Saturday, February 4, 2017

BLOWN AWAY by Clover Tate

Book 4 in the Paws & Claws Mysteries
by Krista Davis

From the New York Times bestselling author of Murder Most Howl comes the fourth Paws & Claws mystery...
In the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia, there’s no love lost when Holly Miller meets her match in a murderer...
Holly and her grandmother, Oma, are working their tails off to prepare the Sugar Maple Inn for an upcoming matchmaking event for pet owners. While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter’s heart.
Unfortunately, one man Holly does meet is cold—dead cold—and he has a personal letter from Oma in his pocket. As suspicion is cast over the inn's guests, Holly—with the help of her furry friends, Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkletoes the cat—must fetch the real killer, or she may soon have a date in court.

Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!


Two thumbs and two paws up for MISSION IMPAWSIBLE, the newest installment in the Paws & Claws Mysteries!

I am not the least bit surprised that MISSION IMPAWSIBLE was a brilliantly fun read. Author Krista Davis manages to make each new book in this series even better than the one before.

This fourth addition to the series features a match-making event for pet owners. What could be more perfect for the animal loving town of Wagtail, Virginia? Of course, not everyone is feeling the love. And in a cozy mystery, that can mean murder. Okay, 99.999% of the time it does mean murder.

With Krista Davis, as always, creating a mystery that grabs the reader from the very beginning, I couldn’t put this book down. I was so involved in this delightful story, the exciting end came before I knew it.

The back of the book has some great recipes for people and dogs!

Do something kind for yourself . . . pick up a copy of MISSION IMPAWSIBLE of your own! 


Book 1 Kite Shop Mysteries
by Clover Tate

In the all-new Kite Shop Mystery series set in the beachside community of Rock Point, Oregon, kite shop owner Emmy Adler gets swept up in a murder investigation.Emmy is finally living her dream. She’s moved to the coastal town of Rock Point, Oregon, and is starting a kite business. Strings Attached features her own unique designs, inspired by everything from Picasso to Matisse’s colorful cutouts. Her spirits are soaring sky-high the morning of the grand opening—until she stumbles upon a dead man washed up on the beach. 
The body belongs to local chef Miles Logan, and the gash across his chest indicates he’s been murdered. The sheriff suspects Emmy’s best friend, Avery, who used to date the chef. Emmy is sure Avery would never hurt anyone, but her pal doesn’t have an alibi for the night of the murder. With Avery’s freedom and the fate of her kite shop up in the air, Emmy takes it upon herself to follow the string of clues and solve the murder before the real killer takes flight.


Readers are going to be flying high while they read BLOWN AWAY!

Author Clover Tate wasted no time getting down to business in this first book in the Kite Shop Mysteries. By the last word of chapter one, readers are introduced to six characters, and the murder victim is found!

I’ve never really been into flying kites, but I do love watching them and seeing the beautiful designs and colors. After reading this story I now have a bit of a fascination with them. Ms. Tate’s descriptions really pulled me into her protagonist, Emmy Adler’s joy of kite craftsmanship.

For a first in a series, BLOWN AWAY was very well done. As soon as I opened the book, this entertaining tale kept me reading straight through until the end. The plot was a real attention holder, with a mystery that held more twists and turns than a kite in a wind storm. 


Book 3 in the Scotshop Mysteries
by Fran Stewart

The national bestselling author of A Wee Dose of Death returns to Hamelin, Vermont, where Peggy Winn, owner of a Scottish-themed shop, is spectator to caber tossing, sword dancing, and just a spot of murder...
Hamelin is overflowing with tourists enjoying the Scottish-themed games—and most of them are donning tartans from Peggy Winn’s ScotShop. And her fourteenth-century ghostly companion, Dirk, has been indispensable, keeping an eye out for shoplifters and matching customers’ family names to their clan plaid.
Adding to the chaos is Big Willie, a longtime champion of the games, but not everyone is happy to have him in town. So when he misses the first event of the weekend, Peggy senses something is awry. After Willie is discovered dead in his hotel room, the victim of a bagpipe-related crime, Peggy decides it’s up to her and Dirk to suss out a murderer.


Dirk the highland haunter is back in another fun installment of the Scotshop Mysteries!

Author Fran Stewart has written another delightful story in her Scotshop para-cozy mystery series. As with her last book, I commend the author for her talent for keeping spirit Dirk’s old world Scottish speech right on target.

A WEE HOMICIDE IN THE HOTEL, finds Hamelin, Vermont holding the annual Highland Festival. The town is up to its kilt hems in bagpipes, hammer throwing, caber tossing, and murder! Series lead, Peggy Winn, and her temperamental ghost pal Dirk are once again knee socks deep in the middle of things.

This was a well plotted mystery that had a lot going on. It kept me guessing the entire way through, and I came close to solving it. But in the end, I was out smarted big time.

I have to mention on of my favorite parts of the book. Each chapter starts with a quote, and an Act and Scene number. Fun!

Fans of this series will be in their glory with A WEE HOMICIDE IN THE HOTEL, and new readers are in for a cozy like no other. 


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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I'm so looking forward to the new releases. Your reviews make me want them all. Happy Saturday, to you.

  2. Thanks for the great review, Lisa. I'm so glad you've enjoyed my ScotShop mysteries!

  3. I can't wait to read these. Thanks for sharing your reviews.