Fat Cat Spreads Out is the second book in the cozy Fat Cat series. Cozy mystery lovers expect specific things from the genre. First and foremost is comfort. These are feel-good books, in spite of the dead bodies. The bodies are not dwelt upon, or even described in detail, leaving the purpose of the murder to be furnishing a puzzle for the reader to try to work out before the sleuth does. The pace has to move along, but the reader doesn’t need to be slammed with nail-biting tension at the very start.