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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

For Episode 8, we read Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. While this book was delightful, it was held back by the fact that it was written in 1966 and was constrained by some gross backwards thinking about women. However, main character Jim Qwilleran, his magical mustache, and sassy Siamese sidekick Koko …

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The Cats that Surfed the Web

For Episode 7, we read Karen Anne Golden’s The Cats that Surfed the Web. Another story about a wealthy heiress and her mysterious house, The Cats That Surfed The Web follows businesswoman Katherine Kendall and her four cats as they move to Indiana and inherit a MURDER MANSION. Did we mention Katherine Kendall is an absolute monster …

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What we’re reading: Fall 2017

Hi, Kittens! We’ve had some inquiries on what cozies are keeping us warm this fall. Here’s what we’re reading for future episodes of Purrder She Wrote! If you’ve got a cozy cat recommendation for us, we want to know! Tweet us or message us on Facebook. NEXT EPISODE Another story about a wealthy heiress and …

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Much Ado About Muffin

For our sixth episode, we read Victoria Hamilton’s Much Ado About Muffin. Even though this is the fourth book in the Merry Muffin Mystery series, we were able to pick up on all of the antics the charming town of Autumn Vale had to offer. Our heroine, Merry Wynter, uses her pathological nosiness to solve …

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Pussy and Her Language

Lucky you! Pussy and Her Language is in the public domain, which means you can read it for free online right meow. Get your fill of eccentric Victorian cat stories and join us in two weeks for a full episode. Listen to our Pussy and Her Language episode here.

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A Hiss-tory of Magic

For our fourth episode, we read Harper Lin’s A Hiss-tory of Magic. It’s the first book in the Wonder Cats series. We loved the premise of undercover witches and their psychic cats, but the story was complicated with side characters, unresolved high school drama, and a cult that just randomly popped up out of nowhere. …

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Purrfect Murder

The second cozy cat mystery we read was Purrfect Murder. It’s the first book in the Mysteries of Max series by writing team Nic Saint. This book was delightful–the heroine, Odelia Poole, is a reporter who can talk to her pudgy orange tabby cat, Max. The book is mostly narrated by Max and his fellow …

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Catnapped: A Klepto Cat Mystery

The inaugural cozy cat mystery we took on, Catnapped is the first book in the 24 book (and growing) Klepto Cat series by Patricia Fry. While there were some cat antics to be enjoyed, Catnapped missed the mark on several cozy mystery fronts. A creepy boyfriend, confusing mystery, and less-than-charming town held it back. Also, …

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