As a mystery book addict, I'm always looking for that next
twist or turn that will keep things fresh. Claire Donally
gave it to me in the form of Shadow, the cat, as she lets
her readers inside his thoughts and feelings, and makes Shadow's
disappearance even more important (at least to me) then who
killed a man no one really liked.
For once, solving the murder seemed secondary, although the
protagonist, Sunny Coolidge would put up an argument, I am
certain she felt the same. Yet Sunny is an honorable woman,
and with her reporter's nose for news, she was determined
to solve the case, and in the process clear the name of her
romantic rival, veterinarian Jane Rigsdale.
Jane, you see, is the prime suspect in the murder of her
ex-husband, fellow vet, Martin Rigsdale. Martin was a greedy
womanizer and it soon comes out that he was even involved
with some mob money launderers. Was it his greed that brought
about his untimely demise? Or was it a jilted woman, or a
jealous husband? On the other hand, could there have been
something else as yet undiscovered?
If you missed the first book in the series, The
Big Kitty, read my review here on MyShelf, as I think
you'd enjoy reading these books in order. If you've already
read The Big Kitty, hurry and get your copy of Cat
Nap. Heat yourself up a cup of tea, get a warm cat to
snuggle with and you can settle down for a cozy mystery full
of interesting characters and oozing down-home Maine charm.