Monday, September 10, 2012

Murder of the Cat's Meow

When ex–Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….

Meanwhile, Skye is convinced that her house is haunted and is afraid her fiancé, police chief Wally Boyd, won’t move in until the ghost moves out. But ghost-hunting takes a back seat when Skye is called to the bowling alley, where a riled up contestant is choking a cat show judge for insulting his feline. Skye breaks up the scuffle, but the next morning the judge’s dead body is found, strangled with a cat toy. Now Skye must solve this purrplexing mystery—and show a devious killer that her sleuthing skills are the cat’s meow.

My Review: I have to confess that Denise Swanson's long-running Scumble River Mystery series is a series that I have failed to keep up to date with. I have read several, but not every one. When the call came out for cat/book bloggers to review the 15th book in the series, Murder of the Cat's Meow, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. How could I resist that cover??? And death by cat toy...bring it on!!! This book has it all...mystery, romance, ghosts, fun and quirky characters and beautiful cats. I really need to make the time to visit Scumble River more often.

Tara's Thoughts: When I was first adopted Mommy used to say that I was so beautiful she should enter me into the housepet division of the cat show that comes to Burlington every January. Seriously??? Have you seen how those judges handle the cats??? They put their hands everywhere. It's bad enough I have vets putting their hands all over me! I'm sure I would get disqualified as soon as one of the judges had to go to the emergency room for stitches. Just sayin'.

FTC Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author with the request for a review.