Murder, She Barked – Krista Davis

5/5 Specialty Per Stores

On The Back:

The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail, Virginia, is the country’s premiere vacation hot spot for pet owners who can’t bear to leave their furry friends behind. But this tourist town smells trouble when a killer goes on the prowl….

Holly Miller’s life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend’s former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but loveable Jack Russell Terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn’t get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

The staff—and a frisky Calico kitten named Twinkletoes—adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. But someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident—which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.

My Thoughts:

I had searched and searched for this book at every bookstore I went to and couldn’t find it. I finally gave in and requested it from my library. I was not disappointed, and the waiting paid off. This book was superb.

I loved the characters, especially Holly and Oma. I also loved Dave, I felt that he was underappreciated throughout the book, but he was a strong character. And the pets. Oh the pets! They were some of the most lovable animals I have ever read about. I wanted to go adopt a kitten and dog and name them Trixie and Twinkletoe.

The setting was absolutely amazing, also. The town of Wagtail was great! The simple idea of not having many cars and having only golf carts is extremely appealing to me and I loved the simple fact that the entire town was pet-friendly.

The only downpoint was the story was just slightly slow to begin with, but that can easily be blamed on this book being the first in a series.

Overall an amazing book and I can’t wait to pick up the next one!

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