Caturday Reads: The Money Pit
The Money Pit
by Renee George
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 16 Mar 2017
Lily Mason and Smooshie return in The Money Pit, a cute cozy mystery with just a touch of romance.
Lily has fallen in love with Moonrise, but living with Parker Knowles causes too much heartache. As a shifter, Lily is afraid to let herself start a relationship with Parker. So when the opportunity comes to purchase a fixer upper with plenty of land for running, Lily jumps at the chance. But trouble emerges when Smooshie’s help leads to the discovery of a mummified body in the wall. Things get worse when the man who sold the property to Lily is murdered - and the sheriff considers her a potential suspect. Rumors abound of a bank robber’s missing loot and a possible connection to Lily’s property. Meanwhile, a reunion has brought many of Parker’s former teammates to town, including a beautiful reporter who is showing far too much interest in Parker and the previous murder Lily solved.
You have to love Smooshie, Lily’s sweet and exuberant pit bull. She is definitely an attraction. Lily is at times irritating with her insistence that humans and shifters are not compatible. It gets a little repetitive. The plot and the writing, however are excellent and I like the true to life depiction of pit bulls. (Most pit bulls are super sweet and loyal. Any dog mishandled and abused by humans can become agressive) I definitely liked this cute mystery, and I was glad that progress was made in Lily and Parker’s relationship. While I like these mysteries, a third one where she goes on and on about humans and shifters would be a bit too much. If you like pet cozies or paranormal mysteries The Money Pit is a great choice.
4 / 5
I received a copy of The Money Pit from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Pit Bulls are Sweet . . . and that's no mystery!
Shifter Lily Mason and her pit bull Smooshie are once again on the trail of a murderer and this time it's close to home!
The Money Pit, Book 2 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is a gripping murder mystery that keeps you guessing from beginning to end!
Sometimes, trying to be part of the human world can be a real killer. . . Cougar-shifter Lily Mason is ready to put down roots in the human town of Moonrise, Missouri. She only has two problems: her attraction and proximity to Parker Knowles, her boss at the Pit Bull Rescue Shelter, and her need to shift into animal form more than once a month.
When she gets the opportunity to buy a "fixer-upper" outside of Moonrise with plenty of room to get wild without running into easily freaked-out humans, Lily jumps at the chance. Smooshie, Lily's lovable pit bull and partner in chaos, is eager to participate with the home improvements. Unfortunately, Smooshie's help includes digging out a mummified body from the living room wall.
Lily is still recovering from the last murder investigation she got involved in--and she's not looking forward to being in the middle of another one. The case gets even stickier when Lily's landlord is murdered, rumors of a heist gone wrong run rampant, and Parker's old high school buddies have returned to Moonrise, thus increasing the suspect pool. Lily's attempts to become a bona fide citizen of Moonrise might well be thwarted by this newest complication--especially when the murderer sets sights on her.
This paranormal cozy mystery contains cougar-shifters, shifters, lovable pit bulls, and supernatural beings.