Mimi Lee Gets a Clue Book Review

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue Book Review

Title: Mimi Lee Gets a Clue
Author: Jennifer Chow
Published: March 10, 2020, Berkley
No. of Pages: 336
Cover Price: $16.00 Paperback, $11.99 Kindle

The first Sassy Cat Mystery in a new series, Mimi Lee Gets a Clue, by Jennifer Chow, is one of those “feel good” cozies that those who want to read something fun and light will want to pick up. Mimi Lee just opened a new pet grooming business, Hollywoof (clever name), and hopes to cater to the rich. When her first clients are wealthy women who own Chihuahuas, Mimi starts to wonder why these dogs have major medical problems that most likely occurred at the breeders. Mimi starts to investigate and ends up checking out an unscrupulous breeder who ends up dead. Since Mimi was seen arguing with this breeder, she is the number one suspect in his murder.

Mimi Lee is a fun character who is getting a bit older (20s), and since she is single, her overbearing mother adds to the intrigue of the book by trying to be a matchmaker, while Mimi is trying to make a success of her business. Chow has done a good job of developing the characters; they are likeable – at least most of them, and believable, since most readers will be able to relate them to someone in real life that they know. Chow does a good job of telling the story, which occurs in a semi-make-believe world. Cozies generally have some building suspense, and this novel is no exception. Mimi Lee does get herself into trouble, and there are times that the suspense gets a little scary.

All told, this is a fun cozy and a good start to a new series.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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