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Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery)
by Lynn Cahoon

Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Kensington (November 28, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496704399
Audio ISBN-13: 978-1541460300

Love is in the air in Aspen Hills, and it’s making a terrible mess of Cat Latimer’s writers’ retreat—especially when blood stains the plot . . .

Ever since her business partner, Shauna, fell for a wealthy landowner in town, Cat has been working double time to keep her writers’ retreat running. And with the January session almost underway, that spells trouble. As if scheduling mishaps aren’t disastrous enough, Shauna skips out on kitchen duties one morning, forcing Cat to serve unsuspecting guests store-bought muffins . . .

But best laid plans really go awry when Shauna discovers her beau missing from their bed. When his body later turns up in the horse barn, they quickly find out the victim’s scandalous lifestyle left many dying for revenge. While balancing an eccentric group of aspiring writers and a suspect list for the record books, Cat soon finds herself on the heels of a killer—and authoring her most deadly conclusion yet . . .

Interview with the Author

What initially got you interested in writing?

I’ve always been a story teller. When I was a little girl, the closet became the gateway to the dungeon and the Catalpa tree, a green been tree.  When my life was hard, I made up stories to get through. And when I had breast cancer, I decided to make sure I followed my dream.


What genres do you write in?

Cozy mystery and romance. I do love my happy ever after endings and knowing that good can conquer evil.


What drew you to writing these specific genres?

While I was going through breast cancer treatments, I had a lot of time to read. I’d pick up a mystery and love it and read everything from that author. Then I’d pick up a new mystery and hate it. I soon learned the ones I loved were called cozy mysteries.


How did you break into the field?

For mystery, I had a manuscript I’d sent to every agent in the known universe (or at least it felt that way.) I finally realized that Kensington took unagented manuscripts and I’d worked with one of their editors during a chapter contest for my local RWA group. So I sent it off and waited. I’d broken into romance with several small presses a year before so I was busy writing and promoting. When my editor bought the book and offered me a series, I jumped.


What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?

I write fun. I want people to love my characters as much as I do.


What do you find most rewarding about writing?

Hearing that my stories got someone through a bad time. Since I leaned on books to get me through my bad times, I’m so thankful my books were there for someone else. That’s humbling and rewarding at the same time.


What do you find most challenging about writing?

Getting through the middle. I’m a pantser so I kind of know what’s going to happen at the beginning and the end of a book. The middle is hard. And it takes time to get the work right.


What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?

Keep writing. You get better with each book. If you think your first book is wonderful, write book two. Then another. I bet the fourth one will be even better.


What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I love books that have a satisfying ending (not everyone dies…) I love series and finding out a little more each book about a town and it’s inhabitants. And I’m crazy in love with Stephen King’s work.


Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?

Hmmm, I’m pretty good at darts. The soft tip kind, not the steel. I love cooking and food in general to be honest. I enjoy going out to different types of restaurants and trying new things. I love the beach.


What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?


I have a website at www.lynncahoon.com.  My email is lynn@lynncahoon.com. I’m also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LynnCahoonAuthor and Twitter – https://twitter.com/LynnCahoon


About The Author

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. 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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