I’m happy to share today about the Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery series by Chris Abernathy! I’ve shared information about books 2 and 3 in the series, and I’m reviewing book 4, Purrder She Wrote.
Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mysteries
by Chris Abernathy
About CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation
CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation: A Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery
by Chris Abernathy
2nd in Series
Setting – Florida
Wright on the Mark, LLC (June 20, 2023)
Paperback : 170 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8398356731
Digital ASIN : B0C4M4RYFM
A cat who thinks he’s a detective. A group of amateur female sleuths in a quiet beach town. A dead man. It’s a recipe for fun – unless you’re the local police chief.
There are worse ways to go than sitting on a beach chair in Paradise Cove with a refreshing drink in your hand. But who wanted the victim dead? Detective Whiskers will need all his new friends to solve the case, but do they even want to talk to him after solving his first murder has gone to his head?
Sheila’s grandson comes to visit Paradise Cove and love is in the air, along with too much body spray, when young Freddy meets Susi the housecleaner. He might regret staying in town, though, when the murder investigation turns in his direction.
The Paradise Cove Murder Society and Detective Whiskers are on the case … and getting in Chief Anderson’s way again.
If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy CSI: Cat Sleuth Investigation now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!
About Miami Mice
Miami Mice: A Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery
by Chris Abernathy
3rd in Series
Setting – Florida
Wright on the Mark, LLC. (July 18, 2023)
Paperback : 202 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8852554123
Digital ASIN : B0C52LVYQG
A cat who thinks he’s a detective. Some amateur female sleuths. A fisherman hooks a dead body in the water.
A pair of stowaway mice find themselves stranded at Sheila Mason’s cottage when the boat they are on sinks. They may be forced to go into the Whiskers Protection Program once it is discovered that the boat was carrying a shipment of illegal drugs. Can Detective Whiskers keep his witnesses safe and stop a dangerous cartel from destroying life in Paradise Cove?
Sheila and her friends in the Paradise Cove Murder Society are also busy investigating a suspicious stranger who showed up in town at the same time. Is he responsible for the body discovered on the beach?
If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy Miami Mice now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!
About Purrder, She Wrote
Purrder, She Wrote: A Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Florida
Wright on the Mark, LLC (September 12, 2023)
Print length : ~204 pages
Digital ASIN : B0CBT5V6ZZ
GoodReads Link – Coming Soon
Who would be crazy enough to commit murder while surrounded by dozens of crime mystery writers?
The evidence clearly points to one suspect. The problem is, there’s no way they could have done it.
Our cat detective and the Paradise Cove Mystery Society face an old foe in the fourth installment of the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series. The stakes have never been higher and the mystery has never been stranger.
If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy Purrder, She Wrote now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!
Today I’m reviewing book 4 in Chris Abernathy’s Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery series. I loved Paw and Order, the first in the series. Let me tell you, this series just keeps getting better!
Sheila and the Paradise Cove Murder Society ladies are helping out their friend Evelyn. Evelyn is hosting a convention of murder mystery writers at the Parrot Eyes Inn, and she’s struggling. Since her husband died, Evelyn has barely kept the inn afloat. Her son, Kevin (who we met in Paw and Order when he tried to help Roger Cabot frame Sheila for a murder that Roger committed), is home under court supervision. I’m not sure if he’s more help to his mother or if she’s trying to help him, but he’s at least marginally contributing assistance with the inn.
Kevin tells Sheila that he’s afraid for his life, that Roger Cabot, in prison awaiting trial, has threatened him. He claims Roger has found a way to get out of prison and threatened the lives of anyone who will be testifying. He asks Sheila to meet him after conference events end for the evening, that he’s got something to show her. Problem is, when Sheila goes to meet Kevin, she finds him, dead in the pool. And the evidence points to none other than Roger Cabot.
This is a clever variation on the locked-room mystery, only instead of the victim being locked into a room, the apparent murderer is locked in prison! There are misdirections aplenty – Chief Anderson supposedly checking out key evidence in Cabot’s murder trial, the USB drive found on Kevin’s dead body that belonged to one of the authors at the convention, Cabot’s DNA and prints all over the scene. But Cabot’s attorney insists that his client is securely in jail, and all of these goings-on cast enough doubt on his murder charge that he’s going to ask the court to release his client for lack of evidence. So they’re racing against the clock to solve the crime before the court makes a ruling that could set a killer free.
Would a writer of murder mysteries kill someone right under the noses of other mystery writers? And which one of them would have a reason to murder Kevin?
Sheila even comes under Chief Anderson’s suspicion. You’d think he would have learned by the times he’s tried to pin crimes on her in the past and she’s been cleared of suspicion. Apparently not. (Detective Whiskers does not take kindly to the chief’s casting aspersions on his person and responds in appropriate cat fashion. I laughed out loud!)
Sheila, Tarrie Ann, Becky, and Julia work to help piece together what happened and share their information with the police. And Detective Whiskers is the one who helps put all the pieces together. The ending is a happily ever after, with things tied up in a neat bow, and how it all worked out made me smile. Sadly, Chief Anderson hasn’t yet seen fit to acknowledge Whiskers’ contributions to crime solving, but hopefully that day is coming!
These books are sweet literary treats – light, engaging, quick reads that are absolutely charming. If you love a good mystery that has not only good human characters but delightful animal characters, too, you’ll love the Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mysteries. Start with the first and read them all!
Keep scrolling to enter the giveaway – win a signed copy of Purrder She Wrote AND get a character in the fifth Detective Whiskers mystery named after you! What fun!
About Chris Abernathy
Chris Abernathy has narrated more than 200 audiobooks and now he is writing his own stories. He has been a storyteller his entire life — around campfires at a summer camp as a counselor, on the radio for more than 30 years, as an actor with background roles on major motion pictures and TV series, as a producer of short films for social media and more. Chris is married with two sons and lives on the Gulf Coast in Alabama. He is a dual national with citizenship in the US and UK and visits family in the Scottish Highlands as often as possible.
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