Monday, January 9, 2017


telling-tails-large-banner640Telling Tails

by Sofie Ryan


Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery)

Cozy Mystery

Series: Second Chance Cat Mystery (Book 4)

Publisher: Berkley (January 3, 2017)

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1101991206




The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Trouble returns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said....

When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…

Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.

Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again...

My Review:
  I enjoyed this story. I love that most of the main characters were feisty older people. I love reading a story where people get to use their wit but mostly life experiences in order to solve a mystery. Yes they were driven by Sarah Grayson, a younger woman, but the Older generation took the stage mainly in the book for me at least. Oh yea and Elvis the cat. 
  Elvis can tell when a person is telling a lie. Sarah and the gang depend on him to help them with their witnesses and suspects. If a person is petting Elvis while telling their account of the events or whatever he will have a serene look on his face, if they lie he will get a sour look on his face and the gang will know they are telling a lie. 
  In the book Sarah owns a 2nd hand store and Rose one of her older friends, room mate, and employee decides to deliver a package to the home of a customer. From there everything goes sideways even Rose as she is hit on the head, after seeing what she believes is the murder of the customer. Now they have to get the police to believe she is not just a feeble old woman who suffered a small stroke while standing at the customers door. 
  The story did not run through at lightening speed and at times there were a few more details then was needed but all in all it was a very good story and I did enjoy it. 

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Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.


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  1. Great series, can't wait to read.

  2. Teresa, thanks for featuring Telling Tails.

    Good luck in the draw, everyone.

    1. Sofie you are very welcome. I really enjoyed the book.