Title: Right Meow
Series: Magical Cool Cat Mysteries
By: Mary Matthews
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra
It’s the hottest yacht party of the 1920s season. When guests get a little tipsy on Prohibition cocktails, no one notices a guest go overboard. Fun loving detectives Grace and Jack, put down their martinis and search for a body that doesn’t show up on shore. Magical cool cat sleuths, Tatania and Zeus, know that what doesn’t kill them makes them curiouser, and pounce on clues as intoxicating as catnip. (Goodreads)
As much as I really wanted to like this book … there is just too much that was wrong with this read. The premise was cute but the execution left me … well sad that it did not live up to it’s potential. It might be possible that I am starting this series at book 13, but I would hope that even a novella would have a small amount of introduction to the characters. It took until 75% of the way through the book to realize that Tatania could actually become invisible. Now this may have been something a reader would know if they read the prior books in the series, but frankly, there was no indication in the synopsis that it would be necessary.
It seemed that each sentence tended to jump from one story line to a different story line. For me, this lack of continuity for more than a sentence or two is what made it extremely difficult to follow the flow of the story.
The humans in the story were annoying. Not sure why the story started with a scene of Grace and Jack in bed – this did nothing to add to the story.
“I feel better now.” Grace stretched on satin sheets.
“Sex does that,” Jack said.
Within the story, the spelling of the main cat’s name was not consistent throughout…Tatania and Titania. That was actually the last straw in my reading of the book. Proper editing could have done SO much for this story.
The best part of the story was the cover art…it was really what drew me to the story.