Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Claw Enforcement - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads:  Claw Enforcement (Second Chance #7) by Sofie Ryan

Rating:  Really Liked It!
Source:  Publisher

Description:  Sarah Grayson owns a delightful secondhand shop in the small town of North Harbor, Maine, where she and her rescue cat, Elvis, are always finding themselves up to their whiskers in trouble. With the help of a quirky group of senior citizens—who call themselves Charlotte’s Angels and work out of the store—they solve crimes both new and vintage.
Local squabbles about property development have the town in quite a state of drama—and it seems like someone may even be upset enough to kill. When a local man involved in the real estate quagmire falls over dead at a reception to celebrate the harbor front’s redevelopment, Sarah gets roped in to investigate by her own IT expert, Mr. P., who has long known the victim’s stepfather. Between Sarah, Elvis and Charlotte’s Angels, the killer is sure to have claws for concern.

Genre:  Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  This is a series I've really enjoyed in the past so of course I couldn't pass up this latest book!

My Impression:  Oh I love this series and this just might be my favorite one yet!  The book starts off at a fundraiser and it quickly becomes apparent when 2 men get into an argument that things are going to turn badly - and wow do they!  One of the men involved in the argument falls over dead and the investigation gets into gear even before it can be proven that it is actually murder.

I loved going along with another Charlotte's Angels investigation and I liked this was a bit different as they had no official client.  The investigation felt like a series of dead ends and really kept me guessing up until the end.  I loved seeing a bit more of Sarah and Liam's respective love lives - especially Liam's.  Rose and the rest are just the best meddlers and how anyone can stand up against them is beyond me!  Elvis, the cat, added a bit of interest.  I don't really love magical cats usually but Elvis is just the perfect balance.  He's not really magic but he is a really great judge of character and is so maddening hilariously cat-like I enjoyed all of his page time.  I loved seeing a good bit of life in Sarah's store.  I do wish that the store existed because it would be seriously fun to explore!

If you're looking for a fun cozy series with likable characters (including a group of retiree private investigators), a quirky cat, and great mysteries this is a series (and a book!) not to miss.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  I'm looking forward to the next one and catching up on the earlier books in the series that I haven't read.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you love cozy mysteries this is a really fun one.  I think you could jump in right at this book without any issues.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. Love that title, and such a fun cover!!

  2. This was a really good one! I really like this series!

  3. Love the title and as you know I am not much of a cozy reader, but... I love the way you talk about this one and you never know!

  4. 'best meddlers' made me giggle. I'm not a fan of magical cats in mysteries but this does sound good. I'm glad you enjoyed it.