Caturday Reads: Fat Cat Takes the Cake
Fat Cat Takes the Cake by Janet Cantrell Berkley Prime Crime Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date: 5 April 2016 Review Readers can't help but love Quincy, the tubby and mischievous orange tabby with a gift for finding delicious tidbits and trouble. In Fat Cat Takes the Cake, Quincy once more proves he has a nose for murder when he discovers the body of Ron North. A creepy journalist with a long-term habit of stalking women, Ron North was never popular, and he managed to upset quite a few people at the high school reunion held the previous night. It is the scarf found with his body, however, that places Chase's friend Julie at the top of the suspect list. In order to save her friend, Chase and Quincy have to find the killer. Between a principal trying to hoodwink elderly homeowners, a slimy politician and a health obsessed body-builder, Chase is spoiled for choice. Still, Chase knows that she only has a limited time to find the truth before Julie's goose is cooked. Readers can't go wrong with Fat Cat Takes the Cake - a delicious concoction of murder, blackmail, romance, yummy treats and one fabulous cat. Smarter than Garfield and equally capable of polishing off a lasagna, Quincy is a cat readers will love. 4/5 I received a copy of Fat Cat Takes the Cake from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. --Crittermom Description 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.