Book Review and Giveaway: First Person Cat by Jacque Heebner
When I came across First Person Cat, I was immediately intrigued. A murder mystery featuring a tortoiseshell cat – I had to read this one!
Tiffany, a tortoiseshell Persian is living the good life in Beverly Hills, CA when her human mother, a former rock star, is found murdered in her home. Even though Tiffany didn’t witness the murder, she is sure she knows who killed her mother. Highly intuitive and with an uncanny (or maybe catty?) ability to read minds, Tiffany wants to make sure the right person is caught and justice prevails. As the murder investigation progresses, she charms a handsome detective on the Beverly Hills police force, who just happens to be a cat lover. As the story unfolds, Tiffany uses every feline wile at her disposal to direct the detective’s attention toward the person she believes killed her mother. In the process of her feline sleuthing, she even manages to prevent a second murder.
As the title suggests, the book is written from Tiffany’s perspective. Set in glitzy Beverly Hills, and filled with plenty of designer name dropping (the cat on the book’s cover is wearing a David Webb diamond necklace), the book is highly engaging, and you’ll find yourself cheering Tiffany on as she attempts to communicate what she knows to the sometimes frustratingly (for her) slow humans.
The author’s celebrity friends readily endorsed the book:
“Tiffany the cat is a cute and very enjoyable read . I love cat Tiffany and her point of view with humans and their flaws” - Lou and Carla Ferrigno, actors and body builders
“The beautiful Beverly Hills Tiffany, Tiff to select few, will guide you through a most fascinating, page flipping murder mystery. It deals with the rich, the conniving, the rock and film stars, the devious and then ever clever detectives. However, none is more clever than the magnificent Tiffany in solving the crime, with its intriguing cast of celebratory characters. By the way, Tiffany is a hot tortoise-shell Persian Cat!” – Tippi Hedren, actress and founder of Shambala Preserves for Big Cats & Exotic Animals
I enjoyed this book, especially the passages when Tiffany is trying to communicate with the humans around her. Heebner’s love for and knowledge of cats comes through loud and clear. The book leaves a little to be desired when it comes to human character development, but this is more than made up for by Tiffany’s endearing personality. A delightful, entertaining read.
I requested this book from the author’s publicist.
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