by Sofie Ryan
It takes a wonderful author to create such twists, and turns, Sofie does this well and gave a great story that will leave the reader with a craving for more!
Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery)
Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery (Book 4)
Publisher: Berkley (January 3, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01E4WAHRA
The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Trouble returns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said….
When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…
Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.
Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again…
My Review: 5 out of 5 Stars……
This was an enjoyable read properly one of the best cozy mystery I have read in awhile. This is a good book to read on cold winter day. I read it in one setting. I couldn’t put it down.
The cover on this book is really cute. I love cats and I was looking forward to diving into this book. Elvis, the cat was a cool cat. I thought it was pretty awesome that Elvis could tell when people were lying. A special cat for sure.
The characters were very well developed and believable. There were a few twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. A very well written story for sure.
Highly recommend to Cozy mystery fans.
I received a ARC to give an honest review.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE TELLING TAILS?
TELLING TAILS began the same way every book I write does, with me saying, “What if?” In this case, it was what if you saw a dead body but people didn’t believe you because the body had disappeared. The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I was. In TELLING TAILS it’s Rose Jackson who sees the body. Rose is a senior citizen, so some people immediately assumed she’d had a stroke or was just confused from being hit over the head.
WHAT CHARACTER IN TELLING TAILS IS THE MOST/LEAST LIKE YOU, AND IN
Mr. P. has to be the least like me. He’s a whiz with a computer, me, not so much! I’m like Sarah in the sense that I like coffee. But she’s a lot braver and has better hair than I do. I’m a better cook.
The fact that the seniors like to drink a lot of tea comes from my mother and her friends. No matter what they were doing, they always began by making tea. My mother was British so there was no dunking a teabag in a cup. She always used a teapot.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART IN TELLING TAILS?
There’s a scene early in the book, when Rose is in the hospital, that I really like. I also like any scene that takes place during Thursday Night Jam at the pub. Sarah and her best friend Jess have some great conversations at The Jam.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART TO WRITE?
The hardest part to write was probably the scenes with Rose and the dog who found her after she’d been hit over the head. The dog was inspired by my neighbor’s dog, Mona, who died recently. She was a great dog!
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BOOKS/STORIES IN THE WORKS?
I do. I’ve just finished the next Second Chance Cat book, tentatively titled THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST. And there will be a new Magical Cats mystery this fall, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES.
Thanks for having me.
Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.
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Sounds like a great read.
It’s great to be here. Good luck in the draw everyone!
Love the cover.