I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Maltipoos are Murder by Jacqui Lane
Genres: Cozy, Crime, Murder, Mystery
Published by Entangled, Ignite Pages: 146
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Can a murder investigation keep these opposites from attracting?
Cara Rogers wants a fresh start after a slew of bad luck in Washington DC. Moving to Virginia to help her aunt run La Maison de Chien, a doggie spa, is just the peace of mind she needs. No stress. Just her aunt, the dogs, and wide-open country.
But when she finds Aunt Marian floating in the doggie swimming pool, the rest she so desperately needs flies out the window. The only witness to the death is Rex, an apricot maltipoo, and while he may not be able to talk, he’s communicating the only way he knows how—one paw at a time. And Rex’s clues lead to murder.
Can Cara keep the doggie spa afloat, convince Middleburg homicide detective Cole Sampson that Aunt Marian’s death was no accident, and keep Rex from the killer’s clutches before they all end up as dead as dogs?
First Thoughts: Maltipoos are Murder was a fun, light cozy mystery that I enjoyed very much.
We me the amateur sleuth right off the bat as Cara Rogers goes in to start her first day at the Dog spa. Cara is a veterinarian that has lost her license because her accountant stole her money. So she is in need of a job and her great aunt Marian wants her to come and manage the doggie spa and she sees it as sort of a temporary fix until she can get her license back.
She finds her great aunt is found dead and the Detective thinks it was probably just an accident or because she was so old, but Cara believes it was murder. She sets out to prove that someone murdered her aunt with the Detectives help. There are a few suspects and the only witness was a maltipoo.
Cara is the type of person that is always fixing things or taking care of things. She has taken care of her mother since her father died when she was a teen. So when her aunt dies she takes it upon herself to find out who done it with or without the detectives help. She is fresh out of a relationship and not looking to stay in Middleburg. She can’t help noticing the nice looking detective but she is not sure about getting involved with someone. She is a real go getter and I liked her. Detective Cole Sampson has is heart broken by his ex-girlfriend and hasn’t felt like dating until he meets Cara, but she is off limits. Though he doesn’t think she done it she should be thought of as a suspect since a lot of times it’s family who kills. Cole seems like a really nice guy and I liked it right off.
Maltipoos are Murder was a fun, quick read that I really enjoyed. I like it when I can’t figure out who done it and I really had no clue. I liked the budding romance between Cara and Detective Cole Sampson. I can’t wait to read another book by this author and see what kind of trouble Cara will get into next.
Over all I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries.