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Take the Monkey and Run
Call of the Wilde Mystery #4
Laura Morrigan

Berkley Prime Crime
July 5, 2016/ ISBN 978-0-425-28265-01-4
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth/Paranormal

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Grace Wilde is in New Orleans to investigate a missing person. The woman's sister has hired her because Grace is an animal communicator who is able to get into animal's minds telepathically. The theory is that the woman's cat, Coco, knows what happened to her and should be able to tell Grace.

Things turn out to be a lot more complicated than that. Anya, Grace's client, is obviously evil and lying. She may not even be Ronnie's (the missing woman) sister! Working with Anya is a man claiming to be Ronnie's psychiatrist, but he's shifty and carries a gun.

Before too long, Grace's posse from home arrives, although they think they are coming to celebrate Grace's sister Emma's birthday in The Big Easy...where nothing is easy at all for the group. Except, that is, the B&B where they end up. Belinda, the drag queen who owns and operates the place, is also a psychic and treats them and all Grace's pets (who have come along) like family. Together, as a unit, this team hopes to find out what exactly happened to Ronnie, where she could be, and if Grace's “acquaintance” Logan is involved in a good way or a bad way! Oh! I nearly forgot-- there's a Mystery Monkey on the loose and Grace is trying to find and help him too!! His name is Cornelius and he also may know what happened to Ronnie. If only Grace can get him to talk!

This is the first book in this series that I've had the opportunity to read. Now I can't wait to read the first three! I found the story to be one that is so unique and so well written and such a pleasure that I simply couldn't put it down for long. Laura Morrigan has a wonderful way with words and I loved how the animals communicated with Grace in such sweet and simple fashions. Much as I assume my own cat tries to telepathically tell me things with simple, easy words.

For the two Pomeranians, the Wolf dog, the two cats and the monkey-- I give this book a resounding 24 Paws Up! To the author, Laura Morrigan, please, I beg you, keep writing this wonderful series for years and years to come! The possibilities are endless!

For potential readers-- what are you waiting for? Get a copy of Take and Monkey and Run today. Maybe we'll meet up at a bookstore where I'm getting copies of the previous three in the series!!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Woof at the Door #1
A Tiger’s Tale #2
Horse of a Different Color #3
Take the Monkey and Ru
n #4

Reviewed 2016