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Feather and Claw

(DC Cat McKenzie Mystery #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
An unputdownable mystery that will have your racing to reach the end to find out who did it.

On the sun-soaked island of Cyprus, Cat McKenzie should have been enjoying a relaxing holiday. Instead, she finds herself delving deeper and deeper into the death of a fellow guest. With a keen intuition and an inability to walk away from even the smallest of loose ends, she conti
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published December 15th 2018 by Sunningdale Books
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Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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FEATHER AND CLAW (DC Cat McKenzie Mystery #2) by Susan Handley is the second book in this series and it can easily be read as a standalone. The first in the series is your classic British police procedural, while this book is written as a mystery with Cat on vacation. She has no jurisdiction, but she can’t leave the case alone.

DC Cat McKenzie is on vacation on an island of Cypress with her friend Amy. She is supposed to be relaxing
This was a cute fun read almost cosiesh in its setting. 2 friends Cat and Amy went on a holiday to Cypress, met a lot of friendly guests, and a not so friendly one died. Cat suspected it was unnatural, police confirmed it, and Cat started her investigation.

My first book by author Susan Handley, I think I would have loved the main character more if I had read the first book as she intrigued me completely in the story. Nonetheless she was quite entertaining. I got to see her intelligence here and
Anne Carty
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I was really looking forward to this book and was expecting this to be a five star read but unfortunately this one was not for me.

46% into the book and I still hadn’t seen any thriller aspects. I became very bored and felt like nothing was happening in this story except our main character getting more frustrated with her friend she was on holiday with.

Although this story was not for me I know for sure that this book would be a good book for people starting out in the mystery/thriller genre.

Rachael Stray
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can a detective switch off and take a holiday? Not this one anyway!

A girls week away in the sun quickly becomes anything but relaxing for Cat and her friend Amy. The duo find the body of a fellow holiday maker and Cat’s inquisitive mind starts working in overdrive - is Tony’s death unfortunate or a murder?

Her gut tells her it’s sinister and murder but she can’t get solid evidence.

Told in the third person her quest for the truth leads her on a dangerous path.

Set on the Mediterranean island of
Kath Middleton
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can a detective ever truly take a holiday? Cat and her friend Amy find the body of a fellow holiday maker and Cat’s mind starts ticking. She believes the circumstances indicate murder but she can’t get solid evidence. The story of her search for it takes her into danger. I enjoyed the characters, particularly Cat, who’s annoying enough to feel human rather than some know-it-all or goody-goody. Also her friend Amy who wants a holiday romance which gets in the way of her and Cat’s original plans. ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have a little and embarrassing confession to make. Yes, yet another one. Although I have the first book in the DC Cat McKenzie series called 'A Confusion Of Crows' on my ever expanding 'to be read' mountain, I haven't actually read it yet. What a mistake to make!! I have just finished reading 'Feather & Claw' and now I have realised just how great an author Susan Handley is, I will definitely be reading 'A Confusion Of Crows' just as soon as I can. I thoroughly enjoyed 'Feather & Claw' but mor ...more
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fab read in the cat mackenzie series, This one is based in cyprus where cat is on holiday. It is a little different to the previous novel i read by her but i really feel like the characters grow and develop in this book. I very much enjoyed it and look forward to reading more about Cat - next up the body politic
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Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it
The Mediterranean is not the usual setting for a cozy mystery (honestly, nothing about the Med screams “cozy” to me). In this book, it worked. Cat is on vacation, but a murder piques her investigative instincts. She was a little “fish of out water” without her usual connections and tools, but that made it more interesting. It was difficult to get a handle on everything at first because the author kind of just jumps in assuming that the reader will catch up, which was frustrating. Once I did unde ...more
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Susan Handley grew up in the Midlands and despite a love of literature, and crime fiction in particular, she never dreamt of being able to carve out a career as a published writer. But the desire to write never left her and after years of writing by night she has at last been able to share the results of her efforts.

Susan now lives in a small village in rural Kent with her husband and three cats.

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