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Kitty Confidential

(Pet Whisperer P.I. #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,324 ratings  ·  315 reviews
I was just your normal twenty-something with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died Well, almost.

As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasnt embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular.

His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund
Published 2019 by Sweet Promise Press
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Linda 📚
Cute debut cozy! A bizarre accident leaves the protagonist able to talk to a cat whos owner has been murdered. Lots of humor! I look forward to reading book two.
This was a Kindle find. Not too bad, but too short to be a novel. More of a novella. I was not super-impressed with this book. The humor is funny in parts, but the ending came too fast and too simply. I found Octo-cat to be more annoying than cute and his human, Angie, to be a little too quirky. I did like the idea of Angie having no less than seven associate degrees from the local community college. It will come to play in future series, I'm sure. I don't think I will follow the series, though, ...more
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Kitty Confidential (Pet Whisperer P.I. #1)" is one of those books that get selected during a roadtrip where not everyone enjoys lesfic, and not everyone wants a focus on hetero romance or sex.

All-in-all this was a pretty cute book. MC Angie Russo is sort of drifting through life, gathering college degrees (she has 7) because she likes learning, but not really applying any of her education toward any career.

Working as a paralegal, she's nearly electrocuted by a coffee maker, and awakens to learn
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
This is a cute short cozy mystery. I love the cat character, and that cat name is so much. I do feel like their could be a little more to the mystery, but overall I really liked the story and loved the main characters.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I love the premise for this book, so I bought it on release day and didn't wait long to start reading it. Kitty Confidential is a fun quick cozy mystery read about Angie who after a near death experience has the ability to talk with animals. The cat from a women who recently died tells her his owner was murdered and she decides to help him.

I had fun reading this book. I liked the premise of the main character who solves mysteries alongside the animals she encounters and her relationship and
What a light, fun book! First in a series... will have fun with the rest!
Lisa Cornelius Ashby
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this short little cozy. It was quite different without the small town feel or the length of a normal cozy, but I fell in love with the relationship between the protagonist and the cat along with their ability to talk to one another. I will definitely continue this series 😀👏📖📚 ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz is the first Pet Whisperer PI Mystery. Angie Russo is a paralegal (who dislikes lawyers) at Fulton, Thompson, and Associates in Blueberry Bay. She rushes into the office (late) and is asked to make coffee for an important will reading. Angie plugs in the ancient coffee maker and receives an electric shock that knocks her unconscious. When she wakes up there is a cat on her chest whom it talking to her and Angie can understand the uppity feline. His name is ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love cozy mysteries, they are fun and fast reads!
Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
After an accident with an old coffeemaker, Angie finds herself talking to a wealthy, spoiled cat. This was a quick read that had me laughing out loud in many parts. Octo-Cat is hilarious! He is snarky, witty, and confused by humans. He is exactly what I envision a talking cat would sound like. The murder mystery aspect was well-written. I loved this story and look forward to reading more in the series.

I bought this book on Amazon to read for an online book club.
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, cozy, magical, cats
A shocking accident leaves Angie with the ability to talk to cats, at least she can talk to one very important cat. Octo-Cat insists his elderly owner was murdered, and that Angie must avenge her death. This is definitely a cat with catitude! Suffice it to say, this delightful cozy is an imaginative and well written mystery. Angie is quirky enough to be interesting and yet really likable even with all her foibles. She really likes learning, as her seven college degrees attest, but working? Thats ...more
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful debut to the story but the ending seemed abrupt. octo-cat is a stubborn pain the backside! Angie Russo is quirky and curious as a cat. Together, they form quite a sleuthing pair.
With so much tension and suspense built up, I expected a better ending. Nevertheless, this was a fun and entertaining read.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Who wouldn't want to be able to communicate with a smart, snarky, talking cat?

Temporary paralegal (and perpetual student with 7 degrees) Angie Ruso is electrocuted when she plugs in an ancient coffee maker during a will reading. When she comes to can hear the cat who is sitting on her chest talking to her.

The cat tells her that his owner was murdered and asks Angie to find the killer. The cat quickly grows on her and once the murderer is discovered, she asks if she can keep the cat. As his
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just looked far too cute not to try from Amazon, so much that I even preordered book 2 before I read this one. Sometimes you can just tell you'll enjoy a book, and that was definitely the case here. It veered slightly away from my usual cozies in that the cat can talk, but only to one person (Angie) When she wakes up from an accident and the cat confesses his human has been murdered, it's up to her and her new feline sidekick to work out how Ethel died. It WAS really interesting and ...more
Becky Muth
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Although I generally prefer dogs over cats, the talking cat in this book could totally change my mind. The quirky characters (aside from the Dr. Doolittle twist) were believable and the plot was nicely paced so the suspense elements kept me on my toes. Without giving away spoilers, I will say that I never saw the guilty party coming and was truly shocked at the reveal. I can't wait to read more in this series!
Isha Coleman
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
All you need is an open mind, an open heart and a wry sense of humor to enjoy the oddness that is Kitty Confidential. There is always a twist that's a little bit bigger and tad stranger than the one before, but through all the weirdness, Octo-cat, Fitz and her roster of quirkily, irresistible characters, give readers something to smile about.

Emeli Webb
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good i liked the mystery and I loved octocat he reminded me of Salem from sabrina this was my first book by this author but it wont be my last so all in all a Great mystery for all you catlovers
Lady Delacour
Octo is a Cat,
loves Avian Water
Fancy Feast and Crystal Bowls.
Angie is a Human,
loves The Dollar Store
Goodwill and The Salvation Army.
Perfect mixture for
Murder Solving Amateur Sleuths.
3 1/2 Fun Stars.
Listened with TTS.
100% Clean.
I enjoyed this book a lot and have already pre-ordered the next two. Such a fun book and a great start to a new series!
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A silly, fun little read. I think I would have been happier with a longer story, but it was still really cute. Love Octo-Cat!
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely adored it. If you are looking for a fast easy read with some humor this is definitely a book to read
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ereader
Angie can understand the cat of a murder victim, after she has a shocking accident. Together, they solve the murder. Cute and adorable cozy that made me smile.
Diane ~Firefly~
Angie gets electrocuted at work and ends up able to communicate with the cat who was there for a reading of the will.

What I enjoyed:
* Octo Cat was the best. His behavior is exactly what I would expect of a cat.
* Angie's interactions with Octo Cat were great and I love how her Nan believed her crazy story immediately.
* (view spoiler)
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this start to the Pet Whisperer series! Angie can speak to animals after being electrocuted by an old coffee pot in the attorney's office where she worked. The timing was perfect as a will had just been read, a will of an old lady who loved her cat. The things the cat tells her, the cat now named Octo-Cat, puts Angie on edge. Now Angie has custody of the cat and going to track down a murderer. Loved the writing! As we grew up with cats in the house, I could just see the cat speaking ...more
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
2019 grade C+/B-

Technically it is a mystery because we do not know who the murderer is, but I did not include it with the mysteries because there is virtually no sleuthing. The protagonist just blunders about until the killer tries to murder her and she has to be rescued.

Without effective sleuthing the story depends on situation, characters, interactions, and personalities. The story started well but the protagonist was kind of a loser to me so it was hard to connect with her. I actively
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Got this book free awhile ago, eager to see what it was about. I liked the idea of being able to talk to animals, at least to one cat. And that one cat begged her to help solve his owner's murder. At first I found "Octo" to be pretty standoffish, but then, cats can be that way, can't they? As he learned that he could put his trust in this human and that she was really trying to help, he came to love and care for her. Getting electrocuted by an old fashioned coffee pot was something that never ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cant go wrong with a talking cat!

What a fun, light-hearted mystery! Angie Russo is having a very Week? Month??? She has a near-death experience but it is hilarious. On the up side, she does find a new best if sometimes irritating friend, Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton. Eventually, Angie nicknames him Octo-cat.

After her accident, she develops the ability to speak to animals. Its a quick read, fun, and I loved the talking cat. OMG, he is SO catlike and full of
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the "talking " cat premise. I found some characters quirky and engaging but others not that well developed. The plot seemed like a lot of misdirection with little that actually hinted at the culprit.
I voluntary read an advanced review copy provided by the author and I offer my honest opinion in response
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who doesnt love a talking cat?

I am going to be honest this book is cheesy as all get out but I love the cat so much, talking animals can be done well in this book is one of the few that have an amazing talking animal, if you like Sabrina the teenage witch in Salem then youll definitely love this cat opinionated arrogant and bossy its endlessly amusing
Debbie Eyre
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved this! A well written cozy mystery in which the lead female character can talk to the cat called Octo-cat ( I have always wished I could talk to my cat!! ) First In the series i cannot wait to read more and see how the characters develop!
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