Book Review #55: Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl D. Bannerman

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Title: Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping

Author: Cheryl D. Bannerman

Genre: Mystery, Crime-Comedy

Format: Ebook

Date of Publication: September 22th 2018

Publisher: Bannerman Books

ISBN13: 9781724260857

 



Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping is the first novel in the Anna Romano Mystery Series. It is a funny, whimsical, murder mystery series that appeals to ‘mystery readers’ of all ages.

Anna Romano is a middle-aged, Italian woman who is also a successful published author, a lover of cats, and an excellent cook with a hankering for Italian cuisine. She lives by herself in her quaint house, in a quiet community, with a white picket fence in Central New Jersey.

When she is not writing her next book or hosting book-signing events with her publicist, she is cleaning litter boxes and baking Cannolis…but never at the same time, of course!

In this first installment, on a typical day in Anna’s somewhat-perfect life, a book-signing event turns her world upside down. Is it a case of mistaken identity or was she just being paranoid?



I could never imagine you could mix Crime with Comedy!
Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping was a quick, fun, entertaining read which took me on fora playful ride. With less than 160 pages, this book can be read easily in one seating. I wont talk about the plot or characters or writing. Not that they are not important or wasn’t well taken care of, but for the fact that what caught my eye was the fun element of the story. It was this fun, this feel of a cat and mouse chase, that made me continue to read the book. I could find myself laughing and smiling throughout the book as the utter chaos our protagonist Anna Romano found herself in. This book, as one could say, cuts the chase and let’s you enjoy the ride. I have to admit that there are a few inconsistency and questions here and there, but this book is such you can completely glance over them. I would suggest that while reading this book you must forgo your ideas of structure and character development and all the other technical writing words and just enjoy this book for the fun of it. If you want a quick break from your gloomy and dark and mind-numbing crime genre counterparts, then the ‘Crime-Comedy’ Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping is a must read.

 

Final Verdict:
Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Denise Bannerman gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.

 

You guys are in for a treat. You know why? Because we have an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY for you!

US residents:  There are two prizes up for grabs; entrants can win either a $10 B&N voucher or a signed paperback copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping.Terms and conditions: One US winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping and one US winner will receive a $10 B&N voucher.  The draw will be random and you cannot choose your prize.  There is no cash alternative.  The giveaway will close at midnight BST on Saturday 29th September 2018.  The winner of the paperback will need to provide their postal address.  The winner of the B&N voucher will need to provide their email address.  These addresses will be passed onto Cheryl Denise Bannerman for her to distribute the prizes.  The addresses will not be kept.  Good luck!

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Non US residents: One non-US winner will receive a Kindle copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping.

Terms and conditions: One non-US winner will receive a Kindle copy of Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping.  The winner will need to provide their Kindle email address and add damppebbles@gmail.com as a Safe Sender to their Kindle account (information on how to do this can be provided upon request).  There is no cash alternative and the winner’s name will be selected at random.  The giveaway will end at midnight (BST) on Saturday 29th September 2018.  Good luck!

To enter the giveaway to win a Kindle copy click here:
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About the author:

Cheryl Denise Bannerman author photoWriting under pen name, Cheryl Denise Bannerman, Ms. Powell is an author of two self-published books, and an owner of a 22-year-old Training and Development company, specializing in eLearning, called Learn2Engage.

In her personal life and relationships, Ms. Powell has learned how to turn tragedies into triumphs through her strong will, faith, tenacity and most importantly, her quirky sense of humor. She now turns that keen knowledge of relationships and people, along with her various degrees and experience in Training and Development, into fun, engaging online courses for ‘Corporate America’, and, of course, in her works of fiction.

Within each of her works of fiction, a topic of social concern is addressed. From addictions to domestic violence, and suicide to molestation.

Her writings inspire people to live, laugh, love, learn and grow. She believes that when the world laughs at you, laugh harder. In Ms. Powell’s real and fictional world, she has learned how to create her own ‘happy ending’…one day at a time.

 

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Thank you to Bannerman Books for the ebook, and to DampPebbles Blog Tours for including me in this blog tour.

Don’t forget to check out the other blogs who are taking part in this blog tour!

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