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Book Review of Murder, She Barked (Paws & Claws, Bk 1)

Murder, She Barked (Paws & Claws, Bk 1)
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Holly is called to her grandmothers Inn in Wagtail, VA. She is told to come right away. Before she even arrives to town she witnesses a crime. For Holly it is nice to be back to Wagtail were she has so many childhood memories but the town has changed and become a pet friendly village. This is good news for Holly since she just recently was adopted by both a dog and cat.

She learns that there has been an accident and that is why she has been called but hours later there is a murder and Holly must figure it out to keep her grandmother safe.

This is the first book I have read from this author. I was a little hesitant because it was called a Paws and Claws Mystery, I thought it was going to have talking animals. It did not and I really enjoyed the book. It kept me guessing till the end. It was very easy to read and the characters held their own. I hope as the series goes on, more characters will be introduced and she will develop her current characters further. A good start.

She does write a lot about the food the characters eat but it could be because she has another series, Domestic Diva Mysteries. There are recipes at the end of the book that add a nice touch.

Paws and Claws Mystery
1. Murder, She Barked (2013)
2. The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (2014)
3. Murder Most Howl (2015)