Thank you Rachel for giving me the opportunity to review Cat Street Blues.
Street Cat Blues written by Alison OLeary
I am a cat lover and crime book lover, so when I was giving the opportunity to review Cat Street Blues, I couldn’t say no!
After spending several months banged up in Sunny Banks rescue centre, Aubrey, a large tabby cat, has finally found his forever home with Molly and Jeremy Goodman and life is looking good.
However, all that changes when a serial killer begins to target elderly victims in the neighbourhood. Aubrey wasn’t particularly upset by the death of some of the previous victims, including Miss Jenkins whom Aubrey recalls as a vinegar-lipped bitch of an old woman who enjoyed throwing stones at cats, but Mr Telling was different. Mr Telling was a mate…
This book is a fantastic murder mystery written from the perspective of a cat! Its a real ‘who did it’ novel that reminded me of an Agatha Christie book.
It was different and quite refreshing to see the world through the eyes of a cat, to see things us humans would usually miss. I loved how the author portrayed each character, my favourite character’s were Aubrey the cat’s friends.
They reminded me of inspectors! Every time I read a chat between Aubrey and his friends I would hear Jazz/blues music in my mind – the type of music you would expect in an old murder mystery movie.
The book had me captivated and intrigued from start to finish, it’s well written and truly original. Full of subtle humour, suspense and twists, this book is a must read for any murder mystery fan!!
You can purchase Cat Street Blues here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Cat-Blues-Alison-OLeary-ebook/dp/B07F1TDX2T
I was born in London and spent my teenage years in Hertfordshire where I spent large amounts of time reading Agatha Christie novels and avoiding school. Failing to gain any qualifications in Science whatsoever, the dream of being a forensic scientist crashed and burned when a careers teacher suggested that I might like to work in a shop. Later studying Law, I decided to teach rather than go into practice and have spent many years working as a college lecturer teaching mainly Criminal Law to adults and young people.
I live on the south coast with my husband John and cat Archie. When not writing I enjoy crosswords, walking by the sea and drinking wine. Not necessarily in that order.
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