Kristan “Stan” Connor gladly turned tail on her high-flying job and moved to a quaint New England town to sell organic pet treats. But with her nose for solving murders, there’s no such thing as a quiet life…
Summer is winding down in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, but Stan’s love life and career are both heating up nicely. In between planning her new pet patisserie and café, Stan is settling into living-in-bliss with sexy pub owner Jake McGee. Love’s on the menu for Stan’s mom, Patricia, too, who’s engaged to Frog Ledge’s mayor, Tony Falco.
Mayor Falco’s dogged ambition isn’t popular among locals, but it’s his executive coach, Eleanor Chang, who’s inspired a dangerous grudge. When Eleanor is found dead, there’s a whole pack of suspects to choose from. Stan has first-hand experience of Eleanor’s unsavory business tactics. But finding out who forced her to take a fatal plunge off the corporate ladder means unearthing some shady secrets…and a killer who’s too close for comfort.
What could be better than baking and pets? How about baking for pets mixed with a dash of murder? In this latest installment of the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, Agatha Nominee Liz Mugavero takes readers on another journey to New England’s quaint little town of Frog Ledge—another small town where murder is just another common event.
Mugavero does an excellent job of weaving together dialogue, action, and setting. There were times when the number of characters engaged in a scene became a bit confusing. However, these interactions didn’t take away from the fun of this small-town mystery.
This mystery is true to the cozy genre and has no graphic violence or objectionable language. A great series for those who love pets and fun in just the right proportions.