Review: The Death of Downton Tabby by Mandy Morton

In my previous review of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency, I ended by promising to read and review a subsequent book in this relatively new series. This review fulfills that commitment.

 

Ms. Morton has a particular talent for creating tantalizing tales with timely hook-ins, and, since I have been a devoted fan of the PBS series, Downton Alley, I was immediately taken in by the title The Death of Downtown Tabby.

 

Hettie Bagshot and her faithful assistant Tilly are now heading a successful detective agency whose services are retained to provide organization and security for the upcoming literary festival featuring prominent authors including the renowned Downton Tabby.

 

Hettie, Tilly, and their friends work diligently to set up a successful show, and all looks to be in splendid shape for a memorable event.

 

Memorable it proves to be, but not quite for the reasons originally envisioned. Due to a series of unfortunate events, the outcome is more decidedly macabre than was anticipated. The show, however, is a rousing success that one that enhances the reputation of the little feline agency.

 

Ms. Morton seems to have the parameters of her all-feline world well in hand. Once again, we are pleased to witness the eventual positive outcome for Hettie and Tilly although there certainly is a downside for some of the participants. This makes for a lively and quite entertaining story with a refreshing new view.

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