Book Review-Nine Lifelines: A Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery-Joyce Ann Brown | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Nine Lifelines: A Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery-Joyce Ann Brown

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Any animal lover will tell you that animals are the absolute best at knowing who is a geed person and who we really should not be bothered with!! Psych cat (otherwise known as Sylvester)is extrememly good at this. Now if people would just listen to him!

This book hits a lot of current topics---Beth and her husband Arnie have downsized from a house into a condo. The elevator is acting strange--they never see their neighbors and the rest of the building is enjoying watching Beth wake Sylvester on his leash! There have been break-ins where only tiny items have gone missing--Sylvester is very interested in these doors!

The man who lives on their floor falls from his balcony--or was he pushed? The children from that condo are finally convinced they can come out and have fun with Beth's grand children--but something is wrong with their grandmother.

Have no fear--everything comes out perfectly in the end!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Joyce Ann Brown brings back landlady Beth & her clue-sniffing cat in the third book of her Psycho Cat series.

A ghoulish, cranky elevator, condo break-ins, and her renter not paying on time. Beth, the landlady, and her husband, Arnie, have retired to the building where Beth's last rental unit is located. Have they made a mistake?

Beth vowed to do no more sleuthing, but when her tenant is arrested for the murder of the Peruvian neighbor who fell (was pushed?) from the tenth-story balcony, the Ukrainian’s French wife is left without support, and the dead neighbor's grandchildren are left with only their wheelchair-ridden grandmother to care for them, Beth has to do something.

Is Sylvester providing clues with his psycho-cat behavior? Is the renter actually the killer? Do the break-ins and elevator problem have anything to do with the murder? Even Arnie, who has always told Beth to keep her nose out of police business, gets involved—for the sake of the children.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Joyce Ann Brown is an explorer. In life, she explores the world. Her career as a librarian let her explore all types of media with her students. On hikes and trips, she always needs to find out what is around the next bend. In her stories, especially her mysteries, she explores human nature, the light and the dark.

Her travels provide many of her settings. In "CATastrophic Connections," the sleuth follows clues which lead her to St. John and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where she encounters frustrations and dangers in that tropical paradise.

"Furtive Investigation" takes the reader back and forth in time and from Kansas City, MO to Frog Springs, Arkansas after Psycho Cat finds a skeleton in the attic of a duplex.

The protagonist explores Kansas City, especially the Brookside neighborhood, in "Nine LiFelines," the third book in the Psycho Cat series. The Trolley Track Trail, the author's favorite walking trail in Kansas City, is the setting for the action in this book.

In "Tailed," to save her brother-in-law from going to prison for murder, our intrepid sleuth and her clairvoyant cat must connect a bungling duo of petty crooks to the RV and truck break-ins and murder that happened during their RV vacation to Texas.

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Joyce Ann Brown said...

The Psycho Cat series includes four mysteries, all of which deal with real-world topics. Thank you for the review!

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