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BODY! THEY BARKED: A heart-warming and hilarious seaside sleuthing mystery. (Merry Summerfield Cozy Mysteries Book 4) Kindle Edition
I don’t often see expensive red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes in Drizzle Bay. And certainly not hanging out of a trash can on the end of long, slim legs. My latest pet-sitting charges are desperate for me to notice the grisly sight and are barking like crazy – pulling me straight into another murder mystery.
But who would want well-dressed Coral Clappe dead? With an apparently loving family, money galore, and a bonus beach house, it seems she led a charmed life. It’s not long though before perfection starts splintering. Goodness – the things that woman got up to!
As a law-abiding book editor I have a writers’ workshop to run before I start seriously sleuthing. Come to the workshop with me. Everyone has a theory about the murder but only one person knows the truth. (One person and maybe two huge German Shepherds.)
Detective Bruce Carver is hot on the trail, and this time he has a hunky new off-sider from Boston, Massachusetts. But I found the body so I’d love to find the culprit, too.
This fun cozy mystery is full of your favorite people from the other books in the series. Plus a puzzling murder, a touch of romance, and laugh-out-loud lines. Be happy – Merry is here again!
- ASIN : B09T5TSMCS
- Publisher : Kris Pearson (February 21, 2022)
- Publication date : February 21, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 1502 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 183 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #685,111 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Once again Merry finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery. She has agreed to dog sit Ice and Fire for her friend. The two German Shepherds are not easily led around. They are usually in control unless Merry blows the magic whistle. That is of course if she can get it untangled from her bra strap. After walking the dogs on the beach Merry is returning to her new place of business. She is going to be teaching courses in writing. Only this morning something is terribly wrong when the dogs discover a trash can (for those of us in the USA) or bin if not, with a leg sticking out. She does check to see if she needs to call for an ambulance or the police. The ambulance won't be needed. It is too late for that. She recognizes the body.
The thoughts that go through Merry's head are enough to add laughs to the story. She has a good sense of humor and it comes forth as she works her way through things. The dogs do their thing as well. This is a fun, interesting, mystery that you really don't see the end coming. Lots of people could be the murderer as this woman did have a habit of making enemies. Even her kids are suspects. And rightly so, she did a number on them as well. If any woman deserved to be bottom up in the waste bin, this woman did. A good entertaining read. OH, and there is another potential love interest for Merry. A cop from Boston is on loan to the local police as he learns their ways of doing things. He is a good looking guy and has Vicar Paul a little on edge. I definitely recommend this read.
I was not paid for this review. I am not a writer nor do I know one. I am not kin to this author. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 2/23/2022
Merry goes out to investigate and sees female leg extending out of the rubbish bin. She goes to take a closer look. Oh, no, Merry can't have found a body in the rubbish bin. This is too much. She keeps finding bodies where there shouldn't be bodies. What rotten luck. The usual detective, DS Bruce Carver arrives to investigate this latest death - along with visiting Boston Homicide Detective Sean Manahan. A very attractive visitor. That gets her heart going along with her feelings toward the vicar.
Plenty of good clues and false starts follow as Kristie Klewes continues to weave a delightful mystery along with romantic overtones. It is a great read set along the shores of New Zealand. I have really enjoyed the series and this was certainly a wonderful addition. You likely will enjoy reading it. The editing is superb. I received an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.
I’m looking forward to the next visit to Drizzle Bay and the ongoing sagas in the lives and loves of its residents.
I received an advanced reader copy