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Claw Enforcement

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CLAW ENFORCEMENT is the seventh book in the Second Chance Cat Mystery series but it’s the first book from this author that I’m reading. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series so I wanted to try it for myself. To be honest, I avoided this series because I had it in my mind that this was another series that I tried and didn’t like. I won’t mention which other cat-themed series that was here, but when I realized that I was mistaken, I jumped at the chance at reading this and I’m glad that I did.

Sofie Ryan’s writing style is simple and clean, making it very easy to follow. You don’t need to read the series in order, but it helps if you want to get to know the characters of the story. Of course my favorite part of this book was Elvis. I think if you’re a fan of cats, you really can’t go wrong with this series. It’s got great pacing and charming characters. I also think it’s a great series for readers who may be new to the genre and want to give Cozy Mysteries a try. With that being said, I am definitely looking forward to trying more of the books in this series.
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There is nothing better than a Sofie Ryan (Sophie Kelly) book! I absolutely LOVE all of her books and that includes Claw Enforcement!!!
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Another great mystery from Sofie Ryan, In this case, Sarah and her senior private detectives find themselves in the middle of a property development dispute that ends in murder. A great series that I enjoy reading!
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Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie

This is a marvelous new offering in the Second Chance Cat series! I love visiting North Harbor, Maine and the Second Chance repurpose store, including the Charlotte’s Angels office and the delightful family and friends I find there. The Angels are a brilliant group of seniors who not only help in the store, they have solved several murders. I learn something new about these folks each time, and this mystery takes all their skills to solve. Elvis, the feline lie detector, is an adorable team player. This novel is catnip for the cozy mystery lover!

Construction has begun at the waterfront in North Harbor, and a reception is being held to celebrate the rejuvenation of the area. It is being held by Joe Roswell, developer of the hotel that is being built. Sarah, owner of Second Chance, and Nick, her friend since childhood, are in attendance, as well as the elegant Liz, one of the Angels, one of Sarah’s adopted aunts, and a woman who is in the middle of many of the community goings on.

Christopher Healy came into the venue after having had at least a few drinks before arriving. Healy is being sued for Joe for purchasing land at Gibson’s Point where Joe planned to build a getaway for rich folks. Healy plans to use it for a nature preserve. Christopher saw Joe, grabbed his arm, they had words, and Joe told him to leave. Instead, Healy sat at the bar and the bartender served him coffee. Minutes later, Healy emitted a choking sound, looked as if he were having a brief seizure, grabbed his chest, and collapsed. Sadly, he was already dead when Nick and Sarah attempted CPR.

Rose, one of the Angels and adopted aunts, is also there with her sweetheart, Mr. P (Peterson). Rose believes from what they saw that Christopher had been poisoned. Mr. P and Christopher’s stepfather Elliot have been friends for since they met in Eagle Scouts many years ago. Saddened for his friend’s loss, Mr. P wants the Angels to take the case to help find what happened to the younger man. Yes, the police are on the job, but the seniors’ PI firm takes cases special to them or to their friends.

Sarah, Liz, and Rose are my favorites. Rose and Liz may be seniors, but they will never let anyone treat them as dotty old ladies! They are wise, can put pieces together faster than many, and speak directly to anyone who acts as if they are getting senile. Sarah is a young woman who is happier than she ever was with her previous career. She and second-in-command Mac enjoy working with their hands to give new life to the treasures they find or purchase. This eclectic group is so well-defined, I can almost see and hear them! I do appreciate how Sarah gets along well with the “aunts” and Mr. P; there is no generation gap between them!

There is a perfect balance between the mystery and the lives of Sarah and her friends. The mystery is at the center of everyone’s thoughts. I appreciate seeing the characters’ interactions with family and friends as they are interesting to be around. Elvis is not a clue-sniffing feline; this boy’s appeal is in his cat-sonality and ability to discern lies from truth. The mystery is for sure challenging; there are a couple people who seem to be obvious suspects. I did have a good idea who the bad guy was before revealed, but still had some surprises in store.

If one enjoys well-written cozy mysteries with captivating characters focusing on seniors and those who love their wit and wisdom, LOL humor, historical towns and repurposing treasures, I highly recommend this! Oh, and Elvis! We can’t forget this furry black cat who loves watching Jeopardy and being with his humans!

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*
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This is book 7 in the Second Chance Cat Mystery series.  It's a fun read that features Elvis the cat, his servant Sarah and his fan club, Charlotte's Angels, a group of seniors who solve crimes with his help. The small Maine town is re-developing the water front and one of the town's citizens is killed over the plans.  All your favorite characters are back but it's easy to read as a stand alone.  A good cozy for a chilly afternoon's read.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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The 7th edition of the Second Chance Mysteries series is a relaxing read. The characters are excellent and will grab your attention at once. Elvis, a feline adds much to the story.

Sarah Grayson attends a fundraiser and sees a man collapsed and she and Nick do CPR on him but we're unable to save him. His death has released a homicide. Sarah feels responsible for him and decided to look for the killer. She is joined by Charlotte Angels, a group of senior citizens that have a detective agency. Nick and Mac join them. The victim was involved with a Construction Boss over a parcel of land. How does the dispute affect death? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

DISCLOSURE: Thanks to Berkley for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expresed are my own.
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I really enjoyed this one but my goodness I have never read a cozy with such a 'make me cry' killer reveal! 

Sarah owns a pretty neat second hand store and those that work with her and good at turning junk into cool things. Things were going well and then a man drops dead while Sarah and her friends are at a celebration about some redevelopment for the area. Sarah and her friend Nick try to help the man but there was no helping, he died, they learn later that it was poison.

Charlotte and her friends who run the Charlotte's angels detective agency, an agency consisting of a bunch of senior citizens. One of them (can't remember who, think it was Rose), knew right away it was poison because of the way the guy was reacting. Sarah, wasn't real sure but she thought something bad happened.

Mr. P the one who does most of their tech wants the angels help in solving the murder because the man was his friends stepson. Even though Sarah tries to stay out of their sleuthing she always ends up helping. This time she didn't mind because she would do about anything for Mr. P. 

Even though I am a dog lover this is probably one of my favorite series that involves a cat. Elvis has an uncanny ability to tell when people are lying and has help on many of the cases. I really like Sarah and I am glad the author has finally started pushing her and Mac closer together as they have been dancing around things for far to long. The group of seniors in this series are some of my favorites as well. Well I guess you could say this book just has a whole book full of great characters!

The mystery was really good and there was a few suspects but this one sort of blindsided me and took me by surprise and was kind of sad when you find out whodunit. 

I would highly recommend this series to any cozy reader!
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Another great addition to the Second Chance mystery series. I really like Sarah and her gang of senior detectives. I do wish that Elvis, the cat, had been featured more in the story but I still enjoyed it. Definitely recommended!
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Sarah Grayson and her cat Elvis join up with the seniors' group Charlotte's Angels to solve the poisoning of a local man involved in a property dispute.  Red herrings abound and the Angels have to find out the actual perpetrator of this murder.  Charming activities in Sarah's second hand store and possible romances among the Angels entwine with enquiring into how and why the murder occurred.  For reading at the beach or in front of a winter fire.
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The Second Chance Cat Mystery series is one of my cozy favorites. I like the characters and the mysteries are always entertaining and fun to read. This time, a real estate developer drops dead at a fundraising event. Sarah Grayson and Charlotte's Angels (A group of senior citizen amateur sleuths) are on the case again! Who hated the recent real estate deals and planned developments in North Harbor enough to commit murder??

Elvis the cat is his usual sleek self in this newest book! Sarah is great as usual...but Elvis always steals the show! I like the quirky, fun characters in this series. Sofie Ryan always delivers a fun, entertaining cozy mystery! Claw Enforcement is the 7th book in this series...and I'm definitely eagerly awaiting #8!

This series is definitely cozy -- no graphic violence, cussing, sex, etc. Add in Elvis and his cat-itude, a dash of humor, and light, entertaining plots....this series is just fun to read. Simple, entertaining....and a cute, fuzzy cat. Perfect!

**I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Berkley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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It's a light, cozy mystery for the readers of the genre. It being 7th in the series didn't really matter, as all characters are introduced and described thoroughly. The cat, unfortunately, doesn't play as an important role as I was hoping.
The plot moves along slowly and a lot of time is dedicated to describing various mundane situations, so for me personally it got too tedious. I wish there was more of a) the cat b) actual sleuthing. Otherwise, it will be a decent read for the fans.
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While attending a fundraiser, Sarah sees a man collapsed and rushes to perform CPR, with the assistance of Nick.  They are unable to save him and are shocked to learn later that his death has been ruled a homicide.  While Sarah owns a second hand shop in her hometown in Maine, she spends much of her free time investigating unsolved murders.  While normally reticent of the other private detectives in town, a group of senior sleuths known as Charlotte's angels, she joins forces with them this time to solve the crime.  Mac and Nick are recruited as members which only adds to the hilarity and fun.  The mystery takes the group on a wild ride through town history and unearths some long buried secrets, sure to anger members of the town.  
Sarah, Nick, Mac, and Elvis are a comical combination of characters that work well together to keep this series entertaining.  Elvis' antics and methods for "helping" with the case are something I always look forward to each time I reach for a book in this series.  The mystery was enthralling and moved at a quick pace.  Having Sarah join the members of Charlotte's angels in this addition to the series worked to dispel much of the tension that had built up over previous series, allowing readers to sit back and enjoy some laughs.  Overall I highly enjoyed the newest adventure featuring Sarah and Elvis and look forward to further stories in this series.
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Sarah is at a fundraiser.  She sees two men argue then walk away from each other.  The younger one goes to the bar but the bartender won't serve him any more alcohol.  She gives him a cup of coffee.  He takes one drink and collapses on the floor.  Sarah and Nick run to him and give him CPR but he's gone.  Rose says he was poisoned but Sarah waits for the autopsy to be done.  Rose was right...

Berkley Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 28th.

Sarah feels bad because she and Nick couldn't save him.  The group of older ladies that meets in part of her shop start investigating.  She gets involved because she has relatives in that group and she drives some of them where they need to go.

They question everyone that knew him or had business dealings with him.  She's getting romantic feelings for Max but they are both busy and they can't even fit a date in.

When Sarah finally figures it out, it's a real shock who the killer is.  It's a good thing she has Elvis (her cat) to help her determine who is telling the truth and who is lying.
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Once again, Sarah and her friends find themselves involved in the investigation of a crime. However, this time, Sarah has willingly joined in with her elderly friends' Private Investigation business, as they look to solve the murder of a young man. Town history comes in to play as many skeletons are rattled in the course of this investigation.
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Sarah and her cat, Elvis, run an antique/junque shop in a small town in Maine. Sarah goes to a reception, a man passes out at the bar, Sarah gives him CPR, but he is quite dead. By the next day his death has been ruled a homicide and Sarah, as part of the Charlotte's Angels senior citizen sleuths  group, tries to solve the mystery. Sarah's love life with Mac is going nowhere, and she spends her spare time with Elvis, who also helps solve mysteries. 

A light, enjoyable mystery in the Second Chance Cat series. The characters and their interplay are the best part. Not a bad story, but one of those that just goes along, not much happening, but a pleasant read.
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The cat was cute and the mystery was decent, but not really beyond an average cozy mystery.  I wasn't inspired enough or curious enough  to go looking for previous books in the series.
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I do enjoy reading about Elvis and Sarah. Sarah and the relationships between the members of Charlotte' s 
Angels (who have recruited Mac and Nick to the team) is a fun one. They work well as a team, with their different strengths and so get the job done once again. 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Sarah, who owns a second hand shop in Maine with her cat Elvis. administers CPR to a newcomer in town, whose death is later ruled a homicide. A group of older ladies, known as Charlotte's Angels, are determined to solve the murder. It's a bit of a stretch to think that everyone in town would willingly submit to questioning by a group of busybodies, but if you enjoy cat cozies, give this book a try. Thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for this ARC.
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Another light, enjoyable mystery in the Second Chance Cat series. A lot of the interpersonal tension is gone, as Sarah willingly joins the senior citizen sleuths in their latest case. Elvis the cat's role is rather muted this time, too. As usual, the characters and their interplay are the best part.

Smoothly written and pleasant.
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