Review of Pet In Peril



Gourmet Pet Chef Kitty Karlyle must once again draw on her sleuthing skills when her best friend is suspected of murder.

Kitty Karlyle is sceptical when a pet psychologist tells her that her cat and dog are suffering from depression and recommends a pet-centric vacation. Her producer however thinks it s a great idea, and seizes the opportunity to shoot the next episode of Kitty s TV cooking show, The Pampered Pet, on location at the luxurious Little Switzerland Resort and Spa for Pets.

Soon after Kitty and her best friend Fran arrive, matters take an unexpected turn when a fellow guest is found strangled in his hotel room. When the police start digging, they discover that Fran’s family lost their life savings in one of the victim’s crooked money-making schemes and Fran becomes the prime suspect. With her best friend under suspicion of murder, it s up to Kitty to get cooking and catch the real killer.” (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  I liked Kitty, I thought she was smart and funny.  I liked her job and think it would be fun to be a pet chef.  Fran, Kitty’s best friend and  coworker, was quirky and together they made quite a team.  I also enjoyed reading about her dog and cat, Fred and Barney.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching the action take place all around me.  The mystery is carried on well throughout the book.  There were enough suspects and twists and turns to keep this reader guessing until the reveal at the end.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I plan on reading books one and two in this series so I can spend more time with Kitty, Fran, Fred and Barney.    

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