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Cat About Town by Cate Conte

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Cat About Town by Cate Conte

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Cat About Town by Cate ConteCat About Town by Cate Conte
Series: A Cat Cafe Mystery #1
Published by Minotaur Books on August 1, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Format: eARC
Source: a book tour
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five-stars

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?

Curl up with Cate Conte's first Cat Cafe Mystery: Cat About Town!

My Thoughts

I was absolutely delighted to curl up and read Cat About Town by Cate Conte. This is the first book in the new Cat Cafe mystery series, and boy did the author deliver. This cozy mystery had everything I love: a great mystery, a main character I liked, and a cat who was full of personality.

If you are a mystery lover and a cat lover, you will absolutely love this story as much as I did. This mystery kept me guessing. With an unsavory character as the victim, there was no shortage of suspects to keep me wondering who was guilty. JJ the cat stole the show. He was a great addition to the story. I like the hint of romance possibilities in this book as well.

This fun mystery starts off running and had me intrigued from the beginning. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.


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About Cate Conte

Cate Conte author of Cat About Town

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.

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Cover
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

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  • holdenj

    Looking forward to this new series!

  • Jana Leah

    I love when pets (especially cats) are an integral part of the story.

  • Dianne Nickel Casey

    This sounds like the start to a great new series. Can’t wait to read more about JJ and the cat cafe