Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Big Little Spies by Krista Davis

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Big Little Spies
by Krista Davis

ISBN-13: 9780451491701
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Released: April 6th 2021

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
The ladies of the Wagtail Animal Guardians, WAG for short, are in town for a pet adoption charity ball, and Holly is making sure to roll out the red carpet for her special guests. She and her furry best friend Trixie are busy keeping the WAG ladies happy and preparing for the ball when they learn that a retired judge has lost his prized pup.

The venerable citizen has hired a pet detective who has some personal ties to Holly's new guests. His presence ruffles some feathers, and when the PI is found DOA not long before the ball, Holly wonders if one of the WAG ladies had a motive for murder. To make matters worse, some pet-loving guests of the ball nearly suffer the same deadly fate. Holly and Trixie will have to sniff out the clues and leash a callous killer before they strike again.

My Review:
Big Little Spies is a cozy mystery. It's the seven 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 mystery was clue-based. The critical clue needed to determine whodunit was not provided until the end, so it's not really a puzzle mystery. Holly asked questions and observed people. I usually have no problem keeping track of who is who, but there were so many suspects with similar relationships to the victim that it was difficult to remember who had what motives, what connections, what pet, etc. I felt like I should've created a chart, but I still enjoyed the mystery even with this mild confusion. The characters were interesting and engaging. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this fun 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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