File Size: 675 KB
Print Length: 319 pages
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
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Best Sellers Rank: #18,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets > Cats #15 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pets & Animal Care > Cats #204 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Animals
This is delightful book about cats. The background takes place in New York and Erie, Indiana. Katherine Kendall is surprised to learn has inherited her Great Aunt's estate is she will live the house for one year and care for an Abyssinian cat. She already has 3 Siamese. A refusal means she will get nothing. If Abby dies,during the year she gets nothing. The plot is easy to follow; there is no sex and very little violence. I hated to put the book down. Like cats you will enjoy this book.
The initial plot of The Cat that Surfed the Net caught my attention, but over half-way through the book and nothing happened except a great deal of exposition. The murder does not happen until over 60% of the book is read and once the murder happens it is at 94%. The murderer confesses very quickly and everyone goes to take a nap.
Too bad, had a great premise was really hoping to discover a warm cozy starring humans and animals talking. The mystery gave too many clues in the beginning. The conversation was often purposeless and took up too much space, hard to warm up to anyone. And the descriptions of the animal characters, a little was charming but more and more did not offer any insight or bring me any closer. Perhaps with time the author will work through these rough spots. Seems a good editor would have helped here. Great ideas but nothing to support it. Will continue to watch for the author's maturity. Wishing her the best
I found the story to be a little forced. The sounds the cats make disrupt the flow of the story, and the mystery really wasn't. The list of possible characters for the murderer and the cause of all the problems was fairly small. Didn't take a brain surgeon to figure out who it was. I felt that the cats part in the whole thing was contrived. Lillian Jackson Braun has NOTHING to worry about.
I love cats & mysteries, but I draw the line on violence to animals. Hurt & kill all the fictional human characters you want, but I will not read a book that portrays any type of violence to animals. Within the first few pages, someone tries to stab a cat & throws a cat against a wall. I am done with this author & am deleting this book. Many of us animal & mystery lovers are not looking for realism in books. We could read or watch the news for violence & torture (or read how China treats its animals). Some of us read to escape from a world filled with violence against the innocent.
If you want to read about cats - EVERY little thing they do every day - then you may enjoy this book. I like cats, but other than reading about how they run amuck around the house, the story line was a bit thin. The author had the cats messing around on the computer, but they are not Joe Gray or Midnight Louie - they can't read or think. Not that I was looking for a book about sentient cats, but the title is misleading. I have removed this story from my device.
This was a fun quick read for a cat lover. The plot was rather thin and easily guessed, but the writing was engaging and the cats charming. When you can sink into a world you like, you don't have to be mystified the whole time. In fact, it's kind of nice to,just enjoy them
Excellent book very entertaining I look forward to more of this type book. A nice spin on modern technology. Well deserved 5 stars.
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