This is the first book in the new Whit and Whiskers series by Gabby Allan who also writes as Misty Simon, if you’re familiar with the Tallie Graver cozy mysteries. I haven’t personally read them yet, but I do own some. While I’m waiting on the next Whit and Whiskers, I hope to get to the Tallie Graver series.
I really like the dynamics of the characters in this book, especially when Whit decided to sleuth, and her pals Felix and Maribel helped. I’m a sucker for a new series, especially one with a cute animal like Whiskers on the cover!
My Goodreads review:
Much Ado about Nauticaling by Gabby Allan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the first of this new series featuring Whit who runs glass bottom boat tours, her brother Nick who does the same and their very cool grandparents Pops and Goldy. I just love Pops and Goldy! She’s just a hoot how she’s always out in the sun doing her tanning, but she’s totally sweet and helpful to Whit when she needs her. Pops is the voice of reason and steadiness when Whit needs that. And Whiskers is a great comfort cat who got a chance to dig her claws into someone bad!
I just had a little tickly suspicion all along that wouldn’t go away, and I was actually right for once about whodunit. I read one thing farther along that cinched it for me, and that was my guess. The showdown was a good one too.
Maybe Whit’ll figure out that Felix isn’t so bad after all. I actually felt sorry for him, because unlike most stories where the girl is wronged/left at the altar/cheated on, this poor guy to me was the one who got the short end of the deal with Whit leaving and no explanation. Hopefully there’ll be plenty more of this series books for them to get reacquainted! I loved the sleuthing dynamics of Whit, Felix and Whit’s bestie and roommate, Maribel who came in really handy since she worked at the police station
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.