Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Review: Fatality By Firelight by: Lynn Cahoon


Title: Fatality by Firelight
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Cat Latimer Mystery #2
Pages: 320
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

Description:

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:

This is the second book in the Cat Latimer series in this one another writing retreat is happening, so we have to wait to learn more about what happened with Cat's ex-husband who died and in the last book we learned her may have been murdered.

In this one she is working with new authors taking them skiing hoping the side trip will awaking the writer in all of them what she didn't count is one of them hooking up with a local whose engaged to someone else.  When Cat tries to intervene the writer in question gets very upset with Cat.

The local college who Cat has contracted with has decided unless she can produce the contract and it's legal that the local college won't allow speakers to speak at the retreat unless she pays the speaker fee.  

When a local man winds up dead and one of Cat's retreaters is found to be the last one with him, it's up to Cat to find out what is going on.  Who wanted Tommy killed and why?  Was it his  fiancée he was going to marry or her father for making a fool of his daughter or could it have been the writer who he flirted with that wanted nothing to do with him once Tommy told her what he was really after?

I am such a huge fan of Lynn Cahoon's writing style I loved every book she's written so far and this one didn't disappoint.  It was full of ups and downs and wondering where Cat would wind up next and what she would learn whether it be about her ex-husband Michael or someone close to the current mystery going on.

I can't wait to see what is next for Ms. Cahoon her characters remind me of good friends you get to catch up with once the next book is out.  I look forward to reading all about Cat's latest adventures and mysteries she has to figure out!

Author Bio:

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 www.lynncahoon.com

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Lynn Cahoon said...

Thanks for reviewing and having Fatality by Firelight over on your blog today!

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