Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Kitty Confidential Book Review

What If You Could Talk To The Kitty?

kitty eyes
Confidential conversations with a pampered cat
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I will be reviewing the book Kitty Confidential with you this morning. It is book one in the Pet Whisperer P.I. series by Molly Fitz. The series falls into the Cozy Mystery sub-genre of Mystery fiction and is a delightful addition to the other "cozies" in the world of books.

Angie Russo finds herself working as a paralegal in a local law firm after earning seven different associate degrees in college. She would just as soon go for another degree but her grandmother has insisted that it is past time for her to find her true calling in life. Little did either of them know what that "calling" would turn out to be.

Accidental Sleuth Meets A Spoiled Cat

Angie awakes from a near death experience in the law office of Fulton, Thompson and Associates. She was supposed to be making coffee for the people who have come to hear the reading of a will. Instead she finds herself flat on the floor with a large cat sitting on her chest. Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, said cat, is telling her that his late owner did not die of natural causes. The thing is, Angie understands what the cat is saying to her. None of the others gathered around her seem to be able to communicate with this pushy kitty. So, why can Angie suddenly understand everything he speaks?

Octo-cat, as Angie nicknames him, has led a pampered life in a huge home. He isn't too excited to stay in Angie's humble abode but he needs her help in solving the murder of his beloved Mrs. Fulton. He insists on only drinking expensive bottled water and his meals must be of a certain canned variety. He is moody, sarcastic and suddenly a very wealthy cat. 

Molly Fitz is the pen name for the author Melissa Storm. Writing under the different moniker, Ms. Storm has created a fun little series involving an interesting cast of characters. Any human who is owned by a cat can most likely relate to Angie being pushed around by a cat with an attitude. Well, except for the part of actually understanding what those mews mean. We are pretty sure what our kitty cat is trying to tell us but Angie can speak "cat". 

This was an entertaining little read that I think most of you will enjoy, especially if you share your life with a feline companion. The mystery has some nice little twists and turns while the characters are enjoyable to follow throughout the plot. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series; I think you will, too.





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5 comments:

  1. Bev, this sounds like beginning of a wonderful series! I adored Lilian Jackson Braun’s “The Cat Who...” mystery series (especially the audiobooks narrated by the wonderful George Guiddall), which also feature a cat who knows more than the human detective (although the cat uses actions and body language rather than speech in that series). I’m off to add this to my reading list!

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  2. I have often thought our pets could give us a world of information and insight if only they could speak. Of course, the reality is that if they could speak, people would not be free to misbehave in front of them. I like this book premise that the cat can (unknown to others) speak to one person. Sounds like a truly delightful kitty, book and series.

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  3. Almost all my pets over the years have been cats, so a cozy mystery featuring a cat who can communicate with its caretaker sounds charming. I'm looking forward to reading this, and subsequent, books by Molly Fitz. Fun review, Bev.

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  4. This sounds like just the book I should be reading today. I'm not up to working because I'm still weak from a health episode yesterday. I'm halfway through a book I started in bed yesterday, and if I still have any energy after I finish the essential online bill paying, I just may go get this book. Thanks for a great review.

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  5. Oh this sounds like a really nice little read. I like quirky books that keep me interested in what is going on. This sounds like it would do just nicely. An afternoon sitting with this book on my balcony sounds like a great way to spend a day or two. Thanks Bev for pointing me in the right direction.

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