Review of Gone, Kitty, Gone

Gone, Kitty, Gone
A Cat Groomer Mystery, Book #4
Eileen Watkins
5 Stars

 

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Synopsis:

The fur is really going to fly when groomer Cassie McGlone drags in a catnapper . . .

With her new van, Cassie has expanded her Comfy Cat business to include mobile cat grooming. Next stop: a cat expo at a hotel just outside her hometown of Chadwick, New Jersey, where Cassie will give a grooming demo using shelter cats to encourage adoption while her veterinarian boyfriend Mark will offer a program on cat care and health.

The highlight of the expo will be a major cat show featuring pop sensation Jaki Natal. Almost as famous as his owner is her pet Gordie, a Scottish fold, who’s become a social media darling. But when adorable Gordie goes missing and his sitter is found murdered, Jaki is having kittens. While the cops are more interested in solving the murder of a human, Jaki insists Cassie help expose the catnapper and return gorgeous Gordie to the fold. Now it’s Cassie’s turn to solo as she plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a culprit who’s not afraid to pounce . . .

Praise for Feral Attraction

“Watkins’ series is distinguished by the incorporation of facts about cats relating to each case, making her writing educational as much as it is entertaining.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“This delightfully cozy mystery is a perfect rainy day read. So curl up with your cat and dig in!”
–Modern Cat

“This entry is a cat lover’s delight”
–Publishers Weekly (Goodreads)

Review:

This is a great book and series. It has everything that I look for in a cozy: fantastic characters, a homey setting and a puzzling mystery.

The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. Cassie is smart and caring and you can tell how much she loves animals. And you can tell she cares about people too, she was very compassionate with Jaki and her problems. I really appreciated how much she was willing to help her. I enjoyed getting to spend time with Cassie and her family and friends.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. I enjoyed the fact that the majority of the book’s setting was at the cat show, it brought an extra level to my enjoyment. The mystery was carried on well throughout the book and it moved at a good pace. I really liked that it was not so much looking for a killer, it was trying to figure out the cat napping. I found that refreshing.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you are a cat lover, you really need to read this book (and series).

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