A Midwinter's Tail (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #4) (Mass Market)
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To bark or not to bark . . .
Professional pet sitter Daphne Templeton loves the holidays in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. And nothing gets her into the spirit more than the town’s annual Bark the Halls Ball. The whole community will be there to wag their tails, especially this year’s special guest—Celeste “CeeCee” French, founder of a national chain of pet care franchises, who’s returning home to announce plans for a bright new flagship store.
But not everyone’s celebrating CeeCee’s homecoming. Daphne’s friend Moxie Bloom, owner of Spa and Paw, a unique salon for people and their pets, has plenty to growl about. So when CeeCee is found face down under Sylvan Creek's town Christmas tree, stabbed with a distinctive pair of professional-grade pet shears, suspicion lands squarely on Moxie. Despite Daphne’s promises to Detective Jonathan Black, she quickly reprises her role as amateur sleuth. Ably assisted by her basset hound sidekick, Socrates, she must hurry to prove her friend’s innocence before a killer barks again . . .
Includes recipes for homemade pet treats!
“Doggone charming from start to finish!”
—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab
About the Author
Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing or riding horses, she's wrangling a menagerie of furry family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Visit Bethany at www.bethanyblakeauthor.com.
Praise for Bethany Blake’s previous Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries:
"When murder is unleashed in the idyllic town of Sylvan Creek, it's up to spunky pet sitter Daphne and her darling duo of misfit mutts to catch the killer. A doggone charming read from start to finish." --Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author
“Awesome, suspenseful mystery…a rollicking adventure!” – Modern Dog
"Amusing and intriguing." - Mystery Scene
“I had such a delightful and fun time reading this book!...The characters are hilarious and quirky and I just fell in love with them and the small town of Sylvan Creek. The mystery was unpredictable, suspenseful and brilliantly plotted. I can't wait for the next installment! Bethany Blake, the author, has a fan for life!” –Night Owl Suspense
“This is already marked to be on my Best Books of 2017 list.” –Kings River Life Magazine
“Death by Chocolate Lab, is the best first in a new series of 2017. I am calling it now….Even though I can only give five stars, this book is easily eight paws and two hands up!” –Bibliophile Reviews
“I loved this book….The book is engaging from the very beginning and kept me entertained throughout….I can’t wait for book 2.” –Sleuth Café
“Bethany Blake gets a blue ribbon for her ‘paw’sitively charming dog cozy, Death by Chocolate Lab. From the get-go, the pets steal the show….Adorable dogs, a good murder mystery and a dash of romance make Death By Chocolate Lab a delicious concoction that mystery and dog lovers alike will adore.” –Mutt Cafe