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Cate Conte debuts a delightful new cozy series that I devoured from cover to cover. I liked the way the story began at Maddie's Grandma's burial, and the way fate seemed to unite the stray orange cat with the protagonist, Maddie, who's a cat lover. The first whispers of trouble for the family are also heard in the cemetery.
Some fantastic characters are introduced--Grandpa Leo, who has a wonderful relationship with his granddaughter Maddie. Another fave of mine is Cass--I loved how he helped Maddie name the intriguing orange cat, JJ! I hope we see much more of Cass, a man of many talents, in future stories. A possible romance blooming for Maddie may also be nice.
The plot of this story is compelling with several suspects for readers to ponder over means, motive, and opportunity. The author skillfully sets the scene for future stories to include the addition of a cat cafe. I absolutely loved this debut cozy!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance reader copy thanks to NetGalley and SMP.
Maddie decides to speak with the Frank O’Malley who has been pressuring her grandfather but things don’t go well. Then as Maddie is out with her new cat the cat gets away only for her to chase him to the location of a dead body. Frank O’Malley has been murdered and now she needs to clear her name since she was last seen with him.
Cat About Town is the first book in a new cozy mystery series, Cat Cafe Mystery, by Cate Conte. Maddie is a successful business woman who has returned home only to find herself in the middle of a mysterious murder. She pokes and prods and questions her way to the answer she needs to clear her name.
This was a typical cozy in probably all areas that you would expect, the cute set up with the stray cat who steals part of the show, someone looking for answers because the police will expect them and plenty of places to point the blame too to keep a reader guessing. I questioned why involving a bit of a love triangle in here but hopefully that will get worked out in future reads. Otherwise, it was a fun start to the series and I would definitely continue on with Maddie and her adventures.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
There were parts of this book I loved and parts that fell a bit flat. I felt the pace to be a bit uneven, and while the characters were individually well developed, their interactions were stilted. There were a lot of characters, which builds nicely for the rest of the series but was almost overwhelming in this novel. I would have enjoyed more focus on perhaps just 2-3 aspects of the murder motivation instead of a more shelter skelter approach. The love triangle and troubles at the animal shelter are again, going to be essential to the rest of the series, but in the novel, they were distracting. I had also anticipated more involvement of the cat cafe idea, and while I am not a cat person, I was slightly disappointed that it did not play a larger role. Again, I see it developing over the course of the series.
Not a bad read, but a little disappointing for me.
Thank you to Netgalley and Minotaur Books/St Martins Press for an advanced reading copy of this novel.
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