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A Pocket Full of Pie by Mandy Morton

Title: A Pocket Full of Pie(No 2 Feline Detective Agency #9)

Author: Mandy Morton

Published on: 11th March 2021

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Another fantastic addition to the series. Hettie Bagshot and Tilly Jenkins are the best (cat) sleuths in the whole (cat) world.

Mandy Morton is a fantastic author. Creativity at its best. We cat lovers might have a lot of cozy mysteries (featuring cats) to choose from, but with No 2 Feline Detective Agency, we have not just cats featuring in the story – the whole story is based in a cat world! Definitely the kind of world cat lovers like me would like to live in.

Two RJs are killed; Hettie and Tilly are asked to investigate. The only link that connects the two victims is the radio station. Easter is around the corner and there’s a bake off in town. Pies stuffed in victim’s mouth and pockets are not how the cats imagined the bake off to be… Oh my meow!

Bake-off competition, a cricket match and an outdoor screening of the Sound of Music – what else do the cats need? Yeah, you read that right. If we have Dolly Parton, Julia Andrews and Agatha Christie in our world, the kitties have Pussy Parton, Julie Android and Agatha Crispy in the cat-world. Samosa Pies, minced meat pies, sausage rolls, bacon baps, custards, pudding and cakes – these cats do not need Drools, Whiskas or Purina. Uh-huh.

Equal importance is given to the mystery behind the murders and the Easter festivities. Cats might have four paws but there’s only so much they could do in a day – pie competition, travelling in their scooter to gather clues, breakfast, lunch, dinner, beauty sleep – Phew! Paws full!

What I like the best about the No 2 Feline Detective Agency is the amount of hard work and creativity Mandy’s put in in this series. Mandy is a cat lover and to write a series featuring cats living in a cat world – there’s nobody like our Mandy. Paws up to her. Meow!

I was discussing the story with my friend Mallika; we both are cat lovers and we both would love to move into Hettie and Tilly’s world. If you know how to reach such a place, let us know. I think our buddy Kate and her cat Aggie wouldn’t mind joining us…

A Pocket Full of Pie is an engrossing and entertaining mystery. The ending was surprising and unexpected – having read a few of the previous books of this series, I must say the ending was different from the usual. Kudos to our dear Mandy Morton for another fantastic addition to my favorite mystery series.

Have a look at what Mallika’s got to say about A Pocket Full of Pie here.


Many thanks to Duckworth Books/Farrago and NetGalley for the ARC. Mandy, I am looking forward to reading the next book. A little birdie told me Hettie and Tilly will be helping Agatha Crispy in the next book…

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