Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Whisker of Trouble by Sofie Ryan

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A Whisker of Trouble
by Sofie Ryan

ISBN-13: 9780451419965
Mass Market Paperback:
336 pages
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Spring has come to charming North Harbor, Maine, and with the new season comes a new haul for Second Chance, the shop where Sarah Grayson sells lovingly refurbished and repurposed items. Sarah is turning her keen eye to the estate of collector Edison Hall, hoping for fabulous finds for Second Chance—but when her rescue cat Elvis discovers a body in the kitchen, everything goes paws up.

The body belongs to an appraiser who had been hired to check out Edison’s wine collection. When Edison’s sister shows up at Second Chance, she hires Sarah’s friends—the kooky and charismatic trio of ladies who call themselves Charlotte’s Angels and work out of the shop—to solve the murder, Sarah knows she and Elvis are only going to get deeper into the case. But as it becomes a cat and mouse game of lies, cons, cheats, and family squabbles, can Elvis and Sarah claw their way to the truth before the killer slinks away forever?

My Review:
A Whisker of Trouble is a cozy mystery. It's the third book in a series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this novel didn't spoil the previous books.

The mystery was clue-based and could be solved using those clues. Whodunit wasn't too difficult to uncover if you stop to think things out. Untangling the entire wine scam was more complicated and was what Charlotte’s Angels spent most of their time on. The main characters were engaging, nice people, and the cat's charming. I enjoyed the banter and underlying humor in their interactions.

There was no sex. There was some bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this mystery to those looking for a light, fun mystery read.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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