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.

Jacque Heebner is a former Daily News journalist, animal rights activist, and owner of Jacque Designs Presents.  For more about Jacque and First Person Cat, please visit her website.


I’m offering one copy of this book for one lucky winner.  To enter the drawing, leave a comment here.  For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter and post the link in a separate comment.  This giveaway ends Friday, March 18.


32 Comments on Book Review and Giveaway: First Person Cat by Jacque Heebner

  1. Janet Plymire
    January 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm (6 years ago)

    I love cats and reading a good mystery. This book sounds like a great combination of both. I’d love adding this book to my must read books of 2015!

  2. Lynn Neuberg
    March 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm (10 years ago)

    I happen to LOVE Tortie cats, we had one named Sabrina,who sadly, passed away at age 18 in 2004. I miss her dearly. She was trained to run up the side of my leg and sit on my chest/shoulder. She could also fetch paper wads and bring them back to you.

    She was so smart, independent, very attached to me and definitely was the boss of the other three cats at the time! We now have six kitties, and adopted a Calico since they are also special breeds.
    Torties are special cats for sure. I would surely adopt another Tortie in the future!!

  3. Victoria Howard
    March 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm (10 years ago)

    I don’t have currently a Torti in my home of 8 cats..someday I will again though! Please add me to the drawing for the book!

  4. Janineq
    March 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm (10 years ago)

    I love anything to do with cats and this book intrigues me.

  5. Jeanne
    February 27, 2011 at 7:21 am (10 years ago)

    It certainly sounds intriguing. Of course, being me I’m already worried about who is taking care of Tiffany now that her human mom is going. Who’s opening the cans of Fancy Feast and scooping the litter box?? I guess I’ll just have to read the book!

  6. Kathy P
    February 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Sounds great! Would love to read this! Love cats!

  7. Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger
    February 26, 2011 at 11:34 am (10 years ago)

    I would like this great book. If I am selected, please send so Jeanette. Thank you for the great post.

  8. Jeanette Bloomfield
    February 26, 2011 at 9:52 am (10 years ago)

    This is exactly what I need to go with my radiation treatments. A mystery by one of my favorite cats. ANYthing to take my mind off the radiation. Crossed fingers here.

    • Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger
      February 26, 2011 at 11:32 am (10 years ago)

      Sending you positive thoughts and a nosetap. Crossed paws here for you. xoxox If I win, I would like you to receive First Person Cat.

      • Ingrid
        February 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm (10 years ago)

        Jeanette, I’m thinking positive thoughts for you, too. Fingers and paws crossed for you to win!

        Gracey, what a lovely comment – that’s so nice of you.

    • Jacque Heebner
      April 26, 2013 at 3:18 am (8 years ago)

      I don’t know if you won the contest or not, but I’d love to send you a copy for your chemo companion.
      Please let me know.
      Jacque Heebner

  9. Sheila
    February 26, 2011 at 5:40 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. Nena W
    February 26, 2011 at 12:43 am (10 years ago)

    What a delightful thought for a story! Of course it’s only fitting
    that the stories central figure is none other than a Tortie!
    I am proudly owned by a Tortie named Peanut, who has
    endless charm, curiosity and personality plus. Perhaps your
    next book could use her as a charachter? Just sayin’ I am very
    proud of my girl and she loves to be center of attention 🙂

    P.S. She was a rescue kitty and I love her to pieces!

  11. Michelle
    February 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Two favorites-cats and murder mysteries.

  12. Jessie
    February 25, 2011 at 9:16 pm (10 years ago)

    I am such a cat person! I love all things cats just as much as I love all things books! lol and this definitely seems like the best of both worlds and I would love to win a copy of First Person Cat!

  13. Mason Canyon
    February 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Great review. This sounds like a great read. I especially like that it’s a tortoiseshell. Finally, a book about a cat that doesn’t die. 🙂

    Thoughts in Progress

  14. Debbie
    February 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm (10 years ago)

    This sounds like a kick and a fun read. Please count me in! 🙂

  15. Layla Morgan Wilde
    February 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm (10 years ago)

    That does sound dishy. Funny how truth can be stranger than fiction. The cat rescue group I volunteer with has two cats up for adoption since their human mom was murdered. Hopefully they’ll have a happy ending like the book.

  16. Connie
    February 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm (10 years ago)

    What a clever idea!

  17. Esme
    February 25, 2011 at 11:18 am (10 years ago)

    This sounds like a fun read. Thank you Ingrid.

  18. Jay
    February 25, 2011 at 9:21 am (10 years ago)

    A Tortie Persian. Sounds interesting. Wonder if Harry knows about this.
    I will have to see if Walmart has this yet.

  19. Tamara Alfson
    February 25, 2011 at 9:17 am (10 years ago)

    I love mysteries and I love cats so this is perfect! Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.


  20. Debbie Anders
    February 25, 2011 at 9:07 am (10 years ago)

    Gotta love a story with a tortie for the hero 🙂 🙂 🙂

  21. Max the Quilt Cat
    February 25, 2011 at 8:40 am (10 years ago)

    Great book review. Of course the cat was the hero of the story…

    pawhugs, Max

  22. Pat Wolesky
    February 25, 2011 at 7:57 am (10 years ago)

    What’s not to like? A tortie solving murders is totally believable to me 🙂

  23. Leigh-Ann Gerow
    February 25, 2011 at 7:05 am (10 years ago)

    I’ll read it, or better yet, I’ll get the cats to read it to me!

  24. Geraldine Galentree
    February 25, 2011 at 7:02 am (10 years ago)

    This sounds like a fun read. Just my cup of tea! Thanks for the intro to Tiffany. Hope there will be many more after this.

  25. Pamela Kimmell
    February 25, 2011 at 6:55 am (10 years ago)

    Wonderful book review………this sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I also think that photo of Tiffany on the cover of the book is PRICELESS….what an expression she has – and those eyes!! Thanks for such a wonderfully detailed review – leaves no doubt that this is a winner of a read for cat mystery fans such as myself.


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