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Saturday, April 2, 2016


FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE by Janet Cantrell
READING UP A STORM by Eva Gates

FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE
Book 3 in the Fat Cat Mysteries 
by Janet Cantrell


Quincy the butterscotch tabby has a talent for sniffing out sweets—and uncovering crimes—in this Fat Cat mystery from the national bestselling author of Fat Cat Spreads Out.

When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her back in the day. His social graces haven’t exactly improved with age, but is he creepy enough to kill?

The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron’s body, the police wonder who else got away. Now, with Julie suspected of murder, Chase must prove her innocence before the real killer plans another fatal reunion.

MY REVIEW


It’s no Qunicy-dense that the Fat Cat Mystery series is the cat’s meow with readers!

Author Janet Cantrell has penned another fun, and fast moving mystery. FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE is the most delectable installment in this series so far. So wonderfully written, readers will truly feel a part of the story, and become completely wrapped up in this book at the intriguing mystery unfolds.

With a well thought out plot, a great cast of characters, which includes fat cat Qunicy himself, I found myself not only laughing out loud, but quickly turning one page after the other in anticipation of the next mystery building scene.

FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE will make a fantastic addition to every cozy mystery reader’s collection.

Make sure to take a look in the back of the book for a yummy recipe, and leash-training tips for cats! 

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READ UP A STORM
Book 3 in the Lighthouse Library Mysteries 
by Eva Gates


The national bestselling author of Booked for Trouble returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
 
Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery....
 
After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast. 
 
The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal—but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six the deceased. And this time, she has a sinking feeling that finding the real killer won’t be so easy...

MY REVIEW


Author Eva Gates delights with this newest installment in her Lighthouse Library Mystery series!

What could be better than a library? A library in a lighthouse! And what could be better than that? The writing of Eva Gate telling the story of said lighthouse library!  

In this splendid addition to her wonderful series, Ms. Gates manages to outshine the first two books in the series. A clever plot, and brilliant writing are in store for you when you read, READING UP A STORM. With a shipwreck, and murder being just the beginning of this multi-layered mystery, I have no doubt you’ll be as ensconced in the story as I was. There were actually points where I found myself holding my breath!

READING UP A STORM, indeed the entire Lighthouse Library series is one every mystery fan should read.

And just a bit of fun for me...In the Author’s Notes at the beginning of the book, author Gates mentions the real Bodie Island Lighthouse is much smaller inside than her fictional description. Of the Bodie Island Lighthouse in her series the author says…”I like to think of it as my version of the Tardis from the TV show Doctor Who.” If you hadn’t already won me over with your wonderful writing Ms. Gates, you certainly won me over with the Doctor Who reference. J


Both of these great titles release 
Tuesday, April 5! 
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. I'm so looking forward to the new releases, Tuesday! Happy Saturday, to you.

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  2. Great postings Lisa. I just have not had time to reply, but did want you to know it You do such a great job.

    Cynthia Blain

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  3. I thank you for your review of Susan Wittig Albert's new book. I agree with you! she is an auto buy for me. Not only are the stories tightly crafted, the characters real but I always learn so much from her. I've read every one of her books!

    Kathleen Bylsma

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