A Winter’s Tail By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

Feb 25, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Food Fun, Kathleen Costa, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Winter’s Tail, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

The worst feeling in the world is being helpless when a friend is in trouble. Caitlyn Hart sees the car her best friend, Tara, is in veer off the road to avoid an oncoming car and plunge down a ravine. EMTs arrive to rescue her from the car, but she’s lost a lot of blood, and Tanner, the driver of the car? Dead at the scene. Doctors say Tara needs a blood transfusion, but her rare blood type makes that a difficult task. Stepping outside of the hospital to call Cody, her boyfriend, a white fluffy cat saunters up and curls around her legs. Is this another one of Tansy’s magical cats come to help? Caitlyn, relieved that Tara is improving, takes the cat home wondering what insights the cat will provide. “His name is Moirai,” says Tansy. “He holds the key to the answers you seek.”

bookCaitlyn and her friends have done well before uncovering motive and the killer, but when your friend could have been a victim, it puts the group on high alert and full investigation mode. However, their usual techniques are turned covert when Finn, Caitlyn’s soon-to-be brother-in-law and Madrona Island deputy, is concerned about the sheriff bringing in another deputy to head up the investigation. He warns the team to keep their probes well under the radar. Steered to Tanner’s home by the ‘meowings’ of Caitlyn’s new cat, she discovers a list—a list of five names—and a tackle box. Their undercover investigations lead them to discover Tanner’s recent story turns out to be riddled with inaccuracies, other accidents occur with seemingly the same MO, and a secret AA meeting is discovered in an abandoned storefront. A big storm on the horizon could hinder their abilities to uncover the truth and a killer could go free.

This is the eleventh book in the Whales and Tails Mystery series, and it sure starts off with a “crash, boom, bang!” We are again taken on a very entertaining journey beginning to end, and Kathi Daley’s signature clever mystery weaves in and out of suspects and scenarios leaving you on the edge of your comfy chair. This installment revisits some secrets first disclosed in Grimm’s Furry Tail (2015), A Tale of Two Tabbies (2016), and The Cat of Christmas Present (2016). But, newbies fear not, there is enough information to bring you up to speed and enjoyment just like long-time fans. We are once again treated to the methodical investigation, interactions between family and friends, continued romance between Cait and Cody, and the appearance of another cat. The so-dubbed ‘magical’ cat is an odd occurrence, yes, but strangely, it doesn’t seem out-of-place. I highly recommend this book, as well as the whole series.

Once again Kathi and her “Kathi Daley Books Recipe Exchange” Group have put together a delicious set of casserole recipes that anyone would find perfect for that Sunday family gathering or your contribution to the book club potluck lunch. We have Ground Beef Stroganoff, Scalloped Ham and Potato Casserole, Chicken and Rice, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, Breakfast Casserole, Hunter’s Stew, Beef à la Flo, and a Taste of Mexico Chicken Casserole. Let’s eat!

A Winter’s Tail earns 5/5 White and Fluffy Soothsayers with a bowl of Hunter’s Stew!

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To enter to win either a print or kindle copy of A Winter’s Tail, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “tail,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 4, 2017. U.S. residents only for the print copy. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address. PLEASE STATE IN ENTRY WHETHER YOU WANT PRINT OR KINDLE.

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

60 Comments

  1. Thanks for the blog and a chance to win. I would love print. nerdsrgood AT msn DOT com

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  2. I would love to win thank you for the chance

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  3. I would love to win a print copy of this book! Thanks for the review and the contest! 2boys4me (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. Thank you so much for the chance!!! Loved the blog post and the chance!

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  5. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. I would love a print copy of this book. Thank you for the chance.
    jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  7. Wow this is another of Kathis books that sounds so good I am severely disabled and would love to read a print book and that is the only way i can read as fingers deformed ! Thanks for doing this book and the giveaway. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  8. Sounds like a good read, thanks for offering to us! : )

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  9. thanks for the chance I love all Kathi’s books

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  10. I would love to win a print copy!

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  11. I would love a chance to win a print copy of Kathi Daley’s book. I have been a big fan of hers for awhile & this book looks like another great read. Thanks for your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  12. I would love to win a print copy. Kathi writes amazing books.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Thank you for this chance to win. I would love a hard copy. pgenest57@aol{dot}com

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  14. I would love to win a Kindle copy of this book

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  15. Thanks for the chance. Love learning about these great reads

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  16. I love Kathi Daley and would love to win a print copy of her book. Thanks for the chance.
    (mybeach52 at yahoo dot com)

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  17. I would love to win a print copy of this book. Thanks for the chance. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. This is my favorite Kathi Daley series. I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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  19. Would love to win a Kindle copy. Thanks for the chance to win. sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  20. Thank you for the great review and giveaway. I would love to have a print copy of this book. daw655@hotmail.com

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  21. What a great giveaway. I love Kathi Daley’s books.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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  23. Enjoyed the blog post. Love Kathi’s books!
    Thank you for the chance to win “A Winter’s Tail”. I prefer a paperback book if I am lucky. 🙂
    rieroberts(at)msn(dot)com

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  24. Sounds like a fun book! Great sounding recipes. Paper book.

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  25. Thanks for the blog and a chance to win. I would love print copy.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  26. Sorry. Forgot ebook

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  27. Kathi’s stories are the best! Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  28. Book and recipes sound great! I’d love a print copy if I should win.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  29. I would love a print copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. Would love to win a copy of this title. Thank you for the chance!!

    Would love a print copy!

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  31. Kathi Daley is Da bomb diggity! Great review & Thank You for the opportunity to win the book!

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  32. Kathi Daley is Da bomb diggity! Great review & Thank You for the opportunity to win the book!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. thanks for a chance to win

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  34. I would like a print copy.

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  35. I would love a print copy of your book I love them all new address 475 bland rd clinton Tennessee 37716 debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  36. Would love to win this? Thank you for the giveaway ?

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  37. I would love to win. Love all Kathi’s books. Thanks.

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  38. I love Kathi’s books! ? I’d love to win a print copy, thanks for the chance.

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  39. Would love to win a kindle copy of this book. Thanks for the chance. musiqmom@yahoo.com

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  40. I would love to win one. I think your books are grrrrrrrt!!?

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  41. I haven’t read any of this series but I would love to.

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  42. Love the cover of this book. Would love to read.

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  43. I love “Magical Cat” stories. If I’m your lucky winner I’d prefer a print copy.

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  44. Love to read this book; thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! Gorgeous cover!

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  45. I fell in love with the cover! I’m a cold weather person so I really can appreciate what it took to design it. Thank you for the chance.

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  46. This is a new series for me. Would love to win ?

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  47. Having read some of the previous Whale and Tails books, I look forward to reading this one too…

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  48. Read Winter’s tail great book. If you haven’t started the series I highly recommend this and the Authors others. Thank you Kathi.

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  49. Love Kathi Daley’s books! Would like to read “A Winter’s Tail”. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Looking forward to reading A Winter’s Tale. I love all of Kathi’s books. patwalkerp@gmail.com

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  51. This series started me on my first ever Kathi Daley book read and each new entry never fails to disappoint. Sounds like another page turner to me and thank goodness Tara is going to be OK! I would love to hold a print copy in my hand and to have another cover collection. Great review, you even mentioned the recipes too! Thank you!! 🙂

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  52. I would love a Print book!

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  53. Sounds really good and I love books that start off fast..thank you for the review…ebook for me please..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  54. We have a winner!

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  55. It sounds really interesting! I must read it soon! Love recipes too. Print please thank you for the chance!

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  56. It sounds really interesting! I must read it soon! Love recipes too. Print please thank you for the chance!

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