"First Person Cat" is a great book for cat lovers and anyone who loves a good mystery. I love how author Jacque Heebner created Tiffany, the Tortoise Shell Persian cat, a feline so sweet, shrewd, and loyal to her human "mom" that I was unable to put the book down until I finished the last page. "First Person Cat" has it all; mystery, intrigue, beautiful people, traitors, and heroes. If you ever talk to your cat, this is the book for you. It's a good book for an evening at home. I love murder mysteries and this book has all the elements, including a cat determined to solve the mystery of who killed her owner. The book is filled with details that bring "First Person Cat" to life and I recommend it to anyone who loves cats or just a great book.
What could be more ingenuous than a muder mystery written by and solved by a pampered Beverly Hills kitty? Tiffany, a gorgeous tortoise shell Persian, has nine lives and a thousand senses. Don't try to put anything over on her! She's sweet, loving, opinionated and loves the good life to which her human mommy has accustomed her. When her mommy is murdered, it's Tiffany who knows the truth and points out the clues. The fascinating cat world is a big part of this adorable book that is impossible to put down. It will make you both smile and laugh. A joy for cat lovers and mystery lovers of all ages.
A Murder Mystery Written by a Cat? A Beverly Hills tortoise shell Persian that wears diamond necklaces from Rodeo Drive and solves the murder of her rock star Owner? I was intrigued. I manged to receive an advanced reader copy of this hard cover book from the publisher. I love murder mysteries and this did not disappoint. Although I am not a cat owner, I found myself totally immersed in the life of this little bitch of a feline and her point of view on the humans around her. It is a quick read- just over 200 pages. I polished it off in one night. I enjoy books from the animal's point of view. If you liked Watership Down, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and Animal Farm, you will like First Person Cat. I noticed the publisher included endorsements, right in the book, by world renowned celebrity cat and pet owners like Tippi Hedren, Lou Ferrigno and Roger Williams. The author's research was evident in it's accuracy-the Beverly Hills neighborhoods, the stars, the parties, the action. Although the murder is described, I have no problem allowing my kids to read it. It is minor friendly.
In this very unique whodunnit, we get into the mind of Tiffany, a pampered Persian cat, as she helps humans solve the murder of her "mom", Lydia, a successful singer who dies under strange circumstances in her Beverly Hills mansion. We see that Tiffany, from whose POV the story is told, has been raised in luxury after being rescued from a shelter, and knows all about fashion and the finer things, thanks to her owner; Tiffany's observations lends unusual style and color to the story. Thankfully, after her mom's murder, a handsome detective stays with the case, refusing to write it off as an accident as Lydia's well connected husband (and chief suspect) would like. Tiffany helps out the handsome detective as best she can with looks, purrs, meows and even leading him to clues. Tiffany can't talk, of course, but she is able to communicate enough to help unravel the tale. Very well done, and not just for cat lovers. Although cat lovers who love a mystery will certainly love it.