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A blizzard blows into Indiana, bringing gifts, gala events, and a ghastly murder to heiress Katherine “Katz” Kendall. It’s Katherine’s birthday, and she gets more than she bargains for when Colleen and her mum visit the Victorian mansion to celebrate. Handsome boyfriend Jake adds to the joys of the season. After all hell breaks loose at the Erie Museum’s opening, KatherineA blizzard blows into Indiana, bringing gifts, gala events, and a ghastly murder to heiress Katherine “Katz” Kendall. It’s Katherine’s birthday, and she gets more than she bargains for when Colleen and her mum visit the Victorian mansion to celebrate. Handsome boyfriend Jake adds to the joys of the season. After all hell breaks loose at the Erie Museum’s opening, Katherine and her five cats unwittingly stumble upon clues that help solve a mystery. But has Scout lost her special abilities? Or will Katz find that another one of her amazing felines is a super-sleuth? With the cats providing clues, it’s up to Katherine and her friends to piece together the murderous puzzle ... before the town goes bust!"The Cats that Played the Market” is the fourth book of Karen Anne Golden’s bestselling cozy animal mystery series “The Cats that ... ”...

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Number of Pages : 135 Pages
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  • Kat Lebo
    2018-10-28 00:32

    The Cats that Played the Marketby Karen Anne GoldenThis is the 4th and latest book in Golden's series, and it is another quick, fun read. This adventure takes place in December, just a couple of months after the finish of the last book. Katherine and Jake have become an item. Once again, Erie, IN is in the throes of a winter storm. Roads are closed and the state police are advising everyone to stay at home. In just a few days, Colleen and her mother are coming out to visit before the holidays. The trial of Patricia Marston, who murdered her own mother and Kathleen's ex-boyfriend, Gary (book #1) occurred just a few weeks earlier and Marston was found guilty and will be transported to a maximum security prison in the northern part of the state. And, it's Katz's birthday.For her birthday, the estate attorney, Mark, present Katz with a check for 5 million dollars as payout from the estate funds. She will inherit the entire amount in just a few months, after fulfilling the requirements of her great aunt's will. He advises her to invest some of the money with a new financial advisor in town, Robbie Brentwood, who had returned to Erie from New York in order to care for his aging mother. The story marries to story lines, the mysteries surrounding Brentwood and his seemingly too-good-to-be-true financial promises and the wrap up of the Marston story. Both story lines provide plenty of twists and turns, action and danger, and put all of Katherine's friends and furry family at risk. The story lines are well paced, intertwine well, and keep the reader engaged and turning page after page. As usual, great proofing/editing. Kudos! The characterizations of main characters are well fleshed out by this 4th book, and a reader of the entire series feels a comfortable with them as with his/her real life friends. Abra, the fifth cat (book #3) has settled in well and is a good fit with the growing Kendall clowder. Golden has utilized references to popular culture in all of the books, and continues that in this book, a practice of which I am very fond. A good example would be the names Barbie Sanders has given the two Siamese cats she has adopted: Dewey and Crow, obviously named for the Dewey Crow character in the TV series "Justified." (An aside -- interesting that I would read this the night before watching the first episode of the current, and last, season of "Justified," in which Dewey passes into that great TV land in the sky). All in all, I have enjoyed this series very much. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series, to see what trouble will come knocking at Katherine's door, and how her friends and her furry family will react.

  • Carolyn Stein
    2018-10-28 01:25

    Enjoyable, easy readI like cozy mysteries that allow my mind to relax. No bloody gore or horrifying descriptions just to gross you out. The cats that.... books do not disappoint. Likeable, real characters, a bit heavy on the "how different Indiana is" stuff (I am from Ohio, so I find that constant comparison unnecessary), the story's end does leave me wanting to know what will happen next in this town with Katz and her cats.

  • Mystereity Reviews
    2018-11-09 23:34

    Another entry in a cute series. I love that you can curl up and read this in an afternoon, and the characters are adorable. The only criticism I have is that the main mystery wasn't solved very well. It wasn't until after I finished it that it occurred to me that with all the excitement at the end of the book, the resolution to the murder was buried. But still a fun, enjoyable series.

  • Sue Ross
    2018-10-29 07:30

    This is the 4th book in the series and is just as great as the others. If you are a cat person, you will love this series. There are 5 cats in the series. They will entertain you, make you laugh, and make you wonder what’s going to happen next. I hope there is another one in the series because I really enjoy reading about them, even though I’m a dog person.

  • Suzi
    2018-11-02 23:21

    So glad I discovered this series If you love Siamese and small town murders, try this series! Lots of action, small town gossips and real characters. Thank you again Ms Golden for the entertainment and excitement!

  • Donna LoCastro
    2018-10-23 04:32

    Loved it very much!Book 4...excellent read great storyline. Sweet ending!!I love all of Katz' 5 cats!! Can't wait to read book Five. Enjoy!!

  • Mona
    2018-10-26 05:32

    Karen Anne Golden has brought another wonderful cozy book which I loved. In the fourth book the amazing cats are back to play the market...Scout, Abra, Iris, Lilac and Abby they will touch your heart. Mark Dunn has brought Katz some wonderful news on her birthday no less. His advice is to invest her fortune..When she meets Robert Brentwood for the first time, he sets off some bad vibes. The cats even tell her too in the way they only now how. Wow you can't help but laugh.When something terrible happens you know who will help solve the mystery? The plot only thickens, because of otherthings the cat's find after Robert Brentwood leaves Katz's house. It's very fascinating how the mystery is solved.In this book my heart was beating in moments and crying too..such sweet moments. You'll see why..so buy the books.You'll just fall in love with all the cats.Highly recommend this book, as well as the entire series.

  • Caroline Baisley
    2018-11-15 06:09

    Cute Cosy Murder MysteryThis is a light, easy murder mystery with minimum suffering and minimum gore. There's love involved, but the author discreetly draws the line at hugging and kissing. I very much appreciate this! When I wasn't a cosy, I'm not looking for steamy sex. The plot is straightforward but extremely well crafted. While our heroine, Katz, is becoming a murder magnet in this series set in small town INDIANA, the plot is believable. I found it a totally enjoyable afternoon read.

  • Robert D Wyant
    2018-11-22 06:34

    Becoming familyThis group of "Erie" people and cats continue to grow on you and start to feel like family. You will want to discipline these spunky cats but realize that if you do you may stunt their detective abilities so yo just love them and let them carry on. You like the folks of Erie will accept Katz and her cats like family despite all the trouble they seem to have moved in with them.

  • Susan
    2018-11-19 02:08

    Murder once again comes to Eerie, Indiana and heiress Katz Kendall and her feline sleuths are on the case. I love these books. Katz is a woman you could be friends and her cat menagerie are charming, smart, and helpful. I recommend it to mystery lovers who also love cats. If you enjoy Lillian Jackson Braun,Rita Mae Brown, and Carole Douglas, then you will enjoy Karen Anne Golden. Happy Reading!

  • Daniela
    2018-11-09 02:28

    Love the catsI loved this latest installment. The storyline draws the reader in right away and I couldn't put it down until the end. It's fun to imagine inheriting such a fortune. I love reading about the cats and their distinct and human-like personalities. I can't wait for the next installment.

  • Yvonne Baldwin
    2018-10-27 23:20

    PurrectOh my god I love these books. Karen Anne Golden is a great author. I have read the full series and can't wait for her next one. Please don't wait to long to write the next one.

  • Katie Murphy
    2018-11-09 06:34

    MarketSuch a darling, funny, intriguing story, one I won't give away! Karen Golden writes about cats as if she had been one in a previous life, maybe she was!!! Really enjoying this as well as other of her books. Hope you will too!

  • Lois Dyer
    2018-10-30 06:24

    The cats that played the market excellent book readI wrote that it was excellent because it keep you wanting to read more. It kept you wanting to know what happened next. Cannot wait to start reading the next one. Great job.

  • Leslie
    2018-11-06 23:06

    Another quick read with Katz and her 5 cats. The scene at the fund raiser is hilarious; the author is sparse with description so you can fill in the images yourself, esp. with the really interesting cakes. Not sure where she's going with this series, but this one had a very satisfying ending.

  • Heather Cameron
    2018-11-02 05:09

    For cat people onlyI've started the series because I love cats and have surprisingly enjoyed the mysteries and the cats. Anyone who has ever had a cat and used tape to clean clothes will get a laugh.

  • Pamela Murrey
    2018-10-30 23:11

    Good storyI love it, the whole series. This one tided me over for a while. I sure hope there will be a next one. I want to see the wedding and what does she do with the money?

  • Deidre Le Maistre
    2018-11-08 07:09

    I love Karen's writing style. I enjoyed the antics of the cats. I almost worked out the killer but had it down to two suspects. Can't wait for the next book.

  • Diane J. Caldarulo
    2018-11-13 07:32

    Great series. Book 4This was a good read, it was fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable. Waiting and hoping for future books in this series

  • Betty
    2018-11-13 01:17

    The Cats That are back for another amusing romp with Abby, Abara, Scott, Iris and Lilac. although there is a mystery. Katz receives 5 million from her Aunt's Estate

  • Cookie Willett
    2018-11-02 02:16

    Great book! Kept your interest with a little surprise at the end.

  • Christina Relis
    2018-11-12 00:20

    Great bookI love this series of cozy mysteries. I have now read all of them and each one is better than the last.

  • Cindi
    2018-11-19 01:17

    Great series!

  • Jeannette Purcell
    2018-10-24 06:34

    very entertaining. enjoyable. I am looking forward to reading the next one

  • Celest
    2018-10-27 04:25

    I love this series and this author. Karen Ann Golden can make you laugh and make you cry, she's wonderful. I can't wait to read #5 and see how Katz and her five cats solve the next mystery.

  • Gail
    2018-10-27 07:34

    4th book in the series easy but delightful read. Katz and her intuitive cats solve another murder in their amusing way. I found this enjoyable late night reading.

  • Amy
    2018-11-20 23:29

    I absolutely love Cozies and cozies with cats are my favorite. I love reading about Katz and her cat family. I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • Trish
    2018-10-31 02:31

    Another enjoyable book in this series.

  • Anne
    2018-10-25 23:29

    A great addition to the series. But 5 cats. Seems excessive even with the story lines. I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.

  • lynn velardi
    2018-11-15 00:13

    Great storyThe combination of mystery and romance, makes the story very interesting. I find myself reading until I reach the end- can't put it down.