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.Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake
Length: 9 hours and 40 minutes
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on February 27, 2018
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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Also by this author: Death by Chocolate Lab, Dial Meow for Murder
The Tail Waggin' Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who's filming the festivities. She's critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like to tell her to go jump in a lake--and as a matter of fact, that's exactly what they're both going to do . . .
It's the first-ever polar bear plunge in Lake Wallapawakee, and Daphne and Lauren are among the eighty or so people who charge into the frigid water to raise funds for animals in need. Daphne makes it back to shore--with the help of a mysterious St. Bernard--but Lauren is dragged out stone cold dead. Now, with her trusty basset hound Socrates at her side, Daphne intends to assist Detective Jonathan Black in his investigation--whether he wants her to or not . . .
Includes recipes for homemade pet treats! "Doggone charming from start to finish!" --Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab
Here is what I thought
I really love this cozy series it’s always a lot of fun every time I dig into one of the books.
In Book three Winterfest is going all out and Daphne has signed up for the Polar Plunge because she thought her best friend Moxie wanted them too, turns out that was not it. So she is off to plunge on her own and in the misted of all that a dead body is found. It’s Lauren a reporter that wasn’t very well liked by a few people, she seem to be making their cute little pet friend town seem like a weird thing.
Jonathan Black, the detective who is usually on the case has to step down because his ex is a suspect and it’s a conflict of interest. It doesn’t stop Daphne from checking things out and then telling him things, which only makes him a bit mad as he doesn’t want her mixed up in things. Daphne is also going out with Gabriel, a reporter, she is not sure if she likes him or not, but she sure doesn’t trust him not after finding out some things about him.
I really love the characters in this story, especially the dogs! Socrates and Artie, plus now there was a new one I think his name was Bernie. He is the Saint Bernard who found the dead body. Daphne who owns a pet sitting service has also opened a pet food bakery, which is just getting started. Her sister Piper pretty much pushed her into opening sooner than she wanted too by putting up posters with a opening date, got to love a sister like that! Jonathan Black, one of my favorite detectives! I really hope Daphne and him end up together, she needs to forget that Gabriel!
It has a really good mystery that took my by surprise as I didn’t figure it out! Though it made a lot of sense. 🙂
If you love a pet themed cozy then you need to try out this series!
I really like Elise Arsenault, she always does such great narrations!
Audio rating: 4