Sunday, April 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Buy A Whisker by Sofie Ryan (Review/Book Giveaway)

About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #2 in A Second Chance Cat Mystery Series
Publisher: Obsidian
Release Date: April 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Sofie Ryan's charming follow-up to The Whole Cat and Caboodle in the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series

Things have been quiet in the coastal town of North Harbor, Maine, since Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, solved their first murder. Sarah is happy running Second Chance, the shop where she sells lovingly refurbished and repurposed items. But then she gets dragged into a controversy over developing the waterfront. Most of the residents—including Sarah—are for it, but there is one holdout—baker Lily Carter.

So when Lily is found murdered in her bakery, it looks like somebody wanted to remove the only obstacle to the development. But Sarah soon discovers that nothing is as simple as it seems. Now, with the help of her cat’s uncanny ability to detect a lie, Sarah is narrowing down the suspects. But can she collar the culprit before the ruthless killer pounces again?

My Review

I was excited to see a brand new Elvis the Cat book. Yes, I’ve decided this is Elvis’ series :)  I loved the first one and this latest one did not disappoint. I loved it even more. Elvis gets cuter all the time :) Figures I’d start out this review by gushing about the cat instead of focusing on the story. LOL

So, let me turn my attention to the story. Lily, the local baker, has upset everyone in town by refusing to sell her store to a developer. Thanks to her refusal, the developer plans to go elsewhere causing the town to lose money. Lily refuses to listen to reason or even to relocate. Someone takes matters into their own hands. When Lily is found dead, the search is on to find the guilty party.

Sarah Grayson, owner of Second Chance where she sells refurbished and repurposed items, is determined to stay out of the investigation. However, thanks to her grandmother’s friends, Charlotte’s Angels, she dragged right into the middle of things. The Angels have formed their own group and investigate murders on their own, much to the police department’s dismay. This time one of their own is accused of the murder and they aren’t about to stand by and let that happen.

This is a cozy at its finest. You have a strong amateur sleuth surrounded by a small knit group who rally around each other in their time of need. Sarah even has two romantic possibilities with one being a local police officer. Of course you also have a small town setting. It’s all rolled into one delightful package. The bad thing? We have to wait until February 2016 for the next book in the series, but I will be there when it’s released.

For reading challenges:
2015 My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge
2015 What An Animal Reading Challenge
Where are you reading? challenge (Maine)

FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


How would you like to win a paperback copy of Buy A Whisker by Sofie Ryan? Thanks to Obsidian, I have one paperback to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

4) For one extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway.

5) For one extra entry: Leave a comment for the author.

6) For one extra entry:  Follow this blog...old followers, too!  Just let us know how you follow and under what name.

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8) For one extra entry:  Follow me or friend me on Goodreads.

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on April 19th (midnight est) and ends on April 26th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. looks great, thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Buy A Whisker sounds like a great cozy mystery, and the cover is adorable. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. This sounds like my kind of cozy mystery!

  4. I love cozy mysteries, especially those in which cats play a significant role—thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. Great review, so I am eager to read this book.

  6. Great review, I can't wait to read the book.


  7. I loved the first in this series and can't wait to read this one. I loved your review.

  8. This sounds delightful! A small town, cats, and great cast, all hard to resist.

  9. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  10. Sounds like a winner to me.

  11. I just finished the first book and it is delightful. Elvis is great. I will be reading the next one.

  12. Cats and can't beat that combination!!

  13. I love Elvis the cat and can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy of the book.

  14. This sounds like a terrific book! Thank you for the post and contest!

  15. Cat cozies are my favorite books and Elvis has stolen my heart. I can hardly wait to read this installment of his series.

  16. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I enjoyed reading this review. It sounds like a great book!

  18. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review!

  19. New series to me. I would like to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Looking forward to reading this one.

  21. Can't wait - 1st book was terrific! Elvis - love that cat.

  22. Love these books. Can hardly wait to read.

  23. Combining two of my favorite things, cats and cozy mysteries! :-) It looks like a wonderful series and I am
    looking forward to reading this one and the first one too.

  24. I love the Magical Cats series and just bought the first Second Chance Cat mystery. I'm looking forward to reading them.

  25. Great review! I look forward to reading Buy a Whisker.

  26. I love books about animals, especially cats. They can get into more mischief and I love their reactions. Hope I am a winner.

  27. Looks like a fun read! I haven't read enough cozies lately.

  28. This book is a delightful giveaway and great feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Congrats to Sofie on the new release! Another clever title and I can't wait to read more about Elvis! Thanks!


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