“A Whisker of Trouble” by Sofie Ryan is a cozy mystery that follows Sarah Grayson as she tries to help out a friend, keep her older assistants and friends from getting into too much trouble, oh, and solve a murder without anyone else getting hurt or killed.
This fun story is part of the ‘A Second Chance Cat’ mystery series, and those working at the Second Chance antique/thrift shop are still being supervised by the charismatic feline, Elvis, who steals the show. Sarah has quite a support system, including the plucky Rose, who is trying to teach Sarah how to cook and refuses to be relegated to a useless role. The tenacity displayed by the seniors who disregard the advice of ME investigator Nick Elliot (including his mother, Charlotte), their remarkable gadgetry, and the allies who join in the search all add to the charm and quirkiness of this mystery that underscores a serious threat to those looking for a way to leave a legacy to their heirs. I dare the reader not to finish the story humming a particular song that Sarah ends up singing as part of the exciting climax when the mystery is solved, as I continued chuckling about it for quite some time after I finished reading. I had no trouble reading this story without being familiar with the series, but I am definitely curious about what has gone before and want to look for the prior stories, if only to see what other mischief Elvis rescues his mistress from and to get more glimpses of the sexy males vying for Sarah’s attention.
The New York Times bestselling author of Buy a Whisker offers another adventure with secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and Elvis the rescue cat.
Spring has come to charming North Harbor, Maine, and with the new season comes a new haul for Second Chance, the shop where Sarah Grayson sells lovingly refurbished and repurposed items. Sarah is turning her keen eye to the estate of collector Edison Hall, hoping for fabulous finds for Second Chance—but when her rescue cat Elvis discovers a body in the kitchen, everything goes paws up.
The body belongs to an appraiser who had been hired to check out Edison’s wine collection. When Edison’s sister shows up at Second Chance, she hires Sarah’s friends—the kooky and charismatic trio of ladies who call themselves Charlotte’s Angels and work out of the shop—to solve the murder, Sarah knows she and Elvis are only going to get deeper into the case. But as it becomes a cat and mouse game of lies, cons, cheats, and family squabbles, can Elvis and Sarah claw their way to the truth before the killer slinks away forever?