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Book Reviews of How to Moon a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 3)

How to Moon a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 3)
How to Moon a Cat - Cats and Curios, Bk 3
Author: Rebecca M. Hale
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425242179
ISBN-10: 042524217X
Publication Date: 7/5/2011
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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4 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

moonmystkat avatar reviewed How to Moon a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 3) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
After reading this latest book in the series, I'm still not sure if I like the series. There's obviously something there that peaks my interest enough to keep me reading each new book, but I can't say whether it's enjoyment, or a compulsion to try to fit all the discordant pieces together, or that it reminds me of the bizarre aspects of my own life.
This series is definitely not for those who like their mysteries tied up in a neat little bow, with no loose ends.
dollycas avatar reviewed How to Moon a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 3) on + 638 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Rebecca, Rupert and Isabella are back and better than ever!!!

Rupert is still sniffing out tightly wrapped packages hidden by Rebecca's late Uncle Oscar. Most times the package contains money wadded up which he seems to find right when Rebecca needs it. But this time Rupert uncovers a package that contains a little bear holding a flag. This has to be a clue to one of her uncle's hidden valuable treasures.

The first clue sends Rebecca to Nevada City, a former mining town. Her neighbor Monty is headed there to represent the San Francisco Mayor at a bike race, The Tour of California. So they pack up the cats and head off together each on their own mission.

Rebecca starts to believe her little excursion may be putting herself right in the path of her uncle's oldest enemy. Can she stay safe and follow the clues to uncover the treasure or is she endangering both herself and her cats with this road trip?

I loved this book so much. First of all with a title like HOW TO MOON A CAT you can't wait to delve into these pages. The author has her hands full writing for the human characters and two very vocal cats, one extremely opinionated, the other more laid back and relaxed. Then in this book she adds the moon as a character, a very important character and that leads to only one way of How To Moon A Cat.

This story also takes us on a history lesson about California Bear Flag Revolt . This flag is very essential to the plot. We also meet some colorful characters, clever impostors, and willing tricksters as Rebecca finds the clues she needs. Oh and maybe a couple of frogs.

This story has so many layers. It was laugh out loud funny in places, but my husband says I giggled through most of the book. The author has grown so much and is perfecting her writing craft. I have watched her evolve with each story. This plot while multifaceted is very tight. Her characters are all growing and developing as well. Her writing in places is almost poetry and her descriptions make people and places jump off the page, even a few we would like contained within the pages.J

I do believe this is my favorite cozy so far in 2011. I gave it my highest rating which equals 5 stars but it is definitely a 10!!! I highly recommend this book and the entire series!!! This book could not have been more purr-fect!!! A purr delight to read!!!
reviewed How to Moon a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 3) on + 419 more book reviews
Meh....I found this latest book in the series truly odd...even odder than the first two...I managed to finish the first two books in the series, but I could not finish this one!
mccoffield avatar reviewed How to Moon a Cat (Cats and Curios, Bk 3) on + 76 more book reviews
This is an unusual series, not a run-of-the-mill mystery series, cozy or not. Rebecca M. Hale is a good writer and a very unique author.

It took me some time to get into this series. My best advice is to "go with the flow" and don't over analyze things.

The story lines are a bit mystery, a bit fantasy, a bit adventure and a bit historical novel. The mystery part is just that there is a mystery (or two) to solve. The fantasy part refers to the authors propensity to humanize (give dialogue or thought process to) animals and sometimes objects. The adventure part varies from book to book and is usually tied into the historical part - specifically the gold rush era, though the setting is current-time San Francisco.

My guess is this: either you will become oddly enthralled in this different kind of mystery, or you will simply not appreciate the author's style at all.

I had previously read the first two books in another series by the same author - her mysteries set in the Virgin Island, which also are not your typical cozy mysteries. However, I loved the Virgin Islands books, so I had to try her cat series.

I do recommend this series to the adventuresome reader, but it does require a bit of "getting-used-to" and perhaps some "letting-go".