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Not a Creature Was Purring by Krista Davis
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes
Published by Berkley on Nov. 7th 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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Santa Claws is coming to town and checking his list for a murderer–as the New York Times bestselling Paws & Claws Mysteries continue…
Inn owner Holly Miller finds it ruff staying cheerful over the holidays when the dead body of a beloved businessman turns up in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia.
Inspired by her German heritage, Holly’s grandmother has arranged for Wagtail to have a Christkindl Market packed with goodies and decorations for the howliday tourists. But Holly’s mood takes an unseasonable turn when she learns that her old flame and childhood friend Holmes Richardson has brought his fiancee home–and she’ll be staying at the Sugar Maple Inn…
A love triangle becomes the last thing on Holly’s mind when her Jack Russell Trixie’s nose for trouble leads her to the corpse of a pet clothing tycoon. Now Holly and her dedicated detectives–Trixie and Twinkletoes the cat–must sniff out the killer to keep Christmas from going to the dogs…
Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!
Also by this author: Murder, She Barked, The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer, Murder Most Howl, Mission Impawsible
Here is what I thought
It’s Christmas time and Holly’s Oma who is of German descent decides to arrange a Christkindl market in Wagtail. It was an exciting time until Holly’s old flame and the very man she still pines for decides to come and brings his fiance. It’s going to take a lot for Holly to find the holiday spirit especially when there is a killer lurking.
Holly tries to keep her mind of of Holmes and his fiance and puts her detective hat on and tries to figure out what happened to the pet clothing tycoon who Trixie finds dead out in the cold. There is a list of suspects that even includes her Aunt and Holmes fiance.
I like Holly and her sleuthing companions Trixie and Twinkletoes! Trixie has a nose for finding the dead and a reputation as such that the cop in town asked to use her when one lady goes missing. Holly is not so sure this is a great gift that her dog has, but not a lot she can do about it. I really like the secondary characters in this series as well, from her Oma to her cranky Aunt!
It also has a good mystery and I didn’t figure it out and that is always a good thing! 🙂 This book also contains recipes!
If your in the mood for a good pet themed holiday story then this is a good one! Though you should always start with book one in my opinion! 😉
I really like Elise Arsenault and I think she does a great job with this series!
Audio rating: 4
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Audiobook
- 2017 New Release