Thursday, August 3, 2017

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Cat About Town (Cat Cafe Mystery #1) by Cate Conte

Cat About Town by Cate Conte

Minotaur Books (August 1, 2017) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1250072061 

The first novel in a frisky new mystery series set in a small New England town, where an unlikely citizen is called in to solve the purrfect crime. . . Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business—and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she’s inspired to open a cat café. But little does Maddie know that she’s in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully. Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who’s come to town? If pet-hair-maintenance and crime-fighting weren’t keeping her busy enough, Maddie now has not one but two eligible bachelors who think she’s the cat’s pajamas . . . and will do anything to win her heart. But how can she even think about happily-ever-after while a killer remains on the loose—and on her path?

Review: I was excited to find another series that involves cats, and especially a cat cafe. This book does not disappoint! There is no cat cafe in this story, but instead it is the lead up to the creation of the cafe.

I love the relationship between Maddie and the orange tabby cat she eventually names JJ...they are able to communicate well with each other, and he helps her solve the murder mystery. I can't wait to read more about them in future books--and hopefully get to know other kitties as well.

There are many interesting people on Daybreak Island that I also look forward to learning more about as the series progresses, especially the two men who are vying for Maddie's attention. Her family is full of some quirky individuals, as well.

Highly recommend this to anyone who loves cozies and/or cats.

Rating: Four stars

About the author 
Cate Conte is the alter ego of Liz Mugavero. Liz is the author of the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series from Kensington Books, the first of which was an Agatha nominee for Best First Novel. As you can imagine, her canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. She is a member of Sisters in Crime National, Sisters in Crime New England, Mystery Writers of America, and the Cat Writers’ Association. She currently lives in Connecticut.

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