Friday, March 10, 2017

*Book Tour* Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

Death By Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

New Series
Kensington (February 28, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496707383
E-Book ASIN: B01GBAG2T0



Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne’s sister, Piper—Steve’s latest wronged girlfriend.
Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister’s name—and find Axis, Steve’s prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve’s death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne’s unorthodox sleuthing.
Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?
Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!


My Review:
3 out of 5 stars
★★★☆☆

This is the first book in the Petsitting mystery series. As a dog lover and of course a cozy lover, this book caught my attention. The story moved at a good pace in some areas and then slowed down in others which sometimes made it hard for me to keep my attention on the book. The main character Daphne could be really frustrating and confusing at times. The mystery behind the murder had me intrigued enough to keep reading. The killer was a surprise since it wasn't someone I suspected. I really enjoyed a couple of the dog characters, Socrates and Artie. I felt so bad for the poor little chihuahua Artie for everything that he has been through. There are a number of nutritious and delicious sounding recipes included in the back for you to serve your dog. I'm thinking of making a couple of them for my furry babies. I'm keeping my eye out for the next book in the series so I can check it out also.

 

About The Author

Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing or riding horses, she's wrangling a menagerie of furry family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Like Daphne Templeton, the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and operates a pet sitting business called Barkley's Premium Pet Care.

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