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Kitty Kitty Bang Bang (Pampered Pets Mystery Series #3)
     

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang (Pampered Pets Mystery Series #3)

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by Sparkle Abbey
 

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Caro Lamont-pet therapist-and her cousin Melinda Langston-owner of The Bow Wow Boutique-pamper the kitties and pooches of Laguna Beach's elites. Unfortunately, their human clients keep turning up dead.

"We were at an art exhibition at The Montage," I told the detective, "and Kitty asked me to take her cats home because something had come up. Something urgent. It

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Caro Lamont-pet therapist-and her cousin Melinda Langston-owner of The Bow Wow Boutique-pamper the kitties and pooches of Laguna Beach's elites. Unfortunately, their human clients keep turning up dead.

"We were at an art exhibition at The Montage," I told the detective, "and Kitty asked me to take her cats home because something had come up. Something urgent. It seemed strange, but then the whole evening was strange with dogs and cats. Ones that paint, I mean. And Kitty would never leave her cats, but she did, so it must have been really urgent . . ."

Detective Judd Malone looked past me. "Are those the cats?"

I nodded.

"What kind are they? They're huge."

"They're Bengal cats. Bengals are a hybrid. A cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat. It's a relatively new breed. Most have . . ." Malone's face said TMI. Fair enough, more info than he'd been looking for.

"I imagine you know I'm here about Ms. Bardot?" Malone was suddenly all business.

"Yes." I held my breath and hoped for good news.

"Caro." He paused. "She didn't make it."

"She-" I felt my throat close, and I swallowed hard trying to get control of my emotions. "Too many injuries?" I finally asked. Whatever her emergency had been, it had seemed to upset her. She'd been shaken, and Kitty was never shaken. I remembered her voice as she'd asked me to take care of Tobey and Minou and get them home. The cats. What would happen to the cats now? "Was she driving too fast?"

"Not exactly." Malone's voice was serious and grim. "We won't know until we have a lot more information from the crime lab. It's too soon to tell, but it may have been a case of road rage. Kitty Bardot was shot."

Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The Pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets - Sparkle (Mary Lee's cat) and Abbey (Anita's dog). They reside in central Iowa, but if they could write anywhere, you would find them on the beach with their laptops and depending on the time of day, with either an iced tea or a margarita. Visit them at www.sparkleabbey.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611942415
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Series:
Pampered Pets Mystery Series , #3
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
568,663
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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KItty Kitty Bang Bang 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third in a series of mysteries solved by two Animal lovers who live in the town of animal lovers. The plot is always curious and intriguing and the scenes are totally imaginable. Two cousins are competitive in many ways leading to additional fun. These books are pure delight and easy to read. I wish they were longer because they read so quickly. The truth is I can't put it down until I see what come next. Really entertainment at its best.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang by Sparkle Abbey 4 STARS Kitty Kitty Bang Bang is book three in the Pampered Pets Mystery. Caro Lamont—pet therapist—and her cousin Melinda Langston—owner of The Bow Wow Boutique pamper the kitties and pooches of Laguna Beach’s elites. Unfortunately, their human clients keep turning up dead. The stories have been about one cousin then the next one is the other cousin so far. Caro Lamont neighbor and friend Kitty Bardot asked her to take her cats Tobey and Minou home after their art showing a emergency had come up. Kitty's cats are painters they also are Bengal cats. Caro on her way home see's a car wreck and she realizes its Kitty's car. She gets Sam to stop. As she hurries up to the car police detective Judd Malone stops her and then tells her to go home. Do not take the cats in Kitty's house and to stay out of her house. Later Malone stops by Caro's house to tell her that she was shot and did not make it. To stay out of it. Caro got into trouble while she solved one murder of her human clients. The next day while she is feeding Kitty's cats thier is a knock on the door. Kitty long lost sister has come to see her. They were seperated in foster care. April Mae Wooben has searched for 15 years and she finally finds her too late. This is a clean read. I did not guess who the murder was. Thier is lots of action,drama and so much humor. Caro and Melinda are fueding over a ugly pin that thier grandma left in her will to her favorite granddaughter. They both think it is them. They go to a lot of trouble to steal it back and forth between each other. Everyone around them know it too. I have enjoyed reading the Pampered Pets Mysteries and will look forward to the next one. If you like humor,mysteries and animals you will love this series. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of the book by Netgalley. 12/20/2012 PUB Publisher: Bell Bridge Books 178 pages ASIN: B00AV95HI0
Carstairs38 10 months ago
Painting Cats’ Owner Murdered Sometimes, when I read a book, I have to sit back and scratch my head, wondering if something in the book is actually a thing. In the case of Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, I’m wondering that about pets who paint. I’d certainly never heard of that before, but it sets up the fun third Pampered Pets Mystery. In fact, the book opens at a gallery showing for several different artistic pets, including the two cats of Caro Lamont’s neighbor Kitty Bardot. Like me, Caro isn’t so sure she gets these paintings, but she is there to support Kitty, a publicist to the stars who is also a friend. So when Kitty asks Caro to take her two pets home from the event because of an emergency that has come up, Caro quickly agrees. On the way home, Caro, her boyfriend Sam, and the cats pass the scene of an accident. It’s Kitty in the car, and she didn’t make it. However, the accident isn’t what killed her – it was being shot with a gun. While Caro isn’t ready to jump into another murder investigation, she finds herself drawn in. The police have no real suspects or leads. Can Caro figure out what happened? This book is tons of fun. If you haven’t figured it out already, this is a very light mystery filled with characters and events that are slightly absurd. I’m not going to spoil anything, but we meet a new character here that was an absolute delight. Don’t worry, everything is real enough to make us care about the outcome. The characters are strong, too, and I feel like we are getting to know Caro and another couple of people in her regular orbit. The plot was a tad on the weak side. The pacing was off, but by the time we reach the end, everything makes perfect sense. And I was having so much fun that I didn’t mind. It does get stronger as the book goes along and we begin to find suspects and get some twists. One thing I really enjoy in this series is the on-going feud that Caro has with her cousin (and main character in the even numbered books in the series) Mel. It’s all over a broach. The scenes involving that broach made me laugh out loud. At some point, I’m sure the authors will resolve this, and I’m going to miss it when that happens. If you have pets yourself, there are a couple of recipes for treats you can make them at the back of the book. There are also teasers for the first two books in the series, so if you’ve missed them, they’ll get you hooked. I read to escape, so when I find a fun series, I get hooked quickly. I’m definitely hooked on the Pampered Pets Mysteries, and Kitty Kitty Bang Bang will show you exactly why.
coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Sparkle Abbey Book Summary: Caro Lamont—pet therapist—and her cousin Melinda Langston—owner of The Bow Wow Boutique—pamper the kitties and pooches of Laguna Beach’s elites. Unfortunately, their human clients keep turning up dead. "We were at an art exhibition at The Montage," I told the detective, "and Kitty asked me to take her cats home because something had come up. Something urgent. It seemed strange, but then the whole evening was strange with dogs and cats. Ones that paint, I mean. And Kitty would never leave her cats, but she did, so it must have been really urgent . . ." Detective Judd Malone looked past me. "Are those the cats?" I nodded. "What kind are they? They’re huge." "They’re Bengal cats. Bengals are a hybrid. A cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat. It’s a relatively new breed. Most have . . ." Malone’s face said TMI. Fair enough, more info than he’d been looking for. "I imagine you know I’m here about Ms. Bardot?" Malone was suddenly all business. "Yes." I held my breath and hoped for good news. "Caro." He paused. "She didn’t make it." "She—" I felt my throat close, and I swallowed hard trying to get control of my emotions. "Too many injuries?" I finally asked. Whatever her emergency had been, it had seemed to upset her. She’d been shaken, and Kitty was never shaken. I remembered her voice as she’d asked me to take care of Tobey and Minou and get them home. The cats. What would happen to the cats now? "Was she driving too fast?" "Not exactly." Malone’s voice was serious and grim. "We won’t know until we have a lot more information from the crime lab. It’s too soon to tell, but it may have been a case of road rage. Kitty Bardot was shot." Review: I do not know why I like these books so much. Although they are great mysteries and I love the characters. I thought that Kitty’s daughter was the best, April May call me June was a blast to sit back and watch her go. Between Caro torn between liking June (April May call me June) and wanted to be as far away from her as possible. That character had me laughing out loud. It put the mystery on the back burner and I did not mind it a bit. While June was being herself, the mystery was rolling along and Caro was finding clues. It just seemed so simple and seamless yet putting all that together takes talent. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
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DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
You know you have a fun book when all of a sudden you’re laughing out loud on the subway. This was both an entertaining and engaging read that I devoured as fast as I could. I enjoyed the way the mystery played out for all parties and I especially enjoyed April Mae June (you gotta love a person with this name). With a likable and quirky cast of characters and nice banter, this was one of the best book in this delightfully charming series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang"  is a delightful and humorous tale set in ritzy Laguna Beach where all the elite own kitties, pooches or both. In this story the heroine Caro Lamont, a pet therapist, has been asked by her neighbour Kitty Bardot if she'll take home her two hybrid  Bengal cats because she has urgent business. What Caro doesn't expect is that Kitty will be killed and that she will become embroiled  in her mysterious death. Into this baffling case is plunged a long lost sister who's endowed with a touch of larceny as well as Tobey and  Minou, Kitty's artistic cats. In this world of the rich and famous, the arrogant and proud, Caro's investigation may not only jeopardize her life , but Kitty's sister's as well, much to the consternation of Detective Judd Malone. And if the murder mystery wasn't enough to titillate the reader's interest, Sparkle Abbey has added a feud between Caro and her cousin  Melinda Langston, the owner of the Bow Wow Boutique over the ownership of an antique brooch that both want. I loved the characters whose personalities come alive in the pages of this story; the dedicated and determined Caro Lamont who finds  herself in a clash of wills with the stern police detective Judd Malone, the good-natured, eccentric April-Mae-You-Can-Call-Me June, the devious Melinda, and the calm and caring Sam Gallanos. I was captivated by the chemistry between Caro and Malone while she still seems enamoured by the handsome Sam Gallanos; both romances worth watching. This charming tale with its multiple layers of  cats and dogs, its humorous pokes at the lifestyle of Laguna Beaches' elite has an unexpected ending and I can't wait to read another  in the series. I highly recommend it 
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Never disappointed, loved all the books and characters and looking forward to the next book.
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TJW1950 More than 1 year ago
In this installment of the series Caro Lamont the Pet Therapist is at an Art show in Laguna Beach when she is asked by Kitty Bardot to attend her famous painting Bengal kitties as she suddenly leaves the show. Kitty doesn't make it back and the mystery ensues leaving Caro with the unusual cats until Kitty's estranged sister from Missouri shows up (She made me laugh out loud). Detective Judd Malone is again involved with Caro in an investigation and Caro helps solve the crime. The third book in the Pampered Pet Mystery series continues the feud between cousins Mel Langston and Caro over grandma Tillie's brooch. The author team of Sparkle Abbey have done it again in this uniquely written mystery series. Kitty Kitty Bang Bang written with Caro Lamont in the lead is written by Marylee Woods half the writing team. Anita Carter writes the books when Mel Langston is in the lead. Only humans die in this mystery series no pampered pets are every hurt. It's a fun and lighthearted read with a good mystery to boot. It's a must read... Keep them coming Sparkle Abbey!