Dial Meow for Murder
Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake Kensington Books Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
Dial Meow for Murder is a Purrfect Halloween treat for mystery lovers. These fun, fast paced cozies are an enjoyable repast with animals who have easily as much character as the humans. It is easy to enjoy a book when the people are quirky and easily liked and the antics of the pets leave you with a smile. (Even Tinkleston who is known for his fridge based attacks). When you add in an intriguing mystery - well it's a combination difficult to pass up.
When Daphne is tasked by her mother to corral a bad tempered kitty, the last thing she expects to find is another dead body. Tinkleston may be a terror, but a very human killer is behind the death of Miss Flynt, an active volunteer and owner of the mansion Daphne’s mother is trying to sell. Daphne has more curiosity than the cats she cares for, so it’s only natural for her to nose around, particularly when her mother might be a suspect. Daphne’s impulsiveness doesn't make it easy to keep her out of danger, but between her solemn basset Socrates and handsome Detective Jonathan Black she might just have a chance of staying alive and catching a killer.
Dial Meow for Murder is a cute, light mystery that is fun to read and is appropriate for all ages of mystery lover. If you are looking to escape the stresses of everyday life, Dial Meow for Murder is a choice that will leave you with a smile on your face.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Dial Meow for Murder from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue. Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective Jonathan Black. But while luring the prickly Persian out of hiding, she uncovers clues that might take suspicion off her own mother. Maeve Templeton already has a reputation as a killer—in real estate. How far would she go to bag Sylvan Creek’s most coveted property, the Flynt Mansion? To expose the truth, Daphne finds herself donning a deranged clown costume on an autumnal adventure that might just be crazy enough to work—if it doesn’t get her killed. Includes recipes for homemade pet treats! “Doggone charming from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab