Saturday, June 14, 2014
Maltipoos are Murder by Jacqui Lane Blog Tour review and Givaway Gift basket and $20 Amazon gift card
Maltipoos are Murder
by Jacqui Lane
A Doggie Spa Mystery
Published by (Entangled Ignite)
Cozy Mystery – 320 Pages
Release Date: 5/27
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?
About This Author
Jacqueline Corcoran and Lane Stone have teamed up to write about some of their favorite topics – dogs, mysteries, and Middleburg, Virginia, which is known as the nation’s horse and hunt capital. MALTIPOOS ARE MURDER is the first in their doggie day spa romantic suspense series.
Jacqueline Corcoran lives in Arlington, Virginia with her rescue animals, husband, and two children. She holds a Ph.D. in social work and is on faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has published numerous professional academic articles and fourteen books in her field. Her mysteries include Maiming of the Shrew (Cozy Cat Press), A Month of Sundays (Whimsical Publications), Backlit (Etopia Press), and Memoir of Death (Etopia Press). See her website athttp://www.jacquelinecorcoran.com/
Lane Stone and her husband, Larry Korb, divide their time between Sugar Hill, Georgia and Alexandria, Virginia. She’s the author of the Tiara Investigations Mystery series. When not writing, she’s usually playing golf. Her volunteer work includes raising money for women political candidates and conducting home visits for A Forever Home, a dog foster organization. She is on the Political Science Advisory Board for Georgia State University, and she serves on Sugar Hill’s 75th Anniversary Planning Committee. www.LaneStoneBooks.com
Author Website: http://jacquilanebooks.com/
Author Twitter: http://twitter.com/JacquiCLaneS
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacquCorcoraniLaneStone
My Review:Maltipoos are Murder by Jacqui Lane (A Doggie Spa Mystery#1)
I liked the characters and want to see more of them in the future. The plot was a good suspense was not sure who the killer was till the reveal. Fast paced cozy mystery. Easy to follow and makes you want to take your dogs to a doggie spa. Has some nice humor.
Their is even some dog recipes in the back of the book.
I really like Cara Rogers. She is a strong female character. She takes her responsibilities serious. She has had some bad luck and come to help her great Aunt run her doggie spa til she gets back on her feet.
Detective Cole Sampson is good looking and has his own troubled past. He is serious about his job. He likes Cara and can't see her as the murder.
Cara first day on her new job she finds her great aunt dead in the swimming pool. She does not believe it was an accident. She wants to find out who has a motive to kill her. She finds a few with motives for wanting her Aunt dead.
The only problem I had with plot was I think someone who ran a business for a dog spa and was involved with a dog rescue would have had a dog of their own.
Cara Rogers to save money is living with her mother. Her mother has her own boyfriend. Cara has just lost her business that she loved and broke up with her lawyer boyfriend. She is very attracted to Detective Cole Sampson.
The setting for the book is Middleburg, VA a small community about 45 minutes away from D.C. area.
I would love to read more of this series.
I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of giving a honest review and being part of its blog tour.
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