Monday, August 8, 2016

Tortie Shorties on Meowy Monday

Meows from Mudpie!

With a new cat cozy and a non-fiction title to review this week, it's time for another edition of Tortie Shorties on Meowy Monday.

We hope you enjoy our picks!

From the publisher: Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt’s funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone’s guess . . . but Minnie and Eddie are determined to save the library’s reputation and catch a killer. 
As rumors about the victim circulate through Chilson, the police are in a bind over a streak of baffling break-ins. Luckily, Minnie and Eddie are traveling the county in their bookmobile, and they'll stop at nothing to find the spineless killer before the final page is turned on someone else.

Tortie Shorties Review: I love the Bookmobile Cat mysteries as much as I love cats and books! Whenever I find a mystery series that merges the two things I am most passionate about I just could not be happier.

This is the fifth book in the series and Minnie once again finds herself in the middle of a mystery after stumbling upon a dead body in the library. The victim is the great niece of an elderly friend of Minnie's who recently passed away, explaining her visit to Chilson, but what was she doing in the library when it was closed? As a series of break-ins target the local businesses, it doesn't take long for Minnie to uncover how the crimes are all related, and with her precious partner in crime-solving Eddie riding shotgun, the bad guys don't stand a chance!

If you're like me and find your bliss in cats and books, this is a series that will make you purr with delight. The "conversations" between Minnie and Eddie are just priceless. Truffles got the chance to interview sweet Eddie a couple years ago and if you missed it you can read it here. Sadly, the real life Eddie passed away earlier this year and this book is dedicated to him. I hope Truffles and Eddie have had the chance to renew their conversation at the Rainbow Bridge.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Tortie Shorties Review: It's a rarity nowadays but I still live in the house I grew up in and have never undertaken a major move. (A good thing because even contemplating moving all my crap gives me nightmares!) But in the annals of feline literature there's not a lot written about moving with cats, and since one of the top reasons animals are surrendered to shelters is because their owners are moving and can't be bothered to take the necessary steps to bring their furry family members with them, this book is an invaluable resource.

Whether you're moving across town or across the country, moving with your cat is quite doable as long as you make the proper preparations, starting weeks to months in advance if possible. Should you travel by car or plane? What hotel room precautions should you take? What kind of cat carrier should you use? What should you pack in your cat's suitcase? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in this handy little volume, and even if a move isn't in your future the tips can be applied to any travel from a trip to the vet to exploring if your cat might enjoy being a road warrior!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

"one of the top reasons animals are surrendered to shelters is because their owners are moving and can't be bothered to take the necessary steps to bring their furry family members with them." ARG.

Cats Herd You said...

Moving with Cats is on our to-read list. The head peep says she wishes it was available when she made the move from Florida to New York and when she moved back.

The Menagerie Mom said...

These are such great reviews, Melissa and Mudpie! I love that there's a series that incorporates a bookmobile. That brings back so many memories from my childhood! And the book about moving and traveling with pets sounds great. I moved to my new house last year. Before that, I still lived in my childhood home. The best part? Neither my furbabies nor myself had to go far when we moved, because we just moved down the street from my childhood home. That certainly made things easy! Thank you for sharing these with us! Purrs!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We would love to get hold of a copy of this book - are they only sold in the USA?

Anonymous said...

I love the Bookmobile Cat series, too, and the conversations between Minnie and Eddie. I got my copy, this weekend, and look forward to reading it.

The Island Cats said...

These sound like great books...though we hope we never need the Moving with Cats one. :)

The Meezers or Billy said...

very good reviews! we are going to read MissBonnie's book soon

Two French Bulldogs said...

Very good review friend
Lily & Edward

pilch92 said...

Cat with a Clue sounds great. Moving with Cats does too, but I hope to never move.

Three Chatty Cats said...

I will definitely have to check out the Bookmobile Cat mysteries!

Cathy Keisha said...

I know Bonnie Elizabeth! Love the cover of the book.