Oct 09 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Familiar Motives by Delia James

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Review / Leave a Comment

After learning that she comes from a family of witches—and adopting a familiar named Alistair—artist Annabelle Britton has made beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire, her home. Together with her coven, this good witch is trying to put a stop to magic and murder most foul.

When Anna takes Alistair to see local veterinarian Ramona Forsythe, they meet the most famous cat in town: Ruby the Attitude Cat, spokes-feline for a pet food brand. But then Ramona turns up dead, and Ruby goes missing. It seems like the murderer used magical means, so it’s up to Anna and Alistair to catch a killer and cat-napper as only a canny cat can.


About the Author

Delia James has been a writer almost as long as she’s been anything.  She started putting stories on paper by drawing stick figures comics based on Maurice Sendak cartoons and never stopped.  These days, she writes her magical mysteries from her home near Ann Arbor, Michigan, assisted by her loving husband, Tim, her magnificent son, Alex, and her vocal cat, Buffy the Vermin Slayer.


Review of Familiar Motives

Review (4 Stars):  Familiar Motives was a charming mystery with so many entertaining twists and turns.  I have loved this series since the very first book, A Familiar Tail, and I was very excited to read the third book in this great series.  In this installment, Anna is on the hunt to find the murderer who killed her friend and local veterinarian, Ramona Forsythe. This was a well-written mystery for me and I loved the secondary story involving a grumpy cat lookalike dispute between two women which definitely added to the mystery.  Anna is a great heroine that you will instantly adore and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.



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