Monday, June 8, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Fat Cat Spreads Out by Janet Cantrell


From the publisher: Butterscotch tabby Quincy is back and hungrier than ever in this frisky follow-up to Fat Cat at Large…

A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights.

But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincy’s handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctor’s good name…


I am hopelessly in love with Quincy. The lengths that cat will go to find food just crack me up. In this second book in the series he stows away in a basket to the Bunyan County Harvest Fair where Chase and Anna have a booth to sell their dessert bars. After eating his way across the fairgrounds he ends up in the building where a Butter Sculpting Competition is being held, and one of the competitors is found dead with a sculpting dowel sticking out of his ear. Local vet and Chase's love interest Mike Ramos is accused, but Chase soon learns that the victim's fellow competitors, vendors, and his very own wife had reason to want him dead.

Sub-plots include a personal crisis involving Bar None employee Inger, and the theft of a diamond-studded cat collar (the grand prize in a cat costume contest sponsored by Picky Puss Cat Food). The killer's identity remained a mystery to me until the very end, and the part Quincy plays in the capture is just priceless. The two recipes at the end of the book I will most definitely be trying out soon: Harvest Bars for myself and Go-Go Bars for Truffles.

May the chubby tabby be on the hunt for murderers and morsels for many, many more books to come!!!

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, June 12th for your chance to win a copy of Fat Cat Spreads Out. (US entries only, please.)

41 comments:

Jen Scott said...

Fat Cat Spreads Out sounds like a fun book! Thank you for the giveaway.
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skkorman said...

I love cozy mysteries, especially those in which kitties play a significant role—this is my kind of book!

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Lisa Brown said...

Such cute covers, thanks for the chance to win :)
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Karen B said...

It sounds like plus-size Quincy has a plus-size personality! Thanks for the giveaway.

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katsrus said...

Sounds like a great book. Really cute cover. Thanks for the chance.
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Alicia said...

Looking forward to this one.... Thank you for chance!
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Laura Collins said...

Sounds like a great book, I am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for a chance. weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

Unknown said...

A cat eating his way across the festival, a butter sculpture, and a murder. Sounds good.
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Robin Coxon said...

This definitely describes our boys and the way they let it all hang out when the veg. I can picture them perusing all the edibles at a festival and taking a bite here and there. robeader53@yahoo.com

Robin Mudge said...

Quincy sounds like an adorable character! This seems like a really fun mystery with all of the fixin's. Thank you for the review!
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Fur Everywhere said...

Oh my gosh, this series sounds adorable! I would love to read this book, and I'll add it to my wish list. :)

Brian Frauenknecht said...

I absolutely love Quincy and can't wait to read his second adventure. And hopefully many more to come. Thank you for the chance to win

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petite said...

What a delightful giveaway. Thanks for this lovely feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Quincy is special. Love this book. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Janel Flynn said...

Been wanting to read this series. Thank you for the chance. :-) lady.janel@Hotmail.com

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Gotta read these books! They sounds like a great sit in the sun and veg read!
Kisses
Nellie

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

This book sounds great and I Love the cover :)

Deb said...

I love it when I find a new series to read! Even better when there is a cat involved :)
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Jamie Rasmussen said...

This book sounds good. I want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway. My email: norbert8bubba@yahoo.com

robin lorraine williamson said...

thanks for the heads up on this book found one of the other books you mention awhile ago at my discount book store and am in love with sofie ryans second chance mystery series all things cats and upcycling so cool but then again love cats, art and cooking which I did not know sofie ryan is also mixed media artist another thing I do too. Zen hugs and frankie sends purrs and cat kisses to truffles

Elaine Klingbeil said...

My son's cat Boba Fett looks an awful lot like Quincy. I'm pretty sure it will be a while before our son's baby girl catches up to Boba's size. I'd love to read more about Wuincy!

Elaine Klingbeil said...

Oops! Quincy, that was supposed to be. Sorry, Quincy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Melissa! Quincy is my kind of cat, too! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

Penny Marks said...

My plus size kitty Shadow and I would love to get to know Quincy:) Thank you for the chance.

oneponychick66 said...

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Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaw Truffles you awe so gawjus. Enjoy yous day and have a gweat nap.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Meg C. said...

Sounds like a great book and I love the kitteh. Can't wait to see more of Quincy (and Chase). Thanks for the chance to win.

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Margo Bittner said...

Loved the first volume! Would love to read this one! cheers@marjimmanor.com

BooksinVt said...

Loved the first in the series and am looking forward to reading this one. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. bhandy1661@hotmail.com

candace knight said...

This book sounds great. Thank you for the chance.
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karolynyoakum said...

Thanks for giving us all the chance to win this book. Sound good.

Jack said...

This book sounds great! I can't wait to read it!

bookwomen said...

Love this series. excited to see what his next adventure will be.

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Pamela Woodfield said...

I love mystery series with kitties in them!
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Verna Gass said...

The title certainly applies to my "little Stella". Thanks for the giveaway and for my chance to win a copy.

Marsha said...

I would love to win this! Love my cats!
Thanks!
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Laura Thomas said...

This is on my summer reading wish list. The title and cover crack me up!

I'd be thrilled to win it!

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Janet said...

I loved Fat Cat At Large. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

Kaye Killgore said...

I would love to read this book

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Laurie Iglesias said...

I'd love to read book 2 in the series!!
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cyn209 said...

LOVE this cover!!!
thank you for the giveaway......

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