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Saturday, October 15, 2022

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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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!!  😉


This was a fun short cozy mystery book. The star of the story is Jinx who is a black cat with an attitude. I loved the Cat Cafe and how it was a place to enjoy coffee and adopt cats all in one place. Clarissa runs the cafe and adores the cats that  have taken up residence until they are adopted. 

The cafe is excited about a big fundraiser which hopefully will bring in money to keep the cafe in business. I loved how the author used Jinx in telling most of the story. The poor cat has to overcome the stigma that black cats are cursed. When money from the cash register disappears Jinx is ready to find out who did it. There are a few laughs in the story with the cats and I thought they were perfect for the story. 

The mystery wasn’t really a mystery to me but the reason behind it did surprise me. The book is very short so we don’t really  get to know the characters well. The book is clean and easy to read. 

I received a copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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.


  1. Halloween Hi-Jinx sounds like a charming mystery for me to read and enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review!

    Have a sunshiny day!

  2. Thank you for sharing your review of Halloween Hi-Jinx, this sounds like a good read

  3. This sure sounds like a fun story! I have always liked cats.

  4. Looks like a fun book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  5. Thanks for the review, it sounds like a good book. - Richelle Leffler