Friday 29 April 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #201 featuring **The Wrong Side of The Claw** by Leighann Dobbs PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins + Photo Fails Blog Hop

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and guess what?

I had a little trip into the garden again.

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I know, totally shocking, right?! MOL 

But it was pretty warm in the shelter of the patio. I was headed to the potting shed as the P.A. has been growing some extra tasty cat grass, and I wanted to sample it before slobber-chops Fudge got to it!

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. In May, I may _____________________.
2. Ten years ago, I was _________________________.
3. I hope for a future in which _________.
4. I would probably last _________ days in solitary confinement.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. In May, I may finally set up my copper pyramid. I purchased it in November last year and haven't set it up yet. In fact, I may set it up in the garden for the summer. If you're wondering what on earth is the P.A. doing with a copper pyramid? It is for meditation, it's 6ft high, and has a 4ft square base, its geometry is based on the taller Nubian pyramids, as the Giza-style mediation pyramid was too low to sit under, so I chose the taller version. 

2. Ten years ago, I was MUCH YOUNGER! LOL

3. I hope for a future in which the governments stop feeding the world citizens with constant fear.

4. I would probably last quite a long time days in solitary confinement.

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Today, as it's the last Friyay of the month, we're also joining in the furrbulous...

So do drop by the marvellous Mudpie's blog at to join in.

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Smooch caught red-pawed in the box of catnip! MOL

We think he's got a bit of a thing about catnip at the moment. 

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

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The Wrong Side of The Claw

Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series Book 7


Leighann Dobbs 

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

When a string of robberies escalates to murder, Willa is baffled by the behavior of her sister, the county sheriff. Normally the gung-ho law woman would be all over the case, but she seems more interested in doing her nails and picking out jazz music instead.

Willa has no choice but to take it upon herself to investigate. After all, her sister’s reputation is at stake, and a killer is running loose around town. Plus she has a secret weapon—she can see ghosts. Talking to the spirit of a murder victim usually helps solve the case, but not this time. This ghost seems reluctant to help Willa out. Even her boyfriend, neighboring county sheriff Eddie Striker, can’t get the spirit of the victim to give them a straight answer.

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Mew guys know how much I like this author and have reviewed many of her entertaining books, and this one is no exception. Yet, for the life of me, I don't know why I keep forgetting to review books 3 and 4, so I've booked them in for next month to make sure I finally do them.

Also, book 8 has been released on audio, so I might do that as well and finally finish the series to date.

See my other reviews here:

Book 3 A Mew to a Kill - not reviewed yet, booked in for 20th May 2022

Book 4 Paws and Effect - not reviewed yet, booked in for 27th May 2022

Whisker of a Doubt  Book 6

I really enjoy the pace of these novels. The evergreen characters are great and keep evolving with each book, plus relationships grow and the dynamics between the cast change. 

The plot is well thought out and I liked that the cats get more interesting as each book progresses; in this one, they have their biggest role to date.

There are obviously red herrings galore, oodles of twists and turns to keep mew guessing who the bad guy or gal is.

In my opinion, the Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series is one of the very best cat cozy mysteries available. And I know I've said it before, but I am going to say it again because I can and I will, I think this is: 


  • Audio: 4 hours 45 mins
  • Paperback: ‎234 pages

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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

The Wrong Side of The Claw

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time for me to say BFN or bye-for-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just for mew, and don't forget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Join Melvyn and Fudge tomorrow with a fab review, and it's Smooch's 11th Birthday Pawty & Giveaway on Sunday, so get ready for some fun!

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. Those were really good answers and another wonderful review sweet Amber. I hope you all have a fabulous weekeind.

  2. I sure like #3 in your fill-ins. That would be mine too.

  3. Love your fill-ins. I want to see that pyramid when you get it set you.

    I'm with you on governments spewing fear. I wish they would quit too.

    Smooch is smart to nap there. Made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. Ten years ago, I'd been working at this company for a few months already, and I am glad to have my current position.
    I feel fortunate to have a new job at this time in my life, and intend to enjoy it.

  5. Sounds like a really good book, Amber! So good to have so much nip around, had to laugh at the picture of Smooch in the box with it!

  6. smooch...dood......just a "tinnee bit" !!!!! we wood lovez ta see de PA's copper pyramid
    when her getz it up; pleez ta tell her snap shotz pleez and thanx !! happee week end two all♥♥

  7. Smooch knows how to enjoy the nip!
    That sounds like another great read.

  8. Smooch looks pretty calm for being in a whoole box of nip.
    We love the Mystic Notch series !

  9. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop sweetest Amber!

  10. Amber, I am glad you got out for a bit. Excellent review, I want to read that book- I love ghost stories. Cute blooper. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can't wait to see the copper pyramid. Your mom finds the coolest stuff. I wish I was 10 yrs. younger. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. We are with you on #3 of your fill ins for sure! And that pyramid sounds totally cool. We have a small one, but for some reason or another I never have used it anywhere, its still in its box, OOPS!

    Thanks for the book review! If we need any good reads, we'll know exactly where to start looking!


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