Thursday, August 22, 2019

Harry the Wonder Cat: Book Review & Giveaway

Harry the Wonder Cat book cover.
About the Book: Harry is no ordinary cat. Two centuries ago, he was given the job of helping the Johnson family through the ups and downs of life.

This story takes place in the present. Nikki Johnson and her good friend, Heather Murphy, are planning their annual Christmas trip to Harrot Reef to visit Nikki's Aunt Lynn.

However, Aunt Lynn summons the girls early because something is very wrong. The next day, Nikki and Heather arrive to find Lynn dead in her library with her cat, Harry, next to her. The only clues to what happened are a broken teacup, a note, and a copy of Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affairs at Styles. This definitely won't be the quiet and relaxing trip the women had hoped for.

The Legend of the Pink Diamond is a well-known story around town that's been passed down from generation to generation in the Johnson family. A pink diamond is a priceless and rare stone, treasured for its beauty and rarity. The legend goes that Frank Johnson found and hid one of these incredible pink diamonds and that the stone is still in the Johnson family's possession. But is it true or is it just a story?

Harry uses his magical powers to help the women solve the mystery of Lynn's murder and the Legend of the Pink Diamond.

My Thoughts: This book captured my interest right away. I was interested to see how Harry's magical powers would play out in the story.

I found the main characters charming and very likable. The main characters were down to earth. Instead of seeming to work against the police, as is the case in many cozy mysteries, Nikki and Heather actually worked very well with the police in solving this crime. Oftentimes, the main characters in cozy mysteries go off and do something impulsive, which honestly makes me want to scream. That wasn't the case here.

I think the author could turn this into a really cool cozy mystery series if she wants to. Personally, I hope she does!

I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries.

About the Author: Denise Brixey grew up and studied writing in the San Francisco Bay area. When she moved to a small town in the Gold Country, she volunteered at a cat rescue. She learned that while she worked to save the cats, they were actually saving her. Cats have been a meaningful part of Denise's world since. They've starred in her blogs, social media pages, and her new book.


Denise has graciously offered to give THREE of our blog readers a copy of her book, Harry The Wonder Cat: The Legend of the Pink Diamond. 

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You can enter the giveaway from 12AM August 23, 2019 to 12AM September 1, 2019. Three winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim his/her prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and another winner/s will be randomly chosen. Good luck! 

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FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of, "Harry the Wonder Cat," by Denise Brixey for a fair and honest review. Receiving the book did not influence my opinions in any way. All opinions expressed n Fur Everywhere are my own. 


  1. That is the type of book I like and it sounds great.

  2. I love any book that involves animals and especially if they help solve a mystery.

  3. Of course, I love reading about animals. Other than that my favorite genre are fantasy and mystery.

  4. We read a LOT and having Harrys book would be super. Thanks

  5. Not what I usually read, but it sounds good.