BookLikes-opoly (May 20th - August 10th), COYER Summer Hunt (June 1st - August 31st),
24 in 48 Read-a-thon (July 20th-21st), Bout of Books Cycle 26 (August)
My only quibble with this installment of the Tourist Trap Mystery series is that it messed up the timeline. This book's storyline takes place after book 3 and before book 4, even though it is published with #9.25.
Barry Gleason, the fire chief of the South Cove volunteer fire dept, is a womanizing asshole when not being a thorn in every South Cove business person's side. When he is found dead during a training burn, the suspects include close friends of Jill Gardner, amateur sleuth. She decides to investigate like she usually does (goes behind the back of her boyfriend/police chief Greg King) and discovers something different about this murder. Since Greg has already solved the murder, he decides to let Jill finish her investigation to sharpen her skills, maybe? Greg doesn't seem to mind Jill's sleuthing in this one, so there is a lot less white lies and more clues dropped. I enjoyed it.