Review of Night of the Were-Cat

Night Of The Were-Cat

A Cat Groomer Mystery, Book # 6

Eileen Watkins

5 Stars


Cassie McGlone’s Comfy Cats grooming service can turn a scruffy stray into a glamorous Cat-dashian. But with a drug-peddling killer at loose in her picturesque hometown of Chadwick, New Jersey, she’ll need to comb through some dangerous suspects to avert a catastrophe . . .

To an animal lover like Cassie, all cats are beautiful . . . though some may be more photogenic than others. When a customer brings in Quentin, a Maine Coon who looks more wolf than feline, it gives Cassie an idea. The owner of Chadwick’s retro movie theater wants to promote an upcoming werewolf movie marathon—how about a werewolf lookalike contest for pets?

Things are getting hairy around Chadwick in other ways too. A thief targets the clinic where Cassie’s veterinarian boyfriend Mark works, making off with anesthetics. Soon after, a young woman dies in a related drug incident. Wanting to help the police, Cassie and her good friend, Dawn, go undercover on the singles scene to investigate a suspected “party drug” ring, getting Mark’s protective hackles up. But the villain may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing—someone Cassie knows and trusts. And if her sleuthing skills aren’t up to scratch, the culprit may slink away to kill again . . .

Praise for Claw & Disorder

“Cat and mystery lovers alike will be charmed.”

Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Cassie is very happy with the way her cat grooming  business is going.  It is Halloween time and Cassie and her friends are enjoying the activities of the season.  Cassie’s boyfriend, Mark has had a breakin at his clinic and anesthetics were stolen.  When they are suspects in the robbery, including Mark, Cassie decides to try to figure out what happened.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and because of this I was engaged in the book right from the start.  The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters by their actions and words.  The mystery was well plotted and it will take all of your detective skills to solve it.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a well written cozy mystery.  If you are an animal lover, this book is for you.  If you are a cat lover, it is a must read.  

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