Monday, October 1, 2018

Book Review: Purrfect Peril by Nic Saint

When the Most Fascinating Man in the World is murdered in a Most Fascinating Way, Odelia Poole, who was on her way to interview the man, finds herself embroiled in a Most Fascinating Murder Investigation, along with her boyfriend Chase Kingsley, homicide detective. More Interesting Men soon come crawling out of the woodwork, and all of them had a reason to kill their Most Interesting Colleague. So who’s the culprit? And will he or she strike again?

Meanwhile Max, Odelia’s blorange tabby, has his own problems to contend with in the shape of a pernicious flea infestation that gets him and the other cats sent to the place they fear even more than the loss of one of their nine lives: Vena the vet. And as if that’s not bad enough, there’s a persistent rumor going around that Chase Kingsley might be moving in with their human—and they know what that means: babies! Which would spell the end of their cushy lives.

Between the fleas, the baby menace, a troupe of Most Interesting Cats invading their world, Grandma Muffin’s latest antics, and helping Odelia with the murder investigation, life is once again lived in the fast lane for the cats of Hampton Cove, with not a moment’s respite. In other words, business as usual for the world’s most hilarious cat sleuths.

Every time a new Mysteries of Max book is released I pretty much have to drop everything to read it. 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. I've come to love Max, Dooley, Harriet and Brutus more than words can say. 

In Purrfect Peril the fearless foursome are forced to deal with a flea infestation (leading sweet, innocent Dooley to once again be convinced he's going to die), Brutus and Harriet's steamy love life faces a crisis (leading to hilarious moments when the other cats get into his "vitamins"), and everyone worries about what will happen when Odelia's boyfriend Chase talks about moving in, and then zany Grandma Muffin actually does! Oh, and did I mention there's a murder too? Needless to say, the cats have their paws full this time around and it will take more teamwork than ever before to ensure everything turns out right in the end.

This post contains affiliate links.


Fur Everywhere said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I haven't read any in this series - I wonder if I should start with the first one or if I can just jump into it with this one?

Mickey's Musings said...

Sounds like a good read.
We are not familiar with this series, so it is good to know it is worth checking out.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Melissa and Mudpie. This sounds like so much fun!

Eastside Cats said...

Think I'll put this on my 'tbr' list!

The Menagerie Mom said...

This sounds like such a fun read! I'm eager to read this entire series. Happy reading!

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful review, Mudpie and Melissa. I was looking for a new book to pick after I just finished my last one on Saturday night. Sounds like a fun read. Will have to pick one up. Hope your weekend was wonderful.
World of Animals

pilch92 said...

That sounds great. We know the evil of a flea infestation 4 years ago.

Valentine said...

Mom and I don't know that cozy mystery series, but we are new readers as this year to the genre. We have many furr-iends like you that enjoy them very much. We'll have to check out this book and series. Tee hee hee. Winks. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews