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Maltipoos are Murder (Doggie Day Spa Mystery) Kindle Edition

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Length: 146 pages

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  • File Size: 1098 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Ignite (May 27, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 27, 2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K48GVGK
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Lane Stone's debut mystery, Current Affairs: A Tiara Investigations Mystery was published by Mainly Murder Press. She lives in Sugar Hill, GA and Alexandria, VA.

When not writing she's enjoying characteristic baby boomer pursuits: hiking in various countries and playing golf. Her volunteer work includes raising money for women political candidates.

She's a proud member of both the Chessie and Atlanta chapters of Sisters in Crime.

Website: www.LaneStoneBooks.com.

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Format: Kindle Edition
Maltipoos are Murder was a fast moving, enjoyable cozy with some problems for me.

It starts off with Cara having lost her veterinary license due to financial problems caused by her accounting firm. Her employees lost their retirement funds. Cara gets a job managing her great aunt's doggie spa. On her first day, she find her aunt dead in the pool and the story goes from there.

The characters were likable, but undeveloped and occasionally inconsistent, though one could argue that's true in real life.

What I had problems with, but didn't cause me to hate the book or stop reading (but make me unable to give more than 3 stars):

1. Cara is 27, yet she was a vet with a private practice (we are not told her family is wealthy)and has an employee old enough to retire and lose her retirement funds, a fund Cara was responsible for? She'd just be getting her veterinary degree and license at 26 or 27 in my state.
2. Cara is impulsive, way too much. She decides she has to pay her staff back for the funds that were taken from her instead of consulting a lawyer and trying to get her and their money back by legal means, she's instantly, ridiculously attracted to the detective despite just leaving a long term relationship. She gets mad at the cop (Cole) when she sees him with another woman because he didn't tell her he was in a relationship, but she's not in a relationship with him, so why shouldn't he? She's a suspect!
3. The story switches from 3rd to 1st person to 3rd person. At first I thought it was first person when Cara was in the scene, but that's not always true. It is only Cara's POV when it's in 1st person.
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By Clare O'Beara on August 4, 2014
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Cara Rogers has left her veterinarian practice, her licence, and her romantic partner in Washington and come to a small town to help her elderly lady relative by managing a dog day care centre.

Unfortunately she immediately finds the older lady dead in the shallow swimming pool and when her purse is missing, this looks less like an accident than it did initially.

With a local pet rescue place hoping to have gained funds in the will, a less than honest - perhaps - staff member and a scruffy boyfriend of a staff member, the new manager has plenty of suspects. Add a disgruntled client, while the police think Cara also had plenty to gain.

I found Cara continually thinking how fanciable the lead detective was, distracting and too much of a cliché. Okay, maybe we can explain it by saying she's on the rebound. But with a move, totally different surroundings and shock, plus the ongoing stresses, it seems overdone and at times inappropriate. The authors are a team of ladies so maybe one was writing a mystery and the other a romantic element.

Dog lovers and cosy mystery lovers will enjoy the well-put together tale. Let's hope Cara's got a Get Out Of Jail card to continue the series.
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By C Cabrera on June 19, 2014
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I found this to be a slightly humorous and fun suspense novel with a small side of romance. I really enjoyed the sleuthing skills of Cara as she aids detective Cole. I hope there are more books in the series and we get to see their relationship develop. Fun book that I really enjoyed. I'm looking forward to the next one.
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First Thoughts: Maltipoos are Murder was a fun, light cozy mystery that I enjoyed very much.

We me the amateur sleuth right off the bat as Cara Rogers goes in to start her first day at the Dog spa. Cara is a veterinarian that has lost her license because her accountant stole her money. So she is in need of a job and her great aunt Marian wants her to come and manage the doggie spa and she sees it as sort of a temporary fix until she can get her license back.

She finds her great aunt is found dead and the Detective thinks it was probably just an accident or because she was so old, but Cara believes it was murder. She sets out to prove that someone murdered her aunt with the Detectives help. There are a few suspects and the only witness was a maltipoo.

Cara is the type of person that is always fixing things or taking care of things. She has taken care of her mother since her father died when she was a teen. So when her aunt dies she takes it upon herself to find out who done it with or without the detectives help. She is fresh out of a relationship and not looking to stay in Middleburg. She can't help noticing the nice looking detective but she is not sure about getting involved with someone. She is a real go getter and I liked her. Detective Cole Sampson has is heart broken by his ex-girlfriend and hasn't felt like dating until he meets Cara, but she is off limits. Though he doesn't think she done it she should be thought of as a suspect since a lot of times it's family who kills. Cole seems like a really nice guy and I liked it right off.

Maltipoos are Murder was a fun, quick read that I really enjoyed. I like it when I can't figure out who done it and I really had no clue. I liked the budding romance between Cara and Detective Cole Sampson. I can't wait to read another book by this author and see what kind of trouble Cara will get into next.

Over all I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries.
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