To Catch a Cat Thief
Middle Grade Mystery/Humor
September 15, 2015
Hundreds of cats are missing! Fear not-Penelope Ann Pickersgill and her hippie grandma are on the case. While her friends go to cool camps, twelve-year-old Penelope has to spend the summer with Grandma Bev, who is convinced that cat-eating aliens are beaming the town's furry friends aboard their mother ship at night. Lights in the sky point to UFO's, but Penelope is sure there's a more logical explanation. With a little help from Sherlock Holmes, she and Grandma Bev set out to find the cats. Will they be able to solve the mystery before all the cats in Thornhill disappear?
Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
To Catch a Cat Thief is an adorable story with fun characters and an intriguing mystery. This novel is perfect for middle grade readers as the fast pace will keep them immersed. I adored Grandma Bev- such a quirky character. She made the book for me. I couldn't get enough of her conspiracy theories!
I really appreciated the emphasis on family. Penelope was expecting a boring summer with her grandma and envied her friend at Cosplay camp. But Penelope ended up having the time of her life sleuthing with her grandma. Priceless.
Cat lovers and mystery lovers alike will enjoy this entertaining story.
About the Author
Sean Cummings is a mutli-published author with works ranging from urban fantasy (Shade Fright, Funeral Pallor) to dark fantasy and superheroes. (Marshall Conrad) 2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first young adult novel. Poltergeeks is a rollicking story about teen witch a race against time to save her mother’s life. The second book Student Bodies, hit stores in 2013. In 2014, he published The North, a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller for teens. To Catch a Cat Thief is Sean's first middle grade novel.
Sean lives in Saskatoon Canada with his wife, two lazy cats and a spotted dog named Stormageddon. You can learn more about Sean and his books at www.sean-cummings.ca.