Dial M for Meow (Bookshop Kitties Mysteries)
by Ruth J. Hartman
DIAL M FOR MEOW combines clever cats, cantankerous characters, and bookish interests with murder in a new cozy series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Dial M for Meow takes readers to the Midwest where there is a mysterious murder, clever kitties, a beloved bookstore, a childhood companion, a kindhearted relative, and sleuthing…
~The Avid Reader
Clever cats, likable characters, a bookshop, and a well-written mystery all add up to a five-star read for me!
~The Plain-Spoken Pen
A purrfect cat cozy that will leave readers meowing for more!
~Mochas Mysteries & Meows
I became immersed in Dial M for Meow very quickly. It’s easily a book you can read in a day since you won’t want to put it down! I love books with a very small-town feel, quirky characters, cats, and books! This has it all.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners
This is a fabulous start to a new cozy mystery series . . . you will not be able to put this down.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Dial M for Meow was a fun read and while Christy’s cats aren’t necessarily as magical as Sofie Kelly‘s Hercules and Owen, I think her readers would enjoy meeting Milton and Pearl. I can’t wait to visit Words to Read By, and the Bookshop Kitties again soon.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
I highly recommend DIAL M FOR MEOW to cozy mystery readers who enjoy bright, young female sleuths, cats who act like cats, and incredibly quirky small towns.
~Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
I recommend Dial M for Meow for fans of cozy mysteries, for anyone who enjoys bookstores or small-town settings, and especially for cat lovers.
~View From The Birdhouse
This is an excellent start to a new series. It features not one, but two cats. I was won over from the start. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
~Socrates Book Reviews
If you are looking for a fun and light read, with a dash of quirky humor (which is a must in any cozy mystery), you might want to give this book a try.
~The Book Decoder
Cat lovers will particularly enjoy the personalities of Milton and Pearl, playful kittens who do their part in bringing the culprit to justice in what I found to be an enjoyable mystery.
Dial M for Meow is a fun start to a new bookstore-themed cozy mystery with a dash of feline cleverness to keep readers purring … ahem … with contentment.
~Reading is my Superpower
I enjoyed everything about this book. From the setting and locale to the plot and characters and especially Milton and Pearl who steal the show a bit.
~My Reading Journeys
About Dial M for Meow
Dial M for Meow (Bookshop Kitties Mysteries)
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!
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.
Purchase Link – Amazon
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