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Brownlow Checks In.

Brownlow Checks In is the second novel featuring Judy's four legged sleuth.


Two cats are stolen from an upmarket Sussex cattery, one right under the nose of Brownlow, the sniffer dog of pet detective Sophie Gorrage. The Felinicity Cat Hotel And Spa offers five star luxury boarding and its owner is worried about the damage to her establishment’s reputation.


To Sophie Gorrage something about the cat thefts doesn’t add up. Russian Blue Stravinsky and Scottish Fold McCracken are both much-loved companions, but with no similar raids recently reported there’s nothing to suggest a professional thief is stealing pedigree cats. With no suspects, finding stolen felines is proving trickier than herding cats.

Sophie tries delving into the history of both stolen animals. Two weeks previously, Stravinsky's owner had been raided by thieves, who stole a set of diamonds hired to wear at the BAFTAs. It might be unrelated, but Sophie Gorrage doesn’t believe in coincidences. As the trail leads from London to Paris, she and Brownlow are pitted against ruthless criminals of a very different kind than those they’ve encountered before.

Arwen, a stray cat who takes a shine to Brownlow.

George the cat doorman at the Felinicity cat hotel.


Some of the other hotel residents seem rather unperturbed by the whole affair...

Can Brownlow sniff out the missing Stravinsky?

Honestly, what more could you want?

Brownlow Checks In was reviewed in the Autumn 2023 edition of Ingenu/e magazine.

Also available the best selling original Brownlow novel.

Sniff Them Out, Brownlow!

‘This is a page turner, which I recommend, especially for those readers who love animals.’ Carol Westron, Promoting Crime Blogspot.

‘Judy Upton has created an engaging whodunit with her trademark blend of drama and humour. A thoroughly enjoyable read!’ Gill Kaye, Ingenu/e Magazine.

Also available is Judy's debut crime novel "Out of the Frying Pan".

‘A light-hearted crime thriller set in Brighton. Great fun.’ - Jayne Angus, Yours Magazine

‘A crime novel with a difference! Wonderful, it makes a refreshing change.’ - Anne Pritchard, Number 9 Blogspot

‘Written with a great deal of warmth and wit, this light-hearted crime thriller jaunts along at a good pace with the perfect balance of scene-setting and action’. - Gill Kaye, Ingenu/e Magazine

'Witty, observant, self-deprecating, very funny, full of subversive glee, with its own moral field. I'd put nothing past this extremely gifted writer.'  - Simon Jenner, Fringe Review.

Further details of all three novels are also on the Judy's books page.

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