Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Review-Cat Got Your Cash-By Julie Chase

About the book (provided by Great Escape Book Tours)
Lacy Marie Crocker’s whimsical pet couture has gained a following in New Orleans’s cozy Garden District, and word of mouth has traveled all the way to her favorite fashion designer, Annie Lane. Lacy’s thrilled when Annie schedules a private session at her home to discuss a companion line for her evening wear, but when Lacy arrives for the appointment, she enters the kitchen to two mewling Siamese cats–and one very dead Annie.
Lacy takes the kittens home to care for them until they can be properly claimed by Annie’s family or friends, but after a busy day of work, she returns home to find them missing. And when Lacy learns the cats are set to inherit Annie’s fortune, she begins to wonder if the killer was after the kittens all along. Now Lacy will stop at nothing to save the Siamese and find justice for Annie–if the killer doesn’t sink his claws into her first.
Luckily, Lacy has the help of handsome NOLA PD homicide detective Jack Oliver to help her catch the cat-napper before its too late in Cat Got Your Cash, the endearing second Kitty Couture mystery from Julie Chase.
And I thought  Scratch that.  Before I tell you what I thought I have to share who I choose to Chat With A Character over  a bowl of milk.....
I was most intrigued with Lacy's cat Penelope followed closely by the family cat named Vodoo the 4th.  But you have to read the book to learn about Vodoo all I will tell you is the story takes place in New Orleans. Now back to Penelope the Robot vacuum riding cat.  Penelope goes almost everywhere with Lacy.  When they are in the shop Kitty Couture; Penelope can be found spending the day riding the vacuum!  What a fun and crazy cat.  She doesn't like other kitties trying to take over her territory her ride.  Even if they are foster kitties!
Penelope seems to have a life filled with fun, excitement and love she is one pampered girl.   I would love to sit and have a chat with Penelope if I could get her off that vacuum for a moment! 

And I thought...
Once again I stand in doubt as to how to describe my thoughts/feelings about Cat Got Your Cash.   So I ask you...
Can you describe a Cozy Mystery as delightful?
Maybe. Maybe not.  But that is the word I would use to describe this fun and quirky story.  I was totally delighted and intrigued.
Admittedly I wasn't sure how I would feel.  I mean seriously the story takes place in a specialty shop for cat clothes where your greeted by a cat riding a vacuum.  
Everything about the story was fun.  I enjoyed meeting and getting to know the characters as they went through their days and tried to unravel the mystery of  Who Dun It.  

And then there was the romantic triangle.   Lacy has feelings for the handsome police detective who recently inherited millions or is it billions?  Detective Oliver tends to hide his feelings leaving Lacy not certain where she stands with him. But he always seems to answer her calls.  And comes running when Lacy is in trouble. 

 But all is well as crime and finding dead bodies thrust them together.  

Then there is Chance Hawthrone and old flame that left town to be play volleyball. Hello?  He was running away from a law career.  Chance decides to return home and 'lawyer up' and chase Lacy.  Maybe his name should have been Chase.  He hides in the wings and jumps at chances to see Lacy. 
Just sayin'
I'm rootin' for the detective.

Cat Got Your Cash is a fast paced keep you on the edge of your seat as Lacy and friends try to discover the real mysteries without becoming the next victim.  

There is a long list of suspects . . .  Ryan the drug dealing addict brother of the deceased, Josie the P.A. and Ryan's girlfriend,  then there's a blogger who steals the orphaned kitties that Lacy is fostering.  Not to mention the X-husband who will stop at nothing to get the kitties back.   

I enjoy a good Cozy Mystery.  I love a great Cozy Mystery.
Cat Got Your Cash definitely falls in the  Great category.

I received a complimentary copy of Cat Got Your Cash.
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About the author  
Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.
Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie at
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