-Ethel Merman & Ella Fitzgerald, canine companions to award-winning author, Holly Jacobs
It was a killer party.
Caro Lamont, Laguna Beach's favorite pet therapist, is thrilled to support the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. All the guests in the couture-attired crowd are clad in varying shades of grey, the champagne and donations are flowing, and there are fifty gorgeous greyhounds in attendance. But before the evening ends, a stranger in their midst is dead.
Caro sets out to help the rescue group find the identity of the mystery guest but soon finds herself in the doghouse with homicide detective, Judd Malone-oh, and federal agent, John Milner. When there's a second death, Caro is convinced she's on the track of someone who wants a secret to stay buried, but it's a race to see whether Caro can uncover the truth before the killer decides she's next.
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Pet therapist Caro Lamont is attending a fundraiser for a local greyhound rescue organization. However, the evening ends unexpectedly when a man crashes into Caro and then falls down dead at her feet. No one seems to know who he was, but someone must. Who was he? Why did someone want him dead? This book wastes little time jumping into the murder, and it really doesn’t slow down after that. The book is filled with laughs, coming from some absurd situations and some eccentric characters. Yet the core cast of characters are still serious enough that we can care about them and the outcome. Caro finds plenty of clues and red herrings on her way to a logical solution to yet another fun mystery.
Combining murder, mystery, lovable rescue dogs, zany characters and a fun plot, author Sparkle Abbey has created an entertaining adventure in FIFTY SHADES OF GREYHOUND. All is going well at the elite fundraising gala for Greys Matter, a SoCal greyhound rescue group. Laguna Beach Pet Therapist Caro Lamont is having fun people watching with the guests all clad in glamorous attire in various shades of grey. There’s plenty of champagne, a delicious buffet and donations seem to be coming in by leaps and bounds. Out of nowhere a real rabbit shows up attracting the attention of the 50 dogs in attendance and bedlam breaks out. Before order can be restored, a stranger falls dead at Caro’s feet. Determined to help the rescue group solve the murder, Caro encounters problems with Homicide Detective Judd Malone and Federal Agent John Milner. After a second death, Caro knows she’s on the right path but she’ll have to work fast unless she wants to become a victim herself. This is an appealing cozy murder mystery filled with twists and turns as the story flows at a steady pace keeping you guessing until the end. The characters are lovable and quirky with a charm that draws readers in. With an eye for the details regarding the Laguna Beach setting and rich descriptions concerning greyhounds, the author has crafted a well-balanced story. The blend of murder mystery and pet rescue, highlighted with touches of humor and romance, makes for a delightful read. FIFTY SHADES OF GREYHOUND is the fifth installment in the Pampered Pets Mystery series, but can be read on its own. New fans of the series won’t be left in the dark having not read any of the previous books. This edition also offers excerpts from the first and second books in the series, as well as a recipe for a tasty treat for your pampered pets. You don’t have to a dog lover to enjoy this captivating story, just a lover of a good mystery and an intriguing plot. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author as part of a virtual blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.