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Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime
A collection of eleven short mysteries by eleven bestselling and award-winning authors. These are clean reads written in the traditional mystery style popularized by Agatha Christie. All the stories feature cats, the purr-fect feline companions for crime-solving amateurs. Authors include Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Loulou Harrington, Neil Plakcy, Teresa Tr ...more
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published May 12th 2017 by Spot On Publishing, a Division of Luminary, LLC
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I started to write this review with no pussyfooting around. I know that people do odd things when they’re put on the spot, but I thought a venue was a place to hold a wedding, not a group of vultures. Since kindness is its own reward, then he who rides the tiger finds it difficult to dismount. So, make a new plan, Stan – even if it is a step-ball-change. You could be toasty fire on a winter’s night and covered in French dip when solving a catnapping started a catfight. Confused??? This is what h ...more
These collections of short stores are perfect for reading while on vacation. You can pick up and read a short-story in a day or less and then move onto the next one! I haven't finished the whole book, but all the stories so far are terrific! I've even found some new (to me) authors that I look forward to reading some of their full length books!
This book is chock full of cute, short stories where the felines play an important role in solving the crimes. Some stories are better than others, but they all are a delight to read. Since they are short, the plot may end too quickly or the characters may not be developed enough to one's liking. But this does not deter from the quality of the story.
When a group of my favorite authors gets together to share some of their short stories, I am immediately interested. Subject matters of interlinked felines and homicides? Sounds like fun. Characters from other series I may have read (or want to)? I'm hooked! While a couple of the tales feel rather skeletal, most are fully fleshed and all stand on their own, providing introductions to both authors and their worlds, in a wonderfully varied selection.
National bestselling and award-winning author Joanna Campbell Slan was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but she grew up in a small town in Indiana. After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in journalism, she worked as a newspaper reporter, a newspaper ad salesperson, a television talk show host, a college teacher, a public relations professional, and a motivational speaker. In that ...more