Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Kensington (February 28, 2017) 
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1496704375 


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 .

After the first traumatic writer's retreat, Cat and her best friend, Shauna, feel this one has to go more smoothly. A diverse mix of writers have signed up for the week and Cat, herself, is psyched to get her own book finished. To allow the guests to mix and mingle as well as enjoy some of the local attractions, the retreat crew takes the writers skiing. At least, that is the plan.

Another well crafted cozy with developed characters and clues sprinkled throughout each page.
I did figure out the main suspect relatively soon but this is not a one crime novel. 
The house takes on a major role and Michael's past and death again come into question. This adds additional strain to Cat's already confused emotions and feelings for handyman, boyfriend Seth. 

Love is always complicated and this mystery shares various ways relationships can play out.

I accepted this book via Netgalley for review purposes.


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.
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