Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Black Cat and the Secret in Dewey’s Diary

This is another review I should have already shared with you so I’m here with hat in hand (so to speak) with an apology to the author and to you.

My delay had nothing to do with the quality of this delightful book or the author’s writing (just life). I hope you’ll give this book a closer look.

By Elaine Faber
* Paperback: 264 pages
* ISBN-10: 1940781256
* ISBN-13: 978-1940781259
* Publisher: Elk Grove Publications (September 6, 2019)
* Cozy Animal Mysteries, Women Sleuths

While Kimberlee searches for lost gold coins in Austria, she attracts the attention of a stalker determined to beat her to the treasure. Back home in Fern Lake, Black Cat and Angel face their own challenges. An elderly woman, bent on revenge, threatens Black Cat and Angel's lives, and a man who disappeared twenty-five years ago has returned to Fern Lake with plans to wreck financial havoc on Kimberlee's family.

Here are my thoughts.

If you like riddles, hidden treasure, and suspense, this story will fit that bill. Add in two cute cats and you have a fascinating book you’ll be hard pressed to put down.

The author has crafted two tales into a tantalizing read. One tale takes readers on a murder mystery journey while the other leads you on a quest for hidden World War II treasure. The author weaves vivid descriptions of landscapes to add depth and even more character to this story.

The two lovable cats are realistic and may remind you of felines you know. The cats’ interaction with each other is adorable, while their influence over the humans is entertaining.

This story blends past and present with beautiful settings, enchanting cats, and unique characters for an enjoyable read. Don’t miss this captivating tale of mystery, history, and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t cats (or pets in general) add something special to a story, especially when they guide us where we should be?


  1. It does sound good - thank you. And of course animals add something special to a story. As they do to life.

    1. When Black Cat and Angel start bickering, they don't stop until you're laughing out loud. Hope you give the book a try.

  2. Oooh, hidden treasure! That sounds intriguing, Mason! And the plot sounds interesting, too. Glad that you enjoyed it so much.

    1. Perhaps the best part is that my book is just $3.99 (ebook) at Amazon...less than a Starbucks Latte' and will provide enjoyment a lot longer! Hope you'll give it a read.

  3. Interesting two tales to weave together.

    1. What Mason didn't mention, is that the half of the story in Austria was based on my true experiences (fictionalized... but true) which made it even more interesting for me to write.


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