Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Murder She Barked by: Krista Davis

Title: Murder She Barked
Author: Krista Davis
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Paws & Claws Mystery #1
Pages: 304
Format: Kindle ebook
Source: Purchase

Description:

The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country's premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl....

Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.

My Thoughts: 

This book was such a great story after reading all the Domestic Diva's and loving them I was so happy when Ms. Davis introduced us to Paws & Claws Series.  The ability to weave a story heavily ladened with animals of all kinds made it that much more enjoyable.

This book follows Sugar Maple Inn and the residents there when Holly Miller goes home to her grandmother and finds some weird stuff going on such as death and all it's up to Holly and her pets Twinkletoes and Trixie to find out what is going on and who is committing murder.

While Holly is there she realizes that her love life is a mess that her boyfriend Ben isn't what she needs it's all ok, no fireworks or butterfly syndrome.  Holly makes some tough decisions about her life and the direction it's headed in.  Whether to go back to her boring job or stay at Wagtail and work with her grandmother at the inn.

I just loved the animals along with the mystery and adventure and seeing Holly make these tough decisions she needed to make in life.  I really felt like I was there with everyone in Wagtail and loved every minute of it!

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