Home Is where the Bark Is Paws Fur Play Mysteries: Book One
by Stella St. Claire
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 04 Jul 2018
Home is Where the Bark Is has charm in abundance and will readily appeal to fans of light mysteries. Willow Wells is starting a new life in her hometown after her divorce. Her plans are to turn her Aunt’s property into a dog gym and training facility. But her plans are threatened when her sister’s cat Rover and her dog Telescope unearth the body of a local developer - one known to be in conflict with Griffin, Willow’s contractor. With Griffin as lead suspect, and his accounts frozen by the police, Willow’s building deadlines look like a lost cause. Needless to say Willow decides to investigate with the help of her sister Wednesday and Griffin. She may not have her father, the police chief ‘s experience, but what she does have is determination in abundance. Everyone says Lee Hunter was a good guy, but clearly s...
Till Death do us Bark by Stella St. Claire
Mystery & Thrillers , Women's Fiction
Pub Date 22 Jun 2017
I tried Till Death do us Bark for two reasons - I love animals and the first novel showed promise. I have mixed feelings about Till Death do us Bark. Olivia (Stella St Claire’s lead) is frustrating. She is a stubborn commitment-phobe with an inability to listen to others, but Stella St Claire manages to make her antics somewhat entertaining. While I would cringe at meeting someone like Olivia in real life, I was willing to give the fictional Olivia a chance.
After using a murder investigation to delay a proposal in the first novel, Olivia is finally moving forward with her wedding plans (and using that to avoid other commitments) - at least until she discovers the dead body of her wedding planner. Now everyone thinks she is cursed and refuses to work with her. Intent on proving otherwise and determined to steamroll her wedding forwar...
Dying for a coffee? Or simply dying for a cute cozy to pass the time with? Olivia Rickard is a dog walker who is as disorganized and flighty as many of her furry clients. Change is a four letter word in her book, but murder on the other hand...Fleeing from potential commitment, Olivia manages to stumble across the body of Yvette Dean in the back of her coffee truck. The chance to solve a murder like the heroine in her favorite mystery series is as tempting as one of her sister Janelle’s delicious muffins...especially when Janelle becomes a suspect. Although her extremely patient boyfriend urges her to play it safe, Olivia has other ideas.
Barking Up the Wrong Bakery is an extremely cute novel. Olivia’s extreme response to anything that looks like it means “commitment” is at times so profoundly over the top it is humorous. At other times it is...