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The Persian Always Meows Twice
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The Persian Always Meows Twice by Eileen Watkins Kensington Books Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
Forget batman, cat woman is far cooler. The picturesque village of Chadwick has a new amateur detective, Cassie McGlone, owner of Cassie’s Comfy Cats. Grooming cats may be her specialty, but she has a knack for knowing people. When she discovers the body of her most illustrious client, she has few plans other than to ensure his cat, a gorgeous and sweet Persian, is cared for. But people talk, and the more she learns the more she begins to dig into the murder.
The Persian Always Meows Twice is a wonderful mystery, that is certain to tickle any feline lover's fancy. It's willingness to flout cosy conventions makes it a refreshing change. Eileen Watkins does a great job of creating a mystery where felines take center stage, playing an important role in the plot. I especially loved the climax which was catastrophic for the villains in more ways than one. To sum things up, The Persian Always Meows Twice is a fresh, fun cosy debut.
5 / 5
I received a copy of The Persian Always Meows Twice from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Cat lovers are thrilled to welcome an expert groomer to the picturesque town of Chadwick. But scratch below the surface, and unmasking a killer becomes a game of cat and mouse . . .
Professional cat grooming isn’t all fluff—when the fur starts flying, Cassie McGlone, owner of Cassie’s Comfy Cats, handles her feistiest four-legged clients with a caring touch and nerves of steel. While these qualities certainly help keep her business purring, they also come in handy when she makes a house call to her best client, millionaire George DeLeuw, and discovers his murdered body next to his newly orphaned Persian, Harpo.
To help the local police find the actual killer, Cassie begins her own investigation. But no one, from George’s housekeeper to his vindictive ex-wife, is giving up clues. Not until Cassie is given permission to temporarily board Harpo does anyone show interest in the Persian’s wellbeing. Someone is desperate to get their paws on Harpo before the feline helps untangle a felony. Are there deadly truths that a cat whisperer like Cassie can coax out? She needs to tread lightly and remember she gets one life, not nine. . . . “A delightful debut mystery. It’s smart, well-plotted, and features a cast of characters—both human and feline—that I want to see more of. This book will be catnip for cat lovers.” —Laurien Berenson, author of Wagging through the Snow
“The purr-fect mystery to curl up with for a lovely cozy read, preferably with a cup of tea, cuddly cat optional but recommended.” —Leslie Meier, author of Turkey Trot Murder