Review of Claw and Disorder

Claw and Disorder

A Cat Groomer Mystery, Book #5

Eileen Watkins

5 Stars


 Expert groomer Cassie McGlone knows how to handle even the feistiest of felines, but their owners are a different tale . . .

Around the quaint town of Chadwick, New Jersey, are two families in need of Cassie’s help. Wealthy perfectionist Gillian Foster is orchestrating the restoration of her family’s nineteenth century home and wants her purebred Himalayan, Leya, boarded at Cassie’s Comfy Cats. Meanwhile, the elderly Tillmans are in dire straits, hoarding possessions and a clowder of cats in their run-down house. Perhaps Cassie can persuade the couple to surrender a few of their furry friends. Unfortunately, neither task is cut and dried . . .

Mrs. Tillman is mysteriously asphyxiated in the night, and suspicion falls on her husband—and their cats. Meanwhile, the Fosters host a banquet for the local historical society, and when one of their guests falls gravely Gillian is convinced someone is out to get her. After a second death occurs, it’s clear a killer isn’t pussyfooting around. Now it’s up to Cassie to get these houses in order before disaster pounces again . . . (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Cassie is a caring person who has a special place in her heart for cats.  It is great to see how hard she works for these cats and her and her employee make a great team.  They work well to keep the business running well and they also try to help out in the community.  But this time they have a problem that they need to fix, the murder of an elderly woman and her husband being accused of murder.  They will have to work hard to figure this one out.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  I could picture in my mind’s eye Comfy Cats and all of their boarders.  The mystery was well plotted and it had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and it was not easily solved.  

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Grab a copy and enjoy.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Claw & Disorder (A Cat Groomer Mystery Book 5) by [Eileen Watkins]