Sunday, September 21, 2014

To Die Fur (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery #2) by Dixie Lyle

Foxtrot is back.  She's the major problem solver for Zelda and sorts all her guests out and keeps them calm.  Her main goal in life is to solve problems.  She has no idea of the size of her next "problem", though...

St. Martin's Paperbacks allowed to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published in August, so you can grab a copy now.

This is a paranormal animal story.  Yes, you read that right.  Foxtrot can talk to ghosts, lives next to an animal graveyard, and even has a ghost pet or two.  Her boss raises money for charities.  This time Zelda has acquired a white liger.  That's a mix between a lion and a tiger and they happen very seldom.  She's soon got a lineup of people who want the animal.  Some have donated to foundations she likes to "buy" a ticket into the group of people being considered.  She thinks this makes them more sincere.  Sorry, Zelda, to me it just means they have a lot of money to throw around.

When someone poisons the big cat by putting antifreeze in his pool, they know it has to be someone staying there that did it.  The cameras show nothing.  Who did it and how?

This is an odd little mystery with lots of different cultural beliefs, a gangster, a jewel thief and more involved.  In the meantime, King Lion and the Queen Tiger are both fighting over who gets the liger's soul.  He has to choose and he's taking his time.  Foxtrot and her friends are trying to avoid a battle that will tear up our world while it's going on, and the liger misses his bear friend.

It was an interesting story and kept me reading but the Gods of Cats theme was a bit strange.  I like Foxtrot and her crush, Ben.  The animals are amusing and so is the way they interact with the humans.

If you like ghosts and animals, you need to read this series.  It's a cozy that is good company on a quiet day.

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