Sunday, August 29, 2010

How To Wash A Cat by Rebecca M. Hale

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Mass Paperback

This is from the back cover blurb:

A young woman’s uncle, Oscar, suddenly dies and leaves her his antique shop, the Green Vase. The shop is in the Jackson Square neighborhood in San Francisco and is dedicated to the Gold Rush era. Unsure of what to do with the shop, she packs up her two cats and moves into her uncle’s house.

It doesn’t take long before Oscar’s former associates and neighbors start snooping around the Green Vase. There’s more to the antique shop than meets the eye and questions begin to surround Oscar’s sudden death. Was it really a stroke?

This is the first in a brand new cozy series. Of course the cats part is what attracted me to this book. The cast of characters were quirky and fun. The storyline was a bit complicated and tied in with some real-life history. It made for a great start to a new mystery series. I already have the second book waiting in my TBR.

For reading challenges:

Cozy Mystery Reading Challenge
Read Your Own Book Reading Challenge
What an Animal Reading Challenge


  1. You are really hitting the cat cozy mysteries lately.....

    Have you read The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun??

  2. Julie - That's the only cat mystery series I was never able to really get into. I'm going to try again eventually.


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