4/5 Missing Cats
On The Back:
Jill’s quiet life is shattered when her house is broken into and her Abyssinian, Syrah, goes missing. Jill’s convinced her kitty’s been catnapped. But when her cat-crime-solving leads her to a murdered body, suddenly all paws are pointing to Jill.
Soon, Jill discovers that Syrah isn’t the only purebred who’s been stolen. Now she has to find these furry felines before they all become the prey of a cold-blooded killer-and she ends up nabbed for a crime…
The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse was a fast-paced, stunning debut that I really enjoyed.
I really like the MC Jillian. she is different from many of the protagonists in other cozy series because of a few reasons. first she is a widow, and second, she was a relative recluse until she stumbles across a murder victim. It was a nice change, in most cozies the MC is well-liked and well-known, but to many of the townspeople of Mercy, South Carolina, Jillian was a recluse that they only heard of through the grapevine. It was really nice seeing Jillian meet people and make friends during the course of her investigation.
The mystery plot was nice, I don’t think I’ve read a mystery that took this angle before, but the killer really lacked the big reveal at the end and was kind of obvious. I like to be surprised when the killer is revealed, but sadly I wasn’t here.
Overall a really good first in a series novel. I’ll be reading more in this series!