age 25, Mimi Lee is already the owner of a pet grooming shop
named Hollywoof and a new pet cat she names Marshmallow. Mimi
is stunned to discover that Marshmallow can talk to her!
Mimi learns that local breeder Russ Nolan abuses the Chihuahuas
he breeds by keeping them in filthy cramped conditions. Naturally,
Mimi calls the authorities, but her loud argument with Russ
has her ranked as suspect number one when he is murdered.
got to clear her name, and she’s helped by Marshmallow
and her handsome neighbor, Josh, who just happens to be a
This is a fast and easy read with interesting characters both
human and feline. With humor and romance added to the mystery,
I recommend that cozy lovers give it a go. As the first book
in a new series, the author introduces readers to the characters
and helps set the tone for the series. I’m not sure
what the tone is at this point, though, and I hope that the
next book will have a bit more substance to engage readers.
Rating: Three paws up.
Reviewer Notes: Jennifer J. Chow also writes Asian-American
novels include the Winston Wong Cozy Mystery series,
The 228 Legacy, and Dragonfly Dreams.