From the back cover: If your cat told you there was murder afoot, would you believe him?
When cat-lady Lynley Cannon attends a workshop on animal communication– the psychic kind– she never guesses it could lead to a scheme both conniving and deadly. Someone is counterfeiting show cats, but that’s not the worst of it. Their techniques are savage and abusive, and Lynley must find the culprits before they do more harm. To compound matters, there’s a serial killer loose in Portland, mangling his victims with a gruesome cat-like claw. The crimes are connected, taking crazy to a whole new level. (summary via Goodreads)
Painting fur and inserting contact lenses into the eyes of cats in order to pull them off as purebreds....the things criminals will do in order to make money. Add to that a person on a killing spree using a "claw" as the weapon of choice and you have a GREAT story..... And Mollie Hunt knows that because she is the author of the .....wait for it.... Crazy Cat Lady Mystery series !!!
Copy Cats is the second book in this series and BOY is it a HOOT !!! You cannot help but fall in love with the main character, Lynley Cannon, and everything that she stands for. Here is a 59 year old lady who has a clowder of cats that she loves (more than humans for sure !!) and she volunteers at a cat shelter. Everything about her screams cats and not in a crazy, crazy kind of way. Yes she does seem to get herself in some hot water in which she may come out with a few bruises but she solves the case or resolves the issues and the world is much better for it .... and her !!
I also love that in the beginning of every chapter Hunt gives the reader some cat knowledge wether it is something regarding Siamese cats and their purebred status to the fininicky way a tortoise cat acts......it is always interesting information. And myself being a cat lover my entire life can appreciate the newly learned knowledge. You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but a cat lover can always learn more about the fluffy, purring kitties they share their lives with.
So grab your copy of Copy Cats, a cup of coffee or tea, a snack, your favorite blanket and your furry sidekick and get lost in the world of Lynley and the counterfeit cat case......you will be glad you took the time out of your (hopefully) cat crazy life .........
Review by Missi S.