Saturday, March 31, 2018

Book Review: 'Murder in Cherry Hills' by Paige Sleuth


Lately I’ve been in the mood for some lighthearted mysteries and decided to read two cozies featuring animals. This was the second one and like the first one also featured a cat sleuth and I found it an overall entertaining read.
Kat Harper is back in Cherry Hills, Washington but it’s not long before she runs into trouble. A cat named Matilda leads her to her owner’s apartment and it’s there that Kat discovers her neighbor, Mrs. Tinsdale has been murdered. With no one else to look after Matilda, Kat decides to give her a home.
Soon, Kat, with the help of her new fur baby, unravels a mystery and the motive behind the murder. There are a host of characters who were equally likely suspects in the crime. While Kat was busy trying to figure out who’s responsible for her neighbor’s death, it’s Matilda’s typical cat like behavior that points the finger, or in this case the paw, at the murderer. While all this is unraveling, there’s also a hint of a romance in later books for Kat and the detective.
This is the first book in a series but can be read alone as all loose ends are tied up. It’s a short read that can easily be handled in one sitting. It’s lighthearted and a fun story when you want your mystery fix but don’t have a lot of time on hand.
This first book has intrigued me enough to want to read more to see where Ms. Sleuth takes the series.

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