A Midlife CatAstrophe
(MenoPaws Mysteries #1)
by Morgana Best
I am a big fan of the author’s Australian Amateur Sleuth series so I was excited to pick up this book. As I am just starting menopause, I figured I’d be able to relate to the main character.
Recently divorced Nell, inspired by a fortuneteller’s reading, buys a bookstore a state away from where she lives in Australia. After driving to her new bookstore and parking in the parking lot, she is accosted by a man who was later found dead in her book store. And as if being under suspicion for the murder isn’t bad enough, menopausal Nell thinks she’s going crazy when the bookstore’s cat starts talking to her. Magical hijinks ensue but tracking down the killer comes down to Nell’s sleuthing skills. But can she catch a killer as easily as beating a hot flash?
This wasn’t a very complex plot and I figured it out pretty quickly, but I loved “meeting” the colorful townsfolk and Nell is the kind of friend I would love to have. This is definitely shaping up into a series I will enjoy, and if you like a little paranormal mystery, definitely give this one a try.
Published March 23rd 2021 by Best Cosy Books