“Mystery author Sabrina
Tate and her black cat, Hitchcock, are getting roped into
another deadly case...”
Sabrina's trying to write her latest mystery book, but she's
unable to focus because her Aunt Rowe and her merry pack of
older female friends have decided to compete in the Texas
Hill Country Senior Pro Rodeo. With almost no experience with
anything to do with the rodeo, the ladies become involved
with lessons and practice in what seems to be a dangerous
and somewhat unsavory location – the Hill Country Rodeo.
Meanwhile, candy shop owner Pearl, one of Aunt Rowe's friends,
finds herself a suspect in the murder of local realtor Crystal
Devlin. It looks like Sabrina and Hitchcock are once again
in the middle of a case that they'll have to rely on each
other to solve!
Since I haven't read the first book in this series (Black
Cat Crossing) I wasn't sure if I'd feel that I missed
out on the background of the characters and their relationships.
Fortunately, I felt immediately comfortable with getting to
know everyone in book two. Hitchcock charmed me right away,
and I liked Sabrina's down to earth manner, her close relationship
with Aunt Rowe, and her friendship with bookstore owner, Tyanne.
Sabrina even has a touch of romance with game warden Luke
This was a really good read. There were enough twists and
turns to keep me from figuring out who the killer was, and
there were plenty of characters who just might have been the
guilty culprit. There weren't any loose ends left dangling,
and the plot and subplots were believable.
I enjoyed this book enough that I will be going back to read
the first in the series while I wait for book three to be
written. This would be a great summer read and is appropriate
for teens on up. There are even a few yummy recipes in the
Don't miss out on this humorous well-written cozy! You'll
be turning pages as fast as you can to find out whodunit!
Reviews of other titles in this series
Cat Crossing #1
Black Cat Knocks on Wood #2