Saturday, August 6, 2011

How to Wash a Cat

How to Wash a Cat
Rebecca M. Hale
295 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: library book sale

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

When she inherits her Uncle Oscar's antique shop after his death, our heroine (a former accountant) also inherits a mystery Uncle Oscar left behind for her, something he discovered before he died - something that might have caused his death.  Now it's up to her, along with her two cats, to figure it out before whatever killed Uncle Oscar kills her too!

I loved this cozy!  It was so easy to follow, a fast read, and pulled me in immediately - probably because the first scene is literally about washing a cat - it's not an easy task!  Speaking of cats, I loved the two cats in the book: Rupert and Isabella.  At some points in the book they seemed almost human and more animated than any of the human characters.  Their antics always kept me laughing to myself and I could definitely picture them.  They were my favorite part of the book!

The plot itself was good, too.  The story takes place in the Green Vase, Uncle Oscar's antique shop.  Hale did such a good job describing the place that I just wanted to crawl through the book and start cleaning up.

Finally, I thought it was interesting that our main character doesn't have a name!  I didn't even realize that until I was typing up the brief summary for you.  I don't think I've ever seen that before in a book.

If your'e a cozy fan, this is a book you're definitely going to want to pick up.  Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on the next two books in the series!

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