Sunday, December 20, 2015

Murder Most Howl by Krista Davis

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Murder Most Howl
by Krista Davis

ISBN-13: 9780425262573
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description from Back Cover:
Holly Miller is delighted her grandmother has finally left the Sugar Maple Inn to take a well-deserved vacation. It means Holly’s in charge, but running the inn might be more challenging than she realized. Wagtail’s throwing a weekend-long murder mystery game to draw in tourists during the slow season, the inn has a full house, and a blizzard is on the way.

Trouble is unleashed the night the game begins, when the storm blows in and the lights go out. It gets worse the following morning when Holly’s Jack Russell terrier, Trixie, discovers a body—one that’s actually dead. Now Holly, her calico kitten Twinkletoes, and Trixie must play by the rules and find one dirty dog...

My Review:
Murder Most Howl is a cozy mystery. It's the third book in a series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this story, and this book didn't spoil the previous ones.

The main characters and the pets were charming, as usual. The mystery was clue based. There was a "murder mystery weekend" mystery going on at the same time as the real murder investigation, not to mention a pet adoption and pet antics. If something could go wrong, it seemed like it did. It took a bit of concentration to keep track of who was who and what clues went to want. Whodunit didn't come as a surprise, but I wasn't sure until nearly the end.

There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this entertaining mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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