Taming of the Tabby By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

Jul 22, 2017 | 2017 Articles, 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 Taming of the Tabby, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

It is dark, totally dark, and the pain, the pain is excruciating. Caitlin Hart slowly regains consciousness seeing a cat, a black cat, purring softly next to her. There’s been an accident; the smell of gasoline and smoke spurs her to get up and out of the ditch. At the top of the rise she sees a body lying on the side of the road; she definitely needs to get help. A stranger drives by barely missing the cat in the road, and shares his phone allowing Cait to call for help. He, then, disappears. The cat disappears, and after help arrives and Caitlin leads all to the man on the side of the road…he has disappeared, too.

Recuperating from her injuries and trying to regain her memory of the night of the accident, Cait discovers a news report on a missing owner of a cyber security firm. She tells Cody it is the same man she saw on the side of the road, so they decide to investigate closer to see if there is any evidence overlooked by the police. Arriving they find the cat, and the cat leads them to a thumb drive hidden in the brush…book

Along with memory loss, physical trauma, an encrypted thumb drive, and missing body, Cody has offered a safe haven to his Navy SEAL friend’s so-called cousin and her daughter. Cait is right to feel the situation is a lot more dire than everyone lets on. Alyson, a soon-to-be senior in high school, is really in witness protection, and for safety, her and her mother had to find a secured place to stay for some quiet time. Well, quiet is a relative term, since Alyson seems keen to help where she can. She has a friend who can help with deciphering the data on the thumb drive, has a sensitivity to Cait’s new cat, and can see ghosts…yes, seeing ghosts can come in handy. But, then there are the secret identities, secret locations, and just plain secrets…all on board for this mystery!

OMG! I am such a big fan of Kathi Daley, and Whales & Tails Cozy Mystery with Tansy’s magical cats is a favorite series. This time for her twelfth book in the series Kathi has out done herself with a delightful twist; she has added characters from a new favorite series Seacliff High for another wonderful crossover read. She ties in the recently released Seacliff High: The Shadow. Alyson Prescott and her mother were forced to flee their home and here, Cody, helping out a Navy SEAL pal, has agreed to provide them protection.

Welcome Alyson, whose special “I see dead people” gift provides additional entertainment to an already very exciting story. This story is extremely engaging, nail-biting at times, and the characters are well developed with a real family sense. The community of Madrona Island and ‘ins and outs’ of the cat sanctuary play out in the background along with providing tasty, easy-to-follow recipes from Kathi’s Facebook Recipe Group: One-Dish Broiled Shrimp, Tomatoes, & Green

Olives; Baked Lasagna; Chuck Wagon Casserole; Sweet and Sour Chicken. You are set for your next book club!

Taming of the Tabby earns 5+/5 Encrypted Secret Files!

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To enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Taming the Tabby, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “tabby,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 22, 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.


  1. I’m looking forward to reading this, I love her books

  2. I would love a print copy, if possible.
    Thanks for the article.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

  3. Great review. I like this series too. Nice giveaway. I prefer paperback, if possiable. nerdsrgood (at) msn (dot) com

  4. Great review! I’d love to win a copy of this book thanks for the giveaway. musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. I always enjoy reading any book written by Kathi. This one sounds terrific. Thankyou for the opportunity! I would love a pint copy if I’m chosen.
    minishoes (at)msn (dot)com

  6. I would dearly love to win this book and keep it in my library. A print copy please. Thank you for the chance to win.

  7. Even though this is aimed at young adults, Kathi’s books appeal to all ages. I would love a print copy for my special authors shelf.

  8. I love the title of this book and the cover. If I am lucky enough to win I would like a print copy. These are such fun mysteries to read. pgenest57 at aol dot com

  9. Love Kathi Daley’s books & this one is no exception, Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

  10. I have just recently discovered Kathi Daley and I would love a print copy. This sounds like a great story! Here is my email craig-kelley70@att.net.

  11. Love this series. Look forward to reading this book. sclickner at juno dot com

  12. This sounds like a wonderful book! Great review, Kathleen Costa.

  13. Sounds like another great book from Kathi Daley.

    I would love an ebook.
    (mybeach52 (at) yahoo (dot) com)

  14. Would love to win the print book I just love her books. This one sounds so good and the covers of her books are always so cute. ptclayton2@aol.com

  15. It does sound like an exciting story indeed. Thanks for the chance to win a print copy of Kathi’s latest. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  16. All of her books are so great. Big fan of the author. Print please.

  17. Love this series. Can’t wait to read.

  18. A wonderful author & series.

  19. We have a winner!


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