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’Twas the season of Christmas, and all through South Cove, California, Santa is working overtime to deliver a special gift…

Jill Gardner has volunteered her Coffee, Books, and More to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Among the potential forever friends is a male terrier named Baby, whose owner died of a heart attack. With few clues to go on, even finding the name of Baby’s human is a daunting task. But there’s no challenge too big for Jill this holiday season.

Playing Santa’s Little Helper, Jill is determined to find out what happened —and to fulfill a long-time coming Christmas wish…

The Big Thrill caught up to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Cahoon to discuss her latest mystery, SANTA PUPPY:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

Coffee, Books, and More is doing a joint venture with a pet shelter this Christmas. I believe in volunteering as well as supporting great community causes. Even in challenging times. I hope this gives my readers ideas about how to support their own community not only around Christmas.

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

Community, hope, and strong relationships. Cozy readers need that type of connection with a softer, gentler world.


Lynn Cahoon is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. Guidebook to Murder, book 1 of the series, won the Reader’s Crown for Mystery Fiction. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback with Slay in Character coming in late 2018. In addition to releasing Who Moved my Goat Cheese in March as part of the new Farm to Fork series, Killer Green Tomatoes released July 3rd, 2018.

To learn more about Lynn, please visit her website.


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