Saturday, November 3, 2018

Six Cats a Slayin' by Miranda James


I was lucky enough to win this Arc for review copy. Isn't that the most adorable cover ever? I just love it. I was in the mood for a Christmas theme book and this was just perfect.

This book is about a man named Charlie Harris and his Main Coon cat Diesel. Charlie works for the Library and has two boarders at his house as well as a housekeeper. He also has a partner who owns a bistro. One day he finds a box of 5 kittens on his porch and he takes care of them, while trying to find their owners. He also has a new neighbor who seems suspicious. Later that neighbor is murdered at their Christmas party, that Charlie had attended. He helps the police find the murderer, since he's helped them in the past.

This is actually book 6 in the series. I never read the others, and didn't feel totally lost. I like that, when I can read a series out of order. Tho, I do want to read the rest, especially to learn more about his boarders Stewart and Haskell. 
Charlie's best friend, Melba, is a hoot, she's the one who figured out something was fishy with Charlie's new neighbor. The only thing I didn't like about this book, was there were some words that I didn't understand(which doesn't happen very often). I am guessing they are Southern words?
Charlie kept himself busy with the mysteries of the kitten's owner and the new neighbor. After the death of the neighbor, he and Kanesha(one of the cops) learns something about the neighbor. I swear I had not seen that twist coming. I was blown away. Now mind you, I'm pretty good at guessing the mystery early on, but I was pleasantly surprised. I just love a good twist. I admit I guessed the suspect wrong too, and was surprised how they found out. There was also a heartwarming ending, the kind you see in the Hallmark Christmas movies. Btw, this would be great as one, just saying. 
It was also refreshing to read about a main male character for a change. All the other cozies I've read have had female ones. He'd also be the type I'd date, tho maybe a bit older, another reason why I liked him. Most of the books I read are about younger people and they are hard to relate sometimes.

So, if you are in a mood for a good heart warming Christmas story with a good twist and fun characters, then I definitely recommend this one.
I am hoping to be able to read the rest of hers now, as I'm hooked.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun one. I'm glad you weren't lost starting with book six. I love holiday themed cozies.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Ya, the best part was the twist. Thanks, ya tho I admit I do need to read the others to get a better sense of the characters. I do too, hoping to find more soon.

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  2. Great review. I'll have to keep this book in mind for my sister. She loves to read and she adores cats so this sounds perfect for her. :)

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! This book made me wish I could afford a cat. lol..I hope your sister likes it, I'm sure it would make a great holiday gift.

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  3. This is a great review and this book seems to be a purrfect Diwali gift for my cousin. She is obsessed with cats and would definitely love a book about them. Thank you! :)

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that! Happy Diwali day to you and your cousin, hope she loves the book as much as I do.

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  4. This looks cute - I'm a crazy cat lady

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    1. Hehe oh then you'd love this! Should warn you tho, it might make you want more kitties.

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  5. Oooh! I love when you can drop in anywhere in a series as well! I cannot wait to start my holiday reads!! :)

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    1. Ya, I wish all series were like that. You must have more patience than me, I couldn't wait. hehe

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