A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon
Small town secrets lead to murder in A Story to Kill, the first in the Cat Latimer series combines a superb plot with a dash of humor and a sprinkling of romance.
I’m a big fan of the Lynn Cahoon’s wonderful Tourist Trap Mysteries series, so I was excited to read this one. Set in a small college town in Colorado, author Cat Latimer returning from California after inheriting a big Victorian house from her ex-husband. Cat and BFF Shauna decide to turn the home into a B&B for writers. During the inaugural retreat, a famous author is killed in his room.
The intricate, multifaceted plot kept me guessing; there were no shortage of suspects in the murder of Tom Cook. The subplot surrounding the death of Cat’s ex-husband was a real cliffhanger, it added a big dose of intrigue to an already rich plot. Steady pacing kept the story on track, adding a lot of detail without dumping a lot of information into your lap all at once.
As always in Lynn Cahoon stories, the characters are always colorful and enjoyable. I loved the little old ladies who wrote romances, they were a hoot. The small college town setting was almost a character in itself; I could almost smell the leaves. (Autumn is my favorite season!)
Overall, an absorbing read perfect to sink into for an afternoon. I definitely recommend this book (and the author) to anyone who enjoys a good cozy mystery.
Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books, who provided an advance copy of the book in return for my honest review.