Title: Maltipoos Are Murder
Author: Jacqui Lane
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source: Great Escapes Tour
Can a murder investigation keep these opposites from attracting?
Cara Rogers wants a fresh start after a slew of bad luck in Washington DC. Moving to Virginia to help her aunt run La Maison de Chien, a doggie spa, is just the peace of mind she needs. No stress. Just her aunt, the dogs, and wide-open country.
But when she finds Aunt Marian floating in the doggie swimming pool, the rest she so desperately needs flies out the window. The only witness to the death is Rex, an apricot maltipoo, and while he may not be able to talk, he’s communicating the only way he knows how—one paw at a time. And Rex’s clues lead to murder.
Can Cara keep the doggie spa afloat, convince Middleburg homicide detective Cole Sampson that Aunt Marian’s death was no accident, and keep Rex from the killer’s clutches before they all end up as dead as dogs?
In this book like many others I've read the main character is having a dead person fall into their lap. This one is made harder as the main character Cara Rogers is having a really bad year. She moved to Virginia to help out her aunt with her doggy spa until Cara can fix her vet license and go back to D.C. to do what she does best care for animals.
When she finds her great aunt dead in the pool it's up to Cara to push the cop in charge of the case Cole Sampson to investigate and not just assume old age did her Aunt Marian in. Right away you can sense the romance brewing between the two characters both unsure of where it will lead and being stubborn about even starting something.
There are so many possible murderers from a local teen working in the spa who was misbehaving while at work. To angry pet parents as they are called in this book. Trying to find out who had the most to gain made this book addicting. I wasn't about to put it down it was so good and look forward to going back to Ms. Lane for future books to see how the residents are doing.
I loved reading about the animals, their parents, and the community and how small and quaint it was especially the two couples that are mentioned Cara and Cole, and Cara's mom and J.D. a local attorney. They just remind me of the cute older couple running around together. Such a fun story.