Giveaway and Review ~ A Story To Kill by Lynn Cahoon

Posted: September 8, 2016 in Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews
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A Story To Kill

A Cat Latimer Mystery #1

by Lynn Cahoon


A Story to Kill (A Cat Latimer Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington (August 30, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1496704351
E-Book ASIN: B0190HGVK6


My Review

This has everything a cozy mystery lover requires.

Cat Latimer, widowed and back home again. Looking for a fresh start, she  opens a writers retreat.  She’s nervous and excited when she discovers none other than Tom Cook, a famous writer, is among the guests.

Imagine how shocked she is to stumble upon his dead body.

There’s plenty of suspects. A stalker fan, another guest with a grudge, and, according to his wife, a whole bunch of people who wish him dead.

Romance distracts Cat as she sifts for clues. Her old flame is also back in town. And he wastes no time letting her know he still carries a torch for her.

Lynn gives you much to ponder as there’s more than one mystery in these pages. Why did Cat’s dead ex-husband leave her the house?  What’s with the weird woman who signed up for the retreat, but doesn’t take advantage of it? And who is the the rude guest, William Williams, and why does he appear to loathe Tom Cook? And let’s not forgot Tom’s widow. She appears out of nowhere and books a room. Why would she want to stay at the very place her husband was murdered in? And why doesn’t she appear to be more upset about his death?

See, I told you there’s more than one mystery. And there’s a whole lot of fun characters and suspects to sort out.

All the ingredients for a darn good cozy. This is the first book in the series, so jump in  now. I’m sure this will be a fun one to follow.

4 Stars



Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers’ retreats in the big blue Victorian she’s inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband! Now it’s an authors’ getaway—but Cat won’t let anyone get away with murder…
The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and bestselling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn’t know why he came all the way from New York, but she’s glad to have him among the quirkier—and far less famous—attendees.

Cat’s high school sweetheart Seth, who’s fixing up the weathered home, brings on mixed emotions for Cat…some of them a little overpowering. But it’s her uncle, the local police chief, whom she’ll call for help when there’s a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room. Will a killer have the last word on the new life Cat has barely begun?

Author Lynn Cahoon



New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.

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  1. lynncahoon says:

    Thanks for taking your time to review!

  2. Loved it! Just finished it a few days ago on audio. :)

  3. Peggy says:

    Hi Lynn. When you start a new book, do you have all the characters in place and an ending planned, or does it come to you as you write?

  4. Can’t miss with a cozy. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. I saw this on NetGalley and immediately noted it as a must-read. Entered the giveaway (I don’t usually). Thanks for the great review!

  6. kim hansen says:

    Love her books.