Title: Murder Most Yowl
Author: Quinn Dressler
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 134 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
At a Glance: I’d classify this as murder mystery lite, an easy read with some tense and dangerous moments.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: 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.
Review: Cameron Sherwood lives in the small town of Sunrise Cove, Oregon. Being a cat lover, he owns a little shop called the Cat’s Meow where he makes and sells cat treats. He finds himself in the midst of trouble when he goes to Fran Welch’s home to take care of her cat while she’s away, when his former expertise at NCIS kicks in the minute he steps into her home.
Sheriff Jake O’Neill is not at all happy to come across Cameron at the crime scene. Cameron tries to give some helpful advice, but needless to say, Jake and Cameron don’t see eye to eye. Though they do start working the murder case together, which takes them into some dangerous situations. There’s also a bit of drama for both Jake and Cameron—Jake starts to feel guilty at one point to think that he almost got Cameron killed. And as for Cameron, his father’s disappointment in him really affects him. But, Cameron has his own reasons for why he left law enforcement.
Both Cameron and Jake have meddling sisters who are always trying to find them a date. For Cameron, however, dating is really an issue—he’s been hiding his sexuality for a few years. It’s how he ended up on a blind date that his sister set up for him, though. Could the evening have got any worse for Cameron when Jake showed up at the same restaurant?
Murder Most Yowl is a first time read for me from Quinn Dressler. I’d classify this as murder mystery lite, an easy read with some tense and dangerous moments. I thought the plot was fairly good, and Jake and Cameron were easy characters to like. It was also a nice dog vs. cat type drama, which just makes Jake and Cameron fit together better as they share a love of animals.
I noticed it says “A Cam and Jake Cat Sitter Mystery” on the cover, so I’m hoping there is a sequel to this book in the works.
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