Cats getting drunk. Wizard mafia. Cozy conspiracy bunkers. And one super chill, unflappable heroine. In Episode 16, Dana and Sunshine discover they have no talent for accents, but a lot to say about this cozy mystery by T.H. Hunter.
Our first international cozy mystery, T.H. Hunter’s Curiosity Killed the Cat killed us with its wacky story and cat who just loves to party. This quick read hits many of our favorite cozy tropes (inheriting a mansion, a talking cat, lousy law enforcement) and gets four paws up from us. Listen to our recap of …
In this mini episode, we make our colleagues fill out some Cat Libs. Turns out we have some cozy mystery writers in our midst!
For our 14th episode, we read Sofie Kelly’s Curiosity Thrilled the Cat. This book had a fun cast of characters, a compelling mystery, magical cats and the strong female murderer we’ve so desperately been searching for. It gets four paws up from your podcast hosts. Listen to our Curiosity Thrilled the Cat episode here.
In this episode, Dana and Sunshine finally find the strong female murderer they’ve been looking for. We talk girl gangs, magic cats, weaponized cinnamon rolls and unfortunate references to Matt Lauer in this wild read.
We’re back in cozy territory with Murder Past Due, a book about paternity scandals, inheritance fraud, and bringing your cat to a funeral. Despite a promising premise, Sunshine and Dana were underwhelmed by this college town cozy.
For episode 12, we checked out Miranda James’ Murder Past Due. Despite being full of sordid happenings (murder! scandal! questionable paternity tests!) it was kind of a snooze. Dull characters and a shaky plot twist hindered this book, but we did get a scene where a cat goes to a funeral! Listen to our Murder …
You’ve heard of Mad Libs, but Cat Libs? Dana and Sunshine attempt to write their own cozy mystery on the fly. Tune in for ancient burial grounds, Burt Shmeynolds, and martial law!
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 …
Disclaimer: we’re not astrophysicists, but we’re pretty sure The Cat From Outer Space defies ALL scientific logic. This is our first episode devoted to a cat film, and based on the quality of the film we watched, it may be our last. Listen in for psychic space cats, fraud, and good old fashioned workplace sexism!