Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Murder Most Yowl
AUTHOR: Quinn Dressler
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 134 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2016
Cat-sitting is a dangerous business.
Cameron Sherwood turned his back on law enforcement the night his investigation led to the death of an innocent gay man. Now Cam spends his time running a business that caters to his favorite animal, cats. But when Cam stumbles upon the body of a friend while feeding her feline, he can’t walk away. Dealing with a sexy yet stubborn sheriff, a matchmaking sister, and a terrifying blind date, Cam must somehow track down a killer, all while keeping the cats around him fed with his gourmet cat treats.
Trying to live up to his father’s expectations was a losing battle and when Cameron Sherwood watches an innocent man die, it serves as a wake-up call. Now the proud owner of the Cat’s Meow, Cam spends his day catering to fussy cat owners and their feline companions. He’s no longer in the closet, no longer investigating murders and he finds himself much happier for it. If he could just get his sister to stop trying to set him up on dates, life would be almost perfect. When looking after a client’s cat leads to the discovery of said client’s body, however, Cam finds himself reluctantly pulled back into the life he left behind. With a case that’s more convoluted than originally thought, a sheriff as attractive as he is frustrating, and a blind date on the horizon, Cam will have to keep his wits about him if he wants to come out unscathed.
This was such a great read! I loved the characters, both human and feline; they were all unique and worked really well in the story. Cam and Jake were great together and their rough beginning professionally was tempered nicely when they began to get to know one another personally. Their dynamic was great both on the case and off of it and they worked together so well you’d think they’d been partners for years instead of a few days. They mystery itself was fantastic; the author did a really good job with the plot. Everything flowed wonderfully and, best of all, I never figured out what was really going on until the big reveal at the end. I loved that!
This is a new author for me and I was really impressed; there was a lot packed into this story but it all just worked so well it felt as though you’d been reading a much longer book. I was entertained from start to finish and was sorry to see the book end. While there isn’t a series listed for it yet, I have hopes that there will be more in the future with these characters and, in the meantime, I’ll happily read this one again.