Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: Six Cats A Slayin' by: Miranda James

Title: Six Cats A Slayin'
Author: Miranda James
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Cat in The Stacks #10
Pages: 288
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

Description:

Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are busy decking the halls for the holidays when an unexpected delivery and a shocking murder conspire to shake up the season in this all new installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

December twenty-fifth is right around the corner, and Charlie is making his list and checking it twice. He is doing his best to show some peace and goodwill toward his nosy neighbor Gerry Arbitron, a real estate agent who seems to have designs on his house (and maybe on him, as well), while preparing for a very important role, indeed--his first Christmas as a grandfather.

The last thing Charlie expects is to gain several new additions to his family. Charlie finds a box on his doorstep with five kittens inside and a note begging him to keep them safe. With Diesel's help, Charlie welcomes the tiny felines into the Harris household just as Gerry decides it is time to throw a lavish holiday party.

Determined to make her mark on Athena, Gerry instead winds up dead at her very own party. Though attempts to dig into her past come up empty, Charlie and his girlfriend, Helen Louise, witness two heated exchanges involving Gerry before her death: one with a leading citizen and another with the wife of a good friend. Will one of these ladies wind up on the sheriff's naughty list? Charlie and Diesel have to wrap up the case before the special season is ruined by a sinister scrooge.

My Thoughts: 

This book follows beloved Athenian Charlie and Diesel Harris who have landed themselves 5 kittens.  Charlie takes them determined to find out who the owner is and why they have been left there with a cryptic note.  Charlie also meets a new neighbor who seems very mysterious Gerry Arbitron.  Gerry seems to be very flirtatious towards Charlie which raises more questions of whom she really is?

Charlie and others around Athena have been invited to a part at Gerry's house and everyone is curious to learn more about the party goers and the one whose throwing the party.  Charlie and Helen Louise over hear a very vocal argument between Gerry and another resident Mrs. Thompson what could they possibly be arguing about?  When Gerry winds up dead and all party goers are questioned and released it's up to Charlie to figure out who killed Gerry and why?

In between Charlie's two mysteries he's also watching the effects of a baby on a new mom  Alex has been having a heck of time with baby Rosie.  Alex is starting to think she's a bad mom for even thinking of help but sometimes you need help and it's not great defeat to ask for it.  Sean steps in and makes the hard decisions when the time comes.  

I love Charlie and Diesel, Laura, Frank, Sean and Alex and all their friends and loved ones they come together it's so beautiful to see how far Charlie has come since the beginning.  He has opened himself up to so many people and we get to see where they go every time.  One of my go to books whenever I see one available.  I read it one day and that really makes it all the more wonderful!

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