Of Murder and Men
by Lynn Cahoon
Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Love is in the air in Aspen Hills, and it’s making a terrible mess of Cat Latimer’s writers’ retreat—especially when blood stains the plot . . .
Ever since her business partner, Shauna, fell for a wealthy landowner in town, Cat has been working double time to keep her writers’ retreat running. And with the January session almost underway, that spells trouble. As if scheduling mishaps aren’t disastrous enough, Shauna skips out on kitchen duties one morning, forcing Cat to serve unsuspecting guests store-bought muffins . . .
But best laid plans really go awry when Shauna discovers her beau missing from their bed. When his body later turns up in the horse barn, they quickly find out the victim’s scandalous lifestyle left many dying for revenge. While balancing an eccentric group of aspiring writers and a suspect list for the record books, Cat soon finds herself on the heels of a killer—and authoring her most deadly conclusion yet . . .
I started reading this series on book 4 so I knew the death of Kevin had to come at some point. People keep commenting how all these murders happened after Cat Latimer returned to Aspen Hills, Colorado but I think the crazies have just been hiding in plain sight all these years.
This book was great, and like another reviewer mentioned, it just keeps getting better and better. I am loving how well-rounded the cast is and how we get more of a glance into the townspeople in each book as we move forward. I think there truly needs to be a story where Ms. Applebottom is put into the fray. I mean, that lady is a bit of a control freak. Crazy librarian kills obsessed patron sounds cool.
These characters are so well-crafted it isn’t funny. I get stress just reading about their circumstances. This is the book where the whole “who really killed Michael” storyline comes to a conclusion. I am happy with how it played out but I still think if he came back from the dead, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Compelling mystery that just keeps you guessing. Cahoon is a master at the cozy mystery genre. Thank you for such a great series. Definitely highly recommended to all readers.
I purchased this book with my own money.