Review of A Field Guide To Homicide

A Field Guide To Homicide

A Cat Latimer Mystery, Book #6

Lynn Cahoon

5 Stars


Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip—but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path . . .

Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains—for the benefit of the writing group Cat’s hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he’s been struck down.

To his surprise, Seth recognizes the victim from his military days—and up to now believed he’d already died during his last tour of duty. Now Cat has to solve this mystery before the killer takes a hike . . .

Praise for Lynn Cahoon

“Better get your flashlight handy, A Story to Kill will keep you reading all night.”

—Laura Bradford, author of the Amish Mysteries

“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”

—Fresh Fiction  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  The main characters all got along very well and their personalities were fun.  Cat is hosting another writers group at her B&B.  But before they can really get settled in, a body is found.  And to make matters worse, Seth recognizes the victim as a military man that supposedly died during his last tour of duty.  Cat and her friends have a confusing murder to solve.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted and although there were not a lot of suspects to consider, the mystery was not easily solved.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  When you read a book by this author you are in for a treat.

 I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.