Monday, November 13, 2023

#Review ~ A CATastrophic Neighborhood (A Pet Momma Cozy Mystery) by Maryann Shanesy ~ Cozy Mystery

A CATastrophic Neighborhood (A Pet Momma Cozy Mystery) by Maryann Shanesy

About A CATastrophic Neighborhood:


A CATastrophic Neighborhood (A Pet Momma Cozy Mystery)

Cozy Mystery

1st in Series

Setting -The small town of Starport Cove and a suburb of the town called Bluffington Hills

Independently Published (May 11, 2023)

Paperback: ‎ 211 pages

ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8393265519


Tarsey Quinston and her husband Steve are excited about moving to their new home in the picturesque community of Bluffington Hills. It turns out the neighborhood isn't as idyllic as they hoped. Mystery overshadows the community with quirky neighbors, an angry property manager and the suspicious death of the town seamstress. With a nudge from her cat, Tarsey feels compelled to find out what happened with the unsolved case. As the layers of perfection are peeled away and drama within the Homeowners Association causes uproar, the property manager and Tarsey's cat suddenly go missing. Now desperate to find her beloved pet, Tarsey must solve the mystery of what happened to all three of them before there is a CATastrophic situation!

My Review:

A CATastrophic Neighborhood is a cute first book in the Pet Momma Cozy Mystery series. 

Steve and Tarsey buy their first home together in the Bluffington Hills community. The neighborhood is overseen by an HOA with an overzealous property manager. Insert an unsolved mystery, missing person, missing cat, and general discord among the residents and you have one heck of a story.

The dialogue between the characters is a bit choppy sometimes but the story is engaging. I enjoyed following Tarsey as she tried to be the peacemaker in her new neighborhood, while trying to discover clues about the suspicious death, the missing property manager, and what happened to her cat. The setting and location were interesting and I loved meeting the characters. 

This book really cements the fact that my husband and I will never live in a neighborhood governed by an HOA.

I was provided a copy of this book.

My Rating:

About Maryann Shanesy:

Maryann Shanesy is a native of Maryland who has always enjoyed writing. A lifelong lover of mysteries and anything gardening, she is a pet momma to a rescue dog and cat that brightens her life. She and her husband have two wonderful daughters and live in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She hopes you will enjoy her first cozy mystery.

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