If you are looking for a cozy mystery, this is just about as cozy as it can get. Which is exactly what I needed when I downloaded this ebook. I was stressed out (birthing two books before the end of the month when my MA Egyptology studies start). It turned out to be a good choice to calm down my mind – despite being a murder mystery.
There is nothing too scary about Purrs and Peril. it has just the right amount of wondering who-did-it in the midst of cozy baking and knitting (the protagonist has inherited a small café and runs it with the help of her cousin and a Norwegian forest cat.) There is a touch of budding romance – of course there has to be a handsome detective… Cute story. I was kinda waiting for the cat to have her own thoughts and maybe “say” things. She did not, but had an endearing presence nevertheless. I could almost hear in my ears the “brrt” she said when discussing with her human, and while leading the cafeteria customers to their seats – which the cat chose for them.
if I had not been so stressed, I probably would have needed a little bit more action, but as it was, it was the perfect thing to read. I give the book four stars.
I haven’t read many animal mystery books. Not that I did not like them – been too busy with my own writing and studies, so I haven’t had much time for leisure-reading. I had Moose McGilligutty downloaded for months before I read it. I’m glad I did.
I liked the book. The present tense was something I was not used to in the beginning, but it did not take long to get used to it.
Moose is a fun character. Macho – but in a good way. A little dog with a big personality. Faithful to his friends – and when one of them is in danger, he does not hesitate to act. The whole plot to save his friend from the death row is great – not what I would have thought animals could perform, for sure. But what the hey – it was fascinating to follow where the author’s imagination would lead.
The action is well described and keeps your eyes glued to the page. I chuckled on many occasions. (Perhaps the only thing that caught my eye was animals calling each other ”people”.)
Following Moose’s thoughts sure made you feel you were inside the little mutt’s mind. Clearly the writer knows how dogs behave.
I’m a cat person myself but I do love dogs, so I think I will follow Moose’s adventures in the future as well. A refreshing new acquaintance.
I had not checked the Amazon reviews for Moon Daughter for a while and to my surprise I found 20 reviews in all – and they were all five stars! Couldn’t believe my eyes. 15 in Amazon’s UK page, 5 in US page. books2read.com/u/b5OE7p
At the moment I am writing the third book of the series every day. Here’s hoping I’ll get it to my editor soon!
Dana’s best friend Kitty has died in a car accident, and the only ray of light in the misery is when her grandmother appears in her spiffy red sports car to cheer her up. At the same time a nightmarish shadow appears to hunt Dana and she has to flee from her ordinary life with grandma, who turns out to be something quite different than what Dana had thought – a Huntress of Shadows.
The truth about her ancestry is not an easy thing for Dana to accept – she was deliberately created to perform a task, to find something that should stay hidden, or it might threaten the world of humans as Dana knows it. Her existence is tied to the myth of the Nephilim, the descendants of angels, and her…