Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Fat Cat Spreads Out by Janet Cantrell

Title: Fat Cat Spreads Out
Author: Janet Cantrell
Series: Book 2 A Fat Cat Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Received for Review from the Publisher
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina

The fair is in town and Baker and Business Owner of Bar None,Chase Oliver is featuring her delicious dessert bars at The Paul Bunyan Harvest Festival. Along for the ride is her chubby, treat loving escape artist of a cat, a Butterscotch Cat, named Quincy but when murder is the feature attraction Can Chase and Quincy save the day?

I love cozy mysteries about fairs, festivals and competitions and this one is one of my new favorites. Especially because I knew one of my favorite new fictional cats, Quincy was in it. Chase, with the urging of her assistant's granddaughter and Chase's friend,Julie, Chase aquires a booth at the Paul Bunyan Harvest festival displaying and selling her scrumptious dessert bars. Quincy has his own ideas when Chase brings him with her to the week long festival to stay in vetrainarian's clinic who is also a friend and love interest  to Chase, Mike Ramos.

Quincy manages to eat his way through most of Chase's inventory with Chase and assistant, Anna rushing to bake more to keep up. There are many contests and competitions taking part in the festival. One such competition is the Butter Sculpting Competition. When one of the competitors is discovered by Quincy when he ventures in there to pig out on some butter murdered with a sculpting dowel sticking out of his ear. Vetrainarian Mike is soon taken in to the custody of the police under suspicion of murder. With the theft of a diamond studded cat collar, a part of a kitty costume contest and another murder at the festival. Chase scrambles to find a connection and a deadly killer.

The perspective of Quincy was a delight to read, his thoughts on his surroundings and his strong will to escape just to aquire some delicious morsels from the festival vendors had me in stitches. Sweet treats, a fat cat and murder make this mystery a winner. Very entertaining and fast paced plot. Nothing beats a setting for a cozy mystery of a festival with not so friendly competitions where there's murder. Perfect for cat lovers, anyone who craves delicious desserts and a murder mystery. I can't wait to read and review the next in this charming series.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own.

Author Janet Cantrell Online: http://janetcantrell01.wix.com/fat-cat-mysteries
Like Author Janet Cantrell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janet.cantrell.167?fref=ts


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

 Comment with your email below to win a copy of Fat Cat Spreads out by Janet Cantrell in the comments.

 If you don't want to leave your email here or not able to enter on this blog, please send a email to acozygirlreads@gmail.com with "Fat Cat Spreads Out Giveaway" in the Subject line.

 Giveaway is open to US Residents only.



 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST June 3 Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your (SPAM FOLDER)

51 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful! I love cats and Quincy sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this cover, looks so retro. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like a great book with an adorable cover! Thank you fro the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
    dotkel50 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hurray! Another Fat Cat Book! cheers@marjimmanor.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sounds like great fun. Thanks for the chance!
    frybbe@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. A cozy set in Minneapolis - my backyard - featuring a fat cat named Quincy. Sounds terrific!!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the title! This looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm from the land of Paul Bunyan as well! Plus, there's dessert!?! Thanks for the chance to win, it sounds great!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Quincy looks like my Keeko, I'm excited to see what he gets into!
    debprice60@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Looking forward to reading this one!
    afarage (at) earthlink . net

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am crossing my paws!

    wismomworks@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds good to me. Food and cozies - what could be better. grammyd01@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  15. A cover draws me into taking a look at a book and this one definitely does the trick. I am anticipating adding this to my to be read list. robeader53@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the cover; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fat Cat at Large is on the top of my TBR. I know I will enjoy it and this one, too. bobbipad@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks like a fun book, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    allenxpaa@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Who wouldn't love a "fat cat"? Quincy sounds awesome as does the book!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. We just lost our cat, Agnes, a feral we took in for a year or so. Would love to read Fat Cat.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks, Tina! Quincy is an awesome "fat cat"! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sounds like a fun read. Quincy sounds like a handfull.
    thanks
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looking forward to reding this book as I have earlier one and like it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have the first Fat Cat book sitting somewhere near the top of my TBR pile in the living room. I'd love to get lucky and add this book to my collection. I have nieces who are cat mommies who would also love to read this series.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Quincy sounds like a real trip!! Would love to read.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at))yahoo(dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  26. My fat cat, Malachi, says "Hi" to Quincy---and hopes I win this drawing.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. It sounds charming! nungwa@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Quincy sounds great. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow, looks like a great cozy mystery.
    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. A delightful cozy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Looks like a fun read! kkdurban@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Fat Cat sounds like delightful cozy mystery. Oliver looks very much like my "fat cat" Cloud.
    bree62@outlook.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. It sounds like a good book. I want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway. My email: norbert8bubba@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I adore this series but I never win after months of trying. itsacatslife17 (at) (yahoo) .com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Sounds like a fun book!
    lizc@mac.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is a great series. It has Cats!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Looks like a fun read.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  38. This sounds like a great book. I am going to start this series!
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. gillian.pilcher@gmail.com I haven't ready any of her books yet.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would love to read 'A Fat Cat Spreads Out". It looks like a fun read!

    Mysterious722@Outlook.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would love to read 'A Fat Cat Spreads Out". It looks like a fun read!

    Mysterious722@Outlook.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Sounds like a good book. I'd like to try the series. I love cat cozies and just recently added two to my collection.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Sounds like a great book.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love a fat cat!
    skforrest1957@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love Qunicy! It'd be nice to win a copy of Fat Cat Spreads Out!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thanks for the chance to win.
    pattymarsh31@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. would love to win this!! had a seriously fat cat and super large cat. none at this time. thanks for the opportunity. kayt18 at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  48. Cat cozy, a great sub genre. Bobbipad@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Cats and cozies go so well together

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

    ReplyDelete
  50. This book sounds great. The cover looks good also. Thank you for the chance.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Sounds like an entertaining new series. And when an animal's perspective is part of the mix it's even more entertaining!! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete

LEGAL

All reviews are copyrighted by Tina Diamond and Marlene Patterson. Tina Diamond's reviews also appear at Amazon.com and Goodreads.com.

Tina Diamond is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Assiociates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed for a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com