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Mimi Lee Gets A Clue
Sassy Cat Mystery #1
BY Jennifer J. Chow

Berkley Prime Crime
March 10, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-9848-0499-0

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


At 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.

Mimi’s got to clear her name, and she’s helped by Marshmallow and her handsome neighbor, Josh, who just happens to be a lawyer.

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.

Reviewed 2020