Author: Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima enjoys writing mysteries and suspense. After earning a master's degree in speech pathology, she practiced in a hospital and in her own rehabilitation agency, and now she assists her husband with their veterinary clinic and Angus cattle herd. Her short story "Hay Hook" was published in the 2014 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology CROSSING COLFAX. She likes reading and hiking, and she lives on a small ranch in Colorado where she and her husband raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. She can be found on Facebook/Author Margaret Mizushima, on Twitter @margmizu, and on her website at www.margaretmizushima.com.

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Burning Ridge - A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

Burning Ridge
  • Number: B078LZ5M9S
  • Release: 2018-09-11
  • Author: Margaret Mizushima
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Featuring Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo, Burning Ridge by critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima is just the treat for fans of Alex Kava.

On a rugged Colorado mountain ridge, Mattie Cobb and her police dog partner Robo make a grisly discovery—and become the targets of a ruthless killer.

Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime—and it soon becomes clear that Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man.

Joined by local veterinarian Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer’s deadly game?

A deranged killer torments Mattie with a litany of dark secrets that call into question her very identity. As a towering blaze races across the ridge, Cole and Robo search desperately for her—but time is running out in Margaret Mizushima’s fourth spine-tingling Timber Creek K-9 mystery, Burning Ridge.


Stalking Ground - A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #2

Stalking Ground
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781629538341
  • Release: 2016-09-13
  • Author: Margaret Mizushima
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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When Deputy Ken Brody's sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it's mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country. And they're already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken and the snow is coming down hard.

While Brody hikes down to bring back the forensics team and veterinarian Cole Walker gathers supplies to protect them from the storm, Mattie and Robo find themselves alone, guarding the gravesite overnight in the dead of the early winter. And that's only the first long, dark night in a series of them, because as their investigation develops, Mattie, Robo, Brody, and Cole find themselves in the middle of the killer's stalking ground--where the hunters have just become the hunted.

An effortlessly engrossing read filled with tension, excitement, and heart, Stalking Ground, the second in Margaret Mizushima's lauded debut series, will send a chill down every reader's spine.


Killing Trail - A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #1

Killing Trail
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781629533810
  • Release: 2015-12-08
  • Author: Margaret Mizushima
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town.

With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her hometown holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying.

The murder was just the beginning, and if Mattie isn’t careful, she and Robo could be next. Suspenseful and smart, Killing Trail is a gripping read that will have readers clamoring for more Mattie and Robo for years to come. Fans of Nevada Barr and C.J. Box will love this explosive debut.