Slay in Character (Cat Latimer Mystery #4) by Lynn Cahoon

Slay in Character (Cat Latimer Mystery #4)

Staying in character can be murder when Cat Latimer and the members of her writers' retreat head for a ghost town . . . Cat and the members of her writers' retreat have just arrived in Outlaw, Colorado, an "Old West" tourist town complete with inhabitants dressed up as famous figures from history. But this authentic slice of Americana takes a murderous turn when a college student masquerading as a 19th-century saloon girl becomes history hersel...

Details Slay in Character (Cat Latimer Mystery #4)

TitleSlay in Character (Cat Latimer Mystery #4)
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Audiobook, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Contemporary, Adult Fiction

Reviews Slay in Character (Cat Latimer Mystery #4)

  • James
    Release Day! I've wanted to read a novel by Lynn Cahoon for years, but it never crept high enough in my TBR-- no clue why, perhaps I was just overwhelmed with options in the cozy world. Then I was given an opportunity to read and review her latest book, Slay in Character, in the Cat Latimer mystery series. Yikes, why did I wait so long! 4.25 stars to this fantastic story. To start with, the premise of the series is about a writer who runs a writi...
  • LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsWho knew a little trip to a ghost town would lead to murder? The latest group of writers have arrived for their week-long retreat and a day out to Outlaw, Colorado, a tourist attraction dedicated to the Old West is the destination for a day trip. One of the writers, Jessi, a college student, works there along with her roommate for extra cash.The next day the roommate is missing. She is later found dead in one of the rooms at ...
  • Betty
    The 5 writers from the current Writers Retreat along with Jessica Ball who is the current student from the college are gathered in Outlaw, Colorado, a ghost town that will give them an experience of a Western town in the 1800's. The writers are all penned romance and are from the same town. One of the actors, Jessi's roommate is found strangled to death in the saloon.Later the group went to check out the area where the body was found. Cat finds i...
  • Kevin
    3.75 starsI’m fast approaching the last book in the series that has been released so far. But luckily I see today here on Goodreads that another book in the series will be released late next month. That’s a great thing because I’m really enjoying this series. The main reason is that it’s a book about books more specifically a book about authors, and what the series started with it continues to deliver. I hate it when a series starts for e...
  • Maggie
    Slay In Character is the 4th book in Lynn Cahoon's Cat Latimer Mystery series. This is the first book I've read in the series and the first book by this author that I've read. Cat Latimer runs a writer's retreat workshop in small town Colorado. This workshop seems to be running smoothly when one of her guest's friends is murdered.I liked the story line itself alright, and the characters were all likeable. However, I felt like this book picked up ...
  • Karen
    I was so delighted to receive and advanced reading copy of Lynn Cahoon's book Slay In Character. This is a series I love, simply because the idea of this type of a writers retreat really appeals to me, the setting is so plausible and the characters are all so likeable. I love that something big is always happening and something fun is always being discussed during these writer retreats. I think Cat the main character is well written. Divorced, an...
  • Carol
    A fast paced, action packed Murder mysteryin Outlaw Town, Colorado.Cat Latimer is hosting a writer’s retreat inAspen Hills, Colorado. Cat has her crew which consists of Shauna, her boyfriend, Seth and Uncle Pete, the town law officer.The writer’s group consists of a group of five experienced romance writers from Connecticut and Jessi Ball. Jessie is a student at Covington College. She has earned the right to attend this session.Cat takes the ...
  • Tari
    I've read all the previous books in this series and knew this one wouldn't disappoint. I wanted to read it more non-stop than I was able, but maybe it helped me savor it more until the next book comes out. This one releases November 27. I volunteered to read an ARC paperback of the book. My opinions are my own, but I absolutely loved this book!Cat's writer resort group was an already-established group of writer friends from CT who quickly embrace...
  • Amanda
    This was a gripping tale from start to finish! Author Cat runs a writers' retreat from her Colorado college town home along with her boyfriend Seth and her BFF Shauna. This retreat's guests include a local college student and a writers' group from Connecticut, a mix that seem to all get along and support one another well but also know how to make some time to relax on their working vacation. When someone connected to the group is found dead, some...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Slay in Character is a really fun addition to the Cat Latimer series while also being sweet and sincere.Another reviewer said that one of the draws of this series is the combination of the delightful ‘regular’ cast of both main and secondary characters & the rotating cast of additional secondary characters that are new in each book – and I completely agree! We get more layers in the lives & back-stories of Cat, her boyfriend Seth, her best ...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    I've read all the previous books in this series and enjoyed them all, this one was another winner for me. This months writer resort group is a group of writer friends from CT and the Covington student Jessi, who has family ties and whose mother is friends with local mob family member Dante. Cat has decided to take the group to Outlaw, which was a ghost town that had been brought back to life as a tourist town depicting life in the late 1800s. Jes...
  • Kim
    I received an ARC to read and give an unbiased review.While I really liked this book, I felt a little lost at times because I hadn't read the some of the previous books in the series. The characters are likeable, and interact well together. The locations are nicely described, and the plot was well thought-out. A few twists, but no big surprise ending, at least for me. I figured out whodunnit and why, and even Seth's surprise project for Cat & Sha...
  • Kim
    Cat Latimer is hosting another writers' retreat this time with a group of historical romance writers from the same writers' group. This group quickly adopts the local college student attending the retreat into their group so the getting to know one another part of the retreat is not necessary. Cat thinks that because of this group already is so close to one another that she might have a peaceful retreat for once. Quickly she is proven wrong when ...
  • JoAn
    Slay In Character by Lynn Cahoon is book four in the Cat Latimer series and I was pulled in from the first chapter.Another writer's retreat in Aspen Hills with a group of women writers who actually have a writing group in their home town. As much as I enjoy visiting Aspen Hills, Cat, Shauna, Seth and Uncle Pete, I really enjoyed meeting the women at the retreat. They were all supportive of each other and seemed to genuinely enjoy spending time to...
  • Patty
    Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon is the 4th book in the Cat Latimer Mystery series. Let me start by saying I am a big fan of the authors Tourist Trap Mysteries, and I love this series too. It also helps I was born and still live in beautiful Colorado. Cat Latimer is a successful author of a teen witch series who inherited a large Victorian home from her ex husband. Cat has opened a writers retreat in the home, and the group of guests take a trip ...
  • Katreader
    SLAY IN CHARACTER by Lynn CahoonThe Fourth Cat Latimer MysteryWhen a group of historical romance writers come for a writer's retreat, Cat Latimer hopes for a quiet productive time with camaraderie and a few laughs. A visit to the Old West tourist town of Outlaw leads to tragedy when a young woman is found strangled in a room above the saloon. The murdered girl happened to be covering for the Jessi Ball, the Covington College student attendee of t...
  • LadyJBookishNook
    Thanks so much to author Lynn Cahoon and The Cozy Mystery Review Crew for providing me with a copy of this book to review. I loved the cover art for the book. This was my first read by Lynn Cahoon and this particular book is number four in the Cat Latimer Mystery series. I was able to read this as a stand alone but there were things from some of the characters past that were mentioned and were probably explained in previous books. It wasn't neces...
  • Mayda
    Cat is having another writers’ retreat, and everyone decides to visit a ghost town for tourists. The retreat is going well, until one of the college girls who worked at the ghost town is murdered. It’s unclear if she was the intended victim, or if her roommate was really the intended victim. Since this roommate is one of the writers at the retreat, Cat feels compelled to help solve the case. Things are never as simple as they seem at first, a...
  • Rima Aiello
    This series gets better and better with each installment, this latest addition does nothing but add to it! It is wonderful to see the progression of characters and their relationships. The writing was like walking through a dream perfectly written for yourself. The story is so easy to just immerse yourself and get lost in. I cannot wait for the next installment.
  • Peggy R
    This is one of my favorite Lynn Cahoon series. When I pick up a Cat Latimer mystery I know I am in for hours of enjoyment. Slay in Character if the 4th book in a series I hope is around for a long time. What I enjoy most is the theme. I think the writer's retreat gives Ms. Cahoon the ability to bring her readers a regular cast of characters with a rotating cast of secondary characters that can be different and diverse each time. Cat, Shauna, Seth...
  • Anne
    I really enjoyed this cozy mystery - the premise of the series itself is definitely unique and contains a multitude of intriguing juxtapositions: a woman who inherits a home from her dead ex-husband and turns it into a writers' retreat in a quaint college town -- but where most people have secret mob connections!!). I was so excited to read this as I definitely know that truth is stranger than fiction and was interested to read how the author mak...
  • Brenda
    Slay in Character is the fourth installment in the Cat Latimer Mystery series set in Aspen Hills, Colorado featuring author Cat Latimer, her boyfriend/handyman Seth and her best friend and resident chef Shauna. The latest writer's retreat is host to a group of Connecticut romance writers and Jessi Ball, the Covington College student who earned the right to attend this month.The group is excited to take a field trip to the old mining town, Outlaw....
  • Celia
    I really enjoyed Slay in Character -- it is a great cozy mystery that is hard to put down. Cat Latimer is an author who has a large home in Aspen Hills, Colorado where she holds writers' retreats several times a year where authors' can get their creative juices flowing. This particular retreat ends up giving the visiting writers not only several new plot ideas but also a murder at a nearby ghost town that they are determined to investigate. Conse...
  • Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
    Slay in Character is the fourth book in the Cat Latimer series, while the Tourist Trap mysteries will always be my favorite this one would be next in line. Cat is having another writers retreat and this one involves going to a ghost town and when a young lady is murdered, they are not sure if it might have been meant for another girl. So Cat is in charge of trying to keep that girl safe and out of trouble but it seems a lot harder than she thoug...
  • Alicia Farage
    I enjoy this series and was excited to receive an Advance Reader's copy for review. The characters and their relationships with each other are continuing to grow and they are beginning to feel like friends to me. I'd love to be able to have coffee with Cat and Shauna.It's a well-written book with an 'enjoyable' mystery with enough twist and turns that kept me reading late into the night. I've been reading this series since book 1 and this book ca...
  • Nora-adrienne
    Cat, Uncle Pete and the rest of the crew have outdone themselves in this latest romp into murder and mayhem. I definitely helped that the visitors for this weeks retreat were all friends who know how to work together to have fun and find a killer.
  • Lisa Morin
    I absolutely loved this book! Cat and Shauna are two of my favorite characters.Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon was a wild ride. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me glued to the pages from beginning to end.I definitely give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to readers of any genre.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
  • RO G'ma
    Slay in Character is the fourth book in Lynn Cahoon’s Cat Latimer Mystery series. It's is a well-written story with well-developed characters, and moves along at a steady pace. Ms. Cahoon’s writing style flows smoothly, and she provides good background information about the characters and town. The characters are relatable, and there are enough twists, turns, and suspects to hold a reader’s attention. This is an easy read and can be read as...
  • Carmen Slaughter
    First, let me state that this is one of my favorite series. I love the premise. Who wouldn’t want to attend one of Cat Latimer’s writing retreats despite all the mayhem and murder? However, this entry was lacking something. I wasn’t that invested in who committed the murder or why. There were too many red herrings and a couple of twists that didn’t really add to the plot. Previous story lines have been tighter and every action was essenti...
  • LuLu
    I confess. I’m a huge fan of Lynn Cahoon’s Cat Latimer Mysteries. So much so that after reading the first three books, I didn’t think I could fall any more in love with the series… until I read Slay in Character (book four)! Now I’m absolutely head-over-heels in love with these endearing characters and captivating plots. The series centers around Cat Latimer, published author and former college professor. Cat has converted her large hom...