I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis
Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 304
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Jeanie Kanaley
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Also by this author: The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer, Murder Most Howl, Mission Impawsible, Not a Creature Was Purring
The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl....
Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.
The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.
What I thought of this book.
This was my first book this author and I really enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun and had a lot of great characters.
Holly gets a call from Rose about her grandmother and she thought it was life threatening but it turns out she had only sprain her ankle. They were really trying to play matchmaker with Holly and Holmes.
On her way to Wagtail she finds a little dog who is wet and hungry and has decided to adopt her as she ran and jumped in her car when she had the door open and refused to come out. She made a total mess of Holly’s boyfriend Ben’s car. Holly knew Ben was going to be so mad about his car as he is so neat about his car.
Holly was afraid that she wouldn’t be able to take her new companion to her grandmother’s Inn but when she gets there she finds out that they had turned Wagtail into an animal resort town. You can take your pet anywhere in town with you. The Inn is now a place where people can bring their fur babies and have a great time with them.
Holly finds out that someone her grandmother knew had been killed and then someone else gets killed while she is there and someone keeps stilling her dog. Also her boyfriend shows up with his ex-girlfriend! Holly has her hands full as she tries to solve this mystery.
I really enjoyed this one as it was just over the top fun with it’s grand Inn that caters to pets. I almost think they got better treatment than the humans. 🙂 I have read several mysteries that have cats in them so it was nice to have a dog in one, even though there is a cat too. I am just more of a dog lover.
Holly was a great character and as a good cozy needs it has some great side characters from her grandmother to her aunt. Her aunt really had me laughing at times. I can’t wait to see what will happen next in Wagtail.
If you like cozies then you will want to check out Murder, She Barked! 🙂
This is my first time with this narrator and I thought she did a good job with this book. Her voices were all pretty decent.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016
- Winter COYER