“This is heaven.” Cat sighed. As they ate, she watched her friend to make sure she was eating, knowing she was still worried. The soup did it’s magic. After a slow start, Shauna finished her bowl and two slices of the bread. The color in her face seemed to perk up as she ate. The body needed fuel, but during times of stress, many people tended to forget that.
They cleaned up the dinner dishes and Shauna had left the kitchen to return the now freshly laundered towels to the guest rooms upstairs. Cat saw her uncle’s Jeep pull into the driveway and her heart sank. If it had been good news, he would have called so that she wouldn’t have to worry unnecessarily.
Even from this distance, Cat could tell her uncle’s face was set in stone and he made his way slowly up the driveway.
Cat met him at the door, helping him out of his coat. He slipped off his boots and put on the house slippers that Cat kept for his frequent visits. Finally, when he was done, she looked him in the face and sighed. “What happened?”
“Where is she? I think she deserves to hear this first.” He started toward the kitchen door, but when he had only made it halfway across the floor, the door flew open. Shauna stood in the opening. “Shauna…”
She crossed the room before he could finish and fell sobbing into his arms. “No, please, no.”
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 . . .
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.”