As soon as I saw the title of this book, I knew I would love at least one of the characters. My sweet Sam has often been described as a fat cat. In fact, I have had workmen ask if they could take a picture of him because they had never seen such a big cat. I should also say that Sam is happy, healthy and agile for such a big boy. But on to the book, Fat Cat Spreads Out by Janet Cantrell, which is part two in the Fat Cat Mystery series.
From the back of the book:
Butterscotch tabby Quincy is back and hungrier than ever in this frisky follow-up to Fat Cat at Large…
A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity “Chase” Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights.
But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chase is churning on the inside when she sees Quincy’s handsome veterinarian, Dr. Mike Ramos, being led away by the police. With a little help from a kitty with butter on his whiskers, Chase needs to find the real killer and clear the doctor’s good name…
As I thought I might be, I was totally smitten with Quincy the fat cat! He is all cat and adds a fabulous charm to the story. Speaking of charm, Chase and Anna are such sweet and endearing main characters. I really did love getting to know them. And, of course, I also really liked Dr. Mike.
You don't need to have read part one to enjoy this, as I have not, yet - but I will be. They mystery was engaging, with a good deal of layering and plenty of reasonable suspects that kept me guessing until the end. This one falls into the really fun, charming, super cozy category and I highly recommend you give it a read.
Oh and in the back you will find delicious recipes for both humans and cats.
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