| Sunny Coolidge's curiosity is peaked
when she notices that the new seafood shop next door to her
office seems to already be falling victim to hard times. Neil
Garret has been kind to her cat, Shadow, giving him scraps of
fish whenever he visits. Shadow's become an expert at sneaking
out of the house and hitching a ride to town with Sunny or her
When a murder victim is found in the fish shop freezer, and
Sunny is there to witness it, she has once again become involved
in a murder case. A case her boyfriend, Will Price, is in
charge of investigating.
There's a lot more going on in Kittery Harbor, Maine, including
a visit from Abby Martinson, the daughter of Mike's lady-friend,
Helena. Abby moved to California to become a famous actress,
but instead landed on her feet as a paralegal. A paralegal
with some nefarious connections- including Neil Garret! Neil
Garret who isn't really Neil Garret at all!
I've had the pleasure of reading all of the books in this
series and really enjoy the characters and plots. In my review
of last year's Hiss and Tell, I commented on the author's
habit of sharing Sunny's thoughts from her irreverent alter
ego, and how it bothered me. I am beyond thrilled to share
that this was scaled way, way back in this new book, making
the read so much better!
I loved everything about Catch as Cat Can, but most
of all, I loved how Shadow the cat is thinking more and plotting
and planning. The romance between Sunny and Will continues
to grow at a steady pace, and Mike and Helena are just right
together. Kittery Harbor sounds like a nice place to visit,
but I sure am glad I don't have to live there in the winter
with the cold and the storms described.
If you enjoy a true cozy featuring a small town, not much
blood on the page, nice romance, humor, a solid mystery with
plenty of subplots and suspects, and especially if you adore
reading about clever cats, you won't want to miss Catch
as Cat Can.
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