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Ghostly Paws

Ghostly Paws

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by Leighann Dobbs

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***USA Today Bestseller ****
*** First Place winner Animal Mystery Category – 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Chanticleer Awards! ***

Middle age can be murder ...

At least that's how it seems to former crime journalist, Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect ... she sees ghosts.

After a messy divorce


***USA Today Bestseller ****
*** First Place winner Animal Mystery Category – 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Chanticleer Awards! ***

Middle age can be murder ...

At least that's how it seems to former crime journalist, Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect ... she sees ghosts.

After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian who insists Willa solve her murder.

Luckily, she has lots of help, including a quirky cast of small-town characters, the cat she's inherited from her grandmother, and her best friend, Pepper, who claims her herbal teas can work magic.

But just when Willa thinks she's discovered who the killer is, she finds out that things are not what they seem in Mystic Notch, and the case takes a strange turn that has Willa adding even some of her long-time friends to her suspect list.

Can Willa find the real killer in time to keep the magical balance in Mystic Notch on the side of good, or will evil prevail?

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Leighann Dobbs
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Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series , #1
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Meet the Author

Leighann Dobbs discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty. When she’s not reading, gardening, making jewelry or selling antiques, she likes to write cozy mystery and historical romance novels and novellas.

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Ghostly Paws 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 120 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 168 page story is well edited. It is cute. It reminds me of "Bewitched," the television series. Only Chance is just begining to realize her witchiness. This is a really clean, fluff type of book. It is a light hearted, fun book even though it it is a paranormal mystery. There is a very undetailed murder, with a bonk on the head and some blood splatter. There is a dab of romance, a coven of cats, some wicked brew, a Bates' hotel like mansion with some rather odd Bateses living therein. I hate to admit it, but I really enjoyed this funny, wacked out book. I found it rather spell binding. For ages 12 and up. Chick lit. AD
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It pretty much has everything. A murder mystery, cats, ghosts, witchcraft all tied up with likeable characters. Willa is a strong woman who goes about investigating without being accusing or obnoxious. She has a good relationship with her sister, a group of likeable characters that appear at her shop every morning, a sweet neighbor but mysterious. I eagerly await the next.
linda149 More than 1 year ago
There are two mysteries in this book. One - who is the killer and two - what's going on with all the cats? One mystery gets solved and the other; well, you'll just have to wait for the sequel. If you like ghosts, cats and possibly witches, you will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I absolutely love cats, I have 3 myself, and i loved the relationship between Willa and Pandora. This book was a very light and entertaining read. Great for a weekend getaway, or when you need a sort of palette cleanser between heavy novels. I eagerly anticipate the next journey with Willa & Pandora!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a quick, great read! It reminded me of an afternoon TV movie. Great mystery which kept you guessing the outcome till the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was caught up in this quickly and couldnt wait to get to the next clue And here i thought my cat was just yelling because he was hungry, i need to pay closer attention!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this author before and was glad I decided to try this book. I hope I can find more of her books.
AJae More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable, a sweet and fun book. I loved the characters and the cats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjpyed this book! If you enjoy the idea of talking with ghosts and cats that are secretly helping their humans you will enjoy this read. Cant wait for next installment. Loved it. Liked it more then deadly series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little magic, mystery and romance in a cute story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm always up for a good ghost story. Add a snarky, intelligent middle-aged woman and her sassy cat and I'm there. This book was a quick read but very well-written. I had never read one of Ms. Dobbs' books before and wasn't sure what to expect, but I quickly found myself engrossed in this whimsical tale of meow, murder and mystery. Don't let the presence of a cat in the story fool you; this is not third grade reading. The author does a fine job of intertwining the mind of a cat into a human's story, with a sort of realism that will leave you wondering just what your cat is up to when she does those quirky things that cats do... My 12 year old enjoyed this book and so did I, her 43 year old Mom. Leighann is now on my list of favorite authors. I hope to see more from her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this very much. waiting on the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun page turner I am looking up more of her books. Well written, smooth read. I enjoyed it immensely!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to the author for writing a lovely story that doesn't require skimming through loads of filler and Xrated TMI. This story had it all. Friendship, bad guys, budding love, mystery, ghosts, and magic. New author for me... happy dance!
KittyKat5 More than 1 year ago
As both a lover of cats and mystery books, this one caught my eye. It is different than I thought it would be, but really holds my attention. It is much more "supernatural" than I figured it would be, but I really like it. It is a quick and easy read and I very much enjoy it.
Annie950 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read more with Pandora and Wilhemina.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this is #1 in a series, and I look forward to the next book, I found myself wishing for more backstory. There were references to a past that sounded very interesting, and I want to learn more about it.
NJWH More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I sent it to my parents to read. Can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read highly recommend to everyone. Looking for the next one inthe series. Hopefully, this will be another series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cute endearing book that I could not put down! Very well written, good character development, and it kept my interest. Looking forward to more in the Mystic Notch series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pandora and her cat friends help her owner solve a murder mystery and help to prevent a book of spells from falling into the wrong hands. A clean, fun, cozy mystery that I really enjoyed.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 6 months ago
Magical murder mystery. Interesting story where cats help solve the murder mystery. I found this story kind of fun even though I usually shy away from this type of story. Plus there is a bit of romance tossed in. ***esk 02/2017***
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love all the books
SheilaDeeth 8 months ago
First in Leighann Dobbs’ Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series, Ghostly Paws creates a nice sense of place and character, adding just the right touch of mystery, suspense, and feline paranormality. A dead woman would like her murder solved, and a newly returned resident would just like to settle down. But Wilhelmina seems to have inherited more than a bookstore and a cat. Now she’s haunted by ghosts and memories of past love. Trying to resolve Wilhelmina’s present and the murder victim’s past leads readers into a pleasantly odd read, with delightfully wise cats, just the right amount of depth and backstory, and a great cast of characters. The novel, told from both human and feline points of view, is complete in itself, but readers will find it hard not to pick up the next one in the series straight away, especially if they love cats. It's cozy, suspenseful and fun. Disclosure: I was given a copy and I love it.