This is the sixth book in the Cat Latimer series by Lynn Cahoon, one of my personal favorite series. I’ve always loved the intrigue that surrounds the college town and a lot of things going on there. This book definitely lived up to all my expectations and then some.
The retreat writers were a bit different at first, but eventually they became more like the usual groups Cat had before (except none of them got killed this time lol). The murdered man was someone that Seth knew from his Army days, something that Cat had never had any luck getting him to talk about. I think these books could do fine as stand alone stories, but I recommend reading them in order, since the earlier books do build on future ones and it helps bring readers close to the characters getting to know them from the beginning, at least that’s how it is for me.
My Goodreads review:
A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Just as I’ve found with all of this series, I absolutely loved this book! It was the best combo of crazy family, writing guests, suspense, action, happy ending and a great mystery all rolled into one. I wasn’t sure what direction the story was headed into when it involved Seth’s army buddy being murdered, and I was just a bit worried there might be an ongoing thing involving army days, which I can always handle an ongoing if it’s fairly minor. But everything was great and was explained even more after the perp was caught.
The showdown was awesome, and Shauna got her chance to shine–along with also being in the spotlight a little with her upcoming cookbook. I really like Uncle Pete’s girlfriend Shirley and was glad to see her returning for a visit. I know I always say this, but I can’t wait for the next book!