I’m so happy to be part of the blog tour for this : Street Cat Blues by Alison O Leary!
What they say: After spending several months banged up in Sunny Banks rescue centre, Aubrey, a large tabby cat, has finally found his forever home with Molly and Jeremy Goodman and life is looking good.
However, all that changes when a serial killer begins to target elderly victims in the neighbourhood. Aubrey wasn’t particularly upset by the death of some of the previous victims, including Miss Jenkins whom Aubrey recalls as a vinegar-lipped bitch of an old woman who enjoyed throwing stones at cats, but Mr Telling was different. Mr Telling was a mate…
The Review: This book grabs you straight away, with a crowd gathering outside a possible crime scene. We see the legs and feet of the onlookers, who are milling about in shock after the death of yet another elderly person. Yes, we were getting a cat’s eye view and yes I was as wide eyed as the worried people now firmly implanted in my minds eye.
This is a tail (;)) that’s as warm and atmospheric as they come as we watch Aubrey worry about who is committing these crimes as she doesn’t want her idyllic resistance with her rescuers, Molly and Jeremy, to be impacted. On hand is a group of cats to help us all see what’s going on. The imagery in this was spot on on all counts, as we were led from houses we were welcome to be in, to those we were not, through back street alleys aplenty and I followed Aubrey warily, not wanting her to get hurt. The baddies in this were of the ‘dum dum duuuuummmm’ nature, while the goodies made you put your hand over your heart, glad that such people existed, or worried for them as the case was.
This was a lovely, all in, beautiful book that was right on the mark for a satisfying read, with the right mix of dramatic and heart warming. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review.
Author Bio –
I was born in London and spent my teenaged years in Hertfordshire where I spent large amounts of time reading Agatha Christie novels and avoiding school. Failing to gain any qualifications in Science whatsoever, the dream of being a forensic scientist crashed and burned when a careers teacher suggested that I might like to work in a shop. Later studying Law, I decided to teach rather than go into practice and have spent many years working as a college lecturer teaching mainly Criminal Law to adults and young people.
I live on the south coast with my husband John and cat Archie. When not writing I enjoy crosswords, walking by the sea and drinking wine. Not necessarily in that order.
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