Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Brushed Up On Murder: A Mobile Cat Groomer Mystery by Ruth J Hartman ~ Cozy Mystery @RuthjHartman


Brushed Up On Murder: A Mobile Cat Groomer Mystery by Ruth J Hartman

About Brushed Up On Murder:


Brushed Up On Murder: A Mobile Cat Groomer Mystery

Cozy Mystery

1st in Series

Setting - Indiana

Level Best Books (April 18, 2023)

Print length: ‎ 275 pages


The life of a cat groomer isn’t just pampering purring felines, it's murder. 

Mobile Cat Groomer Molly Stewart loves her job. Until she finds the dead body of one of her pet parents stabbed with a garden implement in his back yard. When Molly’s uncle Russ becomes the prime suspect in the murder and the sheriff won’t consider anyone else, Molly claws through obstacles as she prowls for clues. 

With help from handsome veterinarian Hank Chenowith and Molly’s two cats, Percival and Jasper, will Molly succeed in proving her uncle’s innocence before the real murderer pounces on her?

My Review:

Brushed Up On Murder was a fantastic first book in the new Mobile Cat Groomer Mystery series. I loved the author's writing style. The author introduces a fun cast of characters and a wonderful setting. I enjoyed Molly's character and her occupation. Cozies with pets are my favorite and I adore felines so having a pair of cats was right up my alley. I loved Percival and Jasper.

The author did a great job introducing a viable assortment of suspects. Each one had means, motive, and/or opportunity. Full of twists and turns, Brushed Up On Murder kept me on the edge of my seat as I attempted to solve the murder with Molly. I look forward to the next book.

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

My Rating:

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 Ruthjhartman.com. 

Author Links"

Purchase Link – Amazon


April 18 – Christy's Cozy Corners – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT
April 18 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 19 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
April 20 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 20 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – I'm Into Books – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 22 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 22 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT
April 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
April 24 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 24 – Indie Author Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 26 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
April 26 – Baroness Book Trove - SPOTLIGHT
April 27 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT
April 27 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
April 28 – Novels Alive – REVIEW
April 28 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT
April 29 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW
April 30 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT
May 1 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

1 comment: