Blurb: When a cat named Alice comes into her life, Cait begins to suspect that Alice may hold the answers to the mystery surrounding the body she found in the church as well as the person behind her aunt's illness. Join Cait and her feline and human friends as they track down a killer and save a community.
Tortie Shorties Review: This is book two in Kathi Daley's delightful Whales & Tails mystery series, and it starts out with a bang when Cait and Cody go into church in search of sheet music, only to overhear Father Kilian and Mrs. Trexler arguing. A short time later while turning out the lights Cait discovers Mrs. Trexler has been killed. The arrival of a cat named Alice leads Cait and her friends to clues about the murder and also her aunt's mysterious poisoning. A little girl named Haley is introduced, who has been sent to live with her aunt because her mother is very sick. She loves animals and starts helping Aunt Maggie out at the cat sanctuary, and I really hope to see more of her in subsequent books. I adore everything about this series and love how The Mad Catter sets up book 3, Grimm's Furry Tail, coming in March.
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Blurb: Ever wished you could go back in time and change your luck? Cathy Robinson is about to get that chance. All thanks to help from Suzy -her cat over the Rainbow Bridge - and a very special pendant that binds them through eternity. From the author: Suzy was my own cat, but this story is entirely fictional (though like most authors I borrowed from some of my own life experiences). It's a story I wanted to write in Suzy's memory. I also believe it's a story my beloved black and white cat wanted me to tell, and feel that she co-authored it with me from the Rainbow Bridge. If you love animals, and have been lucky enough to have been blessed with a pet's unconditional love, this book is for you. It's a tale both younger and adult readers will enjoy.
Tortie Shorties Review: This is a book that is sure to touch the heart of anyone who has loved and lost a beloved cat. Cathy suffers from depression and alcoholism, made even worse since the death of her cat Suzy. Little does she know that Suzy is still watching over her thanks to a cherished snowflake pendant, and they are soon to take an unforgettable and magical journey together. Cathy is a character that I instantly could identify with, from her lifelong attachment to cats over people to the soul-crushing devastation she feels following Suzy's death and her longing to be reunited with her. Marie Symeou's passion for cats comes through in every word of this special book.
Blurb: Cats are fascinating and mysterious creatures and no matter how much you think you know about them, I can almost GUARANTEE that there’s more to learn. For instance, why did the CIA recruit cats as spies in the Sixties? Which other ancient race (as well as the Egyptians) also worshipped cats? In which US state must cats have a permit before having sex? Where is it illegal to take your lion with you to the movies? Exactly how long is the officially recognized longest cat whisker? What is the biggest sign of love your cat can give you? What percentage of cats snore? What grand old age did the world’s oldest cat manage to reach? What do one third of cat owners believe their cat can do? Which human foods should you never give your puss, no matter how hard she begs? Clearly, you need to know these things, and that’s exactly why you need to read this book. 1106 Fascinating Facts About Cats has been reformatted from the ebook for this dead tree version. It was inspired by the hilarious and informative QI series of ‘facts’ books, this one has the added bonus of being all about cats, which obviously makes it EVEN BETTER.
Tortie Shorties Review: If you enjoy reading fun bits of trivia about cats you will love this book. Did you know that a cat's nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint? Or that only 7% of cats snore? (Truffles sure does!) How about the fact that older female cats are known as Grimalkins and another word for hairball is bezoar! From unconventional uses for kitty litter (great tips here!) to historical facts about cats (who was the very 1st American to be owned by a cat?) to superstitions, crazy cat laws, famous cat lovers and haters, I guarantee that even the most knowledgeable cat lover will discover something that they didn't know!