Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mysteries
by Chris Abernathy
Back in July, I reviewed the 1st book in this series, Paw and Order as part of the Great Escapes Tour. While he was waiting for that tour to start, the author released 2 more books in the series, CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation and Miami Mice. Today the 4th book, Purrder She Wrote was released. Many like me are sticklers for reading series in order so the only way to make that happen was to host a Great Escapes Book Tour this time for all three. I have signed up for 2 spots on the tour in hopes of getting at least 2 of the books read and reviewed and I promise to read and review the 4th before the 5th, Mission Impawsible is released on October 31. So today, I will give you details on all 3 books that are touring but I am featuring CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation with my review.
About CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation
CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation: A Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery
by Chris Abernathy
2nd in Series
Setting – Florida
Wright on the Mark, LLC (June 20, 2023)
Paperback : 170 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8398356731
Digital ASIN : B0C4M4RYFM
A cat who thinks he’s a detective. A group of amateur female sleuths in a quiet beach town. A dead man. It’s a recipe for fun – unless you’re the local police chief.
There are worse ways to go than sitting on a beach chair in Paradise Cove with a refreshing drink in your hand. But who wanted the victim dead? Detective Whiskers will need all his new friends to solve the case, but do they even want to talk to him after solving his first murder has gone to his head?
Sheila’s grandson comes to visit Paradise Cove and love is in the air, along with too much body spray, when young Freddy meets Susi the housecleaner. He might regret staying in town, though, when the murder investigation turns in his direction.
The Paradise Cove Murder Society and Detective Whiskers are on the case … and getting in Chief Anderson’s way again.
If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!
Detective Whiskers has a new case and with the help of the Paradise Cove Murder Society, i.e. his person Sheila and her new friends, he intends to solve it quickly.
Sheila and her cat, Detective Whiskers are starting to feel more at home in Paradise Cove but they are still missing Sheila’s husband, Fred, a former police detective who passed away shortly before they all were set to retire in the beach town. Detective Whiskers had helped Fred solve some cases but he and Sheila just don’t seem to have the right connection yet. She thinks his vocal outbursts mean he is hungry or wants a belly rub.
Sheila’s grandson Freddy has come for a visit in a fog of body spray. He takes a job as a bartender to help one of Sheila’s friends and to make a little cash. No one ever imagined one of his customers would die after drinking one of the House Special Spanish Moss cocktails or that Freddy could be Chief Anderson’s number one suspect.
Can a cat and a group of female sleuths prove that Freddy isn’t the killer? Will a small rodent be able to assist in the investigation? Will everyone survive Freddy’s liberal use of body spray?
I escaped right into this second story told from the cat’s point of view. Detective Whiskers tries so hard to communicate with Sheila while he communicates with ease with Rodney, a mouse, a beach cat, named Zappa, and police dog, Kojak. There is also a special blue heron on the beach. They are all getting a little sick of listening to him tell how he saved Sheila from a life behind bars, so he really needs a new case. I really enjoy the way Mr. Abernathy captures the animal’s personalities and habits. Detective Whiskers really uses a common sense approach to his theories and investigations. He does get frustrated with Sheila for not understanding him the way Fred did, but he does get to enjoy some nice treats and belly rubs. His commentary and the way he travels all around town throughout the whole book are just priceless.
The author does an excellent job developing the human characters too. We are getting to know all of them better including Nosy Nancy. Sheila has made quick friends with Evelyn, Julia, Becky, and Tarrie Ann. They have formed the Paradise Cove Murder Society but love to get together to share cocktails and food whether they are trying to solve a murder or not. I would love to meet them all in real life. We also meet Sheila’s grandson Freddy and her housecleaner Susi, they both seem to connect right away.
The mystery had a few other suspects in addition to Freddy. I knew the murder weapon almost immediately but the whodunit was a real mystery. I had a great time figuring that out right along with Detective Whiskers. It was neat that he remembered a previous police puzzler that Fred had shared with him to make all the clues fall into place and then took action.
Mr. Abernathy has written another fun and entertaining story that I zipped right through all in one afternoon. CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation has engaging characters and a cat – ivating mystery laced with humor and suspense in perfect amounts. A little catnip for all cozy lovers. I can’t wait to escape into Miami Mice soon.
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About Miami Mice
I will post my review on September 21st!
Miami Mice: A Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery
by Chris Abernathy
3rd in Series
Setting – Florida
Wright on the Mark, LLC. (July 18, 2023)
Paperback : 202 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8852554123
Digital ASIN : B0C52LVYQG
A cat who thinks he’s a detective. Some amateur female sleuths. A fisherman hooks a dead body in the water.
A pair of stowaway mice find themselves stranded at Sheila Mason’s cottage when the boat they are on sinks. They may be forced to go into the Whiskers Protection Program once it is discovered that the boat was carrying a shipment of illegal drugs. Can Detective Whiskers keep his witnesses safe and stop a dangerous cartel from destroying life in Paradise Cove?
Sheila and her friends in the Paradise Cove Murder Society are also busy investigating a suspicious stranger who showed up in town at the same time. Is he responsible for the body discovered on the beach?
If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy Miami Mice now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!
About Purrder, She Wrote
Stay tuned – I hope to read and review soon!
Purrder, She Wrote: A Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Florida
Wright on the Mark, LLC (September 12, 2023)
Print length : ~204 pages
Digital ASIN : B0CBT5V6ZZ
Who would be crazy enough to commit murder while surrounded by dozens of crime mystery writers?
The evidence clearly points to one suspect. The problem is, there’s no way they could have done it.
Our cat detective and the Paradise Cove Mystery Society face an old foe in the fourth installment of the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series. The stakes have never been higher and the mystery has never been stranger.
If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy Purrder, She Wrote now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!
About Chris Abernathy
Chris Abernathy has narrated more than 200 audiobooks and now he is writing his own stories. He has been a storyteller his entire life — around campfires at a summer camp as a counselor, on the radio for more than 30 years, as an actor with background roles on major motion pictures and TV series, as a producer of short films for social media and more. Chris is married with two sons and lives on the Gulf Coast in Alabama. He is a dual national with citizenship in the US and UK and visits family in the Scottish Highlands as often as possible.
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