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Tailed - A PsychoCat and Landlady Mystery
May 22, 2018
Tailed: A Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery by Joyce Ann Brown
BooksGoSocial Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 14 Feb 2018
Tailed is a cute, wholesome cozy mystery featuring a charming cat who knows just how to save the day. The situations are for the most part realistic, with Beth, her husband Arnie, her sister and brother-in-law coming across as ordinary individuals. Even the bad guys are not past redemption. They may seem tough, and they do cause a lot of trouble, but the really “bad” guys don’t make much of an appearance. There is tension, but not a lot of danger, and what happens definitely seems possible.
The quality of the writing is average. It is readable, but far from exceptional. On the whole, I liked Tailed. It’s a decent book that suffers mainly from the vast number of better novels available.
3 / 5
I received a copy of Tailed: a Psycho Cat and Landlady mystery from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Near the end of an almost purr-fect RV vacation to Texas, Beth, the landlady, and her Psycho Cat deal with break-ins, gun theft, and murder. Beth’s brother-in-law becomes a “person of interest.” It’s all enough to make Beth wonder if trouble is tailing them on the way home, too. “Doubtful,” Beth’s hubby, Arnie, insists. “Why would anyone want to follow the RV from Texas to Kansas City?” Why indeed? At the same time, two petty crooks, Gil and Freddy, fumble about, trying to retrieve a stash of drugs that will make them rich enough to go straight. Without getting caught! Psycho Cat whizzes around the RV, yowls, and acts up in general. Beth investigates, despite Arnie’s skepticism. She must decode Psycho Cat’s signals to figure out if they are being tailed, connect the real killers to the murder, and save her brother-in-law from going to prison. A few wrong moves and--this could be the end of the road for the sleuthing duo. BONUS: Recipes of foods mentioned in the story are included at the end of the book.