"Guru Bones" August 18, 2015
KILLER TAILS unleashes a kennelful of fun. Many of the reigning cats and dogs of mystery, all with a nose for trouble, are found in these furry tales of curious cats and daring (and darling) dogs penned by eight bestselling and award-winning authors: Carole Nelson Douglas, Carolyn Haines, Leighann Dobbs, Harper Lin, Connie Shelton, Pamela DuMond, Denise Dietz, and Joanne Pence. Plus, one of the tales—or tails—is a never-before-published novella by Carolyn Haines.
Humor and heart and deserving-to-be-treed baddies abound in this collection. Beware the paw!
Cat in an Alphabet Soup by Carole Nelson Douglas
(First of 28 Midnight Louie, feline PI, mysteries): “When Temple Barr, a petite redhead with a high heel shoe fetish, and the irrepressible Midnight Louie meet nose to nose over a dead body , the fur flies and the fun starts …a fast-paced, hard-to-solve mystery, with some of the most fascinating characters to grace a page. ” — Mostly Murder
Guru Bones “A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Novella” by Carolyn Haines
Zinnia, Mississippi, rolls out the red carpet for controversial food activist, Priya Karsan. When the event turns bizarre–and downright deadly, PI partners Sarah Booth and Tinkie are on the case. But it’s the detective agency’s four-legged gumshoes, Sweetie Pie, Chablis, and Pluto, who save the day.
Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs
When bookstore owner Willa Chance finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian who insists she solve her murder, she gets lots of help from a quirky cast of small-town characters and the cat she’s inherited from her grandmother
A Hiss-tory of Magic by Harper Lin
Modern-day witches run a small-town cafe and solve mysteries with their magic cats.
Cupcakes, Paws, and Bad Santa Claus by Pamela DuMond
It’s Christmas, but Annie Graceland, a baker with a pinch of psychic ability, isn’t feeling the joy. Ghosts nag her, a mall Santa cops a feel, her ex tries to steal her cat, and Sweet Paws Charity guilts her into doing too much for their fundraiser. When Bad Santa is murdered at the Furball, Annie must find the killer before bedlam breaks loose. And what about that little stray dog…
Partnerships Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton
Charlotte “Charlie” Parker and her helpful pooch, Rusty, find themselves involved in two mysteries this time: her brother’s entanglement with a devious younger woman, and helping an old friend avoid a murder charge when the woman’s business partner suddenly dies.
Eye of Newt “A Sydney St. Charles Mystery” by Denise Dietz
Rock star Clive Newton, leader of The Newts, has been murdered. Through an ancestor’s journal, Sydney St. Charles is drawn into an ancient mystery: a parallel murder that occurred in 1692 Salem. Are Sydney’s pets—Annie the Cat, Chasdick the Dog and Mercy the Parrot—reincarnated from 3 Salem witches?
Two O’clock Heist “An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery ” by Joanne Pence
Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield ’s small rescue dog, a Chinese Crested Hairless mix, knows when to run from trouble — and ends up in the thick of Rebecca’s most frightening case yet, forcing her to look beyond hard evidence to the secrets at the heart of the case, and in turn, to the secrets of her own heart.
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