Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, Giveaway, mystery, Review on September 3, 2016

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A Story to Kill (A Cat Latimer Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington (August 30, 2016)


Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers’ retreats in the big blue Victorian she’s inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband! Now it’s an authors’ getaway—but Cat won’t let anyone get away with murder…
The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and bestselling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn’t know why he came all the way from New York, but she’s glad to have him among the quirkier—and far less famous—attendees.

Cat’s high school sweetheart Seth, who’s fixing up the weathered home, brings on mixed emotions for Cat…some of them a little overpowering. But it’s her uncle, the local police chief, whom she’ll call for help when there’s a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room. Will a killer have the last word on the new life Cat has barely begun?


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This may be a new series (although we met Cat in the author’s Tourist Trap series and I even thought it would be a good series when Cat was introduced) but it is not short on developed characters and has a twisting plot.

I love the premise – a writer’s retreat at another author’s B&B in CO. However the first retreat doesn’t go well when a famous author is killed in the B&B. Of course that victim had ties to the town and the local college which made for some intriguing history for several of the characters.

The sequence of events kept me jumping from one character to another trying to pin it on just the right character. I think I had guessed right at the beginning, but couldn’t figure out why and there were many red herrings thrown out there that it was easy to think it was someone else.

There is even a potential new love interest with Cat’s old boyfriend Seth. However, her ex-husband who left her the house when he died (guess he didn’t have any other family or just didn’t think to change his will) left a few surprises as well and I can’t wait to see how certain things are explained in future books.  It’s a mystery within a mystery!

We give the book 5 paws up.


About the Author

CahoonUSA Today and New York Times, best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and four fur babies.

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