Book Review: The Case of The Jewel Covered Cat Statues

29 Jan

Cover-JewelCoveredCatStatues-e1419057311844-252x363Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most complicated ever! It all starts when someone hides a mysterious package in their Mom’s antique store – in the middle of the night! Of course, the boys find it, and put it in a nice, safe place, until they can open it . . . and, find the rightful owner. But that’s when a whole bunch of suspicious people show up in St. Gertrude, and every single one of them seems to be after that package! Holy Catnip! Plus, everything happens just when a priceless, jeweled statue collection goes on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection are two jewel covered cat statues that disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago.

But soon Buckley and Bogey wonder how long those statues will stay missing. Because this is one case that really keeps them on their paws! From a trip to the Museum, and to an old church for the Blessing of the Animals; and from dinosaurs to diamonds, they end up dodging shady suspects the whole time. It sure helps to have their friends with them, especially when the bad guys make a beeline for boys. That’s because it becomes very clear, very quick — the priceless cat statues aren’t the only cats those crooks are after! Holy Mackerel!


CVincent-280Cindy Vincent was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has lived all around the US and Canada. She holds an M.A.Ed, and is the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls. She is also the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper books, the Daisy Diamond Detective book series, and the Cats are Part of His Kingdom, Too: 33 Daily Devotions to Understanding God’s Love. She lives with her husband and the real, live Buckley and Bogey, who run surveillance on her house each and every night.


My Impressions:

Cats and mysteries just seem to go together. There are lots of adult mystery series featuring amateur detectives and their faithful feline sidekicks. And for the younger set, Cindy Vincent has created a series in which the cats are the sleuths. The Case of The Jewel Covered Cat Statues is the third installment of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper series. In this standalone novel, Buckley and Bogey are on the trail of missing statues. Along the way the cats enlist the help of other furry friends in their quest to solve the case and protect their family.

Cat loving children will get a kick out of this story narrated by young Buckley. A rookie at detecting, Buckley and the older and wiser Bogey use team work and modern technology to direct events. The humans suspect something is going on with these cats, but who really believes that cats can use a computer, let alone investigate mysterious goings on.

I liked the emphasis on friendship and family in Vincent’s novel. The cats are all shelter animals that have found loving forever families. And they are grateful and willing to watch over their humans. A light and warm-hearted read, pick this one up for the child in your life who loves books and cats. He or she will be delighted by Buckley and Bogey.

Audience: children ages 8-12.

(Thanks to LitFuse for a review copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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2 Responses to “Book Review: The Case of The Jewel Covered Cat Statues”

  1. Cindy Vincent January 29, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Hello, Beckie,

    Buckley and I just wanted to stop by this morning and thank you for reviewing our book and for hosting us here today! We truly appreciate it. Hugs and wet nose kisses from Buckley! And we have to say, this truly is a very well-worded review you’ve written. Good job. We hope to see you again some other time on another blog tour, and we hope you keep up your wonderful work.

    (And don’t forget to enter our giveaway at!)

    All the best to you, and May God bless you!

    Cindy Vincent
    Buckley Bergdorf
    Cat Detective


    • rbclibrary January 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Cindy. Give an extra pet to Buckley for me! 🙂


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