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Caturday Reads: Blood Red, White and Blue

Blood Red, White and Blue

A canine cozy mystery

by Kathleen Delaney

Severn House

General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 01 Jul 2017


I was very impressed by Blood Red, White and Blue. It is a well plotted mystery with plenty of lovable dogs - perfect for mystery lovers and animal lovers alike. The series has definitely improved over time.

Once again, Mary McGill finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation when she discovers a dead body at the Santa Louisa 4th of July celebration. Only hours earlier, she spoke with the man in front of Lowell’s Jewelry Store, as Millie, Mary’s cocker spaniel, wanted to greet Ranger, his German shepherd. That short exchange takes on a more ominous meaning when she discovers the victim was an agent with the California Bureau of Investigation tasked with looking into a series of jewel robberies across the state. Due to her family connections to the local police chief, her natural inquisitiveness and Santa Louisa’s small size, Mary becomes deeply involved with the investigation.

Kathleen Delaney leads readers on a merry chase, skillfully revealing clues at just the right pace - making it neither too easy nor too difficult to determine the murderer. Blood Red, White and Blue is an entertaining pet cozy that is a pleasure to read.

4 / 5

I received a copy of Blood Red, White and Blue from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



Santa Louisa’s Independence Day celebrations lead to a case of cold-blooded murder in the latest highly entertaining Mary McGill dog mystery.

It’s the 4th July and the town celebrations have gone off without a hitch. Except for the body in the oak grove, shot in the back. The unfortunate victim was a visitor to the town. Mary McGill and her cocker spaniel Millie had seen him only that morning, staring in the window of Lowell’s Jewellery store, his German Shepherd, Ranger, at his side. Could the diamond and sapphire necklace which caught his attention have some connection with his untimely death? What brought him to Santa Louisa in the first place?

Having agreed to look after Ranger temporarily, Mary is unwillingly drawn into the murder investigation. She never dreamed that her enquiries would lead her into serious danger … and more murder.

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