Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #33 featuring Cat Among the Pumpkins (The No 2 Feline Detective Agency Series)

Welcome To

With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Many happy greetings fellow biblio-cats

*waves paw*

Well things have calmed down somewhat, but now the lawn has disappeared, what devilry is this?
We woke up on Monday morning to the sounds of a mini-digger again and when we looked out of the window, that's what we saw - above - where's our lawn and fur Bast's sake be careful of the bunker hatch!

Basil was going off his dial, he raced to find the P.A.. "Jeez, like WTF is happening on the lawn?"

The P.A. replied. "Basil we're having new turf, it'll be lovely!" She beamed widely. "It's going to be flat as a bowling green and I'll finally be able to get the antique croquet set out of storage."

"But what if they damage the bunker hatch in the lawn, how will we get all the equipment in and out?" he paused fur breath then added. "If they dig any deeper they'll be hitting metal... OMC this is such a disaster!"

"Stop being so melodramatic!" the P.A. answered. "That's as deep as they're going but they will be adding a layer of new top soil."

"WHAT????"  Basil almost choked. "How much extra weight will that be?"

The P.A. shrugged. "I have no idea, why will it be a problem!"

"OMC WTF!" Basil wailed. "The hatch was calibrated purrfectly to lift the precise weight of the old lawn, by adding all new soil and whatnot, this is changing effurything and if the hatch hydraulics can't lift the new one and the motors burn out, we're screwed!"

"Basil, Basil, Basil, take a breath sweetie," the P.A. said patting him gently on the head and tickling his ears. "It'll be fine, we'll just get a bigger hydraulic system."

Basil pondered this fur a moment. "But how will we get it down there if we have no access?"

"Ah, good point," the P.A. conceded. "Well I'm sure with all your brain capacity you'll figure it out,"  then she added smiling widely. "I can't wait to play croquet!"


That was the last thing I heard before the digger rumbled back into life!


An emergency meeting was called in the control room immediately.

As Fudge and Pandora haven't completed their Kitty Commando Training yet, they were not at the meeting as they don't have the clearance level.

We'll have more news on this current situation as it unfolds.

Howeffur Basil did say this, "Jeez this would be the wurse time effur fur a new adventure to start when we have no access to our larger equipment!"

Anyhoo I thinks it's time fur this weeks book...

This week on book reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

Cat Among the Pumpkins 

The No 2 Feline Detective Agency Series


Mandy Morton

Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, Hettie Bagshot of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency has more than just a ghost and warlock tart on her plate. Along with her faithful sidekick, Tilly, the tabby duo set out to investigate an old crime and a spate of new murders.
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This is the second book in the series, mew can read my review of the furst one here.  I loved this book, it carries on from book one and is totally fab.  Hettie and her partner in crime are back with a new adventure.  There's a crime spree happening and so many red herrings to throw them off the scent.  

There are plenty of new characters to keep mew entertained and I can safely say this is a great sequel which will leave mew wanting more, which is good because there's another 2 more to read and hopefully more will be added.

I did read a couple of the reviews on amazon uk and one said that the book was racist due to names of Indian food being used fur cat names and said cats with Indian food names were running corner shops, which if I may be so bold to say this:  I didn't think it was racist, I just think that it should be read as what it is, pure fiction and not start pulling it apart because of a few name choices, that may or may not be politically incorrect.

My advice: Read it, enjoy it, it's only a book - let's not be stressed by it! MOL

Paperback copy: 256 pages

Audio Edition: 6 hours 6 mins

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

Cat Among the Pumpkins





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I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and buy it... and if mew've read it already, tell me what did mew think?

Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and we'll be here again on Friday.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs

Amber xox

Copyright: Bunker images used under license from
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  1. Who knew that a new lawn could cause so much consternation?

  2. So sorry to hear the PA being a pain again, she really has no idea.....tut!

    You're looking gorgeous as ever Queen Amber! *bug hugs* will catch the book and series sometime! :) xx

    1. Hi Aunty J, the P.A. has no clue at all on any level! MOL XOX

  3. OMC what was PA thinking? Only about croquet apparently! I hope it all works out.

    1. Hi Chatty Cats, the P.A. bought an antique croquet set about 10 years ago and has neffur used it yet, that's why she has it on the brain!!! MOL XOX

  4. Those machines must have caused a lot of noise!

    1. Hiya Lola, yes they are furry noisy and it did upset Smoochie :( XOX

  5. OMC! Your poor yard!! Whatever will you kitties do???

    1. Hi Island Cats, well we've stop panicking and hopefully when the new turf goes down next week we'll have to see about the hatch! XOX

  6. Wow I hope you all can get the hatch up. That lawn will be nice for parties so not too hard on the PA. Love the Review. Have a few in our list already but will keep track

    1. Hey Timmy and co, us too, and yes will be nice fur pawty's, are mew coming if we have one? XOX

  7. Sounds like a good book. When will the newbies get their clearance ?

    1. HI guys, the newbies will get clearance in a week or so, depending on how they get on! MOL XOX

  8. Cat Among the Pumpkins sure sounds like a great read. As for the lawn situation ... yikes, we hope all that topsoil doesn't cause too may problems with the hatch!

    1. Hey guys, oh its a great read, mew'll love it! We're confident that the hatch will be ok, but won't know fur sure until next week! XOX

  9. Hope you can all figure out your issues with the hatch...we have a similar issue with the top cover of our septic system...but...well, that isn't where we keep anything of value,MOL!!!

    That sure looks like a lot of too much noise!!

    And a kitty in the pumpkins, OMC!!! That got us giggling even befur we read the review:)

    It made us want to go outside and see if maybe we can grow some in our yard...once there were spuds growing in the compost heap.MOL!!!

    1. Hi Pipo & Minko, MOL MOL! Oh mew guys should defo grow pumpkins, the P.A. has been on about growing some fur years but we don't have a compost heap! XOX

  10. The future new lawn looks rather like a cat-astrophe MOL ! We hope those machines are not too noisy ! Purrs

    1. Hey Swiss Cats, yep it's a total cat-astrophe right now and we don't think it will be finished till next week now either :( and the machines are furry noisy, poor Smooch! XOX

  11. Dang, that is some big litter scoop!!! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Hi Brian, yep one giant litter box, the burds are loving it though as there are oodles of worms! MOL XOX

  12. guyz...want we shuld sendz ewe a cloakin dee vize...that way de lawn crew
    willna bee abe bull ta dig.....any thing !! ☺☺☺ N for sure we will chex out thiz book... coz who doez knot lovez herring ~~~ wink ♥♥♥

    1. Hiya Tabbies, thanks guys I wish we'd known sooner then we could've arranged something :( oh we're sure mew'll love the book! XOX

  13. Basil, do you mean your gonna have peeps playin' croquet on top of your bunker? MOUSES! On the one paw, it'll be like your bunker will be hidden in plain sight. I mean, who would ever think they were playin' with balls over a bunker, right? But on the other paw, it just seems so disrespectful, you know? MOUSES!!!

  14. I absolutely *adore* Hettie Bagshot!!! Those books are just too fantastic for words. There's a fifth book coming out this fall!


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