#BookReview ~ Paw and Order (Detective Whiskers #1) by Chris AbernathyPaw and Order by Chris Abernathy
Published by Wright on the Mark LLC on May 23, 2023
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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Who is really catching killers in Paradise Cove? It’s not the local police. The Paradise Cove Murder Society is getting the job done, with more help than they realize from a furry detective named Whiskers.

Sheila and her cat Whiskers are starting a new life in the perfect little Florida beach town that managed to avoid the big crowds, condos and chain stores. But as soon as they arrive the town has its first ever murder. Good thing Whiskers is a trained detective! Fred, Sheila’s husband of forty years, was a police detective who recently passed away, right before they were supposed to retire to the beach. After forty years of devoting herself entirely to being a good wife and mother she’s now left to put her life back together, but what kind of life will it be? In a fresh setting, and with some quirky new friends, she slowly begins to remember all of the dreams she had as a young woman. She has a second chance to chase those dreams, if she can stay alive and out of prison. When her next door neighbor is killed and the evidence points to Sheila, it’s time for Whiskers to step up.

Whiskers was Fred’s loyal assistant and he’ll need to remember everything he learned from his mentor to keep Sheila safe as she rediscovers herself. With the help of some unexpected new friends of his own Detective Whiskers sets out to prove to the world, and himself, that he is worthy of the shiny badge on his collar. If you love humorous cozy mysteries where pets take the lead and eccentric friends come together to solve crimes with just the right amount of suspense then the Detective Whiskers Cozy Mystery Series is exactly what you’re looking for. Buy Paw and Order now and find out why the only thing better than a K-9 cop is a feline detective!

Be sure to stick around after the story for some delicious culinary treats mentioned in the book. You'll love the recipes for Sheila's Pineapple Salsa, Tarrie Ann's Mango Margarita, Julia's Brownie Mocha Trifle, Becky's Key Lime Pie and the Pineapple Mango Tango Ice Cream served at Sandy Scoops!

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My Thoughts

Each character is distinctive and unforgettable, having their own traits and characteristics that set them apart. The writing is entertaining and amusing, making for a fun read that keeps you interested from beginning to end.

The plot is well-constructed, with plenty of twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end, in addition to the endearing characters and witty writing.

Overall, “Paw and Order” is a delightful book that’s perfect for anyone who loves cozy mysteries or cats. I highly recommend it!


About Chris Abernathy

Chris Abernathy writes fun and funny mysteries built around unique and lovable characters, some of which are human.

Growing up in a home that resembled a library, with overflowing bookshelves in every room, Chris has always been surrounded by books. He started writing his first at the age of eleven before becoming distracted by other forms of storytelling.

Throughout a 35 year career as a radio and television personality, Chris was honored more than a dozen times by the Alabama Broadcasters Association with awards for best radio personality, morning show, radio station, public service and more.

Chris’s entry to the world of professional publishing came as an audiobook narrator and he has been recognized for this work by the Independent Audiobook Awards as a finalist for Best Male Narration in 2019 and Best Thriller/Suspense in 2020 and also by the One Voice Awards as a finalist for the best non-fiction performance in 2021.

Working closely with authors and publishers as a narrator revived the dream of writing his own books and now Chris is making that dream a reality. His debut book was a short travel guide for St. George Island, a Florida Gulf Coast destination he loves to visit with his wife, Alice and their two boys. Moving into fiction, his first release in the Detective Whiskers Cat Cozy Mystery Series was ranked as the #1 New Release in Amazon’s Amateur Sleuth category and the series continues to be well received by readers everywhere.