Hey guys, it's me, Cat Latimer again. I'm getting ready for our next writers' retreat and Shauna's going a little bonkers. She's doing a cooking demonstration the first day so she's gone over the same recipes probably a million times. I'm sure the writers are going to love the extra day's activities, but she wants things to be perfect.
Me, I've given up on perfect. I just want to be happy. Which really shouldn't be that hard. We live in a restored Victorian on the edge of a college campus. Aspen Hills, the little town on the edge of the Colorado mountains has all kinds of things to do, especially for it's size, due to the college being here. We have great places to eat. And if we get bored, Denver's about 2 hours away.
And did I mention I'm dating my high school sweetheart again? Seth's definitely a keeper. I've learned my lesson there. Shauna just lost the guy she thought was the one. Kevin wasn't, but I don't tell her that. She's still grieving. And, come to find out, he dated Dee Dee, the woman who owns the bakery just before he started dating Shauna. Even dead, that guy keeps causing problems for Shauna. Now Dee Dee is out to get her just because she stole her man.
I know, it sounds like a country western song. All we need is an old truck (Seth's got that covered) and a dog and we'd be set. But we have cats in the barn and a horse and that's enough animals for me.
Anyway, I better get downstairs and check on Shauna. I can smell more muffins baking. I'm going to have to run tomorrow just to counteract the calories I'm getting through the smell.
Hope to catch you later.
Cat has a full plate at her Aspen Hills Warm Springs Resort, as a group of aspiring cozy mystery authors arrives for a writers retreat. So when baker Dee Dee Meyer stirs up trouble by filing a false complaint with the health inspector against the B&B—all because she insists Cat's best friend Shauna stole her recipes—Cat marches into the shop to confront her.
But Dee Dee's about to have her own batch of trouble. Greyson Finn—a celebrity chef and, until today, one of Denver's most eligible bachelors—has been found dead in her bakery. Cat's uncle Pete, who happens to be the chief of police, warns her not to engage in any half-baked sleuthing. But as her curiosity rises, Cat's determined to discover who served the chef his just desserts—before the killer takes a powder . . .