Claws of Action (A Cat Lady Mystery Book 4)
Purr-suing a killer …   The only thing that could make the High Cliff Shelter for Cats even cozier is a reading room where kids can snuggle up with a furry feline and a book. But as Lara and Aunt Fran prepare for the reading nook’s official opening, the health inspector in their New Hampshire town, Evonda Fray, decrees that the shelter qualifies as a “cat café,” thanks to the free snacks it serves to visitors—and that it must be shut down.   When Evonda’s body is found in her car clutching a copy of the cease-and-desist order, suspicion naturally falls on Lara and Aunt Fran. But there’s a whole litter of potential culprits, including a tenant in one of Evonda’s buildings who’d been ordered to give up his rescue cat, a disgruntled daughter-in-law, and more. Now Lara—with some help from her aunt and her spirit cat, Blue—has to pin the tail on the right suspect …

Claws of Action (A Cat Lady Mystery Book 4) Details

TitleClaws of Action (A Cat Lady Mystery Book 4)
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ReleaseAug 13th, 2019
PublisherLyrical Underground
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GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Claws of Action (A Cat Lady Mystery Book 4) Review

  • Kirsti
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!Linda Reilly is one of my favorite cozy authors, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest offering! I love the cat shelter theme, and the reoccuring cat Blue! It's a stand out idea in a sea of themed cozies, and it's still working well four books in. The actual mystery took some unraveling, as there was quite a few players with different stakes, but I am happy withe the outcome! I had suspicions, but couldn't see the m Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!Linda Reilly is one of my favorite cozy authors, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest offering! I love the cat shelter theme, and the reoccuring cat Blue! It's a stand out idea in a sea of themed cozies, and it's still working well four books in. The actual mystery took some unraveling, as there was quite a few players with different stakes, but I am happy withe the outcome! I had suspicions, but couldn't see the motive.This series and author just keep getting stronger. If you are in the market for a new favorite cozy, consider this one! Five stars!
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  • AngryGreyCat
    January 1, 1970
    Claws of Action is the fourth in the Cat Lady Mystery series. The series is centered around a cat shelter ran by Lara and her Aunt Fran. In this installment, the shelter is under attack by a particularly vicious health inspector, who is trying to close them down. When the health inspector ends up dead, there are plenty of suspects to go around. In between caring for her feline charges, Lara investigates the crime, and the more she learns about Evonda Fray, it seems the more suspects she has. Goo Claws of Action is the fourth in the Cat Lady Mystery series. The series is centered around a cat shelter ran by Lara and her Aunt Fran. In this installment, the shelter is under attack by a particularly vicious health inspector, who is trying to close them down. When the health inspector ends up dead, there are plenty of suspects to go around. In between caring for her feline charges, Lara investigates the crime, and the more she learns about Evonda Fray, it seems the more suspects she has. Good mystery read especially for fans of animal themed cozies.
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    This series is definitely in my top five favorites.Lara and Aunt Fran are my two favorite characters and I'm always giddy with excitement when a new book is coming out.This book is my favorite so far. The mystery was exceptional and I was definitely surprised at the reveal.I think any fan of cozy mysteries will enjoy Claws of Action by the extremely talented Linda Reilly.Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read an advanced copy of this book.
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  • Bobbie Kirkland
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of CLAWS OF ACTION (Book 4 of the Cat Lady Mysteries) by Linda Reilly in exchange for an honest review. Lara and her Aunt Fran run a cat shelter out of their home. When Lara discovered people wanted to simply spend time with the cats and, maybe, read to them, she hired a contractor to build a reading room for this purpose. Just as the room is completed, a health inspector, Evonda Fray, shows up with a bad attitude, claims the shelter now qualifies as a cat café, and threat I received a free copy of CLAWS OF ACTION (Book 4 of the Cat Lady Mysteries) by Linda Reilly in exchange for an honest review. Lara and her Aunt Fran run a cat shelter out of their home. When Lara discovered people wanted to simply spend time with the cats and, maybe, read to them, she hired a contractor to build a reading room for this purpose. Just as the room is completed, a health inspector, Evonda Fray, shows up with a bad attitude, claims the shelter now qualifies as a cat café, and threatens to close down the entire shelter. Concerned, Lara and Aunt Fran immediately consult an attorney. When Evonda is found murdered, suspicion naturally falls on Lara and Aunt Fran since they had a recent dispute with the woman. However, Evonda wasn’t just difficult to cat lovers; Lara soon finds out the woman had a host of enemies. Lara knows she’s innocent, so whodunit?I liked this book. I haven’t read any of the prior novels in the series, but I had no problem connecting to the characters or following the storyline. I recommend this book to fans of Linda Reilly, fans of the series, and fans of cozy mysteries with cat themes.#ClawsOfAction #NetGalley
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  • Sue Em
    January 1, 1970
    One of my favorite series, I bumped this right to the top of my reading list as soon as I was approved for an ARC. And it did not disappoint! Lara Caphart and her Aunt Fran run a small no-cage cat shelter out of their home in Whisper Jog, NH. After many new renovations they are almost ready to open up a new area and expand their Read to a Cat program. That is, until a surprise visit from a health inspector threatens them with a cease and desist order. Then inspector is found dead the next day an One of my favorite series, I bumped this right to the top of my reading list as soon as I was approved for an ARC. And it did not disappoint! Lara Caphart and her Aunt Fran run a small no-cage cat shelter out of their home in Whisper Jog, NH. After many new renovations they are almost ready to open up a new area and expand their Read to a Cat program. That is, until a surprise visit from a health inspector threatens them with a cease and desist order. Then inspector is found dead the next day and they end up on the list of suspects. Peopled with a likeable cast of characters along with a number of credible suspects, the story moves quickly and keeps you guessing.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of my favourite books and when I get the ARC it always get I start to read it immediately regardless of the priority in my TBR list.This one was no exception and I am happy I did because it's a page turner you cannot put down.Ms Reilly is very good at writing mystery, they're alway full of twists and turns and keeps me guessing till the end.I love her character and I'm in love with the cats, reading these books always makes me wish I could live in shelter like the one described in th This is one of my favourite books and when I get the ARC it always get I start to read it immediately regardless of the priority in my TBR list.This one was no exception and I am happy I did because it's a page turner you cannot put down.Ms Reilly is very good at writing mystery, they're alway full of twists and turns and keeps me guessing till the end.I love her character and I'm in love with the cats, reading these books always makes me wish I could live in shelter like the one described in the books.It was a great reading experience, the book is engrossing and entertaining.I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.Highly recommended!Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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  • Jacque
    January 1, 1970
    Lara and Aunt Fran are excited and looking forward to a grand opening of their cat reading room at their cat shelter. But when Evonda Fray, the new health inspector, shows up and threatens them with a cease-and-desist order, declaring they are a cat cafe because they serve lemonade and cookies on adoption day, their happiness quickly turns into despair. Evonda is found dead the next morning, and Lara and Aunt Fran are on the list of possible suspects. Lara really doesn’t plan to get involved in Lara and Aunt Fran are excited and looking forward to a grand opening of their cat reading room at their cat shelter. But when Evonda Fray, the new health inspector, shows up and threatens them with a cease-and-desist order, declaring they are a cat cafe because they serve lemonade and cookies on adoption day, their happiness quickly turns into despair. Evonda is found dead the next morning, and Lara and Aunt Fran are on the list of possible suspects. Lara really doesn’t plan to get involved in the investigation, but her spirit cat, Blue, keeps prompting her with new clues. This is a fun addition to a lovely cozy mystery series. Grab your kitty and a glass of iced tea, and enjoy.
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  • Lisa Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this! The cats were as cute as ever and there were no shortage of suspects. This is one of the series I most look forward to reading.I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review.
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