A Whisker In The Dark – Leighann Dobbs / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @leighanndobbs


The Oyster Cove Guesthouse #2

Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.

Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard… until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden.

With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case.

From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer… but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?



My review

It’s great to be back at the Oyster Cove Guesthouse where we meet up again with Josie and some other characters from the previous book and of course with our feline friends who honestly are the real stars of the show.

It’s great to see that the cats have a circle of friends who all help to solve the murder cases. They really think like people and where would the police be without the cats? Right, nowhere near the solution by far! Maybe the police should add more cats to their force? 😉 🙂

The author has painted the picture perfectly : cats are superior and humans should be glad to even be allowed in their neighbourhood and of course to wait on them. 🙂 This adds some funny moments.

If you would ask me who my favourite character is, I would say Flora. She can always put a smile on my face.

This second book is yet again a very entertaining one and has everything a cozy mystery should have.  5 stars.

Thank you, Leighann Dobbs, Bookouture and 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.

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