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Curiosity Killed the Cat

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 …

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Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

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.

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Episode 13: Kitten-sized mini episode!

We’ve been busy (sadly with non-cozy cat related things), but we wanted to share a kitten-sized episode. Tune in for the tale of our first cozy failure, life updates and help us pick our next read! Give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter (@PurrderSheWrote) or purrdershewrote@gmail.com and let us know which of these books …

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Episode 12: Murder Past Due

  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.

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Murder Past Due

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 …

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Episode 10: Cat Libs

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!

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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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