Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping by Cheryl Denise Bannerman
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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About The Book
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?
My Thoughts
Anna Romano is a cat lover and a successful writer, who seems to have a magnet for weird situations!
In this case we will feel a little lost about the mystery, it seems that someone is trying to scare Anna, but we don’t know why or how, they simply tell her to shut up… and not really subtlety. 
I liked how in every moment our main character thinks about their cats, they are her family and if she doesn’t care for them no one would, but at the same time they are a huge level for the killer to torment Anna…!
I liked how Anna, since the first moment that she is been threatened, she calls the police and lucky for her, someone listens to her and investigates the different altercations that she has during the story. Of course, the police maybe has another motive to try to help her, maybe we will have a romance in the next book? We’ll see!
I read this book in just one stand, is quite short and with some funny situations, but I didn’t like much the ending it didn’t have much connection to the story. But be prepared for some delicious dishes and maybe in the next book we will have the recipes too.
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For International Readers
Writing 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.
The second book of the series will be published in January.