Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

ARC Paperback Copy

I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow for FREE through the Goodreads Giveaways Program.

Below is my honest, unbiased review of Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow.

Jennifer J. Chow is a new to me author. As I've mentioned in previous posts, I enjoy reading a nicely written cozy mystery novel/series. So, I was thrilled to read Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow. Mimi Gets A Clue also happens to be the first cozy mystery novel in 'A Sassy Cat Mystery' series.

I truly enjoyed reading Mimi Gets A Clue! The writing is captivating, the storyline and characters are fun, and I liked all of the red herrings as to the killer's identity. I'm looking forward to reading the second cozy novel in 'A Sassy Cat Mystery' series titled, Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines.

The following is a plot summary for Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow from Amazon:

Nominated for a Lefty Award!

Mimi Lee is in over her head. There's her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run, her matchmaking mother to thwart, her talking cat Marshmallow to tend to—oh, and the murder of a local breeder to if only Mimi hadn't landed herself on top of the suspect list.

Mimi Lee hoped to give Los Angeles animal lovers something to talk about with her pet grooming shop, Hollywoof. She never imagined that the first cat she said hello to would talk back or be quite so, well, catty—especially about those disastrous dates Mimi's mother keeps setting up.

When Marshmallow exposes local breeder Russ Nolan for mistreating Chihuahuas, Mimi steals some of her cat's attitude to tell Russ off. The next day the police show up at Hollywoof. Russ has been found dead, and Mimi's shouting match with him has secured her top billing as the main suspect.

Hoping to clear her name and save the pups Russ left behind, Mimi enlists help from her dreamy lawyer neighbor Josh. But even with Josh on board, it'll take Mimi and Marshmallow a lot of sleuthing and more than a little sass to get back to the pet-grooming life—and off the murder scene.

I am giving Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. This one truly sounds like a winner!

    1. It was definitely fun for a cozy mystery novel and a nice start to a newer series.

  2. I need to try a cozy - but want to start with a really fab one - any recommendations? Cheers

    1. Hi Carole, thank you for your comment and question!! I LOVE Cozy Mysteries, but they are a bit tricky to recommend!

      As with any genre, there good cozies and not so great cozies and everything in between! Also, cozy mysteries can be a bit formulaic in and of themselves... But with that said, there are some awesome cozy mysteries out there.

      You seem to enjoy cooking and food, so perhaps some culinary themed cozy mysteries would appeal to you? Check out the following article from Book Riot titled, 10 SCRUMPTIOUS CULINARY COZY MYSTERIES...

      I've read and enjoyed the following cozy mysteries:

      1. A Killer Kebab by Susannah Hardy
      2. Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
      3. Mimi Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow
      4. May Day by Jess Lourey
      5. Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple #1) by Carola Dunn
      6. I've read quite a few of cozies in the 'Flower Shop Mystery' series by Kate Collins, most have been really good.
      6. I've read the entire 'Den of Antiquity Mystery Series' by Tamar Myers, some of these cozies are great and some are not in this series. You can search my reviews for this series on blog.