Friday 7 December 2018

Feline Fiction on Fridays #83 at Amber's Library featuring **The Mysteries of Max Books 1 - 3** by Nic Saint

Welcome To

With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish

Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Mew'll neffur believe what happened this week, there I was minding my own business [well sort of] in the library when Pandora hurtled through the door yelling in her odd, little foreign accent. "Amber! Amber! Amber!" [It actually sounded like AMM-BEARE - really it did!]

I peered at her from my rather toasty sofa, [it now has a heated pad under my cream rug] as I replied. "Yes Pandora, how may I help mew?"

"The BBHQ Catmas cards 'ave arrived!" she beamed at me and dropped a box on the floor. "I just spoke to Smooch, and he said that it vas Parsley's turn to send them out."

I nodded, knowing exactly where this was going. "Uhuh!"

"So I vent to find Parsley, and he said that it vas Fudge's turn to send them out!" she continued.

"Uhuh!" I replied as my eyes narrowed by the second.

"And Fudge said it vas my turn to send them out," she said. "But I don't 'ave any addresses, and as mew're the most supurr organised I thought that mew could send them out as they're going all offur the wurld and..."

I waved a paw to silence her, "And mew thought muggins Amber would send them out?"

She nodded at me most enthusiastically and said. "Of course, that is it exactly!" 

"UHUH!" I replied through clenched teeth. Why am I always the one who gets these jobs? then suddenly I had a brain-wave.  "Go find the P.A., she's really, really busy at the moment and they say, if mew want a job done ask a busy purrson, she's your gal fur sure... now beetle off because I'm reading!" 

And my top tip fur all mew kitties this week, is: 


And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing not one but three books...

The Mysteries of Max Books 1 - 3

Here's a little snippet of the book blurbs:

Purrfect Murder: Volume 1

There’s something special about Max. He may look like your regular ginger flabby tabby, but unlike most tabbies, he can actually communicate with his human, reporter for the Hampton Cove Gazette Odelia Poole. Max takes a keen interest in the goings-on in their small town, by snooping around with his best friends Dooley, a not-too-bright ragamuffin, and Harriet, a gorgeous white Persian. Their regular visits to the police station, the barbershop and the doctor’s office provide them with those precious and exclusive scoops that have made Odelia the number one reporter in town. But when suddenly the body of a bestselling writer is discovered buried in the last Long Island outhouse, and a new policeman arrives in town to solve the murder, it looks like things are about to change in Hampton Cove. 

 5 hours 20 mins


Purrfectly Deadly: Volume 2

When famous eighties pop star John Paul George is found floating face down in his pool, Hampton Cove’s premier sleuthing tabby Max and his feline friends are on the case. Soon they’re chasing leads and following clues, helping their human Odelia Poole, reporter for the Hampton Cove Gazette, solve the murder. Meanwhile, new cop in town Chase Kingsley has his own problems to deal with. An old scandal threatens to get him kicked off the force. And even though Odelia and Chase don’t always see eye to eye, she decides to help him clear his name, even if it means keeping Chase’s cat Brutus, Max’s self-declared nemesis, in town. 

4 hours 59 mins


Purrfect Revenge: Volume 3

Blorange tabby Max and ragamuffin Dooley are on the case again. This time a world-famous reality star has been found murdered in her own bed, and it looks like the crime just might be terror-related. The Kenspeckles, stars of the well-known reality show Keeping Up with the Kenspeckles, are in town to film a new season of their show, so the case soon turns into a complete media circus, with the Kenspeckles insisting the entire investigation is filmed for their show. Odelia Poole, Hampton Cove’s premier reporter, teams up with Detective Chase Kingsley to catch the killer, but with cameras filming their every move, and every Kenspeckle a suspect, they’re not making a lot of progress. 

5 hours 13 mins

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I've been meaning to share these fur a while, but as I've had an influx of books from publishers, these have had to wait, but today I finally get to share them with mew - woo hoo! 

So what did I think? I actually loved this series, it's witty, the characters are fun, the cats are really cute, there's plenty of conflict, action. And the plot, twists and turns like a roller-coaster keeping mew turning those pages.

Each book is really fun, and there are echoes to real-life famous peeps in the most tongue-in-cheek way, mew'll recognize exactly what I'm saying from the book blurb, but obviously I can't point out the obvious! MOL 

There are 7 books in total, so I've got another 4 to get my mittens on and I really can't wait, as I'm saving them fur my Catmas break.

If mew asked me who my favourite kitty is at the end of book 3, I'd have to say it's Brutus, who's rather misunderstood and deep down is a real softy, but mew know I won't say anymore than that, as I've already spoilerized it and mew know how much I hate that! MOL

I think this is a really great series and if mew love a kitty cozy mystery then these will be right up your alley!  

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

The Mysteries of Max Books 1 - 3

Offurall Enjoyment

I do hope mew enjoy this series if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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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 I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page, plus if mew'd like an exclusive Library Card fur speshal access to my library, just email me at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

Happy reading or listening until next time

Soft purrs

Amber xox

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  1. That sounds like a great series. Good idea to delegate Amber. I wish I had someone to delegate my cards to. XO

    1. Oh guys, mew'll love this series, and yes delegation is key, mew need to find someone stat! Purrs Amber xox

  2. That series sounds interesting. Way to pass the buck Amber, I mean, "delegate". I'm sure you're busy hanging out on your heating pad. ;)

    1. MOL Edie, I like your phrase much better!!! Yes the heated pad is bliss, mew'll know where I'll be fur the next few months! MOL Purrs Amber xox

  3. That seems like a fun and exciting series. It sounds like Odelia Poole and Detective Chase Kingsley are getting along much better now. I hope Brutus mellows too and doesn't give Max a hard time.

    1. Hey guys, oh mew so need to try this, the audio version was such fun! Purrs Amber xox

  4. That series sounds purrty darn good and I hope your weekend is purrty darn good too!

  5. Delegating is key to getting things done where is my human? I need a snack.

    1. Hey guys, absolutely, and did mew get your snack? MOL Purrs Amber xox

  6. Aww, these books look like fun! Off to my Goodreads account, to add them to my 'to-read' list! Thanks, Amber!

    1. Hiya guys, do try the audio version, it was pawesome! Purrs Amber xox

  7. Sounds like a great sort of town for feline adventures! I can but hope that detective gets calm down a bit. I hope, Amber, that Santa and or the team get you the rest of the books for Christmas so you can give us a review of the rest of the series. I mean having wet our appetites it seems the only fair MOL
    Toodle pips

    1. Hi Erin, oh those books area sure thing, and I can't wait to share the review with mew in 2019! Purrs Amber xox

  8. We love your rather wry look, Amber. But THREE books this week? I haven't read three in the past month! [not sure I should brag about that ...]

    1. Hiya MK, BC & Em, yep 3 in a week is quite slow fur me, it's usually one a day as I read all kinds of stuff, but I only share the kitty books here on the blog! MOL Purrs Amber xox


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