Crouch End Confidential, the agency started by housewife, Cathy is failing badly. Hardly surprising when their only clients are old ladies seeking lost pets. Until the strange case of the missing dog…
Soon Cathy’s multiple problems include stolen bikes, a possible murder weapon, the sabotage of her friends’ new shop, drug-dealing yobbos and being forced to pose as the world’s most inept maths tutor.
Suddenly Cathy is endangering her marriage, friendships and her life to untangle these messes.
But that’s what you get for meddling with murder…
About the Author
By the time each had 70 short stories published internationally, Pam was settled in Surrey, England, and Lorraine had finally taken root in Boulder, Colorado. Long telephone chats about life and fiction led to their current collaboration. They have produced six acclaimed novels – How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad, Looking For La La, To Catch A Creeper, Million Dollar Question and Meddling With Murder. They write contemporary women’s fiction laced with humour, romance, and mystery.
When not hunched over computers, Lorraine, a certified ROTH ‘horse whisperer’, can usually be found messing about with her four rescue horses and Pam on a fund raising bike ride, madly cycling over mountains to Paris, Barcelona or Gibraltar on the back of her husband’s bone-shaking tandem.
By Silvana on April 9, 2016
There is an unsolved murder and of course Cathy doesn’t stay still she investigates.
It’s quite adventure reading about my favorite character Cathy. Cathy is hilarious, brave and persistent even stubborn person and you will like her because she will make you laugh, cry and make you believe in better life, in goodness in people and general in the magic of life.
Cathy is a wife, a mother, best friend, good neighbor, a savior, a person with good will. She was a housewife; then she run advertising agency with her best friend Rosa and now in this third book of this series, she is co-owner of a company with an ex-cleaner pimple.
If I continue to tell you about Cathy and her adventure I will repeat myself, and I will be boring so that you could read my previous reviews: Looking for La La, Can You Catch a Creeper and A Million Dollars Question, and you will have the a whole picture about Cathy and her life.
I’m telling you that I enjoy in this book as I enjoy in previous books of this series, but this one is my favorite of all four books.
I recommend this book to everyone who likes mystery, female main character, who is strong, funny and likable.
By Sheri A. Wilkinson on April 3, 2016
Cathy O’Farrell has her own business “Couch End Confidential”. She is struggling to make her business a success, seems she gets nothing but simple jobs, such as elderly ladies looking for someone to find their lost dogs. Then she does get a strange and exciting case, regarding a missing dog. Also her best friend Rosa hires her to investigate her fiance, Alec.
Things are about to heat up for Cathy. Between her domestic life and every day problems, her husband Declan wants to move which is not what Cathy wants to do. Will she be able to solve these mysteries?
The plot is original and moves at a quick pace, with mystery, drama and laughter. Cathy and her friends are very likable. When she starts investigating what seems to be boring and mundane cases, things turn into much more but Cathy is still determined to solve everything. Her marriage is put to test on top of everything. Overall I found Meddling With Murder very enjoyable and highly recommend to all.
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review
By Njkinny on April 8, 2016
Committed to solving mysteries, Cathy is struggling to make a living and only getting cases of missing pets and bicycles where clients are not in a very paying position. But all this changes when she gets the case of the missing dog. Soon she is juggling danger, solving several small mysteries and even trying to balance her marriage which seems to have taken a bad turn.
I have enjoyed the books by the writing duo of Pam and Lorraine who write under the name Ellie Campbell before and was very excited when they told me about their latest cozy mystery. Promising funny, relatable and sometimes rambling but always genuine characters and a good mystery, I was not disappointed by this book.
The cover is very vivid and appealing. The blurb is interesting but could have been a better initial showcase to the lovely story. The title is intriguing and together these three will surely attract the readers towards the book.
The book starts with our middle age mom investigator, Cathy dangling from a tree while rescuing a cat for her client while the children fear for her safety and call the fire fighters. This opening scene had me dissolving in giggles while also feeling camaraderie for Cathy who is just so sweet, sometimes rambling when she is nervous, simple and so shy that she is often unable to ask her clients to pay her for all her hard work.
By RayGun on April 11, 2016