Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fatality By Firelight - Blog Tour Cozy Mystery Review + Giveaway

Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon

Fatality by Firelight (A Cat Latimer Mystery) Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Kensington (February 28, 2017) Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages ISBN-13: 978-1496704375 


Cat Latimer’s Colorado bed-and-breakfast plays host to writers from all over. But murder is distinctly unwelcome . . . To kick off a winter writing retreat, Cat and her handyman boyfriend, Seth, escort the aspiring authors to a nearby ski resort, hoping some fresh cold air will wake up their creative muses. But instead of hitting the slopes, they hit the bar—and before long, a tipsy romance novelist named Christina is keeping herself warm with a local ski bum who might have neglected to tell her about his upcoming wedding. Next thing Cat knows, her uncle, the town sheriff, informs her that the young man’s been found dead in a hot tub—and Christina shows up crying and covered in blood. Now, between a murder mystery, the theft of a rare Hemingway edition, and the arrival of a black-clad stranger in snowy Aspen Hills, Cat’s afraid everything’s going downhill . .

My Thoughts: 

I've been reading Cahoon's Tourist Trap series since the beginning and it just seems to be getting stronger and I'm thrilled to see that seems to be the case with the Cat Latimer series as well!  While I enjoyed the first book in this series Cat, Shauna and their writing retreat really seems to be hitting their stride in this second book full of theft and murder where just about everyone is a suspect!  I love getting the little tidbits about the writing retreat and the writing process and I would absolutely love to explore Cat's Victorian house.  It sounds amazing!  The mysteries - the stolen book and the murder -  were puzzling.  Just as I thought I had something figured out a new twist would appear and I'd be back to square one!   I did feel like one aspect of the book involving the college and the death of Cat's ex-husband came a little out of left field though I'm curious to see how that gets woven into future books.  While most mysteries are standalones the subplot involving Cat's ex-husband's death may be a little confusing to those that didn't read the first book.  Don't let that stop you though - A Story to Kill is a fun mystery as well!.  My one piece of advice - don't read this on an empty stomach because just the mention of some of Shauna's yummy treats (especially the banana bread waffles) will have you wanting to snack!  If you enjoy a fun cozy mystery and like reading about the writing process than this is a book and a series that I think you'd really enjoy!  Rating: Good

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's also pens the recently released, Cat Latimer series. A STORY TO KILL, book 1, came out in mass market paperback September 2016.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

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  1. I love the title and cover of this book, and the fact that it kept you guessing makes it sound even more fun. Loved your review! Hugs...

  2. Thanks for having me over today! I love banana bread waffles. :)

  3. oh I love yummy food in cozy mysteries XD as long as they have recipes in the back! I love recipes
    Glad you really enjoyed this one

  4. I like the sound of the writing retreat, and the mystery sounds pretty good too. Not a bad cover either...

  5. This sounds really fun. So great when a series keeps getting better with each book. I'll look for this!

  6. A bed and breakfast writer's retreat and a murder, sounds like a great storyline. Looking forward to reading.

  7. A bed and breakfast writer's retreat and a murder, sounds like a great storyline. Looking forward to reading.

  8. I can't wait to get my audio copy for review!!! :)

  9. I am now wanting the banana bread waffles and I haven't read the book. Love the sound of the aspect of writer's retreat. Tempting.

  10. This is an author that I really do want to try. I will have to look for the first book in this series.