01 February 2015

The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues by Cindy Vincent

Case Jewel Covered Cat Statues Cindy Vincent

About the Book

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Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most complicated ever!

When someone hides a mysterious package in their mom's antique store, the boys find it - but that's when a whole bunch of suspicious people who are after the package show up in St. Gertrude! Holy Catnip! Coincidentally, a priceless, jeweled statue collection goes on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection are two jewel covered cat statues that disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago. 

Soon Buckley and Bogey wonder how long those statues will stay missing. Because this is one case that really keeps them on their paws!

Honestly, The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues by Cindy Vincent was not a good book for me. I tried really hard to enjoy it, since overall, Vincent’s premise seemed promising with a fun and unique mystery and at times, the mystery did entertain and intrigue me. However, I never felt truly engaged with the story - and I think my problem mostly stemmed from two aspects of the book:

1. I am not a lover of cats, so the narration from the perspective of a cat quickly became too much for me and I lost some interest (especially with the repetitive uses of “Holy mackerel!” and “Holy catnip!”).
2. I felt several instances in the book talked down to me as the reader - and even seemed unnecessarily explanatory for the targeted middle-grade audience.
Yet, I will say that although I personally did not particularly enjoy The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues, plenty of readers have. (If you are interested in seeing other opinions, be sure to check out reviews here.) If you are a cat lover, this may be a perfectly enjoyable book.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Cindy Vincent was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has lived all around the US and Canada.  She holds an M.A.Ed, and is the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls.  She is also the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper books, the Daisy Diamond Detective book series, and Cats Are Part of His Kingdom, Too: 33 Daily Devotions to Understanding God's Love.  She lives with her husband and the real, live Buckley and Bogey, who run surveillance on her house each and every night.

Find Cindy, Buckley, and Bogey online at her website and Facebook.

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