Monday, February 5, 2024

Fur Love or Money - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads: Fur Love or Money (Second Chance Cat Mystery #2) by Sofie Ryan

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

Description:  Sarah Grayson is taking a break from her bustling secondhand shop in small-town Maine to spend time with a friend and her dog. But their purr-fect visit comes to an end when the dog leads them to a storm cellar on a nearby property, where they discover a dead body.The deceased turns out to be a sticky-fingered financial adviser who swindled millions from investors and who has been presumed dead for almost three years. Unfortunately, suspicion falls on the owner of the property where the body was found—and that owner is a good friend of Charlotte’s Angels’, the senior citizen sleuths who work out of Sarah’s shop. It’s all paws on deck, as the Angels are determined to clear his good name. But with a tight-lipped widow, a possibly shifty sister, and a slew of unhappy investors in the mix, the list of murder suspects seems endless. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels have a lot of webs to untangle before they can catch the culprit.

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series so I couldn't resist picking up the latest book.

My Impression:  I really enjoy this series and this was a fun one!  When Sarah and Rose stumble onto a body who ends up having a very sketchy history they're quickly pulled into the investigation - once they have a client of course.  

Sarah, Mac, Avery and the Angels are busy with the investigation and Sarah's shop and I think I enjoy both aspects of the story equally.  Avery especially is becoming one of my favorite characters.  While she's still a teenager with plenty of attitude she is growing in confidence and finding her footing.  I always enjoy seeing Sarah interact with Rose, Charlotte and Mr. P and I'm quite sure when I grow up I want to be just like Liz.  My only real issue with the characters is that while I love Mac his and Sarah's relationship just doesn't quite click for me.  I feel like the author is still leaving the door a bit open for Nick and I'm hoping that's not the case.  

I really enjoyed the mystery.  The victim definitely had a number of people who wanted him dead but there were some real questions as to just who had the opportunity.  I did guess most of what happened before Sarah did but I thoroughly enjoyed getting to the reveal.
This series has a lot of characters and while each mystery is standalone it is probably best read in order to make it easier to keep track of who is who.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Of course!  I've really enjoyed everything I've read by this author and am looking forward to reading more.

Would I Recommend this Book? While I do recommend starting from the beginning (or close to) of the series I absolutely recommend this series if you're a fan of cozy mysteries!

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


  1. I can't wait to try this series! Such a cute cover! I am glad you liked this second installment, Katherine.

  2. I want to read this one. I love this series, but I have a few from it that I want to catch up on.

  3. I love when a series has great side characters in it.

  4. I have read the first three in this series and a bit sad to see that Mac is still on the long wait, I want him to be the one for her as well. I see I have a lot to catch up on as I see this is #11.