The Black Cat Knocks on Wood by Kay Finch
The Black Cat Knocks on Wood the second book in the Black Cat Mystery series has Sabrina, hard at work on her second book, sidetracked when a local realtor is found dead and Aunt Rowe’s BFF Pearl is a suspect. Sabrina is compelled (re: emotionally blackmailed) to investigate with the help of her trusty feline sidekick, Hitchcock.
There was a lot to like about this book; the black cat adoption event was a cute idea, as was the senior rodeo (it would be a hoot to see Aunt Rowe and her elderly friends roping goats. Seriously, Sabrina, lighten up!) The enjoyable plot had no shortage of suspects with lots of twists and turns and it was almost impossible to zero in on the killer.
I have to say, Sabrina really diminished my enjoyment of the book. From her snotty attitude towards Rita to nagging Aunt Rowe about the rodeo, to her whining about having to investigate the case, Sabrina is a real drag. Am I the only one who wanted Hitchcock to smack some sense into her? Probably, but I would’ve enjoyed that scene as much as seeing Aunt Rowe rope a goat.
Overall, a cute sequel and a very enjoyable cozy mystery. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s worth it to read the first book in the series.
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