Krista Davis’ latest entry in her Paws and Claws mysteries is a real winner! Holly and her grandmother, Oma are gearing up for a matchmaker event at the Sugar Maple Inn. To make the event even more interesting, it’s geared specifically toward pet Owners! While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter’s heart. Events take a surprising turn when one man is found stone cold dead with a letter from Oma in his pocket!
Once again, Holly with the help of furred friends Trixie and Twinkletoes attempt to solve a murder. Since Holly appears to be the prime suspect in this one, the stakes are even higher. The story boasts a great supporting cast of quirky characters, from the haggard John right down to the mothers who are there spying on their daughters. Even the animals get a mystery of their own (just how are they getting into that pantry for midnight food raids) and of course, the hapless Ben is on hand even though Holly’s childhood crush is notably absent. Get Holly a decent love interest, I say! Otherwise, the plot is solid, the characters excellent, a good book to curl up with – four and one half stars – ROCCO LOTEMPIO
From the New York Times bestselling author of Murder Most Howl comes the fourth Paws & Claws mystery...
In the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia, there’s no love lost when Holly Miller meets her match in a murderer...
Holly and her grandmother, Oma, are working their tails off to prepare the Sugar Maple Inn for an upcoming matchmaking event for pet owners. While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter’s heart.
Unfortunately, one man Holly does meet is cold—dead cold—and he has a personal letter from Oma in his pocket. As suspicion is cast over the inn's guests, Holly—with the help of her furry friends, Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkletoes the cat—must fetch the real killer, or she may soon have a date in court.
Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!