Review of Murder Most Finicky


Murder Most Finicky

Pawsitively Organic Mysteries, Book 4

Liz Mugavero

5 Stars


The dog days of summer have arrived in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, and business is booming for Kristan “Stan” Connor. Her Pawsitively Organic pet food has even caught the attention of celebrity pastry chef Sheldon Allyn, who helps Stan open a fancy pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. A partnership is born, and Sheldon invites Stan to Newport, Rhode Island, for an appreciation weekend he’s hosting for all his independent chefs. But the gourmet getaway turns sour when one of the chefs turns up dead, and a second one goes missing. . .

As Stan tries to figure out who had a recipe for murder, the pool of suspects expands. And if she can’t sniff out the culprit soon, this killer may just serve up a second helping of murder. . .

Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes! (Goodreads)


This is the fourth book in the series and each one is better than the last one.  At first I thought I was going to be a little disappointed because the book does not take place in Frog Ledge but rather in Newport, Rhode Island.  I was afraid that I was going to miss the small town feel that the other books have, but I did not need to worry.  

As usual, the characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  Stan is such a likable character and I really enjoy reading about her and her antics.  I missed some of the characters from the first three books but I did enjoy reading more about Jessie and seeing the relationship building between her and Stan.  I also enjoyed the fact that Stan’s sister was more involved in this book.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick, easy read.  The author is very talented in creating suspense and tension with the written word.  The mystery is carried on well throughout the entire book and there are a lot of twists and turns to deal with. There is more than one mystery contained within the pages  and I really loved that.  I had a few suspects in mind before it was revealed at the end but I was not completely sure of the culprit.

I would recommend this book, as well as all the books in the series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I have enjoyed all four books so much, and I believe you will too.

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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