The Squeaky Clean Skeleton by R. A. Muth

Hi! I'm Tori Madison, and I hate scrubbing toilets, which is unfortunate because my BFF Hazel and I own Bubbles and Troubles, Blueberry Bay's premier cleaning service. When Mrs. Livingston asked us to sort through the contents of her attic, however, we thought our toilet-scrubbing days were over. That is…until we found her corpse.

As if finding our client's body stuffed in a steamer trunk wasn't enough of an upset, someone needed to save her cat from being sent to a local high-kill animal shelter. That person, as it turned out, was me. I had no sooner set up the critter's litter box in my guest bathroom when he revealed another side. A six-foot-four, hunky, Irish side that only I can see.

Before I could come to grips with my new feline friend's secret, Mrs. Livingston's relatives, eager to claim their inheritance, asked Hazel and me to solve the murder. And the amount of the reward was many times over what their aunt owed for the job she hired us to do. Soon we had a plan that included Rune, my new housepet-turned-houseguest.

The more I got to know Rune, the more I wanted to confide in Hazel. But was I risking our lives by keeping my cat's secret as we went through with our crazy plan to catch a killer? Unfortunately, I didn't have a choice.

“I'm hooked on Tori, Hazel and Rune's adventures! When Tori and her business partner Hazel, take a job to clean out the attic of a wealthy resident of Bluberry Bay – murder, mystery and romance ensue! Tori leans that the beautiful cat she finds, at the murder scene, has a shocking secret!

The characters were relatable, the mystery was fast-paced and kept me guessing. I love the character of Tori. She's straightforward, kind, smart and the kind person you'd want for a BFF! Rune the cat, is full of surprises and I love the paranormal nature of the book – not too much, just right! The book was set in the town of Blueberry Bay, which is home to several other cozy mystery series and the books are written by different authors…..what a fun way to keep the books connected!

I'm looking forward to the next book!”

– 5 star Amazon review from Jerri C.