Thursday, August 25, 2022

Review: Something Fishy This Way Comes (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery) by Gabby Allan (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Something Fishy This Way Comes (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery) by Gabby Allan

About Something Fishy This Way Comes

Something Fishy This Way Comes (A Whit and Whiskers Mystery) 

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 

Setting -  Santa Catalina Island 

Kensington (July 26, 2022) 

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496731077 

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496731074 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09KP3169L

Take in the wild beauty of Santa Catalina Island with tour guide and eclectic gift shop owner Whitney Dagner. On the itinerary: dramatic Pacific coastlines, diverse marine life, and murder! 

Since returning home from mainland California and finding her groove with the family tourism business, Whitney Dagner’s daily routine has become a wonderfully chaotic adventure. She and her nimble kitty, Whiskers, often find themselves at the center of the action on Catalina, from staged treasure hunts to gossipy birdwatchers. But before Whit can get too comfortable in the place where she grew up, a gift shop order leads to a stunning discovery—someone’s dead body . . . 

One of Whit’s best boat tour client’s, Leo Franklin was young and newly engaged when he unceremoniously took his own life. Only it doesn’t seem like that’s what really happened—not after the suspicious activity displayed by his family’s old rivals at the scene of his death. As a bitter, generations-long feud between Leo’s kin and the local Ahern clan comes to a head, Whit and her police diver not-so-ex-boyfriend must lead a dangerous investigation into years of scandal and bad blood to figure out who’s innocent . . . and who’s covering a killer’s tracks.

 My Review

Whitney “Whit” Dagner returned to her hometown of Santa Catalina Island and joined the family tour and gift shop business.  She’s making a real success of the shop.  The one major problem that Whit finds herself having is stumbling upon dead bodies.  It happened a few months ago and history is already repeating itself.

One of her client’s, Leo Franklin, is found dead on the golf course and the police immediately decide it’s suicide.  Whit isn’t buying it, but she doesn’t really want to get involved.  After all, she’s not really an investigator.  However, her pushy grandparents, as well as the rest of the town, look to Whit to solve this mystery.

Against her better judgement, Whit investigates with the help of her friends and family.  She discovers there’s more here than meets the eye.  From family feuds to hidden romances, Whit has her work cut out for her to find a killer.  When she starts receiving threats, she fears she might be getting close to the truth.

I loved my second visit to Santa Catalina Island.  It was even more fun than my first visit.  In this second book in the series, the cast of characters are more defined and entertaining.  Whit’s relationships with her friends and family are realistic.  

The storyline moved at a fast-pace.  The climax was a surprise.  I didn’t figure out “whodunit” until Whit did.  I stuck by her side the whole time to figure this out.  LOL  

 The mystery is contained in this book, but it’s so much more fun to read book #1 and get to know the characters better. A fun, suspenseful page turner. Yes, there is a cat involved too!  I hope a third book will be coming out soon!

For reading challenges:

The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2022
NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2022
Craving the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022

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

About Gabby Allan 

After writing plays for her friends to act out as a kid, bad poetry in high school, and her high school Alma Mater song, GABBY ALLAN finally found her true passion—cozy mysteries. Being able to share her world with readers, one laugh at a time, and touch people’s hearts with her down-to-earth characters makes for the best job ever. This California girl now lives with her husband, daughter, and two insane dogs in Central Pennsylvania where she is hard at work on her next novel.

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  1. Thank you so much! I love that you stuck with Whit through the end :) ~Misty who is also Gabby Allan!

  2. The 1st book is already on my TBR and this one sounds really fun. Definitely need to get to this series soon.


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