Con­nie’s Book Club

Curl up with a good cat and a good book


Curl up with a good cat and a good book. Ed­i­tor-in-Chief Con­nie Wil­son’s cur­rent se­lec­tion of must-reads.

The Per­sian Al­ways Me­ows Twice: A Cat Groomer

Mys­tery lovers will want to sink their teeth into this one! Pro­fes­sional cat groomer Cassie McGlone’s busi­ness is boom­ing. Her sa­lon is filled with four-legged clients, and she has even earned the busi­ness of mil­lion­aire Ge­orge DeLeuw, who brings in his beau­ti­ful Per­sian, Harpo, for groom­ing. But when Cassie makes a house call to Ge­orge’s man­sion, she dis­cov­ers his mur­dered body next to the newly or­phaned Harpo. As the lo­cal po­lice at­tempt to find the killer, Cassie be­gins her own in­ves­ti­ga­tion and no­tices that there is some­thing odd about the at­ten­tion Harpo is get­ting—some­one seems ex­tremely fixed on get­ting their hands on the Per­sian cat. Is Harpo the key to un­rav­el­ling this mys­tery? As a cat lover and groomer, can Cassie find out the truth? This ex­cel­lent mys­tery de­but from Eileen Watkins will make your pulse race!

To­tal Cat Mojo

Do you un­der­stand your kitty’s Cat Mojo? What does that even mean? Ac­cord­ing to Jack­son Galaxy, an­i­mal be­haviourist and host of An­i­mal Planet’s hit show “My Cat From Hell,” cat mojo is the con­fi­dence that cats ex­hibit when they are at ease in their en­vi­ron­ment and in touch with their nat­u­ral in­stincts. But how can you be­gin to com­pre­hend this mojo, and how do you help your cat har­ness that groove? Find out in To­tal Cat Mojo, Jack­son Galaxy's new, com­pre­hen­sive cat care guide that shows how to elim­i­nate fe­line be­havioural prob­lems by un­der­stand­ing your cat's mo­ti­va­tions. With this smart and witty man­ual, your kitty will have the strength to get his mojo on, and will be­come the groovy, at-ease kitty he was born to be!

The As­ton­ish­ing Thing

This heart­warm­ing and in­sight­ful book, told from the per­spec­tive of bright and lov­ing cat Boo, fol­lows the story of Boo’s fam­ily, which is sud­denly thrown into dis­ar­ray when Boo’s hu­man mother, Car­rie, abruptly leaves the rest of the fam­ily. Boo is of course con­cerned about reg­u­lar cat wor­ries, such as who will fill her cat dish, but also wants to un­der­stand what is hap­pen­ing to her fam­ily and why. It will per­haps take Boo her­self to help the fam­ily make it through their is­sues, and to fi­nally make things right! This touch­ing tale pro­vides a sen­si­tive and per­cep­tive look into the in­tri­ca­cies of mar­riage and fam­ily life, as seen through the unique per­spec­tive of the fam­ily cat.

Pri­vate Eyes

Join Moose, a plucky Aus­tralian Ter­rier, in a race against the clock as he tries to save his best friend, a Pit Bull named Killer, from be­ing wrongly con­victed and eu­th­a­nized for the grisly death of his girl­friend. With zero leads and time run­ning out, Moose has no one to turn to but An­to­nio Gat­togrosso, the in­fa­mous Maine Coon cat pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor known as Fat Tony. Moose and Tony are joined by cats and dogs alike as they traipse across Chicago in search of ev­i­dence to free Killer. Breed and species stereo­types are chal­lenged in this quirky tale that is guar­an­teed to have you on the edge of your seat—some­times in sus­pense and other times in laugh­ter! This mys­tery is a fast-paced romp with so many unique and well-rounded char­ac­ters, you’ll for­get they are all an­i­mals—we know we did!

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