My First Book Review of 2018: Stay Calm and Collie On by Lane Stone, A Pet Palace Mystery
Buckingham Pet Palace is known for treating dogs like royalty—until murder dethrones its good reputation!
As owner of an upscale doggy daycare and spa, animal-lover Sue Patrick pampers pooches for the most elite clients in Lewes, Delaware. Surely she can survive a weeklong visit from Lady Anthea Fitzwalter, her well-to-do business partner from England. But before Sue can serve her guest a spot of tea, she discovers more-than-a-spot of blood inside the company van—and all over the driver’s dead body . . .
Someone abandoned the van full of dogs at the Lewes ferry terminal and got away with murder, leaving Sue and Lady Anthea pawing for clues. With a fundraising gala approaching and Buckingham Pet Palace facing scandal, can two very different women work together to fetch the culprit from a list of dodgy suspects—or are they heading toward a proper disaster?
Lyrical Press, Kensington Books | Paperback ISBN: 9781516101917
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I haven't read a cozy mystery in years, but this story reminds me that I should be reading more in the genre. Lane Stone pens a pawfect tale (tail?) that is great for dog lovers, mystery lovers, and even romance readers! It isn't a super exciting story, but the even pacing and the likeable characters and their furry companions make for a light, fast evening read. I finished it in one sitting!
I hope the Pet Palace Mystery series continues soon! This reader gives Stay Calm and Collie On four stars and Coco and Toby give it two paws up. Woof woof!
~ My Rating: 4 out 5 stars ~
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