Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Book Review: The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris (Inca Cat Series Book 1) by R.F. Kristi


Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family – her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of the troupe and responsible for the well-being of the family. They own, according to Inca, Missy, a young humanoid who has a well-established cheese shop in Paris. The story revolves around how Missy decides to move to London with her co-partners, Jacques and Genevieve, to run their new cheese shop and café. Can Fromage leave his pal, Charlotte, behind? Soon after arriving in London, the three cats accompany Missy to their neighbor’s house where they meet Monk, a blue Russian cat and Terrance, a golden retriever owned by their famous neighbor, a detective named Solo, living in the same compound in Kensington.

Things start to get interesting when Monk tries to help their neighbor, Polo, a sad little Pekinese whose mistress, a formerly well-known opera singer who is pining for her lost husband, has her valuable diamond necklace stolen. Can Inca and her family assist Monk and Terrance to recover the diamond necklace and resolve Polo’s problems?


As I've found myself struggling to find my reading mojo once again, I also can't help but miss my cat mysteries, so I went in search of something a little less taxing on my brain and this series fits the bill just purrfectly. 

The story revolves around three cats, Inca, Cara, and Fromage, and their human, Missy, and as we meet them they're preparing to move from Paris to London so Missy and her partners can open a second cheese shop with Fromage as the mascot. Fromage's hamster friend Charlotte also tags along, and upon settling into their new home their furry neighbors involve them in a puzzling mystery! This is right up Inca's alley as her favorite TV show is about a detective, and she aims to become the feline version of the program's main character. 

The Inca Cat series may be billed as a series for children, but cat-loving adults are sure to find it just as enjoyable and adorable as I did. Each cat has their own personality and at different times during the story each one had their turn as my "favorite"! In the end I just loved them all and look forward to spending more time with them in the other 7 books in the series. 

9 comments:

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I love the illustrations!
ps - Bear shares his "Road to Torties" in today's post ;) He wrote it with Mudpie in mind.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

What an adorable cover! Our mom would buy that print and hang it on the wall. Another great review, ladies!

Brian said...

That was a great review sweet Mudpie!

Patricia T said...

Sounds great! Thanks, Melissa and Mudpie.

The Menagerie Mom said...

This sounds like such a fun read! I've realized over time that some of the stories I gravitate towards are actually those geared toward children, but with subject matter that is of great interest to me. I'm thinking this story about furry friends is right up my alley!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That sounds great. I remembered fromage meant cheese even though I haven't had a French class since high school -32 yrs ago. :)

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks, Mudpie and Melissa for letting us know about this book. I need something new to read during break time here at the office. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Peaches and Paprika said...

That was a fun review and, as promised, a shortie! O we loved the illustration....

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sounds like a fun read. And I love the cover art!