Apocalypse Meow by Zara Keane review

This is the seventh book in the Movie Club Mysteries series by Zara Keane. It quickly became a favorite series. If anyone’s familiar with the series, in the last book, Lenny and Maggie had to deal with a very rambunctious cat named Quibbles that summer who’d since had some fame when he got credit for solving the murder. After losing a contract during a hysterically funny video call, Lenny and Maggie agreed to be bodyguards for Quibbles in a cat contest. And it was all hilariously downhill after that. Catch yourself up in the series, because you won’t want to miss this new release coming tomorrow, May 25!

My Goodreads review:

Apocalypse Meow (Movie Club Mysteries, #7)Apocalypse Meow by Zara Keane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love this series and was really craving more of it when I found out the latest was coming out tomorrow. I always know when Lenny’s on the case with Movie Reel Investigations, laughs are guaranteed. In fact, the laughs started before the first chapter even ended, and it kept going from there. Maggie’s usually good for some good scenes too. When they found themselves in a rundown hotel run by Maggie’s cousin Angel, for some reason, I liked Angel immediately.

With a storm raging outside, a power outage and the bodies piling up, Maggie and Lenny had their hands full, since Liam hadn’t quite made it to the hotel yet. I had an idea early on of who might be the killer, but I had no idea why. It was just a gut feeling. As everything was revealed in a hilarious showdown, I felt relief for everyone who wasn’t guilty and could finally get out of the worse-than-Batels Motel.

The ending wrapped everything up neatly, there’s no other word for it but awesome. I knew I liked that Angel!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book, and my opinions are my own.

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Murder in Connemara review

This is the second book in the Home to Ireland series, which is exclusive to Barnes & Noble for a year from its publication of July 28, 2020. It’s written by Carlene O’Connor who most cozy fans know from her Irish Village series. She always has some good characters to share in her books, and this one was no exception. It had been a while since I’d read the first book, but the author did a good job catching readers up if this was the starting point for anyone–and without giving any spoilers, which is always a plus.

Thanks to #Kensington Publishing for the paperback ARC to review. Clifden Castle picture found at Wikimedia Commons.

My Goodreads review:

Murder in ConnemaraMurder in Connemara by Carlene O’Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. I loved the settings of the two castles and just the whole description of Ireland itself. Being an armchair traveler, I feel like I got a nice vacation in without all the fuss and bother. This author always has a nice assortment of characters, some likable and some not so much.

There were all kinds of suspects to pick from while the body count kept rising. Tara hadn’t really expected to run into a murder when she was trying to get ready for her shop’s grand opening, but things worked out for her in the long run. Even DS Gable asked for her help this time around. Danny wasn’t happy about it, but they still ended up in a good place. I didn’t realize who the killer was until right before Tara figured it out. There was a good showdown and escape scene along with the killer getting outed. I liked how everything was wrapped up and explained if not along the way, it was explained at the end. I’ll be anxious to read the next book that comes along. I’ll have to read in the author’s other series in the meantime.

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