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Telling Tails
Second Chance Cat Mystery #4
Sofie Ryan

January 3, 2017/ ISBN 978-1-101-99120-6
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Sarah Grayson runs a secondhand shop in North Harbor, Maine. She’d hoped for a quiet life, but as has been the case for a while now, things are anything but quiet!

Sarah’s employee Rose goes to deliver some candlesticks to a customer when she witnesses what appears to be a body inside the house! Before Rose can do anything, she’s knocked out and after she’s found down the street and taken to the hospital, there is no sign of a body or a murder, and the local police believe that perhaps the elderly Rose had a stroke.

As Sarah and Rose’s cohorts, who form Charlotte’s Angels (a band of elderly snoops), dig through the clues to find out what is really going on, they start to worry that the killer will strike again – especially after the presumed dead man does actually turn up dead!

Sarah once again has her beloved and intelligent cat Elvis along for the ride, and he’s as clever as ever in helping uncover the threads of the story. The senior sleuths are pretty darn clever, too, and the mystery is as well-written as any cozy lover could hope for.

I’ve loved this series from the beginning and its charm and appeal continue to deepen. If you only have time to read one mystery this January, this is a great one to settle down with on a long snowy day.

Sofie Ryan’s knack for story-telling and delivering the reader’s imagination to Maine to visit with Sarah and Elvia and friends will grow on you as much as it has on me. I can practically guarantee it!

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Whole Cat and Caboodle #1
Buy a Whisker #2
A Whisker of Trouble #3
Telling Tails #4

Reviewed 2017