Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Of Murder and Men - Cozy Mystery Review + Giveaway

Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon

Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Kensington (November 28, 2017) Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages ISBN-13: 978-1496704399 Digital ASIN: B06XFJCBTD Audio ISBN-13: 978-1541460300

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 . . .

My Thoughts:  When I start a new book by Lynn Cahoon I know I'll be getting a great mystery and a visit with characters who feel like friends.  Of Murder and Men didn't let me down.  It took me a little longer to warm up to Cat than it did to Jill from Cahoon's Treasure Cove series but I'm now just as invested.  I loved catching up with Cat, Shauna, Seth, and Uncle Pete.  It took a little while for the mystery to really get going and because it didn't take place in the house it never really felt like it was the center of the book.  However, the mystery of just what happened to Cat's ex-husband is front and center and is just as intriguing.  I loved getting each little tidbit of information as Cat dug more and more into her ex-husband's papers.  The other mystery was good and while Kevin is a character I won't miss I was definitely turning pages to find out just what happened that night at the barn.  I really had no idea just how it was going to wrap up until the last few pages and it definitely kept me reading.  This is a light cozy series with characters you can't help but love.  I love all the writer-y and bookish talk from Cat's writer retreat and as usual the mystery was well done and entertaining.  This is probably a series that is best started at the beginning - or at least read the book right before this one - for some context information.  If you're a cozy mystery fan Lynn Cahoon's books are a must!  Rating: Very 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. 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 www.lynncahoon.com

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  1. Thanks for having me and OF MURDER AND MEN over today.

  2. I love Lynn Cahoon's books. I haven't started this series yet, though. It sounds great.

  3. You read so many cozy mysteries! I used to read so many, but I haven't in such a long time. I really need to make time. This sounds charming, even though it too a bit to warm up to Cat.

  4. This cover is pretty amazing, and the story sounds really interesting. Again, we crown you the Cozy Queen! Hugs...RO

  5. I can't wait to get my audio review copy of this one!!! :) Love this author!

  6. The cover looks cool, I like the mess of it in the kitchen. I have to catch up on blog posts this week - I have been slammed at work and then just go home and listen to music, can't abide a computer in the evening after this week!

    Anyway, just catching up and wanted to see what you are up to.

  7. I do want to try this author soon. This series sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Lynn Cahoon is a great writer. Of Murder and Men sounds really good too.