I often comment on the fact that most 21st century mystery writers (or their publisher’s marketing dept) evidently think mystery readers only want cats, witches, dogs, recipes, and new beginnings in a small town. So get ready for a shocker!
I was visiting my local library and saw this on the new books shelf. I hadn’t read a print library book since Feb 2020 for obvious reasons but this one enticed me and I checked it out! Yay! Anyway I started reading it skeptically. What was the SASSY cat going to do? Well, he wasn’t magical and where he learned how to communicate with our heroine Mimi introduces a whole new mystery. But I like Mimi. I didn’t dislike her cat and the mystery was inventive with many quirky and very unexpected characters.
Also how often is a grade school the scene of a murder and teachers under suspicion? (The question comes: Did Jennifer distrust her elementary school teachers? Or was she just being unique? ‘-) And I like the sweet romance between Mimi and Josh. Awwww….