This book is a spin off from the author's Cat in the stack series. Diesel, the cat from that series, is staying with The Delucorte sisters, two very southern, well mannered women in their 80s. The cat on the cover, isnt Diesel. The two animals will show up later in the book.
I really thought this book was delightful. I loved the whole mystery idea, and setting. Basically, their long time, mooching dramatic friends shows up their home requesting sanctuary from her murderous family. Then comes the whole family right after her. This setting reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel setting. I found the Main characters sweet and enduring, smart and thoughtful.
I am looking forward to the next books. 3.5 stars is a good rating for cozy book, I give 5stars to masterpieces of literature.