you could meet any author for coffee, who would you like to meet and what would you talk about?
A: My first reaction is Stephen King to talk about my writing career and what I could do. But I would probably be smarter to talk to Robyn Carr about career. I’ll save my coffee time with Stephen to Fan girl.

Q: If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?
A: Thunder Point, Oregon. I love that town and its inhabitants. 

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?
A: A little cottage within walking distance of the coast. Maybe Oregon, maybe OBX, maybe California.


5 things you love about writing:
    •    finding the story
    •    developing characters
    •    making familiar settings change as I want
    •    seeing my book on shelves
    •    people talking about my characters as friends, like I do

5 things you love about where you live: 

    •    herons on the water
    •    get to see deer
    •    close to a lot of fun activities
    •    history on every corner
    •    close to a lot of NASCAR tracks

5 things you never want to run out of: 
    •    chocolate
    •    potato chips
    •    contacts
    •    fish
    •    time

5 favorite foods: 
    •    French fries
    •    fish
    •    chocolate covered pretzels
    •    potato soup
    •    pumpkin cheesecake

5 people you’d like to be stuck in a bookstore with:
    •    Stephen King
    •    Robyn Carr
    •    Neil Gaiman
    •    JD Robb
    •    Jim Butcher


Q: What’s your all-time favorite place? 

A: OBX, North Carolina

Q: What’s your all-time favorite memory?

A: Watching the silver Christmas tree change colors.

Q: What’s your all-time favorite movie?

A: Sleepless in Seattle or One Magic Christmas.

Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? 

A: People not being nice.

Q: What’s the loveliest sight you’ve ever seen? 

A: There’s a cove on the lake in McCall, Idaho. The water was beautiful, but the stillness of the area almost made me cry.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do? 

A: Get lost in a story.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream? 

A: Vanilla.

Q: What’s one thing you never leave the house without?

A: My phone now.

Q: What book are you currently working on?

A: New series – light paranormal cozy mystery. 

Q: What’s your latest recommendation for:
Food: Smoked chicken pasta.
Music: Luke Bryan or Keith Urban.
Movie: I’m enjoying The Guardians of the Galaxy.
Book: Atomic Habits.
Audiobook: Jim Butcher’s Dresden series.
TV: Supernatural – so sad it’s ending.
Netflix/Amazon Prime: I really liked the chef shows.

Q: What books do you currently have published?
A: I have sixteen in the Tourist Trap series, three in Farm to Fork, soon to be six in Cat Latimer and several series under Lynn Collins – my romance pen name. You can find all my books at www.lynncahoon.com or www.lynncollinsauthor.com.  

Award-winning NYT and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon,  pens several cozy mystery series. The Tourist Trap series is set in central coastal California includes nine, soon to be ten, novels with six holiday novellas. She also pens the Cat Latimer series (set in Colorado) available in mass market paperback. The Farm to Fork mystery series is set in her home state of Idaho. No matter where the mystery is set, readers can expect a fun ride. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and three fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com

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