Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Review: Cat Café (Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series) by Mollie Hunt (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Cat Café (Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series)
by Mollie Hunt

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Self Published (October 29, 2018)
Paperback: 330 pages
ISBN-10: 1986478955
ISBN-13: 978-1986478953
Digital ASIN: B07HKQ4TKT

A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!
Sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon always finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, but this time it’s not about her. Someone is targeting very senior citizens, and when Bea Landrew, elderly owner of the Blue Cat café turns up dead, Lynley’s mom Carol could be next. 
Handsome Detective Devon is looking for a link between the victims when he makes a different sort of connection— with Lynley! It’s been a long time since the cat lady had romance in her life, but while her mom is in danger, the case comes first. 
It appears the cat café will go the way of its deceased owner, but Bea’s grandson, a slick Miami businessman, steps in at the last minute. Arthur is not a cat person so why would he bother? Romeo, the big Russian Blue, senses ulterior motives, but who will listen to a cat? 
A black cat rescue, an antique photograph, an elaborate payback. Is this killer seeking justice or vengeance? With death as the objective, the results are the same.

My Review

Cat mom, Lynley Cannon, is horrified to learn that the elderly owner, Bea Landrew, of the local Cat Cafe is dead. Originally the cops think it was suicide, but Lynley’s mother had been a close friend of Bea’s and knows she would never have taken her own life. Lynley and her mother decide to do some investigating on their own.  They do make a formidale pair of amateur sleuths.

It’s not long before they discover other senior citizens have met the same fate. The handsome detective on the case warns Lynley that her mother could very well be the next target. As Lynley protects her mother, she finds herself attracted to the detective. She can’t let that get in the way of a killer, though.

This is the fifth book in the “Crazy Cat Lady” mystery series. I haven’t read any other books in the series, but I do want to. I just couldn’t resist when the opportunity arose to review this one since I’m often called a crazy cat lady. LOL I didn’t feel lost when reading this book as there was quite a bit of information sprinkled throughout the book to help keep me up to date.

This book has plenty of cats in it - the more the merrier, I always say. They do have a part in the story, but they aren’t magical or anything like that but their presence is felt.

It’s a fast-paced intriguing story. There were so many different ways it could have gone and I wasn’t sure where it was heading until almost the end. I was very surprised to find out who the killer was and why. It all fell nicely into place by the end.

I definitely intend to catch up on this series. It’s well written with interesting characters. Another page turner for me.

For reading challenges:
The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2018
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Mollie Hunt & Tinkerbelle, Registered Pet Partners

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, including Cats’ Eyes, Copy Cats, Cat’s Paw, Cat Call, and Cat Café. The series features Portland native Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, Placid River Runs Deep, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, The Dream Spinner, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion this year.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and the Northwest Independent Writers Association. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

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  1. I'm not a big fan of cozies, but I do enjoy the ones with an unusual angle. I love that this series is cat themed, especially if the cats are in some way involved with sleuthing!

    1. I hope you enjoy it. I love cats, as you may have guessed.

  2. Thank you for your review on "Cat Café" by Mollie Hunt and for being part of the book tour. Amazing sounding book and one that I would love to have the opportunity to read sooner than later.
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  3. That looks good, glad it has lots of cats in it.

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  5. Thanks so much to Socrates Book Reviews for hosting this stop on my “Cat Café” Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour! I had so much fun with the tour. I also appreciate your going award-free!


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