Guest Post – Memories and Murder: Aunt Jackie’s story by Lynn Cahoon

It is always a joy to have Lynn Cahoon and her Tourist Trap Mystery Series here at the blog. Today she is sharing her latest book, “Memories and Murder.”Catch up with Aunt Jackie’s story and then scroll down to the tour section to click the big red button for your chance to win a print copy of the new book.


Memories and Murder: Aunt Jackie’s story
Lynn Cahoon

GuestHi blog readers! Thanks for having me over today. I’m so excited to tell you that Memories and Murder –book 10 of the Tourist Trap series is finally out.  I’ve been thinking about this story since I finished writing Killer Party.

Writing Tourist Trap is like going home and getting all the gossip from your mom as you sit at the table chatting. I always need to find out what’s happening with my regulars as well as the residents who show up now and then in the stories.

So when I sat down to write, I knew who was going to be in this book and what the plot was. I knew the subplots and had the outline completed. Except I didn’t.

The plot changed as I thought about the book over the months I had to wait. I had one idea of the reason behind Jackie dumping her fiancé in the last scene of Killer Party.

By the time I got there, Jackie’s reasoning became clearer and made a much better story.  Sometimes stories are like that. You, as the author, have a plan for the story. You build a world, develop these characters, know their story, then as you’re writing the story, things change.

That’s what happened to my plans for Jackie.

I think part of the problem was my background. I worked for the state of Idaho in the Health and Welfare department.  Most of my experience was working with the age and disabled programs such as Medicaid, financial, and long term care. So I was well aware of the problems and scams older Americans have to deal with. Of course, Aunt Jackie wouldn’t say she was older and never that she was elderly if someone had a knife to her neck. 😊

Elder abuse can happen from well-meaning family members to professionals who are being counted on to ‘protect’ their financial assets. Of course, the book is fiction and as in all good cozy mysteries, good conquers evil. The question we have to ask ourselves is really who is evil and who is good.

I’m so excited to invite you all back to South Cove. We’ve been waiting for you.




About The Book:

Memories and Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book 10 ) by Lynn Cahoon

Memories and MurderIt’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 fiancé—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 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo 


About The Author:

Lynn Cahoon

Lynn Cahoon is the award-winning author of several New York Times and USA Today bestselling cozy mystery series. The Tourist Trap series is set in central coastal California with six holiday novellas releasing in 2018–2019. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback. Her newest series, the Farm to Fork mystery series, debuted in 2018. 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

Author Links: Website/Newsletter / Facebook / Twitter



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