Catwalk

Catwalk

by Sheila Webster Boneham

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ISBN-13: 9780738734880
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2014
Series: Animals in Focus Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sheila Webster Boneham is the author of the Animals in Focus Mystery series. Drop Dead on Recall , the first in the series, won the Dog Writers Association of America Award in Fiction, Mystery, or Humor. She is also the author of 17 nonfiction books, six of which have won major awards from the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers Association. For the past two decades Boneham has been showing her Australian Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers in various canine sports. She has also bred top-winning Aussies, and founded rescue groups for Aussies and Labs. Boneham holds a doctorate in folklore from Indiana University and resides in Wilmington, N.C. For more information, go to SheilaBoneham.com.

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Catwalk 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read,especially for pet lovers!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Catwalk - Animals in Focus Mystery 3 Author: Sheila Webster Boneham Published: 10-8-2014 Publisher: Midnight Ink Pages: 336 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Animals; Dogs & Cats; Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery ISBN: 9780738734880 ASIN: B00NJ2U5ZG Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars . The story centers around Janet MacPhail, an Animal Trainer in her 50's with a busy life. Janet receives a frantic call asking for help over a kidnapping. Then a dead body turns up on the dog agility course at the local competition. Throw in trying to keep her mother's love life from getting out of control and to keep her own in good standing and it's a surprise she has time to even stop and blink. Sheila Webster Boneham is either very involved with the world Janet Mac Phail works in or has done unbelievable research. Any animal lover or cozy mystery buff will love this series in general and this series in particular. This is the third book in the series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone. Ms. Boneham has created some interesting multi-dimensional and paired them with a though out plot that flows smoothly and quickly from scene to scene. My rating is 4 1/2 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and interesting sleuth of a tale. A neighbor missing cat caused her to recruit Janet and her dog. Enjoyable read, carefully crafted but repetitively voiced. Humorous due to our animal friends. Romance in the air but who needs to commit to it? Very good guessing game for me and every single time I thought I had it solved, nope WRONG! The pace of the story, all good and writing style no complaints. Everything flowed smoothly, transitioning from one scene to the next without a re-read. I won this book on Goodreads, First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz
DarkAngelCT More than 1 year ago
I loved hearing about Jay, Leo and the other felines and dogs. I loved watching the relationship between Tom and Janet and to see where it is headed. Overall it was a great book. What I didn't like: The mystery in this book wasn't central to the situation, there seemed to be too much other stuff going on so it felt like a bit of confusion when I read the story. That is just my thought someone else may love all the little mysteries in the middle of it. That part of the story the little mysteries intertwined in the story felt rushed.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Watch out this book has lots of cute baby animals you might want to bring one home too. I love the cover. I did not realize that cats can do agility courses too. The suspense is good I did not know who the guilty party was till the unveiling. Lots of suspects that did not like the victim. The characters are interesting and keep your attention on them. Lots of cute animal characters too. Janet MacPhail is a animal photographer. She has one dog Jay a Australian Shepherd he is a tracking dog. Janet dates Tom. She also has a cat Leo who is just starting to train for agility courses too. Tom teaches in anthropology department IndianaPurdue Fort Wayne. His dog is Drake. They go to a lot of dog training classes and shows. Makes me think I need to get animals better trained or me trained. Janet's friend Alberta has been harassed because she is feeding wild cats and trapping and fixing them and releasing them in woods across from her house. Some people want to develop the wetlands. She calls Janet when she is afraid that someone has kidnapped her cat. She wants Jay to track her cat. There is a lot of vandalism, murder, and abuse. Lots of drama in Janet's personal life with her mother. Plus Janet's relationship to Tom. There are a lot of animal lovers and haters out their. The setting is Fort Wayne Indiana area. The pacing is pretty good. I was not board. I was involved with the characters lives and there drama. It is also a clean read. I have only read two of the three books of the series but would like to go back and read the one I missed. I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review and be part of its blog tour.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim Told in first person from the point of view of Janet MacPhail, I found Catwalk to be an enjoyable read. I’m an animal lover and I LOVE that Janet, her boyfriend Tom, and her friends are all animal lovers as well. This installment of the series is all about feral cats. You know, the kind of cats that should be domesticated, but aren’t, be it their choice or the choice of humans. Catwalk finds Janet not really doing any investigation and pretty much minding her own business. But of course, trouble follows her around. What starts out as her friend/acquaintance Alberta Shofelter asking Janet and her dog Jay to help her find her missing cat turns into so much more. The three end up being threatened with lawsuits and possibly bodily harm. Ultimately, the accuser who is hated by almost everyone ends up being found dead. And you guessed it, Janet is the one to find the body. Not only does Janet have to deal with yet another murder investigation, she is having issues with Tom. Janet is trying to figure out her relationship with Tom, as far as what she wants, and has to deal with the possible breakup of that relationship. Her mother is at Shadetree Retirement Home, is battling Dementia, as well as other health problems. But, Mrs. Bruce is also falling in love. While I did enjoy the book, there’s a lot of repetition. Information that has already been stated is stated several times throughout. At times, the author provides way too much descriptive detail. I found myself getting bogged down by it all. I’m seriously in love with the secondary character of Homer Hutchinson, the detective. Catwalk shows a new side of him. It should be pointed out that while Catwalk is the third book in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. I really loved the way the story got wrapped up. However, I’m a bit disappointed in the way the issue between Janet and Tom was resolved. There are two scenarios and I literally have no idea which one is happening. **Received a copy from Midnight Ink Books in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**