The Long Paw of the Law By Laurie Anne Marie

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Book Description:

“A page-turning new cozy murder mystery with a lovable sleuth, a charming setting, and a cuddly cat hero that will warm your heart!”
Welcome to Comfortville, a quaint little town nestled inland from the Pacific coast.
Ashley Crane is busy nursing a broken heart, working tirelessly as a cook, and hanging out with her family and best friends when her boss at the restaurant is murdered.
At first the investigation is left to Nathaniel Thompson, the local handsome police detective. But when Thompson arrests the wrong suspect, Ashley takes the investigation into her own hands.
Solving the case won’t be easy. She’ll need help from her parents April and Burt, her best friends Sean and Lara, and her cute and clever cat Charlie.
It’s up to Ashley Crane to find the real murderer in Comfortville before they strike again.

My Thought’s:

Cozy mystery is a fairly new genre of books to me. they seem to be a cross between chick lit and mystery/suspense.

The Long Paw of the Law is a story featuring Ashley Crane who’s a cook in a restaurant. After her boss is found dead, Ashley decides, much to the annoyance of the police, to give them a helping hand in solving the murder.

Food is heavily featured in this book and I would advise not to read it on an empty stomach. My mouth was literally watering at some of the food that was mentioned, especially the pastries in the bakery that Ashley’s friend Sean owns.

I’m not a cat lover but after reading the parts with Ashley’s cat, Charlie in, I have certainly warmed to them.

Overall this is a really easy read that keeps you guessing until the end. I’m not sure if this is the authors first book or not as the writing didn’t feel as developed as it could be. I would certainly recommend it to readers that love this style of genre though and I think the author and this series will certainly go from strength to strength with each book.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have awarded this book 3/5 stars.

The Long Paw of the Law is available to purchase from Amazon

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