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Book Review-The Cats that Surfed the Web (Book 1)-Karen Anne Golden

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I found another cozy mystery series that I love! I am really not sure where I saw this--possibly an advertisement somewhere? All I know is I went in and bought it. Luckily I caught Book 1 of this series. Maybe it is the cats and other animals that are catching my eye (I do love animals)--well whatever it is a change from those politically charged or brutal books or historical romances that I also seem to accrue by the dozens!

The about the book below says it all--but what it doesn't say is how you will enjoy some of the secondary character's. There is a bit of humor in this book. I personally could not help but grimace when I heard one of the cats was on top of something--you see I have a cat--I could guess what might happen!! And YES-cats do have a way of getting their way or making it known when they are unhappy about something!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Forty four million dollars. A Victorian mansion. And a young career woman with cats. The prospect sounded like a dream come true; what could possibly go wrong? How could a friendly town’s welcome turn into a case of poisoning, murder, and deceit? When Katherine “Katz” Kendall, a computer professional in New York City, discovers she’s the sole heir of a huge inheritance, she can’t believe her good fortune. She’s okay with the clauses of the will: Move to the small town of Erie, Indiana, check. Live in her great aunt’s pink Victorian mansion and take care of an Abyssinian cat, double-check. With her three Siamese cats and best friend Colleen riding shotgun, Katz leaves Manhattan to find a former housekeeper dead in the basement. Ghostly intrusions convince Colleen, a card carrying “ghost hunter,” that the mansion is haunted. Several townspeople are furious because Katherine’s benefactor promised them the fortune, then changed her will at the last minute. But who would be greedy enough to get rid of the rightful heir to take the money and run? Four adventurous felines help Katz solve the crimes by serendipitously “searching” the Internet for clues. A fun, fast-paced book for all to enjoy. First book of the series. Second book, "The Cats that Chased the Storm," http://amzn.com/B00IPOPJOU Book 3: “The Cats that Told a Fortune” http://amzn.com/B00MAAZ3ZU Book 4 “The Cats that Played the Market” http://amzn.com/B00Q71LBYA


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About the Author: (from Amazon)


I grew up in a very small town (Battle Ground, Indiana). There wasn't much to do, so I spent my time reading, writing short stories, and of course, because I'm a Hoosier, attending high school basketball games. I have a sister who is also a writer (Alexa Grace) and a brother who works for Purdue University. My other closest relatives are my Mom, two nieces, a nephew, and my husband. My Dad passed away in 1995. As I was growing up, we moved around a lot but always stayed in Tippecanoe County. My favorite house, which my parents rented for a year, was a Gothic-Victorian built in the 1870s. As a teenager, I loved to climb up to the tower room and write. In college, my favorite class was "Creative Writing". At that time, I wrote science-fiction stories until the professor pulled me aside and said I needed to write about what I know. This is what I have done in my first novel The Cats that Surfed the Web.

I've lived in various places in my life. I went to Indiana State for a few years, then moved to Georgia to graduate from Columbus College with a degree in History/Education. I obtained a master's degree in anthropology at Purdue University, and then conducted an ethnographic fieldwork (all-but-the Ph.D. dissertation) in Brighton Beach, New York. When I decided that pursuing an academic career wasn't for me, I worked for a major computer company, riding the subway from Brooklyn to mid-town Manhattan. But my heart wasn't in the big city. I saved for years until my husband and I were able to buy a Victorian house in Indiana. Now we live in a Queen Anne built in 1897; it's a "painted lady" with four colors in the paint scheme. I've spent many hours restoring my beloved house. And we have lots of cats, mostly "rescues." We rarely say "No" to a sociable stray that shows up at our door.


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51 comments :

Amanda Love said...

This actually sounds like a page turner. I don't have much books with animals so would like to pick this up. I wonder how many there are in this series though.

Sharon Martin said...

I love how you seem to pull out all the animal mystery books, especially your fave cats. Sounds like a another great read, thanks for sharing xx

Kelli Avery said...

Your description of the cat's antics makes me want to read this. I love animals also and I think cats have such a mysterious yet obvious personalities! Sounds like a really fun read and one I need to keep an eye out for!

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a perfect read for a cat-Momma like you. I miss having cats at home. I grew up with cats but can't have one now since hubby is allergic..

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Cats do have a way of catching your eye. That's because you are such a sweet person and love cats so much

Literary Winner said...

This sounds likes it's several different cozy mysteries wrapped up into one! Glad you found a new series you like :)

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I love to read and especially series.

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like such a fun book. I can't wait to check it out.

Ronnie E. said...

Thrilling plot! I thought it would be more heavily based on cats but the description had me hooked on the idea. Sounds like such a page turner.

Ronnie E. said...

Thrilling plot! I thought it would be more heavily based on cats but the description had me hooked on the idea. Sounds like such a page turner.

Kat Ryan said...

This one sounds very interesting. Great description. It left me wanting more! Guess I'll have to get the book!

Athena Nagel said...

I love just about any book with animals. This one is sure to please.

heather meads said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for your review and I'm going to keep my eye out for it here!

Liz Mays said...

I sort of became a cat person since my daughter got one, so I am kind of excited about this. She may even like it too!

HeatherAnne said...

I love cat mysteries and I haven't read one in AGES! I will have to remedy that and this one sounds fun!

The Binder Ladies said...

This looks like a really unique and fun book! I'll definitely check it out! Thanks so much!

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I really love reading your reviews and I love sharing them with others as well.

Nicole said...

I remember when Hunger Games came out and I said I wouldn't read a book about kids killing each other. Then I heard how awesome it was and I binge-read all three books in about a week. So while I normally wouldn't care about a book with cats, your description telling about how it goes beyond the mystery and even sub-characters are good makes me realize "you can't judge a book by its cover." Maybe I'll have to check this out after all. :)

Katherine Bartlett said...

I'm not even a cat person and this sounds good. I love a good cat mystery!

Lena B said...

Interesting - I think I will give this book a try

BookLover said...

Thanks for sharing this unbiased review. I look forward to reading this book.

Kristen Campbell said...

You know what, I never knew there were so many cat books until I started coming over here to your blog! There really is something for everyone!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I live in Indiana, so that alone makes me want to read this. I remember there was a tv show on years back called Erie, Indiana that I loved. It really does sound like a fun read!

Karen Golden-dible said...

Hi! I’m the author, writing under the pen name of Karen Anne Golden. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. “The Cats that Surfed the Web” is the first book of my Cats that . . . Cozy Mystery series. Being a cat lover with lots of cats, I had a lot of fun writing it. The book is available in paperback and the Kindle version is only 99 cents. If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has an app which allows you to read on a different device. And, again, thank you so much for your kind words.

Holly S. said...

Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing such great books with us! I'm adding this to my "To Read".

Patricia said...

I too have a cat and am a cat lover. This book sounds so fascinating. I would love to read it and uncover the mystery.

Crystal said...

I'm not really a cat person, but I do love a funny cat video online. This sounds like I'd get a good chuckle while still having a chance to become immersed in a good story.

Patranila Jefferson said...

Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

Jamie Sanders said...

That does sound like a good read, I'm adding it to my list!

Maria said...

Sounds like a fun book. That's one lucky cat.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I am a cat lover so I think I would like this book. Thanks for the review.

debdenny said...

Sounds like some great turn of events. Will add to my list.

Felissa @ Two Little Cavaliers said...

I will have to check this book out! I love the title.

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

I have been looking for a new book to read. I will have to ad this to my list!

LaDonna Buis said...

Cool.. I live right here in Indiana as well.. I will have to check her books out.. Sounds interesting. I also went to Indiana State for a very short time.

Kandi said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I am usually not big on mysteries but with how you described the book it may be something to check out.

Caitlin Fore said...

I love a great mystery!! This sounds like another great book I need to read!

bxcrochet said...

This one sounds like a pretty interesting read. The title has really captured me.

Michelle F.

mail4rosey said...

I like when the writing is so good that you enjoy all of the characters, even the secondary ones. Thank you for the book intro!

Dhemz said...

great review.....sounds like a good book to read. I love mystery books!

Ave T said...

I'm not a big fan of mystery series, but reading the review I got curious about the book! Have to check it out for sure!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Sounds like a fun and interesting read. I was sold on the idea of the humor of cats. They are definitely characters within themselves.

Angela McKinney said...

I love books with animals and actually am starting a neat K-9 series. This sounds like a great read.

Amanda McMahon said...

Ahhh the cat women! I often wonder what happens to the cats! This will likely give me a clue :)

Amanda McMahon said...

Ahhh the cat women! I often wonder what happens to the cats! This will likely give me a clue :)

Jamie F said...

This sounds like a book I would actually read...sounds like some great twists and turns and a little humor is right up my alley!

Lux Ganzon said...

I hope to add this to my reading list. :D

Thanks for the review!

Housewife Eclectic said...

This sounds so much fun! I will have to check it out!

Chrystal Mahan said...

This sounds really cute. I love animal cozy mysteries. They are usually really fun and make for a quick read.

Katrina Gehman said...

this sounds like a really cool book. i will have to check it out a little more.

Manu Kalia said...

The plot looks interesting. Sharing this to friends.

 
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