Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Book Review: Purrfect Secret (The Mysteries of Max Book 8) by Nic Saint


When Dick Dickerson, notorious editor of the National Star, is found drowned in duck dung, the investigation quickly gets mired down when trying to figure out who’s behind the attack on the tabloid kingpin. Politicians, movie stars and captains of industry consistently found themselves in Dickerson’s crosshairs, but who would stoop so low as murder?While Odelia Poole and Detective Chase Kingsley conduct their investigation, Odelia’s cat coterie is up in arms when a newcomer turns the peaceful town of Hampton Cove into a soap opera of gossip, scandal and secrets. Soon the ‘Fab Four’ (Max, Dooley, Harriet and Brutus) are duking it out, their friendship in ruins, Max’s reputation in tatters.It doesn’t help that Grandma Muffin is waging a personal vendetta against her son-in-law’s new receptionist Scarlett Canyon, determined to get rid of her long-time nemesis once and for all. Against the backdrop of all this bickering, backstabbing and strife, is it any wonder Max starts to wonder if Dickerson’s killer will be the one that got away?


Every time a new Mysteries of Max book is released I pretty much have to drop everything to read it. Purrfect Secret was the longest book yet in the series and I tried to make it last as long as I possibly could, but it still ended way too quickly! 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. 

The murder in Purrfect Secret is more repulsive than you can possibly imagine - the editor of a trashy tabloid is drowned in duck poop. Needless to say, there's no shortage of suspects for Chase, Odelia, and her feline menagerie. The cats have a far bigger problem on their hands though. They have a temporary house guest, a cat named Milo who is staying with them while his owner is away. Milo is trouble with paws as he manages to turn all the cats against each other with his lies. At first it's hysterically funny, but things get out of hand very quickly. Why is Milo so desperate to harm those who have taken him in and treated him with nothing but kindness? The answer is surprising and really tugged at my heartstrings. 

There's a long winter ahead of us. Download the entire Mysteries of Max series and treat yourself to one of the most adorable cat cozy series available today. Purrsonally, I want to take little Dooley home with me. If you have read any of the books in this series, I would love to know who your favorite kitty character is!


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12 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

It sounds like a fun series!

Mickey's Musings said...

Sounds like a most interesting book and series :)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Brian said...

That does sound really good and the cover is super cool too!

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Melissa (and Mudpie). I need to get started on this series.

Eastside Cats said...

Do I already have this series on my tbr list? If not, it's going onto it!

Eastside Cats said...

Yep, I've got ALL of the series waiting on my list!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

It sounds great. Just the cover would convince me, so cute :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Duck dung? What a crappy thing to do ;)

Three Chatty Cats said...

Very high praise for this series! I'll have to check it out.

meowmeowmans said...

This book sounds great, as does the series! Thanks for sharing, Mudpie and Melissa. We will have to check it out!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Every time you review one of the books in this series, it gets bumped higher and higher on my to-read. I can't believe I haven't read it yet, and I really need to get to it. I can't wait!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Now that Dad is retired we have more time for reading to us as we curl on his lap. I just hit the big river button and we have a copy to start this weekend
Thanks Mudpie we will look for the others in the series also
Timmy and Family