The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris (Inca Cat Series, #1) by R.F. Kristi


The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family – her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of the troupe and responsible for the well-being of the family. They own, according to Inca, Missy, a young humanoid who has a well-established cheese shop in Paris. The story revolves around how Missy decides to move to London with her co-partners, Jacques and Genevieve, to run their new cheese shop and café. Can Fromage leave his pal, Charlotte, behind? Soon after arriving in London, the three cats accompany Missy to their neighbour’s house where they meet Monk, a blue Russian cat and Terrance, a golden retriever owned by their famous neighbour, a detective named Solo, living in the same compound in Kensington.

Things start to get interesting when Monk tries to help their neighbour, Polo, a sad little Pekinese whose mistress, a formerly well-known opera singer who is pining for her lost husband, has her valuable diamond necklace stolen. Can Inca and her family assist Monk and Terrance to recover the diamond necklace and resolve Polo’s problems?

Genre(s): Children’s ebooks > Animals > Cats
Children’s ebooks > Fiction > Animals
Series: Inca Book Series, #1
Length: 160 pages
Release date: 2016-07-20



…I pride myself as a feline version of Dr. House, intelligent, observant and out of the ordinary though I was not sure if the rest of the household had this perception of me. I constantly dream of being like Dr. House, solving cases and saving lives. Well no one could contest the fact that I am intelligent and observant with a serious countenance. I rarely see Dr. House smiling, and I try to imitate that look. He is my hero.

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Inca – a Siberian cat and her family.

With The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris, R.F. Kristi has created a beautiful story of cats, their human Missy, further animals, and a mystery. It is a highly enjoyable read, you are drawn very close to Inca – if you are willing to let it happen. R.F. Kristi’s love for animals shows. She carefully elaborates the four-legged characters; the two-legged characters are of sufficient depth as well. Inca – charming sleuth and confessing Dr. House fan – guides the reader through the story, making it a feel-good read. The story comprises likeable characters, a little mystery, and it has a really good flow. It is the first book in a series and – I am looking forward to reading the next one.

Something I highly appreciated: There is a vocabulary part! Some names and/or words are French or Spanish – they are listed with the English translation. R.F. Kristi definitely is a very thoughtful author. (As a translator I often wonder why foreign language expressions and their meanings are not included in more books.)

This is a book for you if you like steady-paced, funny, and heart-warming stories for children, lovely pictures, if you love animals, and if you like interesting four-legged characters.


In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Hopeful, suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV First person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:


About the author

R. F. Kristi is the author of the Inca Book Series. Her target audiences are children and animal lovers. The series is based on the escapades of a feisty Siberian kitty who considers herself a great sleuth.

‘The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris’ was released in June 2016 and the ‘Christmas Cats’ followed in December 2016. The third in the series – ‘Cats in Provence’ is currently bubbling and will be completed sometime in February 2017.

Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked in several international organizations. She has travelled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.

Kristi lives in Paris with her family and two cats, Inca and Cara. She is passionate about animal rescue efforts.

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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris?  Or – if you did not yet read The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

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13 thoughts on “The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris (Inca Cat Series, #1) by R.F. Kristi

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    • It certainly is a fun book, Diana. 🙂 Kids are more open than adults, that’s a fact.
      Can you imagine that translated books (at least for children and young adults) still modify names?! It’s a shame. When studying to become a translator, I swore an oath (unofficially) to keep the original style, names, etc. One of our profs told us: ‘Read originals, do not trust translations.’ 😉

      • They change names?? That seems so odd. As a monolingual reader, I want to read translations that are as close to the original as possible. Good for you for giving readers as authentic an experience as possible. 🙂

      • It is a disgusting habit to ‘simplify’ names. One relatively harmless example: Hermione (Granger) becomes Hermine in the German translation – as if a child would mind. Even adults appreciate real names to falsified/simplified names.
        We shouldn’t lose hope, Diana. 🙂

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