Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tortie Shorties On Tuesday


Purrfect Crime (The Mysteries of Max Book 5): When former actress and lifestyle guru Donna Bruce is found murdered in her sauna cabin, stung to death by bees, Odelia and Chase are on the case. Meanwhile Odelia’s tabby Max has his own issues to deal with. The vet has decided the flabby tabby is too flabby and has put Max on a strict diet. Feeling weak and out of sorts, the blorange cat has a hard time coming up with original ideas to solve the crime his human is grappling with. And then there’s the fact that Odelia has decided that this time Harriet, her mother’s white Persian, is in charge of the case, leading the feline sleuths even further astray.

Harriet’s idea of investigating a crime is surfing the web and sifting through Internet gossip, and since Odelia doesn’t seem to be making any headway in the case it’s up to Max and Dooley to save the day and find that telling clue that will lead them to Donna’s killer. Will Max be able to stick to his diet? Will Gran be able to control her online shopping habits? And will Odelia and Chase finally go on their first date? Find out in Purrfect Crime, the fifth installment in the funny cozy cat mystery series The Mysteries of Max.

Purrfect Rivalry (The Mysteries of Max Book 6): When someone takes a shot at well-renowned pop star Charlie Dieber and kills one of his bodyguards instead, Odelia Poole, self-confessed Bedieber and big-time fan, is quick to offer her assistance to help find the shooter. Teaming up with Detective Chase Kingsley, she enters the world of the Dieber, and soon discovers not everything is as it seems.

Odelia’s cat menagerie, meanwhile, is in a state of shock when longtime rival Diego returns to Hampton Cove, and immediately starts stirring up trouble. Diego has one goal in mind: take over Max’s place in Odelia’s home and heart and get Max, Dooley and Brutus sent to the pound. The only one who can help them is Clarice, their feral friend. She got rid of Diego once, and they hope she will do it again. Unfortunately Clarice has been adopted. By Charlie Dieber.

Will Diego become Odelia’s new go-to feline sleuth or will Max strike back? Will they be able to stop the killer before he kills the world’s number-one pop star? And will Grandma move to Washington and go into politics? Find out in Purrfect Rivalry, a cozy cat mystery like no other.

This is a cat cozy series that just keeps getting better and better as its feline characters get cuter and cuter. The mysteries are always fun and not overly complicated, but it's the mini soap opera of the cats' lives that steals the show. In these two stories the fearless foursome of Max, Dooley, Harriet and Brutus deal with Max's diet, Harriet's former love making a return appearance, her addiction to online gossip sites, and Grandma's hysterical habit of buying sex toys from a lifestyle guru...oh, and murder too! It's impossible to not crack up while reading their antics, and while I love all the cats and their unique purrsonalities, it's sweet and innocent Dooley that has stolen my heart. I just want to scoop him up and protect him from the world. Put this whole series on your summer reading list. I promise you'll be eagerly awaiting each new release just as I do!

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Mickey's Musings said...

WOW! These books sound really good, especially The Purrfect Rivalry!
Mum may have to check these books out ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Unknown said...

I have read one book in this series, and it was so much fun! These sound great too. You're right--the little soap opera among the cats is the best part! :)

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Melissa and Mudpie. I need to catch up on this series.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Now I want to start this series even more! The kitty drama in book 6 sounds too cute and hilarious. Thank you for reminding me that I need to read this series ASAP. I can't wait!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I've never heard of this series before ... I'm DEFINITELY going to check this out. The more cats, the better!

pilch92 said...

These sound good, I will have to see if I can get them through the library.

Nancy said...

These look great! Thanks, Mudpie!