Review of Till The Cat Lady Sings

Till The Cat Lady Sings

Bought-The-Farm Mystery, Book #4 

Ellen Riggs

5 Stars


Are there some mysteries only a clever cat can solve?

There’s a handsome new guy at Runaway Farm and Keats isn’t happy about the competition. The bossy border collie wants to be Ivy’s one-and-only partner in crime-solving. Cats are unwelcome here.

When a curmudgeonly cat-sitter targets Ivy with slanderous claims, however, a curious cat may be exactly what’s needed to help sort out the truth from the lies. And when a Clover Grove resident gets their final cut in her family’s new salon, Ivy needs all hands—and paws—on deck to defend the Galloway name.

The ginger feline won’t take no for an answer anyway. Not from Ivy, not from Keats. He’s determined to join the murder investigation and it turns out there are people to see and places to go that elude even the most ambitious canine. Can the furry rivals make peace in time to save Ivy from another stinking murderer in farm country?

Till the Cat Lady Sings is purrrfect for animal cozy mystery readers who love face-paced adventure, laugh-out-loud humor and characters who feel like family.  (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Ivy and Jilly are really good friends and they would do anything for each other.  And Ivy’s family is a well hoot.  When her mom and sister have their opening of their salon, Bloomers, things get a little sticky for Ivy.  And when someone is murdered, Ivy and Jilly will have to figure out who is responsible. With the help of her brother, Asher, and Kellan, Ivy’s boyfriend, that is what they plan to do. Keats, Ivy’s dog, and Percy, her cat, will also get in the action.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions kept me engaged throughout the book.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift and enough suspects to consider.  I was not completely sure who the culprit was until it was revealed at the end.

I would  recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series and see what trouble Ivy and Jilly get into next.

Till the Cat Lady Sings (Bought-the-Farm Cozy Mystery Book 4) (Bought-the-Farm Mystery) by [Ellen Riggs]