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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-A Canary in the Canal Georgie Shaw Cozy #8 Anna Celeste Burke-Ends 9/10

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Mad Max is throwing an opening party for his new theme park addition. He "requests" that Geogie and her husband attend--then he informs her that she has to wear the hat of public relations--there had to be a catch!! Georgie's police detective husband did not object since a famous Jazz singer would be there and singing for the first time in a long while. She would also be the voice over for the new movie that was coming out.

Their two cats were not pleased that they were being left --Cats can get kind of nutsy when they think you are leaving and they don't think you are supposed to (just ask my cat who tries to trip me at the door!). But off they went. Everything went fine with one or two problems that were fixed immediately. Then the party was at an end. Georgie took a walk out to the patio for a breath of fresh air when she spotted something yellow--she went over to see what it was---there was a body attached!! Then she was run over by a burglar trying to escape.

So--who was murdered? It will take a lot of investigating and plenty of twists and turns and misdirection to discover the truth. I did not guess until it was revealed-and I'll bet neither will you!!

I read this in one sitting--I could not stop--it was that good!! And the 5 recipes at the end will have your mouth watering!!



About the Book: (from Amazon)

Life is humming along nicely for Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler until Georgie’s discovery of a dead singer strikes a discordant note. They have a killer to find if they want to stop “Mad” Max Marley’s caterwauling and restore harmony.

Kay Garland, a renowned jazz singer is staging a comeback in Max Marley Studios’ animated feature film JAZZ! Georgie Shaw’s boss, Max, regards the party he’s throwing for Kay as “the social event of the season.” Kay’s a hit, but the party in the Venice Historic Canal District is barely over when Georgie finds a woman’s body in the canal.

The identity of the victim and the fact that she was brutally murdered soon have Max singing the same old tune. Whenever there’s big trouble, he insists that Georgie and her husband Jack investigate. In a Canary in the Canal, it’s Georgie and Jack to the rescue once again—with a little help from their Siamese cats!

Grab your copy of this delightful new mystery in the award-winning, best-selling cozy mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke.

Scrumptious recipes included.

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Anna Celeste Burke is an award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author!

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Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.

An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! My books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. Coming soon: The Misadventures of Betsy Stark also set here in the Coachella Valley. Find out more at http://www.desertcitiesmystery.com.

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75 comments :

Mya Murphy said...

Probably even more so. They are curious and has to know everything going on. Plus, they're amazing hunters.

Darlene said...

No I don't, dogs are much more alert and smarter than cats.

Christy Maurer said...

I'd like to think that if I were in trouble one of my cats would jump on my attacker,but they're fraidy cats! They usually hide if a stranger is here lol.

Donna Wolz said...

I think cats are smart enough but my baby hides whenever anyone comes to the door.

Debbie said...

Love to read books with cats (and write them, too). I would love to try this series. Thanks for the chance.

Nancy said...

I've never owned a cat so I am not sure if their protective instincts are equal to or superior to that of dogs.

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Judy Thomas said...

Cats can be very aware. Years ago a neighbours dog came up my driveway and growled at me and my cat, Shades, came flying down the back steps and flew at the dog. The dog ran home yelping with my cat attatched to it's face. Thankfully she was not harmed and came straight home.

Debbie P said...

My money will always be on my dog.

susan1215 said...

Yes, I think cats can be aware when it comes to protecting people in their vicinity.

James Robert said...

I think cats can be pretty smart, not sure I think their as protective as my dogs though.

Barbara Montag said...

I have two cats but haven't ever had dogs.
So hard for me to say.

Deb PelletierC said...

A blind cat attack a burglar in his owner's house. Another cat smelled a gas leak and let his owners know about it. I think dogs may work faster, but there are some smart cats.

Jeanna Massman said...

Yes, I think cats can be just as intuitive as dogs.

Shannon M said...

I'm allergic to cats so I've never owned one and, therefore, can't compare them with dogs. All I know is that my dog is extremely aware of what's going on around her and, for that, I'm grateful.

katieoscarlet said...

Yes I do believe cats can be protectors and very intuitive

Peggy Hyndman said...


Yes, I do believe that cats can be as aware as dogs when it comes to protecting people in their vicinity.

wendy Hutton said...

yes I believe this, my cat was a good watch dog he knew when someone entered the yard and alerted us

molli said...

my cats are super protective of our house and its people. they stand watch constantly

Anna Celeste Burke said...

Thanks for your wonderful review and for sharing my new release with your blog readers. I'm so happy to have a new book out in my Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series. I've owned cats and dogs all my life and loved them all! I have dogs in three of my other series. I enjoy writing about their antics and the joy they bring into the lives of my sleuths. Pets are devoted to us in such special ways, I believe that's why so many of us own them. They can certainly get into trouble at times, but I've never laughed harder in my life than when I've watched a pet do something hilariously funny.

Blessings to you, Miki, and to your readers. Anna

Riley said...

Yes, some cats are really good at protecting their world from intruders.

Julie Waldron said...

Yes, I believe cats are as good as dogs at protecting their loved ones.

Bonnylynn said...

I completely agree that cats know just as much maybe even more then dogs!

Michele S. said...

I believe that cats are just as knowing as dogs.. they feel different things.. we have both.. they bring wonderful insight....

Unknown said...

I do believe that cats know just as much as dogs. Both have great instincts, more than their humans realize.

kayla said...

for sure especially with spirits

Peggy said...

My cat was with me just as much as a dog. They did not like strangers around me.

Veronica Lee said...

Yes, I do believe that cats can be as aware and protective as dogs more than we realize.

Connie Carpenter said...

Cats are very aware. Just as dogs are.

Lily-Ann Gill said...

ABSOLUTELY!! Cats are far more aware of things than they want us to know. LOL
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wen budro said...

I do think that cats can be just as protective. It depends upon the personality of the animal.

Calvin F. said...

Cats are extremely alert, I'd say some are just as protective.

Antoinette M said...

I think cats are very alert.

bn100 said...

sure

teresalynn5 said...

Cats are very intelligent, and not given enough credit. They are protective, though usually smaller than dogs.

kdrae said...

I don't know about protecting me against, but mine will let me know when a stranger is near our home!

Unknown said...

I am definitely not a cat person because of allergies but I am definitely a fan of Anna Celeste Burke. I have read all her books to date and look forward to the next one out.

Elizabeth Robinson said...

Yes, I definitely think they can be just as aware.

Linda Kish said...

I think cat's can be very protective of their people but dog's generally can cause more physical damage to an intruder.

Sam said...

Yes, I believe all animals do, especially if you are bonded with them and treat them just like family, they will be your family and protect you.

le p said...

yes, I do. thanks

klp said...

Yes. I think they use different mechanisms than dogs but they do. Thank you.

Dobie said...

Yes, i believe cats are protective. My cat was meowing at me incessantly near kitchen and when i went in to see what it was, the microwave was on fire.

Vihous' Girl said...

No, I think most cats are not protective, but curious. My cat always hid when someone came to the door. My girlfriend has 4 cats and all of them hide except one when I visit her house and stay hidden until I leave.

Robyn K said...

Cats are just as smart as dogs, and in some cases even smarter! They are caring, loving, and very intuitive.

DJK said...

Yes I do, cat's are just more discriminating about whether to do so, lol! Entered with yahoo email.

JAB said...

Cats are God's gift to humans.

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Unknown said...

Cats are protective. They worry about their humans and try to alert you to dangers. If you are sick or feeling sad, they stay by your side. May not fight for you (never had to test this with our cats), but neither do all dogs. A dog we had when I was young hid in his bed while my brother was trying to get into the house. (He had locked himself out.) The dog didn't even bark.

Kathleen Kendler said...

I think they can. My cats have always known when things are right or good. Whenever I'm sad or sick, they are there to help me however they can. They also miss individuals when they're gone for a while & remember them as if they never left when they return.

Michele Hayes said...

Yes, I think cats are just as aware as dogs are.

Leeza said...

Dogs are more vocal and forceful when they sense threat, but my experience with cats is that they’re equally attentive and observant to threats to those around them. They will intervene.

Meredith W said...

I believe so. I've seen videos where cats see things before they happen and also where they protect people.

diannekc said...

I believe that cats are as protective as dogs. Whenever my cats are on edge or looking very alert and keep looking in a certain direction, I always try to see what looking at.

shortiewarren@hotmail.com said...

I've always had cats and some were protective and some weren't, depends on the personality

Jane said...

Oh yes, cats are indeed protective. Remember the video of the dog that attacked a little boy(in Texas or Florida, I believe) and the family cat came streaking out of the house and tore up the dog, forced it off the property while the mom rescued the little boy? He needed stitches in his arm. That was a rad cat!

cupcake58 said...

I'm not sure my daughter's cat would save her or us. I surmise that she'd either be sleeping or begging for food. I believe my dog would try to protect me though.

Unknown said...

Great author!

teena3940 said...

Yes they can. My daughter has a cat that does it... Thank you,q

BetsyPauzauskie said...

While living in Missouri our cat not only alerted us to the presence of snakes; but, would chase them off as well. She even noticed turtles eating raspberries. She was smart, brave, loveable, cuddly AND an ANAZING BODYGUARD! betsypz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jane Starcher said...

My cats are pretty quick to alert me of things when I am outside with them and my male has stepped between me and a very large dog before,hissing and arching his back. (I picked him up and headed inside so none of us got bit or scratched). :) I believe any of the 3 would try to protect me but dogs are much more aggressive.

Denise said...

I have heard of cats saving their human's life by meowing constantly to alert them about a fire. So, yes. Cats can be just as protective as dogs.

Teddi1961 said...

I absolutely think cats can be just as protective of their owners as dogs. I actually think all "pets" have this ability.

Thank you for the review and allowing the chance of the giveaway!

klp said...
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klp said...

I think they can just in a different way than dogs.

Le P said...

I'm pretty sure they can detect things were are intuned to.

Lei said...

All animals are supersensitive - it's nature's way of keeping them safe from preditors. leepcat at gmail.com

Anne said...

I think both(dogs and cats) would come to the aid of their owner if they loved them enough. And I truly believe they can sense danger.

Miranda Bly said...

Yes, I do. In fact, this video proves it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1k4wNXfDB8. Also, I followed Anne Celeste on Twitter as @RomanticEvrAftr, but I hit return instead of the shift key while entering my handle in the Rafflecopter comment window, so I didn't enter the whole name and it won't let me edit the entry. Sorry!

kimberly said...

Cats are very perceptive, but as much as a dog I dont think so.

kcharlton said...

My cats are pretty smart. They sense when I'm sick or upset and tend to hover around me. They also know words..I say treats and they all come running..lol!!

slehan said...

Cats may be just as good as dogs, but quieter.
Thanks for the contest.

Holly Thomas said...

Yes, my cat is smart and intuitive.

Sharklady71 said...

Definetly, cats are pretty smart animals.

MichelleCat said...

Absolutely, all my cats have and do. I have two cats and two dogs currently.

Kristi Friesen said...

I think cats can be quite intuitive and protective.

 
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