Tuesday, May 28

Book Review: The Great Catsby by BK Baxter

Author: BK Baxter
Title: The Great Catsby
Series: A NOLA Tail Mystery #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, thriller, Contemporary
Format: ebook
Pages: 206
Published: May 30, 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Watch what you wish for… Some inheritances are literally death.
My life has been turned upside down by my inheritance, but my only complaint is the cat that came along with the new house.
I swear he’s judging me as I settle in and try to make new friends in my new small-town Louisiana neighborhood.
And just when I start to settle into my new job and get back to reading my classic novels, I’m pulled chapters deep into a mystery.
The Beauty Queen in the town has been offed. Someone has killed the darling.
Wouldn’t you know it? An innocent man has been framed.
I shouldn’t get involved, but somehow, my cat seems to have a way with finding clues in some of my favorite stories. Not that any of that makes sense.
Why would it?
The cat is the sleuth, I’m the amateur, and we have alligators in the backyard.
Throw in a dead body, a book club that’s filled with suspicious characters, and you have my new life.
And I thought being a librarian in Louisiana was going to be dull.

Amazon freebie! Look at that cover! How could I resist?????

Here we have Jade who inherits her uncle's home down in Louisiana. Not precisely where she wants to be, but she can't resist. Just when things are finally settling down for Jade, she is pulled into the murder of the town's beauty and notorious flirt and an innocent man has been framed. She shouldn't get involved, but her cat keeps finding clues and things aren't matching up. 

This had the ingredients for something I would fall for. A fun small-town, book clubs, books, libraries, a cat, and some quirky side characters. Plus...murder mystery? Yes, please!! However, something was missing for me. 

Jade was okay. She was extremely judgmental of her new surroundings and people. She bothered me especially when she went to the restaurant at the beginning with a new friend and the JUDGEMENT was rude. Little hole in the wall restaurants can be fantastic. Just give it a chance lady!

And where was the sheriff? Why isn't he doing his job? He like talked to one person and was all "eh." 

Now, I did love the cat's small POVs. He was adorable. Can the whole thing be in his POV? LOLLL!

All-in-all, the ingredients were all there, but the blend didn't turn out right for me. I might contemplate book 2 if I can get it free from Amazon or from my library. Maybe...we'll see. 2 stars from me. Kitty gets a whole star to himself ;) 


- Cloak and Dagger - #13


Blodeuedd said...

Eh meh..no thank you

Jen Twimom said...

I thought the review title had a typo until I saw the book! LOL. Too bad it was so disappointing.

Carole Rae said...

B, I don't blame you.

Jen, hehehe.

Sophia Rose said...

Ah man, I was all excited when I read your earlier words that this would be a good one, but judgy character and sketchy policing would annoy me, too. Yay for the star cat character!

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, I'm so bummed this didn't work as well as I wanted :(