Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Undercover Cat by Patricia Fry

  • Sorry blog reading friends this post was supposed to go live on Monday but apparently a glitch kept my blog from posting scheduled reviews, anywho here is my review for Undercover Cat another exciting book in the Klepto Cat Mystery series by Patricia Fry:

  • File Size: 4289 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Matilija Press (March 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J7BP49K

 March 23, 2014

A popular local journalist goes missing just before she has the opportunity to turn in her story exposing unscrupulous cat hoarders. Not only is Colbi a friend of Savannah and Michael Ivey, Damon (now out of prison and employed by the local newspaper) has a strong personal interest in her. In fact, Damon breaks some rules and some trusts in his search for Colbi.
Is this a love connection? It’s doubtful because Colbi is a strong advocate for the feral cat population and Damon hates cats—or so he believes. Will a kitten in need change his heart?
Colbi’s rescue is almost too late. She needs time to heal both physically and emotionally. So the Iveys invite her to recuperate in their home. Just when Colbi begins to feel safe, a body is discovered in the Iveys’ orchard and Rags (their kleptomaniac cat) goes missing. Can someone in a nearby homeless camp shed some light on the evolving mystery? Does Rags have a secret of his own?

My take on this book:
There's plenty going on with Undercover Cat~ the fourth book in the Klepto cat mystery series by Patricia Fry.

Damon Jackson has a rocky past, he even spent a stint in prison, put there by a cat no less, but now he works as a journalist at the Hammond Daily and really feels drawn to fellow co-worker Colbi Stanton. She is an animal lover, and is especially fond of cats, and is working on a major story that will expose a major kitten mill and cat hoarding situation. When she disappears no one is sure what happened to her. Damon wants to find her, but isn't sure where to start, but when Rags provides a clue they hope they might have figured it out!

I have read each book in the Klepto Cat series and let me tell you each storyline grabs hold and wont let go! The series is written like a revved up cozy mystery where it isn't easy to figure out who the guilty culprits are! I love reconnecting with the  main characters lives,whenever I pick up a book in the Klepto Cat series I feel like I am visiting with old friends while being drawn into the mystery that is going on, and I must say there was more than one mystery woven within the  pages of this one, of course we had the disappearance of Colbi, but there was also the issue of what Savannah might be seeing late at night, a dead body, along with a couple of budding romances, and the anticipation of a baby kept the plot from ever lagging. The animals, especially Rags really enhance the story. The author's descriptions bring Rags and the gang to life, easily allowing me to imagine the house and surroundings. Fans of cozy mysteries are certainly going to enjoy this entire series, but anyone who enjoys an intricately woven plot with a small town feel, unique characters, romance and a not so easy to figure out mystery will find this book right up their alley. This book could probably be read as a stand alone, but honestly I recommend reading the entire series.

Be sure and drop by next week to read my review of Colony Cat.

22558699Savannah Ivey, a veterinarian out on maternity leave; her aunt Margaret, the founder of the Hammond Cat Alliance; and Colbi Stanton, a reporter for the local newspaper take on a cat colony at an old, abandoned building. Odd activity around the place makes them wonder if it actually is vacant; some believe it’s occupied by something other-worldly. When a stranger comes to town and suggests the Alliance open the old building to a fund-raiser, everyone gets involved, including Rags, Savannah’s kleptomaniac cat. He finds something that day that stirs a lot of people—both law-abiding and crooks—into action. Are the feral cats and their caretakers in serious danger? What (or who) lurks inside the old building? What secrets does it hide? And who has the key that unlocks the mystery?

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