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Dial Meow for Murder (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – September 26, 2017
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Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing or riding horses, she's wrangling a menagerie of furry family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Visit Bethany at www.bethanyblakeauthor.com.
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Daphne Templeton arrives at Flynt Mansion just a little late to set up for the Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue fundraiser but she and Socrates look darn good in their costumes. Wait, why isn’t anyone else wearing costumes? Daphne is going to kill her sister, Piper, okay not actually kill her but scream at her maybe.
Some screaming does occur and there is a dead body, but it is not Piper. It is Lillian Flynt, owner of the mansion where the fundraiser is taking place. It is also a property their mother, Maeve, is trying to sell and she has a client willing the pay the huge asking price. Will the owner’s death halt the sale? Who killed the Lillian Flynt? The only witness appears to be a Persian cat named Tinkleston, and he is the crankiest cat Daphne has ever met. He definitely is not going to help Detective Jonathan Black find a killer. Heck! the detective even puts Maeve on the list of suspects. Daphne tries to stay out of the investigation but while trying to corral the kitty she uncovers an important clue and ends up in another costume to try to catch the mansion murderer.
Daphne is an excellent protagonist. She is a strong willed woman and not shy about getting her point across with the good detective. Her relationship with her mother is another story but Daphne is getting stronger at getting her point across with her too. Maeve is a pushy woman, that is what makes her a successful realtor, but she does get on both her daughter’s nerves. I get a kick of of Daphne’s BFF and her homages to actresses in classic films too.
Ms. Blake has written a twisty mystery with surprising developments. A family connection turns the case in a whole new direction. The deceased’s will provides more questions than answers and even included Daphne. Another surprise early in the story is the potential buyer of Flynt Mansion. Plenty of action to keep us readers entertained.
The author has given readers a first class story. Her descriptive details bring it to life. The characters are well fleshed out. The pace of the story builds throughout to an exciting ending. I found everything I want to find in a cozy mystery within the pages of this book. I am really excited Pawprints & Predicaments coming in February 2018.
Daphne's sister put her in charge of the table of dog treats, but Daphne sees a mysterious figure in one of the windows of the mansion and decides to investigate. With Socrates by her side, she bravely makes her way to the front door and lets herself in. And it's just as scary as she expected--her realtor mother is there wiping away all traces of clutter and lighting scented candles in anticipation of a late showing. She immediately puts Daphne in charge of finding Lillian's prized Persian, Tinkleston, who made his presence known on her last showing, leaping from the top of the refrigerator to show his displeasure.
Unfortunately for Daphne, Tink is not all she finds. She also finds Lillian in the bathtub with an electrical appliance, explaining both her absence from the party and the loss of power at the mansion. But calling the police does result in the return of former Navy SEAL and current detective Jonathan Blake, and the complications that come next make Daphne's head spin.
Who killed Tinkleston's owner, and why? Daphne takes over the pet sitting duties while the handsome Detective Blake tries to find a killer. But her attempts to track down Tinks the Terror has her stumbling on clues, and wanting to prove that her mother wouldn't really make a killing to sell a house has Daphne and Socrates doing everything they can to figure out the mystery first.
Dial Meow for Murder is the adorable follow-up to Bethany Blake's Death by Chocolate Lab. Her Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries are filled with charming characters and lovable pets. Her fun characters are fueled by her sparkling writing, and she even throws in some recipes for homemade pet treats for good measure. Cats, dogs, and lots of fun in Dial Meow for Murder!
Galleys for Dial Meow for Murder were provided by Kensington Books through NetGalley.com, with many thanks.