Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pawsitively Dead

I have a little kitten that is a master escape artist.  The mama cat and her babies are in a drawer (they like it).  Somehow this calico kitten gets out (not even three weeks old) and gets around the house.  Very clever kitten!  I am thinking of naming it Houdini!

Pawsitively Dead by Harper Lin is a paranormal mystery novel and the second book in A Wonder Cats Mystery series.  Cath Greenstone is taking time off from fixing the Brew-Ha-Ha to visit her parent’s grave.  It is the anniversary of their death.  While walking there she notices a St. Bernard.  Cath (who is a witch and can talk to animals) tries to talk to him, but he gets scared and runs away.  While at the cemetery, Cath stumbles across the body of Samantha Perry.  Samantha had opened a hair salon in town and owns a St. Bernard named Burger.   Cath immediately calls Detective Blake Samberg and his partner, Jake Williams.  When they look closer at Samantha’s body, they discover a pile of bones.  Upon further investigation, they find an open grave.  It looks like someone is trying to bring back the dead.

Cath contacts Aunt Astrid and her cousin Bea for assistance.  Then they notice that an Unfamiliar (something dark that feeds off a person and makes them a little crazy) has taken possession of a town citizen (I do not want to tell you and spoil it for you).  Cath, Bea, and Astrid are going to have to work quickly to stop the person from resurrecting more of his or her family.  Cath is also going to have to deal with her feelings about Unfamiliars.  Her mother saved Cath from an Unfamiliar when she was a child at the cost of her own life.

I enjoyed reading Pawsitively Dead.  It is a cute and quirky paranormal mystery.  The magic part is a little confusing (after reading two books I still do not get it), but it is a unique take on magic.  In order to understand what is happening in Pawsitively Dead, you do need to read A Hiss-Tory of Magic (or you will be lost).  I give Pawsitively Dead 4 out of 5 stars (which means I like it).  The writing is in first person in a nice conversational style which makes for easy reading.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my review.  I am currently reading The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman (it is just so-so).  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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