As the Great Escapes Cat Conundrum Blog Tour rolls to an end today, I am left with so much admiration for the hard-working bloggers who hosted this event and for Lori who organizes these cozy tours at no cost to the author. Seventeen popular bloggers took time to read, review, and spotlight my recently published Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery, Cat Conundrum. Their dedication and enthusiasm makes up for not being able to have an in-person book launch this year due to Covid.
Two bloggers read the book and gave it glowing reviews.
From I Read What You Write:
Crazy Cat Lady Lynley Cannon doesn’t go looking for trouble, it just sort of finds her. A weekend in Washington and a presentation at a cat symposium was all Lynley was looking for. But then, a blood soaked cat, seemingly the only witness to a mystifying murder, needs a foster mom and honestly, how could she say no? Okay, so the series of locked room murders had piqued her curiosity, and the local cat lady seemed to be in trouble, and, well, it just wouldn’t be right to head home before doing a little shopping and sight seeing. Right?
The wonderful characters that flavor this series are back, with some more really great ones added in for the new location. I would love aunt Cait to make another appearance in future tales. Lovely kitties roam the pages of this book, which in addition to a great story, contains the series signature cat tips in every chapter
Each murder, so completely unrelated from the ones before it just adds to the readers’ interest. This story is the kind of cozy I love to read. The clues are all there, if you are paying attention. I was, I swear, but I still had five perfect suspects, two of which turned out to be complete red herrings, and I was totally surprised by the big reveal. Mollie Hunt has surprised me before with her innocuous Cat Cozies. If you enjoy this series, then you will love this latest installment. If you have never read the series, then jump right in. It holds up well as a stand alone with everything you need to know about Lynley, her friends, and her cat obsession all included.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
CHRISTY’S COZY CORNERS wrote:
“I am a crazy cat lady, love mysteries, and dream of beach vacations. Lynley is my kindred spirit. Those of us who have cats just know that life is better with cats! Even though Cat Conundrum is the first book I’ve read in The Crazy Cat Lady Mystery Series, I didn’t feel lost at all, so you can jump on in here with me! Believe me, I am adding the rest of the books to my TBR pile!
Cat Conundrum is my idea of the perfect cozy mystery book. It’s totally clean, has quirky characters among its cast, has cats (dogs work too!), and a mystery that takes most of the book to figure out. Oh, yeah, and my mom could read it! (That’s part of my checklist haha!)
I quickly fell for the characters in the book and feel like I’ve known them for a long time. They’re well described, and you could easily picture them as your friends. I want to hang out with them and go clamming and shopping. If you’ve read any of the books in this series, I’m sure you know what I mean.
The setting is beautiful, and I don’t know how anyone could leave this vacation house and head back to the city after staying here. I dream of living by the water…this water may be a little cold though. I guess I can take it if anyone wants to buy me this pretend place!
You will love guessing whodunit as you read Cat Conundrum. I thought I had it figured out until about 70% into the book. The author does a great job of throwing us off the scent! I highly recommend this cozy to all of you cozy mystery lovers! I can’t wait to read more!”
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If you missed them, here are the TOUR PARTICIPANTS:
November 16 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST with Lynley Cannon
November 16 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW
November 16 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 17 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 17 – Reading Is My SuperPower – SPOTLIGHT
November 18 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 17 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST, WHY DOES MY CAT…?
November 19 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog– CHARACTER INTERVIEW with Seaview the cat from Cat Conundrum.
November 19 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 19 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT
November 20 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER GUEST POST, Seaview tells all!
November 20 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 18 – Author Elena Taylor’s Blog – GUEST POST, THE SCARY THING ABOUT CAT EDITORS
November 21 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
November 21 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW
November 22 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
November 22 – Literary Gold -SPOTLIGHT
Those are two great reviews! Congratulations!
Yes, very exciting for me.
Awesome reviews, but then, this is an awesome adventure!
Those are some darn good kudos!
They truly are!