Release Date: July 31, 2019
Genre: Adult Fiction / Cozy Mystery
Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.
Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard… until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden.
With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case.
From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer… but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?
I love being immersed in the world of this series and being a cat lover, I adore Nero and Marlowe and their cat gang. A Whisker in the Dark is very funny and it’s a perfect read if you don’t want anything too serious but would still like a little mystery. Even though this is book 2 of a series, I think it would be just fine as a standalone. However, I highly recommend reading them in order, so you get the full picture of the guesthouse as well as Josie. The books tie together nicely as well and only leave a tiny bit of a cliffhanger, although there wasn’t much of one in this book but just enough to leave you wanting more.
There are also recipes in the back which is fun, and it was a nice quick read as well. I didn’t guess the ending, but it may be easier to guess for the readers who play detective as they go. I am so glad I found this lovely cozy series and I’m already reading book 3 because I can’t tear myself away. Highly recommend to all the cat lovers and cozy mystery fans!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5