Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dial Meow for Murder


Dial Meow For Murder

Dial Meow for Murder
A Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #2
by Bethany Blake
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue.
Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective Jonathan Black. But while luring the prickly Persian out of hiding, she uncovers clues that might take suspicion off her own mother. Maeve Templeton already has a reputation as a killer—in real estate. How far would she go to bag Sylvan Creek’s most coveted property, the Flynt Mansion?
To expose the truth, Daphne finds herself donning a deranged clown costume on an autumnal adventure that might just be crazy enough to work—if it doesn’t get her killed.
Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!
Doggone charming from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab




A killer plot and murderous twists will keep you turning pages until the very end.

Daphne and friends are trying to do good deeds but can't avoid being drawn into a murder investigation. The victim is a secretive heiress with a grand sense of community. She does good for so many, so why does she have so many enemies?
Are the clues tied up in the mansion or the town's history or can the portrait of the woman in the red dress deliver the final clue?
With her own reputation, Daphne keeps being drawn further and further into solving the murder and additional mysteries. 


No heavy romance but wonderful friendship elements as well as the delightful animal antics add depth and strength to this series. The author has a nice, subtle touch which makes you stop and ponder.
Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing, cooking for pets and people 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. Like Daphne Templeton, the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and operates a pet sitting business called Barkley's Premium Pet Care.



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