Lynley Cannon is the crazy cat lady, but she's not quite crazy yet, though a bizarre connection to a bumbled heist and a double homicide has got her wondering in this 1st Crazy Cat Lady mystery. Retiree Lynley Cannon usually enjoys her old Portland home with her clowder of rescue cats, but when elderly Fluffs drags in a dusky brown beach agate that turns out to be a priceless chocolate diamond, things change fast. The uncut stone, one of a pair called the Cats
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Mollie Hunt lives in Portland Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like her character Lynley Cannon, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.
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Cats' Eyes based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Cats’ Eyes is a cat-lovers’ mystery about a cat-loving fifty-something-year-old woman who doesn’t just love her own pets; she helps out at the shelter; she fosters cats in need; and she gets uncommonly tangled in danger and mystery, rather like a cat getting tangled in wool. Chapters are headed with cool cat motifs and intriguing tidbits of information about cats, making the pages of this novel a delight to savor. The protagonist, not quite a crazy cat-lady, is convincingly human, enjoying the benefits and pitfalls of an aging body, and quoting the Bene Gesserit litany against fear as well as the Serenity prayer when in trouble--fun if, like me, you fell in love with Dune a long time ago. And it’s a fast, good read. The story’s told in first person, and the protagonist’s voice is natural and easy to hear in the head. Meanwhile the mystery has a grown-up Secret Seven feel, with over-the-top antagonists, a glorious chocolate diamond, and lots of accidents and missed turns along the way. It's the first in a series and I'd certainly read more Disclosure: I met the author and fell in love with the book cover. And I offer my honest review.