Saturday, August 22, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Black Cat and the Accidental Angel by Elaine Faber

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Genre: Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Elk Grove Publications (April 1, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1940781112

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Synopsis: When their carrier is left behind following an MVA (motor vehicle accident), Thumper awakes with amnesia. His companion says, “Call me Angel, I’m here to take care of you.” Why she won’t share their history or tell him his real name is a mystery.
No sooner than the cats are taken in by John and his daughter, Cindy at a vineyard and Emu farm, strange and progressively harmful pranks begin to occur, threatening Cindy’s safety.
A surprising discovery and an unexpected meeting with a stranger brings about changes to their lives. Black Cat (Thumper) struggles to remember his past and yearns to return to his family, but Angel insists they must stay and help John resolve his financial troubles. As the summer progresses, Black Cat experiences despair, shame, loss, and finally acceptance and joy. But, when a final threat to Cindy arises, Angel risks her life to protect the child she has come to love, and Black Cat learns there are more important things in life than knowing your own name.
Review: This is the first book I've read in this series, but I jumped at the chance to read it, as I am a huge fan of cozy mysteries with cats.  After reading, and discovering it is told mostly from the point of view of the two cats, I am hooked.  I look forward to more adventures featuring Thumper and Angel.

The way that Faber writes about the cats' thoughts and their conversations with each other, it is obvious that she is a cat lover. And the voices she gives to the kittens are adorable.

The descriptions of the landscape are vivid and paint an amazing picture. The dual mysteries of the cats trying to find their way home, and of who is harassing John are very well developed. I had a feeling about the perpetrator and motive, but it was never glaringly obvious until the end.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars
About the author
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Elaine Faber’s short stories are published in magazines and multiple anthologies. She is an active member of Sisters in Crime, Inspire Christian Writers and Cat Writers Association.
Elaine is author of the Black Cat Mysteries involving Thumper, the cat who solves mysteries with the aid of his ancestor’s memories: Black Cat’s Legacy; Black Cat and the Lethal Lawyer, and Black Cat and the Accidental Angel.
Elaine lives in Elk Grove with her husband of 51 years. (That’s a marriage of 51 years, not a husband of 51 years). They share their home with four house cats, the inspiration for her Black Cat Mysteries. A portion of the sales proceeds goes to animal rescue programs.
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Tour Participants
August 17 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
August 18 – Mallory Heart Reviews – Review
August 19 – Mythical Books – Guest Post
August 20 – Books and Authors – Review
August 21 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
August 22 – Book Babble – Review
August 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
August 24 – Laura’s Interests – Review
August 25 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
August 26 – A Blue Million Books – Interview

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Lori Caswell said...

Thanks foe being part of this tour!

Elaine Faber said...

thanks for allowing me to share my book with your tour readers. Hope some will jump at the chance to read one of the three Black Cat mysteries on Amazon. ($3.99) what a bargain for six hours of great adventure and fun!

Mama Cat said...

Enjoyed your review, and it shows me that I really need to read this book! We are a crazy cat couple, one of the most fun parts of life. All the best to Elaine Faber on sales of this series!! And thanks for the chance to win a copy! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail *dot* com

Diane Coto said...

Sounds interesting. I'm a cat lover too with a hefty, hairy, snuggly one of my own.