The Oyster Cove Guesthouse #3

Fortune tellers and mediums have descended on the Oyster Cove Guesthouse, determined to solve the mystery of local seafarer Jedediah Biddeford’s murder 300 years ago… especially if it leads them to the treasure he buried on the guesthouse grounds. New owner Josie Waters has suddenly got bigger problems than burning the breakfasts: she’s up to her elbows in tarot cards and tea leaves…

When one of the mediums is found dead with an ominous note nearby, everything points to Jedediah’s ghost being the culprit. Suddenly, Josie finds that the fate of her guesthouse depends on not one murder but two, and she’s not going to rely on a crystal ball for answers. Despite the fact that cookbooks and candlesticks keep mysteriously falling off tables, Josie is sure there’s no such thing as ghosts. But guesthouse cats Nero and Marlowe know better…

Aided by her mom and eccentric family friend Millie, Josie sets out to prove the identity of the killer without summoning any spirits. Luckily Nero and Marlowe know the truth about ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night and they are on the case! Can they make Josie realize she is scratching up the wrong tree before the killer strikes again?

 

 

My review

Part three in this series and I like it more and more. 

I appreciate stories with pets as main characters, although I have to admit that cats are not my favourite ones. Give me a dog (or more than one lol) any time and you have a friend for life in me, but hey tastes differ and I am the first to respect other people’s choices and it certainly does not make me like a book any less.  🙂

The author really captures the behaviour of cats. They feel slightly (or not so slightly LOL) superior to their humans and treat them often like slaves and who says pets are not able to speak? Of course they do not use words but if you pay attention you will understand perfectly what they want. 

I also enjoy the way the author describes the conversations between the cats. If you would replace words like paws by hands or claws by nails, etc you could easily think you are following a discussion between a group of people.

The author combined the feline characteristics and the human ones beautifully.

Cats and humans united ! Murderers, be aware! 🙂 5 stars.

Thank you, Leighann Dobbs and Bookouture (via Netgalley)

 

About the author

USA Today bestselling author, Leighann Dobbs, discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty. Her book “Dead Wrong” won the “Best Mystery Romance” award at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention. Her book “Ghostly Paws” was the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem First Place category winner in the Animal Mystery category.  

 

Social Media Links

http://www.leighanndobbs.com/ 

  @leighanndobbs  

 

 

Book Link

Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purrfect-Alibi-pawsitively-gripping-Guesthouse-ebook/dp/B07TFLPVF5/ref=sr_1_3?crid=14HFFI4TDNY1L&keywords=a+purrfect+alibi&qid=1568740921&s=digital-text&sprefix=a+purrfec%2Cdigital-text%2C164&sr=1-3