Book Review – Red Sandy Cat Detective by JA Stone

Issue #158 * Blog #37 – 2020 * Read Time: 4 minutes * Section: Book Reviews – Indie Authors

Genre: Humor & Satire – Subcategories: Satire Fiction, General Humorous Fiction, Fiction Satire

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

ThunderHorse Publishing Awards Red Sandy Cat Detective, by JA Stone 4.5 stars out of 5

Red Sandy Cat Detective is a Highly Recommended ThunderHorse Publishing Read.

Red Sandy Cat Detective was reviewed by the following associates of Joseph E Clay Dot Com the parent company of ThunderHorse Publishing and Spotlighting the Indie Author. The Star Ratings are added then averaged. That average is the number of Stars Awarded.

  • Nina Turnipseed – 4.75 Stars out of 5
  • Christy Warren – 4.5 Stars out of 5
  • Joan Clay – 4.5 Stars out of 5
  • Joseph Clay – 4.25 Stars out of 5

The podcast, Spotlighting the Indie Author features an in-depth review of Red Sandy Cat Detective, plus a sneak peek of Book 2 in this series.


The Blurb Of Red Sandy Cat Detective

This is a detective noir tale of cases and mysteries unlike any you have ever read, featuring the personalities of several popular Indie Authors… as cats!
Follow Detective Red Sandy and his partner, Davis Plume, as they chase down the clues in their search for the infamous, Doctor Greyscale.

Red Sandy Cat Detective is available in eBook. Use the link below to purchase your copy today!


Whoever thought that a book would be written about badge wearing, gun toting cats? That is what Red Sandy Cat Detective, a noir tale like no other, is.

Red Sandy the protagonist in Red Sandy Cat Detective comes from a tight knit family. The cats of course have a human owner. Red Sandy lives with Brady who is the Chief of Police and the best detective in the city. Red Sandy credits the chief with teaching him everything he knows about the job. The chief is in poor health, but is hanging in for now.

Red Sandy considers the Basset Hound Benjamin his butler.

To round out the family there is Davis Plum a Tomcat that was half way through the transformation to Feral when Red Sandy found him. Davis is also Red Sandy’s best friend and law cat partner. The beat that the law cats cover, Alley town.

The plot is straight forward. The law cats are in search of the infamous, Doctor Greyscale. The evil Doctor has is paws in everything illegal in Alley Town included drugs and murder.

What puts this tale over the top is the fact this author gives the cats human treats, one is hooked on nicotine and they all like a lap of whisky on occasions. The drugs that are being pushed, Catnip and Belladonna leaves.

For a Satire this book surprised me with the touching moments between the felines and humans.Here is an example of what I’m referring to. As Red Sandy curls up next to the chief, the chief states. “All my years fighting gangsters I never thought a cat would be my brightest joy.”

Joseph Clay – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

Red Sandy Cat Detective is an unforgettable book. While being cute and funny it also deals with the relationship between felines and there owners. I enjoyed the whole book. The story moved at a good pace and was a quick 2 and ½ hour read. My favorite part of the book. The interactions between Red Sandy and Chief Brady are sweet and caring showing the bond between the cat and his owner.

Nina Turnipseed – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

About JA Stone

JA Stone was born in LA and now lives in Florida with his wife (a clever factotum), his daughter (a true polymath), and a cat named Nibbler (just a cat). JA loves everything sci-fi/fantasy, and revels in the works of Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, JRR Tolkien, Raymond Feist, Terry Brooks and Tad Williams. 

JA Stone began his writing career at the age of 22, writing a beach column at the Santa Rosa Sun. His beat was the beach, which he loves. JA wrote reviews on restaurants, clubs and bars along with Island Authority news

In more recent years, JA worked for FEMA, where he suffered an injury. JA came home, picked up his laptop and wrote fourteen novels over ten years. JA writes in a distinctive contemporary style marked by strong female leads, elements of darkness and intense action sequences.

You can Connect with JA Stone using the links below.


Thank you for stopping by and keep on reading!

Hugs and Kisses Nina

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