A Catered Cat Wedding
by Isis Crawford
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 25 Sep 2018
I will give almost anything that centers around cats a try. A Catered Cat Wedding is not a “cat cozy” per se, but the story revolves around a wealthy cat lover known for behaving badly and her precious cats - who also showcase the worst of behaviors. Susie Katz loved her cats, but didn’t care much for the local humans. Anyone who complained about her cats or her outrageous decor was targeted. Bernie and Libby have been hired to cater the wedding of her two showpiece Russian Blues. Needless to say nothing the day of the wedding goes as planned, Susie is found dead, and the event is followed by a chaotic interlude in which the crime scene is irreversibly compromised. The police chief gives them an ultimatum- Bernie and Libby have one week to find the killer, or they will be the ones behind bars.
The cozy is a cute one, and the humorous escapades of Bernie and Libby ma...
A Catered Costume Party by Isis Crawford
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 29 Aug 2017
I had high expectations for A Catered Costume Party. The introductory chapter where Darius murders his wife has just the right dash of humor. After reading it, I was eager to discover what comes next.
On the whole A Catered Costume Party is a fun fresh mystery. Many of the passages are cleverly written and the dialogue is excellent. I was disappointed, however, by the lack of individual characterization. Each of the characters were referred to by name, but there was little to distinguish one from another. Even Libby and Bernie could only be told apart by their different choices in footwear- and they were the main characters. A bit more effort was spent on the suspects, but still far too little. I think that Isis Crawford has a lot of potential as a mystery author. The book would be great if she spent more time breathing life into her characters, making them uniq...