Totally pawstruck

Sofie Ryan, 1958-

Book - 2022

"Although Sarah Grayson is often tending to the contained chaos of her delightful secondhand store in North Harbor, Maine, plus dealing with the quirky personality of her rescue cat, Elvis, she still takes an occasional night off. But her evening out comes to an abrupt end when Sarah discovers Stella Hall, a member of the library board, standing over a body in the street. Although Stella admits that she and the victim had fought about several things including library funding, she is adamant... that she is innocent and the real killer is on the loose. Sarah is eager to help, but even with the assistance of Charlotte's Angels, the senior citizen detectives who rent out part of her shop, there is still a vast amount of circumstantial evidence linking Stella to the crime. The odds may be stacked against them, but Sarah and Elvis, along with the Angels, will work hard to check out the suspects and catch a killer"--

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Series
Ryan, Sofie, 1958- Second Chance cat mystery ; 9.
Subjects
Genres
Mystery fiction
Cozy mysteries
Detective and mystery fiction
Novels
Published
New York : Berkley Prime Crime 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
276 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN
9780593201978
0593201973
Main Author
Sofie Ryan, 1958- (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Sarah Grayson, owner of Second Chance thrift store in North Harbor, Maine, is walking home from dinner with a friend when they spot a man lying in the street while a woman stands over him. Sarah and Jess run to help. They recognize Stella Hall, a woman in her 70s, who has blood on her coat and hands from the glass ball she carries. Sarah tries to help the man, Vincent Swift, but realizes he might not survive. Questioned by the police, Stella claims that everyone in town who knows Vincent might want to hurt him. When he dies, Stella hires Charlotte's Angels, the PI agency that works out of Second Chance, to find the actual killer. The longer the investigation goes on, the more Sarah understands why no one liked Vincent. People were fired because of a lawsuit; a man blames his daughter's death on Vincent; and even his son changed his name and moved away. In their small community, the amateur sleuth and others will find a way to assist the killer who warrants more sympathy than the victim. VERDICT Fans of cat cozies and Ryan's "Magical Cats" series, written as Sofie Kelly, will enjoy the ninth in the "Second Chance Cat" series (following Undercover Kitty).—Lesa Holstine Copyright 2022 Library Journal.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Sarah Grayson, owner of Second Chance thrift store in North Harbor, Maine, is walking home from dinner with a friend when they spot a man lying in the street while a woman stands over him. Sarah and Jess run to help. They recognize Stella Hall, a woman in her 70s, who has blood on her coat and hands from the glass ball she carries. Sarah tries to help the man, Vincent Swift, but realizes he might not survive. Questioned by the police, Stella claims that everyone in town who knows Vincent might want to hurt him. When he dies, Stella hires Charlotte's Angels, the PI agency that works out of Second Chance, to find the actual killer. The longer the investigation goes on, the more Sarah understands why no one liked Vincent. People were fired because of a lawsuit; a man blames his daughter's death on Vincent; and even his son changed his name and moved away. In their small community, the amateur sleuth and others will find a way to assist the killer who warrants more sympathy than the victim. VERDICT Fans of cat cozies and Ryan's "Magical Cats" series, written as Sofie Kelly, will enjoy the ninth in the "Second Chance Cat" series (following Undercover Kitty).—Lesa Holstine Copyright 2022 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

With the assistance of Charlotte’s Angels, the senior citizen detectives who rent out part of her shop, Sarah Grayson sets out to prove the innocence of Stella Hall, a member of the library board, when she is accused of murder. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Although Sarah Grayson is often tending to the contained chaos of her delightful secondhand store in North Harbor, Maine, plus dealing with the quirky personality of her rescue cat, Elvis, she still takes an occasional night off. But her evening out comes to an abrupt end when Sarah discovers Stella Hall, a member of the library board, standing over a body in the street. Although Stella admits that she and the victim had fought about several things including library funding, she is adamant that she is innocent and the real killer is on the loose. Sarah is eager to help, but even with the assistance of Charlotte's Angels, the senior citizen detectives who rent out part of her shop, there is still a vast amount of circumstantial evidence linking Stella tothe crime. The odds may be stacked against them, but Sarah and Elvis, along with the Angels, will work hard to check out the suspects and catch a killer"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Secondhand store owner Sarah Grayson and her inquisitive rescue cat, Elvis, will need to close the book on a killer in the newest installment of this charming New York Times bestselling series. Although Sarah Grayson is often tending to the contained chaos of her delightful secondhand store in North Harbor, Maine, plus dealing with the quirky personality of her rescue cat, Elvis, she still takes an occasional night off. But her evening out comes to an abrupt end when Sarah discovers Stella Hall, a member of the library board, standing over a body in the street.   Although Stella admits that she and the victim had fought about several things including library funding, she is adamant that she is innocent and the real killer is on the loose. Sarah is eager to help, but even with the assistance of Charlotte’s Angels, the senior citizen detectives who rent out part of her shop, there is still a vast amount of circumstantial evidence linking Stella to the crime. The odds may be stacked against them, but Sarah and Elvis, along with the Angels, will work hard to check out the suspects and catch a killer.