While hoping to get a nice contract from a law firm in Galway for her detective agency, Maggie sets up a videoconference with the firm. Everything is going okay, and then, Lenny happens.
If it can go wrong, it does. The cheap chairs Lenny brought to the interview collapse causing Maggie to flash her knickers while Lenny does the Full Monty! Needless to say, that interview was over.
Now Maggie has a big problem. She needs money to live on. She can’t be choosy about her gigs.
And that’s how she and Lenny end up cat sitting and making sure her client’s cat (and mortal enemy,) the orange Maine Coon, Quibbles, gets to compete in a cat competition to represent a famous cat food company. Of course, just to make things interesting, Quibbles can’t stand this particular brand of cat food.
Once Maggie and Lenny arrive at the hotel for the cat show, they’re greeted with the smell of a busted sewer pipe and not the 5-star hostelry they were promised. But never fear, Maggie’s cousin works in an 8-room hotel housed in a small and rundown former train station not too far away. They and the other contestants and their cats end up staying there.
If that’s not enough, the storm outside has now been upgraded to a hurricane. It knocks out the power giving another of the contestant's owners the chance to make sure there’s less competition for his/her cat, and the grand prize. Owners start dying. I guess it’s a good thing Maggie and Lenny have investigated murders before. Their skills are once again needed.
This is the seventh book in the Movie Club Mysteries and I have found myself laughing at several of the antics of the characters in all of the books in the series. Even though there are murders in them, the author takes a light-hearted approach while keeping the characters and situations believable. This was a fun story with developed characters and a few unexpected twists.