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Murder, She Barked: A Paws & Claws Mystery

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Holly Miller¿s life has gone to the dogs. She has no job and her

Holly Miller’s life has gone to the dogs. She has no job and her boyfriend’s old girlfriend wants him back and since she is his boss’s daughter she is always around. Then she gets a phone call to return home to Wagtail from her grandmother’s friend saying her grandmoth...
Holly Miller’s life has gone to the dogs. She has no job and her boyfriend’s old girlfriend wants him back and since she is his boss’s daughter she is always around. Then she gets a phone call to return home to Wagtail from her grandmother’s friend saying her grandmother needs her. She wastes no time, hops into her boyfriend’s car, tells him she will call when she knows more and heads to Virginia. She makes a quick stop for gas before heading up the mountain and picks up a “hitchhiker” – A Jack Russell Terrier who has been left behind by someone makes himself right at home in the car.

When they reach Wagtail both are welcomed with open arms. Her grandmother seems fine but Holly decides to stick around. It’s been a long time since they have spent time together and she thinks her grandmother is keeping something from her.

Then she learns there was a hit and run accident and one of the Inn’s employees was killed. Holly thinks it may not have been so much of an accident. She is like a dog with a bone as she and her furry friends do their best to sniff out the killer.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
What a wonderful idea for a cozy mystery series – Paws & Claws!! Wagtail sounds like an animal lover’s paradise. Imagine a town dedicated to pets and their humans. Because you know we don’t own out pets, they are part of our family and they each have their own person/s. My husband is definitely our 2 dogs person. They tolerate being left here with me while he is at work but when he gets home I no longer exist unless they want to lick my ice cream bowl. The Jack Russell and a cute little calico kitten have both chosen Holly as their person.

Krista Davis has created a wonderful setting in Wagtail. There is no way to describe this idyllic place in this review, you will just have to read the book. I would love to live there 365 days a year.

She has also given us a wonderful group of characters both 2 legged and 4 legged. Unique, colorful and real and they span all ages. Add to that a well-plotted mystery that keeps us guessing to the finish.

If I had a tail it would be wagging in pure delight. I loved this story!! A fantastic series debut!! I cannot wait for my visit to The Sugar Maple Inn.

posted by Dollycas on November 26, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

at least four stars!

I loved this book. It was the best of the five I purchased at that time.

posted by moonlight-rose on January 19, 2014

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

    a solid start to a new cozy mystery Would you like to take a t

    a solid start to a new cozy mystery

    Would you like to take a trip, but worry about leaving your animals behind? Fear no more, you can go to Wagtail, Virginia, a town that caters to travelers who bring their pets along. Stay at the Sugar Maple Inn and you'll enjoy comfortable lodgings and your dogs and cats will eat as well as you; animal friendly versions of the gourmet people food in most cases! You can visit numerous shops devoted to treats and supplies for your furry friends, consult a pet psychic, even stop at Heal! Drugs and Sundry to get an ice cream cone for yourself as well as a frosty treat for your furry pal as well. You can't make it to Virginia? That's OK-you can get there via your favorite bookstore or library. Just pick up Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis, the first of the Paws and Claws Mystery series.

    After a troubling phone call Holly Miller rushes to her grandmother's side in Wagtail, Virginia. She soon discovers the town she visited as a youth has changed. It's now a premier vacation spot for people traveling with pets! Unfortunately, the town is not tranquil. An employee at her grandma's inn has been murdered and Holly herself sees a car go up in flames. A guest is assaulted and then another murder occurs. There are also some nasty and unpleasant people in this town-one already I wouldn't mind seeing murdered!

    Murder, She Barked is a fun trip to an animal loving town. Holly Miller is a likable protagonist, but to me, the stars of the story are Trixie and Twinkletoes. They bring out the best in Holly and further the story as well. I can't wait to see what mischief the lovable dog and curious kitten get into next! There's a solid mystery here and a good crew of supporting characters. Oma is a lovable force to be reckoned with, full of mischief and manipulation...but with only the best intentions. I'm pleased to say that recipes for both people and pets are included. Murder, She Barked is a solid start to a new cozy mystery that animal lovers in particular will enjoy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Icefire

    Icefire yawned and stretched. She padded over to Flightpaw and Morningpaw. "I would say you could join, but I am not high enough in rank to let people join. I am sure you could stay as guests until one of he high ranking cats comes." She meowed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    No..... T.T My Nook broke for good. I'm stuck using Web. Ay. 

    No.....



    T.T My Nook broke for good. I'm stuck using Web. Ay. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    ThymeDust curled up, gazing around silently. None of his memory

    ThymeDust curled up, gazing around silently. None of his memory had returned. ((Dx Darn. Iphone Nook App sucks.))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Krista Davis new series is great, you feel as if you're right th

    Krista Davis new series is great, you feel as if you're right there in Wagstail with Holly and Twinkletoes walks through he town!! I loved this new series,worth reading and recommending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Really liked this new series. Almost on par with her "Div

    Really liked this new series. Almost on par with her "Diva" books. Can't wait for the next one.

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