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Blog Tour & Review for Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman


Dial M for Meow

 (Bookshop Kitties Mysteries) 

by Ruth J. Hartman

About Dial M for Meow

Cozy Mystery 1st In Series
  Setting - Green Meadow, Indiana
  Gemma Halliday Publishing (January 10, 2023)  
Number of Pages 153
  Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BKHF9T7K

When children’s book author, Christy Bailey, receives a call from her aunt Betty to help out at her bookshop, she drops everything to go. Christy packs up her two cats—Milton and Pearl, the stars of her children's mystery books—and leaves busy Philadelphia for tiny Green Meadow, Indiana. The timing of the call is perfect, as Christy’s letch of an ex-boyfriend has just cleaned out her savings, leaving Christy with a pile of unpaid bills and a desire to start over. And what better place to do that than a charming small town in Middle America?

But when Christy reaches her aunt's bookshop, instead of small town hospitality she finds a dead body! Even worse, her aunt is passed out in the corner, hands covered in blood. The dead woman is an old frenemy of her Aunt Betty, and while Christy knows her aunt is innocent, the local detective isn't so sure. With Milton and Pearl prowling for clues, Christy is determined to find the real killer and clear her aunt's name... before her story ends in tragedy!

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
This is a fabulous start to a new cozy mystery series. We meet Christy, a children's book author, who relocates to a small town in Indiana when her Aunt requests her help to run her bookshop. Happy to help she packs up her stuff and her two adorable cats with no second thoughts. Eager to get started she arrives only to find her Aunt unconscious in the shop with a dead body also there. The dead woman is not a popular character in their town. She has a list of enemies a mile long making for a long suspect list but Christy knows her Aunt should not be one of them. Determined to clear her name she starts poking around finding out all sorts of hidden secrets making for quite the fun investigation. Add in the cute kitties as well as a wide cast of characters and you will not be able to put this down. A great choice for fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Ruth J. Hartman

Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats and her nights spinning mysterious tales. She, her husband, and their cats love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's. Ruth, a left-handed, cat-herding, farmhouse-dwelling writer uses her sense of humor as she writes tales of lovable, klutzy women who seem to find trouble without even trying. Ruth's husband and best friend, Garry, reads her manuscripts, rolls his eyes at her weird story ideas, and loves her despite her insistence all of her books have at least one cat in them. See updates about her cozy mysteries at  
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