Eyeshine by Cy Wyss
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Nighttime Dog Press, LLC
Publication Date: November 2015
Number of Pages: 200
In this first adventure, follow PJ as she chases thieves, drug dealers, and even a murderer.
Will PJ solve the mysterious drowning death of cantankerous old coot Chip Greene? Or will a local special needs boy end up taking the blame?
Be prepared for twists and turns along the way as PJ applies all her feline senses to this diabolical situation.
I actually loved this story! Yes, it's a little quirky that she turns into a black cat at night and people can only see her during the day as a human, but it was funny, had a hilarious murder plot and was a mystery all rolled into one!
Of course, her story about why she couldn't be out at night was a little off balance because I would have thought that her friends and her family would then say, well, we will come see you then so you don't have to leave home. But, no one I guess ever invited themselves over, so no one got suspicious.
It's a really fun story to read and even though it does have a murder involved, it was not a mean and vicious murder, just a kind of misunderstanding of what really happened. Otherwise, I would have ranked this a pretty good comedy!
It's a refreshing story and gives you a break from all the drama of other murder mysteries plus a side of the supernatural.
Read an excerpt:
Author Bio:I live and write in the Indianapolis area. After earning a PhD in Computer Science in 2002 and teaching and researching for seven years, I’ve returned to the childhood dream of becoming an author. I better do it now because I won’t get a third life.
Behind me, I have a ton of academic experience and have written about twenty extremely boring papers on query languages and such, for example this one in the ACM Transactions on Databases. (That’s a mouthful.)
Now, I write in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres and sometimes science fiction. I know for some people databases would be the more beloved of the options, but for me, I finally realized that my heart wasn’t in it. So I took up a second life, as a self-published fiction author.
Online, I do the Writer Cy cartoon series about the (mis)adventures of researching, writing, and self-publishing in today’s shifting climate. I also love to design and create my own covers using GIMP.
Disclosure: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.