Review of The Icing On The Corpse (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries, Book #3)

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Stan has been given the prestigious honor of presenting Lilypad, the groundhog, a special treat for Groundhog’s Day.  She has made a special cookie for Lilypad, since she owns a gourmet pet bakery shop.  But before the event happens, tragedy strikes and someone is murdered.  The local town historian is the victim and her death impacts many of the residents of Frog Ledge, including Jake, Stan’s boyfriend, and his family.  No one knows why she was killed, but Stan plans on figuring out the answer.

Besides a murder to solve, Stan has her Pawsitively Organic pet treat store to run.  She is busy filling orders and trying to create more biscuits, cookies and meals for her clients.  She also has a doggie wedding to cater plan and cater.  She is not sure how to go about planning for it but she plans on giving it her best shot.  She also finds herself agreeing to becoming a reporter for the local newspaper, although she has no idea what she is doing.  And to add more to her overflowing plate, things are not going well with Jake and his family.  She does not know what to do to fix the problem but she knows she has to try because she cares about them too much to lose them.

The characters are well developed, realistic and three dimensional.  They are people you would like to be friends with.  I enjoyed reading about the relationships and interactions between all the characters.  Having read the other two books in the series, I was happy to check up on all the characters and see what they are up to.  There are also a lot of animals to fall in love with, both Stan’s and the communities.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery is carried on throughout the entire story and I did not figure out the killer until it was revealed at the end.  There are many suspects to consider and the conclusion is plausible.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy.  Do yourself a favor and read all three books in the series, you deserve a special treat.  i cannot wait for the next book in the series.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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