(A Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery)
By Leighann Dobbs
If Ms. Dobbs wanted to entertain her audience, she succeeded. “Ghostly Paws” is a cozy mystery which, unlike most cozy mysteries that I have read, actually has a plot that keeps the reader’s attention throughout the book. It takes place in the small town of Mystic Notch, and it has as its heroine a book shop owner, Wilhelmina Chance. Ms. Chance has a habit of getting involved with matters that should be left to the police, but she can’t resist. Fortunately, she has a cat, Pandora, who, more than once, seems to step in and saves the day. Oh, and by the way, Ms. Chance and Pandora have an amazing secret; they can see ghosts.
The story starts out in the library, where Wilhemina finds Lavina, the librarian, dead. Of course, since she is Chance’s good friend (and she appeared to her and Pandora, to ask Chance to find her killer), Wilhemina attempts to do so. She starts to go through the town’s citizens one by one, and finding each has a motive to commit the crime. Thankfully, Pandora and her feline friends are on top of the situation.
This delightful book is one of a series, and I can hardly wait to read the next one. I give Ms. Dobb’s cozy five stars out of five.