Let Loose (Dusty Deals Mystery, Book 4)

Let Loose (Dusty Deals Mystery, Book 4)

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by Rae Davies
No good deed goes unpunished. The rule has kept Lucy Mathews out of trouble for most of her 29 years. That is until her part-time partner decides Lucy�s image needs a little polishing and shoves her in front of every do-good bandwagon she can find.

Luckily for Lucy, her dream charity runs right up to her doorstep in the form of a sexy Canadian musher who�s


No good deed goes unpunished. The rule has kept Lucy Mathews out of trouble for most of her 29 years. That is until her part-time partner decides Lucy�s image needs a little polishing and shoves her in front of every do-good bandwagon she can find.

Luckily for Lucy, her dream charity runs right up to her doorstep in the form of a sexy Canadian musher who�s in town to help organize the local sled dog race.

Not so luckily for Lucy, sexy Canadians and detective boyfriends do not a happy mixture make.

One dead race organizer, a group of rambunctious octogenarians, and a team of sled dogs in need of a home later and Lucy is confident this punishment is more than anyone, much less one lone antique store owner, can handle.

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Dusty Deals Mystery Series , #4
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Meet the Author

Rae Davies is the USA Today Best-selling Author of the Dusty Deals Mystery Series.

She also, under the name Lori Devoti, writes in numerous other genres including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fiction.

Rae/Lori is a past winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and a member of Novelists Inc., a prestigious group for professional writers. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and children as well as two dogs. She teaches the craft and business of writing through the University of Wisconsin's Continuing Studies program, both in person and online, and blogs about writing at www.HowToWriteShop.com.

Like Lucy, Rae/Lori loves antiques, Montana and malamutes. (Although don't tell her husky or aussie/pug mix that last part.)

Learn more about both personas by visiting Rae's web site at or Lori's web site at

While you are there, don't forget to sign up for her newsletter for information on what is coming next from both Lori and Rae.

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Let Loose (Dusty Deals Mystery, Book 4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I enjoyed reading Let Loose my first book in the Dusty Deals Mystery Series, but not the last. It is a cozy mystery with lots of crazy characters that make you laugh. It also makes you glad that you don't have 8 big dogs in your house. Lucy Mathews is the main character. She is single with a cop boyfriend. She owns her own Antique store. Her partner and employee keep getting her involved in community service. She is curious and wants to solve the mystery. Kiska is her Alaskan malamute. Detective Peter Blake is Lucy's boyfriend but he has been too busy lately with work to see her. He is a good cop who actually does not let police information out like most cop characters. Lucy finds a bunch of loose sled dogs out front running loose. She had met a man just recently that was staying up at a camp ground with his dogs. So Lucy went there to see if they were his dogs. She found a dead body their. Lucy can't help trying to find out more about the murder. She has also been chosen to keep the dogs as they were part of the crime and she had big yard that was fenced. There are a lot of characters that have history together. I feel I missed out on little things but nothing that will stop anyone from enjoying this book, If your like me and this is your first Dusty Deals Mystery. Some of the humor comes from all the senior citizens and the trouble they find. Also from all the dogs running around and getting into things. The setting is small town in Montana. Where they are setting up a race with sled dogs that will run right in front of Lucy's house in the country. The pacing of the story is good. It keeps your attention in it. The romance of the book is slow. Mystery of who the murder is good and keeps you guessing. I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lucy is so aptly named, as she just seems to always step into the most unique, and usually dire circumstances. You have to read how she ends up with blue hair, and the bump in her romance with Peter keeps us interested. What I really liked about this venture with Dusty Deals is the varied age ranges of all the characters, and how friendship covers the generation gap. The gang of cronies that seem to adopt Lucy provide a distraction, and a depth we haven't seen. We learn about snowmobiles, winter sports and the care of sled dogs. Oh, yes, the murder combines all of the above! Fun read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories for when you want some fun reading when getting a chance to kick back and relax.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this series I'm growing to like the characters a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An o.k read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several of the DUSTY DEALS books. This was a nice, clean read. I paid $2.99 for the 160 page Nook down load. It seemed rather juvenile and uninspired. I like a book with a little more depth. The conclusion was barely adequate and did not make a lot of sense in some places, it left me feeling unsatisfied. One thing I do like about this series is none of the animals ever get hurt. No adult themes, other than the murder. The snowmobile part of the plot was just plain silly. For ages 14, perhaps even 13 and up. Chick lit. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful fourth book. This was just as funny and entertaining as the pervious books. A great book and fun mystery to solve. Looking forward to reading the next Dusty Dales Mystery. :)
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
I knew Lucy was in trouble the minute she locked onto the warm, toffee colored eyes of Martin. What’s a girl to do? She already had a great boyfriend in Peter, a police detective. Martin came to her rescue when she tripped and rolled down the hill in the minus 30 degrees cold while trying to find her Malamute, Kiska. Before she could stop herself, she volunteered for the Silver Trail dogsled race, which was being held in her town of Helena, Montana. I could see all kinds of delicious trouble brewing. Lucy owns Dusty Deals, an antique store, with her self-proclaimed partner Phyllis and employee, Betty, who actually run it more than she does. These two were hilarious. Always volunteering her for this and that, angling to make her a who’s who in Helena. At the fundraiser, Lucy arrives sporting her new do, blue hair courtesy of an episode involving a matchmaking biddy at the hair parlor. As the trail route is revealed, Frank, a member of the Skyers, a snowmobile club, objects, claiming part of the route is theirs and the planned route will have to be changed. Red, the trail organizer, manages to deflect Frank until after the presentation, where they are seen in heated debate. Seems like trouble has arrived in Helena. The next morning, Lucy’s morning coffee is interrupted by the howls of the hounds from hell. Rushing to the window, she spies a team of sled dogs running loose. Being a dog lover, she lures the team into her jeep with some hotdogs and heads to their kennels to return them safe and sound. When she arrives at the truck, all the kennel doors are open. This couldn’t be an accident. After she stumbles upon Red, she’s sure of it. The bullet hole in the back of his head indicates murder has come to her town. The rash of snowmobile thefts and the dispute over the trail route might be connected and Lucy’s previous job at The Helena Daily News comes into play with her nose for ferreting out stories. Let’s just hope her snooping doesn’t put her in the killers crosshairs. Romance, dogs, murder, and humor. What more could I ask for in a cozy mystery. The romance is interesting. Enter Martin, the ruggedly handsome musher, and Peter, the absent boyfriend. Hmm…While the cat’s away… The mysteries were fun to follow. I was curious whether the snowmobile thefts and the dispute over the trail route were connected. Was there a saboteur and a murderer working together? Was there just one culprit? What there was, was plenty of suspects and a heck of a good time sorting them out. Lots of local color and flamboyant characters along with comic relief made this a truly fun cozy mystery. I already knew it would be when I spotted the adorable cover art. You can be sure I’ll be reading more of this series. I received this book for my honest review. I'll happily buy more of this series.