A new series from the author of the Tourist Trap Mysteries!
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?
Cat got divorced almost 3 years ago but after the recent death (6 months ago) of her ex-husband she was surprised she inherited their marital home in her home town. So she returned there and decided to start a writers retreat, as she is an author herself.
The book begins when the first retreat is starting and the guests are arriving. Among them an already famous author, Tom Cook. The other guests are writers hoping to publish. At the very first day Cat finds Tom in his room, bludgeoned to death!
This is a very pleasant cozy. Although her uncle is the chief of police, Cat goes sleuthing. Meanwhile she is trying to assess her feelings for Seth Howard, the handsome handyman working at the house, who also was her highschool boyfriend. Soon after their breakup Cat met and married her ex-husband, who cheated on her which lead to their divorce.
I liked the story and the main characters. Although I wished for some more information about the past of Cat and Seth. The story is finished, but there are some leads into the next book and the last chapter finishes on that note. I normally am into cozies with a bit more of a higher pace, but I can see the charm of it and am sure many will enjoy it.