Katz' Cat

Fiction - Mystery - General
220 Pages
Reviewed on 08/26/2021
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Author Biography

As a creator of worlds and characters Dawn writes full time, doesn’t suffer from writer’s block, and most or her projects have won awards. She began using her surname (Greenfield) as her middle name after she discovered there were several authors with the name Dawn Ireland.

Dawn Greenfield Ireland is the author of the five-time competition finalist The Far Corner, a psychological, supernatural horror screenplay, and the Readers’ Favorite awarded novel, Prophecy of Thol, which was dubbed A modern day Alice in Wonderland.

Dawn’s Alcott Family Adventures novel series (Hot Chocolate, Bitter Chocolate, and Spicy Chocolate) was an Amazon best seller, awarded a Readers Favorite silver star, and an AudioFile Earphones Award.

The Last Dog, a dystopian novel set in 2086, was awarded a Readers Favorite silver star, and a Book Excellence Award.

Dawn lives among dreams and fantasies with two cats and moving boxes. Her head is filled with stories—so far, 14 published novels, 5 nonfiction books, and 15 screenplays.

Dawn wrote a first draft 50K word novel in the 2020 NaNoWriMo in 26 days. Another speed demon project was adapting one of her 400+ page novels to a script in 4 days.

Her former day job as an award-winning technical writer played a major role in her fiction writing—she is detailed-oriented, the organizational queen of the known universe, and never misses a deadline. If you buy her books and products, she’ll love you forever.

Dawn edits, formats and publishes books for authors, and coaches people through the writing process.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Katz' Cat by Dawn Greenfield Ireland is the first book in a new cozy mystery series. Jimmy Katz is done with the Big City and is ready for a change. After being robbed at gunpoint at a gas station, Jimmy is ready for something small-time, and this lands him a job in Twinkle, Texas. He settles into the small town at a boarding house with his only companion, his parrot Guppy, and soon an abandoned kitten named Maddy. Then everything changes when Jimmy inherits from a long-lost relative and discovers there may be more behind his parents' accident than he originally thought. He's threatened by a mysterious force as he searches for the truth and uncovers surprising secrets. He thinks he's trading city life in for a quieter existence but soon learns that even a small town has danger.

The strongest theme within the story is moving on and finding a purpose as Jimmy finds a new place for himself in Twinkle. His Big City problems follow him to Twinkle, and ties into a bigger mystery with him in the middle. Dawn Greenfield Ireland weaves together multiple threads that include his parents' car crash and his armed robbery. As the story evolves, the deeper the mystery becomes with danger around every turn, such as attempted murder, a break-in, and vandalism. Each thread connects directly to Jimmy and creates a larger story that Ireland unfolds slowly throughout. His two animal companions in the story, Guppy the parrot and Maddy the cat, have a purpose and individual personalities that help Jimmy with the mystery. Each has a strong presence in the story, with both able to communicate in their own way. The two of them have a subplot within the mystery as they become friends and form a strong bond. Katz' Cat is a charming mystery with delightful animal companions, a complex plot, and a small-town setting.