Ahoy there me mateys! Those who have been aboard for a while know that urban fantasy and I are not usually friends. In fact we tend to be enemies. I can’t explain why. It’s just a truth. And yet recently I loved the DFZ and The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic series. So when Melanie @ grabthelapels gushed about S.M. Reine’s work, I figured I would take a chance.
Ye see this book is about a cat who can turn into a human. It is a cozy mystery with homage to Edgar Allan Poe. The title and the psychic cat as a main character convinced me to try it. The fact I got it for free didn’t hurt and it is short at 67 pages.
Ultimately it ended up being okay. I actually very much liked Mr. Poe the cat, the neighbor who helps him, and the overall tone. However, the mystery was boring and the world building a bit not to me taste. I wouldn’t mind reading the rest of the series if it were free but don’t want to spend me loot on it. But having just read two UF series back to back could just mean that I am very much done with the genre for a while. That fact I can find any enjoyment in UF at all is still a marvel to me. Arrr!
Goodreads has this to say about the book:
It takes a special kind of man to survive in a world torn apart by vampires, zombies, sidhe, and gods.
A man like Mr. Poe.
Brilliant. Handsome. Fluffy. A psychic cat who can shapeshift into a human.
A vampire’s shriveled husk is found long-dead in a wine cellar underneath Haven, a retirement resort where immortals pass infinite time. The only rule in Haven is zero violence, and there’s zero tolerance.
Mr. Poe must team up with the local sheriff, Gwyneth Gresham, in order to solve the murder, bring justice to the deader-than-usual victim, and survive Miss Draconia’s Knitting Circle. For a budding detective like Mr. Poe, one little murder mystery won’t even give him paws.
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