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Kitten Kaboodle

(Zoe Donovan Mystery #20)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Zak's honorary grandmother Nona decides to come to Ashton Falls for the summer. After arriving she meets and befriends an animal activist set on shutting down a kitten mill just outside of town. When the kitten mill owner is found dead on her barn floor, Nona becomes the prime suspect and Zoe sets out to prove her innocence. Kitten Kaboodle is chocked full of humor, surpri ...more
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published May 20th 2016 by Kathi Daley Books
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Lisa Morin
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading this series is like catching up with friends.

I've read this series from book one.
I've watched all the characters grow and I've loved watching the friendships evolve.

This ended on a cliffhanger, I am heading off to read the next one.
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kitten Kaboodle ( Zoe Donovan Mystery-Book 20 )
By: Kathi Daley

Kitten Kaboode is book twenty in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series. Kathi Daley has did it again. She weaves another cozy mystery with some quirky Characters and a page turner that will keep you guessing and turning those pages to see what is going to happen next. There is a dead body found and, Nona, Zak’s grandmother is one of the many suspects. Is Nona guilty? Well things don’t look good for her. Yes, Zoe is sleuthing to find the kill
Elisa Hordon
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge Zoe fan and even 20 books later I still love her, great mystery wonderful characters and loads of surprises, good, bad and
Kitten Kaboodle is the 20th book in the Zoe Donovan Mystery series by Kathi Daley. While Zak and the foster children are out of town, Zoe finds herself dealing with Nona, Zak’s honorary Grandma. To add to Zoe’s distress, her mother-in-law and other difficult family members drop in for a three week stay and a litter of kitten is left on her porch. The quirky, free spirited Nona befriends Aspen Woods, an animal activist, and enlists her help in shutting down a kitten mill run by Edna Leech. When E ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it liked it
To me a 3 3/4 stars

For me this was a fun read as always. With an empty house and Zak's honorary grandma Nona, a feisty senior citizen visiting, you just Zoe will get into trouble.
While I enjoyed the story I wished it didn't bounce around so much. Nona wasn't highlighted, arrival of Zoe's mother in law with extended family in tow seemed weird, and Zoe's statement to Zak after her talk with Ellie made me think that she wants to steal Ellie's storyline.
With all that said I still enjoyed the book,
Linda Murray
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love it when Zak's Harley riding, adopted grandmother rides into town on her pink motorcycle. Nothing remains calm when Zak's family comes to visit. Can Zoe keep grandma out of jail on a murder charge or will she be visiting the senior delinquent in prison while dealing with her mother-in-laws dive into her and Zak's personal life, her best friends problems and a bunch of helpless animals she needs to take care of. Somewhere in the craziness she needs to keep enough of her sanity to find a mur ...more
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
So much happens in this book and cozy town it really felt like a great weekend get away, well except for the murder and all. Kathi just has a way of writing that makes you feel so welcome, so comfortable and completely invested in the characters and fuzzy friends. It is such a delight to have this book on my table and now in my heart. I love this series and this book was like being home for the week with friends.
I enjoyed this book. Zoe has her hands full with Zak out of town, a box of kittens that appear at her door, a woman who runs a kitten mill turns up dead, Zak's grandmother is being looked at for the murder, Zak's mother shows up at Zoe's door and Ellie has problems. This story has Zoe busy.
I love the characters in this series, Nona is a hoot. The mystery kept me guessing, I didn't figure it out, it had some interesting twists. I will definitely continue on with this series.
Bonnie Dale Keck
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kindle Unlimited liked it but didn't love it hence 4 stars. Wasn't anything stupid such as typos or anything like that, just didn't love this.

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Mary Brown
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kitten Kaboodle
Zoe Donovan Mystery, Book #20
Kathi Daley
5 Stars


Zak's honorary grandmother Nona decides to come to Ashton Falls for the summer. After arriving she meets and befriends an animal activist set on shutting down a kitten mill just outside of town. When the kitten mill owner is found dead on her barn floor, Nona becomes the prime suspect and Zoe sets out to prove her innocence. Kitten Kaboodle is chalked full of humor, surprises, and life changing events, as we discover who real
Laura Reading
Zoe Donovan is all grown up. That doesn't mean she will keep her nose for trouble in check.
With Zak and the kids all away, who will get in more trouble - Zoe or her pink leather wearing, motorcycle riding honorary grandmother?

Besides the cozy mystery we all look forward to from Kathi Daley, we get another full helping of best friend drama and dilemma. Plus a cuddle full of kittens to fall for!

Even when the murder mystery seems solved, there is a twist that sends Sheriff Salinger back to square o
RO G'ma
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kitten Kaboodle is the 20th book in Kathi Daley’s Zoe Donovan Mystery series. This book is a cozy mystery with a well-plotted storyline, relatable characters, plenty of twists and turns, and lots of humor. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a clean mystery that keeps you guessing until the final reveal.

Zak and the kids are out of town when Nona, Zak’s honorary grandmother, comes to Ashton Falls for the summer. Nona is feisty and delightful. Nona becomes friends with Aspen Woods,
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
With Zak away on a business trip and the foster kids all also away, Zoe finds her in the middle of several exasperating situations. Nona drops in for a visit and gets involved with a group looking to close down a neighboring cat mill farm for cruelty to the cats and kittens. Zoe initially gets involved when a box of newly born kittens appears mysteriously on her doorstep, but then Nona gets arrested for the murder of the cat mill farm owner. As if this wasn't enough, her mother-in-law and sundry ...more
Penny Marks
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kitten Kaboodle is book 20 in The Zoe Donovan series. Kathi Daley has done it again with a book filled with another great mystery. It is full of excitement, fun, and of course murder. I was so excited to see Nona back in town. Her character is a hoot and loves to tell it like it is with no filter. A woman after my own heart.
Zoe is in for quite an adventure when Nona shows up in town on her pink Harley. Not to mention Zak and the kids are out of town. Nona teams up with Aspen, an animal activist
Bruce Curran
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hard to believe this is the 20th Zoe Donovan mystery. Kathi's flagship series features an interesting and sometimes quirky cast of characters that inhabit a fictional town that sits on a lake much like Lake Tahoe. Each book features a mystery but more important to Kathi's readers each book also features a glimpse into her characters lives and the workings of a small town. The plots are multi-threaded and the characters are allowed to grow and change and even learn from their mistakes. The books ...more
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Each new release in the Zoe Donovan series is like catching up with old friends and there is so much jam-packed into this book that my head was spinning - but in a good way! A big part of what I enjoy about this series also are the animals that the author incorporates into every story. I also enjoy Nona's wild and wacky ways but can definitely use less of Zak's mother - although it looks as if Mom is the catalyst for some life-changing events in the near future for Zoe and Zak. And yes, as promi ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
In Book #20, Zac's honorary grandma, Nona, comes for a visit riding her Harley, flirting, and barely skirting danger in Ashton Falls. Zoe is hiding six stolen kittens someone left on her porch, and she's certain they came from Edna Leech's kitten breeding operation located just outside the city. Edna isn't popular among the town citizens, and it's not totally a surprise when her lifeless body is found in her barn.

Zoe's best friend, Ellie, isn't feeling well, and Zoe's concerned about her. Zac an
Sheryl Rhoades
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hang on to your hat....#20 in Kathi's books is another hit in the cozy mystery genre. With Zak's Nona popping in for a visit while Zak is away, Zoe will have her hands full keeping up with this quirky "grandmother". Zoe will have to find the real killer to get Nona off the number one spot of the suspect list. The victim was running a kitten mill and Nona was pushing hard to see the mill closed down and some believe that Nona went over the edge by closing the life of the mill operator. Zoe will s ...more
Dharia Scarab
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Zoe finds herself dealing with Zak’s honorary Noona while the kids and Zak are out of town. Noona befriends an animal activist as they make enemies with a kitten mill owner who is later found dead and the prime suspect is Noona.

Thrown into the mix a surprise visit from Zak’s overbearing mother and a few rowdy cousins keeps Zoe on her toes. She finds herself with a full house as well as stolen kittens on her doorstep and trying to solve the murder.

Along with the usually twi
Bonnijean Marley
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Zany characters and fast-paced action combine to make this mystery fun to read. When Zak's honorary Grandmother is framed for the murder of a cat breeder, Zoe want to see if she can find the real killer. An interfering mother-in-law and a friend with a big secret give Zoe lots of other things to be concerned about. Zoe doesn't really solve the mystery, but the perpetrator thinks Zoe has it figured out and tries to stop the investigation and ends up revealing himself/herself. I enjoyed this book ...more
Teresa Kander
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
What a great story! Nona is a great character, and I hope we get to see her more often. And there were so many GOOD surprises in this story, too!!

I'm a huge fan of this series, and every time a new book comes out, it's like sitting down to visit with a group of familiar friends. I'm so invested in what happens in their lives, and I can feel their happiness and their pain.

I am very excited to see how the friendship trio of Zoe, Levi and Ellie will deal with the latest issues they are facing. I'm
Doward Wilson
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zoe rescues animals, helps people and solves murders. This time she is helping her husband Zak's honorary Grandmother prove her innocence in the murder of a woman running a local kitten mill. Investigating the murder victim proves that there are plenty of other suspects to check out. An animal activist, men she was stalking, men she was blackmailing and women whose toes she was treading on. Another great entry in this fun and entertaining series that shares wonderful characters and animals . A s ...more
Jun 27, 2016 added it
When Zac's Nona is accused of murder Zoe takes it upon herself to find out who really did it. With Zac gone and mother Zimmerman coming into push the idea of starting a family on Zoe she takes it in stride and pushes on to clear Nona and helps a few furry friends in the process and Ellie and Levi too. They have had some tough times and now a few surprises coming up. Love this series and can't wait for more!
Lester Allen
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Could Zac's motorcycling Grandma have killed someone while Zac is out of town?

Every time Zac leaves town Zoe runs into trouble. This time in the form of his motorcycle riding Nona. What big secret does her best friend Elle have that she is hiding. Nona is not the only unexpected family member to show up either. I was totally not expecting this ending. I always enjoy these Zoe and Zac books.
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow -- super awesome story and another winner for Kathi Daley -- #20 in the Zoe Donovan series and still going strong.. Absolutely love reading about Zoe, her family and friends and all their exploits and shenanigans.. This one is definitely a page turner with lots of humor, angst, and surprises. Love the way the author threw in that surprising twist to the murder story. Definitely a story you don't want to miss -- highly recommend.
Teri Miller
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winner!

Such great and caring characters - with a few howlers thrown in. An outrageous pseudo grandmother, an overbearing mother in law, and a very wicked kitten mill operator. Guess which one winds up dead?
Cheryl Mayo
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More shenanigans

Another enjoyable installment of this series. I have continually been impressed with the writing that keeps me guessing till the end
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love these books.... They are like taking a break.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Some people deserve a good killing

It was good to have all of the characters back together in this book. New locations are fun, but home is my favorite. This story has a lot of unpredictable twists and exciting turns that kept me guessing until the end and then when we thought it was the end it wasn't. I loved this book.
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Kathi lives with her husband, kids, grandkids, and dogs in beautiful Lake Tahoe. When she isn't writing, Kathi likes to read (preferably at the beach or by the fire), cook (preferably something with chocolate or cheese,) and garden (planting and planning not weeding). She also enjoys spending time on the water when she's not hiking, biking, or snowshoeing, the miles of desolate trails surrounding ...more

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