Thursday, October 13, 2022

Halloween Hi-Jinx by Annee Jones

About the Book

Book: Halloween Hi-Jinx

Author: Annee Jones

Genre: Clean Cozy Mystery

Release date: October 14, 2022

Jinx the cat has a bad reputation for always being in the wrong place at the wrong time – and this Halloween turns out to be no different….

His former owners called him “Cursed” – blamed him for their troubles that began occurring after they got him, which is reason he was turned back into the shelter.  But Clarissa Lightfoot, owner of the new Cat Café doesn’t believe it and wants to help clear his name, so she brings him to the new café (doubling as a halfway house for homeless animals).  – There’s no such thing as a Cursed Cat…. Or is there???

The Cat Café is hosting a costume party fundraiser for Halloween to help homeless animals.  After the party, it’s discovered that someone stole $$ from the cash register, and Clarissa is implicated in the crime.

Someone wants her & her new café to go “Poof” and disappear – but who & why?

Can Jinx – along with handsome police officer Cody Shelton – help discover who’s playing tricks on Clarissa this Halloween?

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My Review

This is a fun short novel for young readers. There are kind people who love cats and want to see as many as possible adopted into good homes. There is a struggling small business trying to fund the adoption efforts. There are talking cats who see some things the humans miss. And there is a mystery that needs to be solved.

Jones has crafted a very readable story with a good plot and fun characters, including cats. There were a couple of romantic oriented implications that might be a bit much for very young readers. Other than that, a fun mystery.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author

Author Annee Jones loves to write all things romance, fantasy, cozy mystery, & more. She is passionate about writing stories where dreams come true, and love wins in the end!

Professionally, Annee works as a disability counselor where she helps her clients navigate through complex medical and legal systems while rediscovering their wholeness in Spirit.

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The story is told in part from Jinx the cat’s point of view!!  😉

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, October 13

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 14

Artistic Nobody, October 15 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, October 15

Texas Book-aholic, October 16

Inklings and notions, October 17

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, October 18 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, October 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 20

Beauty in the Binding, October 21 (Author Interview)

Holly’s Book Corner, October 21

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 22

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 23

Through the Fire Blogs, October 24 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 25

Blogging With Carol, October 26


To celebrate her tour, Annee is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Lacey Waters said...

i love this! a story from a cat's point of view, brilliant. i know i'll enjoy.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great cozy.

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds like a great book

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Halloween Hi-Jinx, this sounds like a wonderful cozy mystery that my teen-aged granddaughters and I will enjoy reading

slehan said...

My niece would like this book.
Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

Love holiday books.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a fun read.

DreaDrake1 said...

This sounds fantastic! Love the cover too! Thanks for sharing!

Richelle Leffler said...

Sounds like an enjoyable read. Thanks for your thoughts.

marisela zuniga said...

It sounds like a good book!