Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Scaredy Cat - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads: Scaredy Cat (A Second Chance Cat Mystery #10) by Sofie Ryan

Rating: Really Liked It (4 Stars)
Source:   Publisher

Description:  Secondhand store owner Sarah Grayson and her affectionate rescue cat, Elvis, will scare up a few leads to find a killer in the newest installment of this captivating New York Times bestselling series.

After a long, cold, and snowy winter, it seems as though spring may be arriving early in Maine. Sarah Grayson is busy at her store, Second Chance, and she’s looking forward to an afternoon break from the hustle and bustle, tagging along to the North Harbor Spring House Tour with her friend Detective Michelle Andrews.

But it turns out one of the houses has a haunted history, and when a ghost hunter is found dead on the premises, Sarah knows the best way to uncover the killer/to solve the mystery is by investigating the not-so-dearly departed. With help from Elvis and Charlotte’s Angels, the crew of senior citizen private detectives who work out of the store, she’ll close the case on this creepy crime.

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  I love this series so of course I had to pick up this latest book.

My Impression:  This is one of those series where I always look forward to reading the latest books and it just feels cozy from page one.  I love this cast of characters from Sarah, Michelle, and Nick to the Angels - the elderly PI agency with an amazing variety of connections and knowledge.  I really wish Sarah's shop existed in real life because I love reading about the different projects and items they are always working on and selling.  

The mystery was interesting with a modern and historical mystery - and a side of ghosts and ghost hunters.  I love a team effort when it comes to investigations and the team of the Angels + Sarah and Elvis may be my favorite.  Mr. P with his crazy computer skills may just be my favorite.  This book kept me guessing and completely hooked from page one.  This is one of my favorite series and it was so fun to catch up with everyone in this latest book.

The large cast of this series makes it fun but it does make it a bit more difficult to just jump in anywhere.  I can see it being a bit frustrating trying to keep everyone one straight if you don't already have a long history with them.  Other than that this was a fun visit to Maine to see some of my favorite fictional characters.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  I'm looking forward to the next book in this series and would definitely read more by this author.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you like cozies I would definitely recommend this series though I would probably recommend starting with an earlier book.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. I love Sarah’s store too. I could spend hours shopping there.

  2. Elza is a scaredy cat for sure! Perhaps I need to look into this series just for her. Sounds like fun! And who doesn't like a ghost??

    Elza Reads

  3. I love books like this but I like getting in on the first book in the series. I don't like the idea of having to catch up.

  4. This is a great series. I can't wait to read this one.

  5. This is a series that I would love to try someday. I am glad you enjoyed this installment!

  6. I have enjoyed the first and maybe the second in this series. Good to hear its still going strong, I must get back to it.