The Great Catsby

The Great Catsby

by Kathi Daley


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Cait's friend Alex who we met in The Cat of Christmas Past returns to Madrona Island a vastly changed man. It seems that wealth has made an impact on his personality and not in a good way. During one of the legendary parties Alex has become famous for throwing one of the guests dies and it looks as if Alex may have blood on his hands. Cait and Cody set out to prove Alex's innocence with the help of Ebenezer, the cat we met in The Cat of Christmas Past.

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ISBN-13: 9781533289148
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2016
Series: Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery , #8
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 718,163
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Great Catsby 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much as I do the whole series. Cait has a full plate with her mother getting married to a man that the family is suspicious about, Alex is back in town but seems to be a different person who then ends up as a suspect for murder, a missing dog, Cait is kept busy. I love the characters in this series, and Ebenezer is back to help Cait solve the mystery. I also love the fact that a cat appears in each book to help, very fun. The mystery kept me guessing and was all wrapped up in the end. I do admit Cait's mother did wear on me at times with being clueless to her children's feelings but I did find that Cait and her mother had me laughing out loud at the "naughty store". I will definitely continue on with this series.
Servedogmom More than 1 year ago
The Great Catsby is 8th book in the Whales and Tails series by Kathi Daley. This cozy mystery quickly draws the reader in to the adventures of Caitlyn “Cait” Hart on Madrona Island where the whales can be seen from the shore. Coffee Cat Books, the coffee bar/bookstore/adopt-a-cat lounge owned by Cait and Tara is busier than ever, allowing little time for Cait to help a little girl find her lost dog, assist her mom with wedding plans when her sister, Cassie, isn’t meeting her Mom’s expectations, and help clear her friend, Alex, of murder charges. To add to her distress, Cait have a feeling her Mother’s beau isn’t what he appears to be and Alex is a very different young man than the Alex she knew prior to leaving the island years earlier. Cait's and her friends put their sleuthing skills to work to help clear the name of Balthazar Pottage's son and heir, Alex, who has become the top suspect in a murder. Balthazar, a mystical cat, and Alex were introduced in The Cat of Christmas Past. I’m glad Cait and Cody have been able to further their budding romance throughout the obstacles thrown their direction. In true Kathi Daley style, the character development is progressing, the reader is taken on a vicarious trip to a beautiful locale, the plot and integrated subplots are well integrated and hold the readers interest. This book can be read as a stand-alone but, if you appreciate cozy mysteries, you will want to read the series. Ms. Daley delivers a superbly written classic cozy mystery with a dash of true suspense. I recommend this book, as well as all Ms. Daley’s books/series, to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted cozy mystery. Young or old If you like cozy mysteries, this book would be a perfect choice for your reading enjoyment. Full Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this review are my own
jody714 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this book and this series -- if you love cozy mysteries, then this is a must read. Cait and Cody with the help of Ebenezer (one super awesome cat) are at it again -- a murder mystery to solve, helping friends and their community, and getting on with their lives and romance (love the ending). This book has all the elements of a great story and will grasp you from the very first page. I stayed up and read it in one night as its a definite page turner. Kathi Daley's books can be read as a stand alone but you will want to read the whole series and will come to love the characters and community as I have and will definitely become a fan of Kathi Daley.
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
If you have read Book #6 of this series, The Cat of Christmas Past, then you're sure to remember Alex and Ebenezer, both of whom return to the island for this story. Alex is a murder suspect, so Cait and her "posse," with help from Ebenezer, set out to prove his innocence. As if that weren't enough on her plate, she and her siblings are helping their mother plan a wedding to a man none of them have a good feeling about. As usual, the author pulls you into the story from the very beginning and keeps you engaged to the very end. I love the characters in this series, and the fact that a cat always shows up to help Cait figure things out. I also enjoy the fact that I almost never figure out the mystery until the actual reveal. If you like cozy mysteries, this series, or any other written by this author, would be a perfect choice for your next read.
kats4uknit More than 1 year ago
The Great Catsby is a Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery by Kathi Daley. This is Book 8 in this series. Cait, the main character in this series is distressed about the man her mother is supposed to marry. She and her siblings sense that all is not right with the guy and feel for her mother's heart as well as her money! And Ebenezer the cat we have previously met returns to Cait. Cats on the island where this book takes place appear and help Cait solves some murders. This time a girl is murdered and Alex is put in jail. Alex is a young man that Cait has helped before. He has recently returned to the island and is living the wild party life. Cait and her friends work hard to find the real killer. This book kept me in suspense for a long time. The characters seem even more developed in this book. At least I have become very fond of them.. I did not figure out the plot til almost the end. A wonderful summer read! I would suggest reading this series in order..
psoccermom More than 1 year ago
Another amazing 5 star book by Kathi Daley. The Great Catsby is book 8 in the Whales and Tails series. A cozy series not to be missed. This book like all of the others grabs you from page one and has you hooked till the last page. I love that some characters from previous books have come back to Madrona Island, especially Ebenezer the mysterious cat. He has a knack for helping Cait solve mysteries as well as saving her from bad guys. In this book Alex, a friend of Cait's has come back to Madrona Island a changed man. He has done a full 180 and is now quite frankly acting like a rich snob! That is until after one of his wild parties he ends up the prime suspect in the murder of a guest. Besides Alex, Cait has a lot on her plate with her mom getting married and her sister Cassie not taking all the changes as well as her mom would like. YIKES! This is a touchy subject. Poor Cait. She is in the middle of everything but Ebenezer is here to help. This wonderful cat was introduced to us in The Cat of Christmas Past and is back to help. Before long Cait maybe over her head and Ebenezer maybe the only one who can save her from the real killer. Grab your copy of this great series! You will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME! The Great Catsby is the eighth book in Kathi Daley’s Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery series and is the best one yet. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. Ms. Daley is very talented in descriptive writing and much of the time I was reading, I felt like I was there, watching the activities taking place. The mystery is well plotted and the author did an excellent job describing and explaining the characters and their backgrounds. This author writes clean cozy mysteries featuring no gratuitous sex, violence, or foul language. I recommend this book, as well as all Ms. Daley’s books, to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted cozy mystery. Cait’s friend and Coffee Cat Books’ ex-summer employee, Alex Turner, has returned to Madrona Island but he’s changed and not for the better. Previously, Cait worked a deal with Reginald Pendergrass for her to find his long lost son and him to save the Bayview Apartments from destruction. Cait, with the help of a large white cat named Ebenezer, found Reginald’s son, Alex, and saved the apartments. Cait meets two new residents, Rosalyn Dublin, and her dad, Ben. Rosalyn’s dog, Ariel, is lost and Cait promises to help find her. After one of Alex’s legendary parties, a guest, Daisy Farmer, is stabbed found dead in the pool and because Alex is covered in blood, he is the prime suspect. Cait gathers up the sleuthing gang (Cody, Tara, Siobhan, Finn, and Danny) and they team up to try to solve the murder and clear Alex’s name. Even though her hands are full, Cait is also dealing with the recent news that her mother is going to marry Reginald Pendergrass, a mysterious man she met on a cruise a few months ago, and no one, including her mother, seems to know much about. Ebenezer, has also returned to the island, helps provide clues, and helps save the day.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
The Great Catsby ( Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery - Book 8 ) By: Kathi Daley The Great Catsby is book eight in Whales and Tails Mystery series. Kathi Daley sure knows how to write a good cozy mystery that will hold your attention and have you reading way in the night to finish it and find out some answers. The author drew me into the story right at the start and did not let go till the end. There is a murder that takes place at a party and one of Cait’s friends is the number one suspect. This is a mystery that will require Cait and her gang to help solve. Ebenezer the cat, from another book shows up . Is this the cat that is sent to help lead Cait to the killer? I really enjoyed this cozy mystery The Great Catsby by Kathi Daley. Be sure and pick up your copy today.