The Trouble with Talent

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078LQWPPQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Single mom Colbie Summers has a lot to be grateful for in the run up to Thanksgiving. Relocating back to her California hometown has brought her irascible dad and adolescent son closer.  Her gourmet cat food line—vetted by her trusty taste-tester, Trouble—is about to get a big re-order. And she’s made wonderful new friends and colleagues. Too bad one them has just been accused of murder . . .

Sunnyside’s most gifted students have been at the mercy of a shadowy network of college fixers—including an abusive oboe teacher whose recommendation is necessary to get into Julliard and a school secretary who alters grades for cash. When they turn up dead, Colbie has to untangle a cat’s cradle of suspects and motivations—from livid parents and students whose dreams have been crushed to an entire secret Facebook group of spurned lovers.

Suddenly, holiday preparations just got a lot hairier. With the big re-order now on hold and the real killer still at large, Colbie discovers that someone has been grading on a very dangerous curve—and it will take all her newfound sleuthing talent to land safely on her feet.

Net galley book review

In book 2 Colbie’s cat food business has taken off and one of her employees is accused of murder. Since she helped solve an earlier murder shes ask to help with this one. And that she does with an exciting showdown. Everything is looking up for Colbie and her family in this newest book. Looking forward to the next book. Lisa

Homemade Cat Food recipes:

  • 1 can salmon
  • 1 tablespoon cooked broccoli, mashed
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir together and serve.
  3. Keep any leftovers refrigerated, and discard after three days.

Many cats will choose chicken over other meats. This recipe is simple, and cats love it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked chicken (broiled or baked)
  • 1/4 cup of steamed broccoli, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of steamed carrots, mashed
  • Chicken broth

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in a food processor with several tablespoons of chicken broth.
  2. Puree or crumble the ingredients until it begins to resemble paté cat food. Add broth, as needed, to make the mixture smooth, but not soupy.
  3. Let the food cool to room temperature before serving.

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