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Murder of the Cat's Meow: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 15 | [Denise Swanson]

Murder of the Cat's Meow: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 15

When ex–Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….
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Publisher's Summary

When ex-Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….

Meanwhile, Skye is convinced that her house is haunted and is afraid her fiancé, police chief Wally Boyd, won’t move in until the ghost moves out.

But ghost-hunting takes a back seat when Skye is called to the bowling alley, where a riled up contestant is choking a cat show judge for insulting his feline. Skye breaks up the scuffle, but the next morning the judge’s dead body is found, strangled with a cat toy. Now Skye must solve this purrplexing mystery—and show a devious killer that her sleuthing skills are the cat’s meow.

©2012 Denise Swanson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Laurie Williamston, SC, United States 10-29-12
    Laurie Williamston, SC, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2010

    Love a good mystery, suspence or southern literature.

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    "Another good mystery"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed listening to this cute mystery.


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    Any additional comments?

    I do like the entire series and always enjoy visiting the characters in the series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke 10-02-12
    Brooke 10-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A little light on the murder mystery this time"
    What made the experience of listening to Murder of the Cat's Meow the most enjoyable?

    This was another good Scumble River tale.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I always enjoy the interplay between the mystery and the main character in this series. This book falls a little short of the normal balance between the two. The story was a little heavy on the personal life of Skye and too light on the mystery.


    What does Christine Leto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love listening to this series. Ms. Leto has a great voice and does a great job in her performance. After listening to many, many hours of audio books, I love listening to a book in which the narrorator's performance and the content spur my imagination into being able to picture each character. At the same time, they should never detract or distract from the story. Ms. Leto does this well.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 03-08-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Another good book"

    Denise Swanson has kept this long running series fresh and interesting. Murder of the Cat's Meow is an entertaining and fun read. There were many twists and turns and lots of interesting characters. I would recommend this book and this series to anyone.

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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 10-08-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good, but not her best story."

    This latest installment of the continuing saga of Skye and Scumble River is a good listen, but definitely not her best work.

    The plot was rather off-the-wall but then, it's organizing character, Bunny, is a rather off-the-wall character so it works. I had a hard time believing the villain was as blatantly irksome as she is portrayed. It just didn't ring true to me.

    The narrator, as usual, was great! Great voices and the sardonic humor of Ms. Swanson was appropriate.

    Overall, I enjoyed the book. But, I've enjoyed the other Swanson books a bit more. It did not put me off the series and I'll listen to her next installment. I'm not sure it was worth an entire credit though.... but, if it were on a 4.95 sale, yes.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kay 02-03-13
    Kay 02-03-13
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    "Enjoyed it."

    This was my first book in this series. I'll definitely try another one.

    I felt that the writing style let something to be desired, but I stuck with it and the story was funny, cute and entertaining.
    The narrator did a great job and made me want to stick with it all the way to the end.

    For example, there's a few lines about a phone ringing and the character wonders who would be calling at this hour.... the author took us through an introduction of characters as the main character guessed who was on the phone... only after all that does she think to look at the caller id. It's a cute convention for character introduction, I just didn't care for it that much. Personal taste - I'm sure it won't bother most folks. :-)

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    lisa 01-10-13
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    "Very entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Murder of the Cat's Meow the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy a good mystery and this was just the right fit.


    What other book might you compare Murder of the Cat's Meow to and why?

    I mostly read James Patterson so this was a lighter side from his murder mysteries which I found more enjoyable.


    What about Christine Leto’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Leto's performance was very good. she kept my attention and I found myself not wanting to stop listening. Great oratory.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Any additional comments?

    I just ordered the first book in this series and I am sure will order all of them either in audible or to read.

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    Faith 12-12-12
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    "Scumble River is a Place you need to Visit!!!"
    Where does Murder of the Cat's Meow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd put it in the top 5.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love this series and this one was done very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Any additional comments?

    You should listen/read to the whole series!!

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