Length: 8 hours and 27 minutes
Published by Berkley Books on April 6, 2021
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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Also by this author: Murder, She Barked, The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer, Murder Most Howl, Mission Impawsible, Not a Creature Was Purring
A pet detective on the hunt for a prominent pooch is found dead, and inn owner Holly Miller has to sort through her guest list for suspects in this all new Paws & Claws mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.
The ladies of the Wagtail Animal Guardians, WAG for short, are in town for a pet adoption charity ball, and Holly is making sure to roll out the red carpet for her special guests. She and her furry best friend Trixie are busy keeping the WAG ladies happy and preparing for the ball when they learn that a retired judge has lost his prized pup.
The venerable citizen has hired a pet detective who has some personal ties to Holly's new guests. His presence ruffles some feathers, and when the PI is found DOA not long before the ball, Holly wonders if one of the WAG ladies had a motive for murder. To make matters worse, some pet-loving guests of the ball nearly suffer the same deadly fate. Holly and Trixie will have to sniff out the clues and leash a callous killer before they strike again....
Here is what I thought
This is just a fun series and I am also glad that it is one cozy series that I keep up with, and let me tell you I am in the middle of a LOT of cozy series but hardly keep up with them…lol.
Welcome to Wagtail, the place where everything revolves around your furry friends! It’s time for the annual pet adoption charity ball that the ladies of Wagtail Animal Guardians (WAG for short) and so the pet friendly hotel is hopping with special guest to keep Holly busy. While Holly is preparing for the ball she finds out that the retired judge has lost his dog and that dog is very important to him.
It’s so important that he hires a pet detective to find the dog for him because he can’t get around as good as he use too. His housekeeper thinks she must have accidently let him out but doesn’t really remember but it’s the only thing they can think off, but there is some other strange things going around at the judges house that makes him think someone is stalking him or at least listening in on his conversations.
Then the pet detective is found dead and he is lying right next to the dog as if he was maybe on his way back with the dog but something happened. It is soon found out that he was murdered and Holly finds out that there is a list of suspects and they are all staying at her hotel!
I really like the characters in this cozy and so it’s always fun to come back to Wagtail and see what is happening. I love Holly and her grandmother and everyone else. I love the idea of a pet friendly hotel and Trixie and Twinkletoes Holly’s pets really make this series delightful.
It had a really good mystery and I almost didn’t figure it out and I think it was mostly an accident…lol. I didn’t have the motive down as I never do, I am always good at guessing who the killer is but never why. 🙂
I really like Elise Arsenault, she does a lot of cozies and so I am really use to her narration!