4 out of 5 stars.
Greetings! Today, I’m hosting a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon and I really enjoyed it.
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 enjoyed this book quite a bit. I own the first two, but I haven’t had a chance to read them. This is the first in the series that I’ve been able to read. It was a great storyline and kept me guessing until the end.
I enjoyed the characters quite a bit. Cat is a lot like me and I’m enjoying getting to know her and Shauna and Seth. It was also nice to see some tie-ins to Ms. Cahoon’s other series, the Tourist Trap mysteries.
The setting sounds lovely. I’ve been to Colorado once and it’s definitely a state I’d like to visit again!
This was a light, fun read and I recommend it. I didn’t feel at all lost even tho’ I was starting with book #3 but I will probably also go back and re-read the first two. Pick it up and enjoy!
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