Corned Beef and Casualties (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #10)3 Stars 

Published February 5th 2019 by Lyrical Press

Corned Beef and Casualties by Lynn Cahoon is the third holiday novella in the Tourist Trap series. If you enjoy the Tourist Trap Mysteries, don’t miss this novella where you get to visit with regulars in South Cove, Jill, Greg, Aunt Jackie, Amy and Sasha. The story centers around the St. Patrick’s Day weekend festival being held in South Cove with a parade, plenty of green drinks, good food and fireworks. Unfortunately, as Greg and Jill are relaxing after a busy day a body is discovered on the beach. Jill Gardner, owner of the local coffee shop/bookstore uses her person skills to ask some questions and subtly interrogate some friends of the dead girl. In this book, she only happens to solve the mystery by being in the right place at the right time. This was a short, quick story that was interesting and easy to read. If you have not read any other Tourist Trap stories, you might not enjoy this one as there is not much in the area of character development due to the fact that this is a novella. The author includes a cheesecake recipe that sounds yummy! The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

About the Book: South Cove, California, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day—and there’s going to be a parade of suspects . . .
Jill Gardner’s store, Coffee, Books, and More, is raking in the green as her little coastal town holds a big festival for St. Patrick’s Day. But the locals aren’t exactly feeling the luck of the Irish, thanks to the rowdy behavior of some of the tourists who are pouring in.

Then a woman who just visited Jill’s shop is found dead near the shore. The fireworks display on the beach may have already happened, but the real fireworks have just begun . . .

About the Author: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 available in mass market paperback. In 2018, she released WHO MOVED MY GOAT CHEESE in March as part of the new Farm to Fork series. She also writes romance under Lynn Collins. 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