Dial “M” For Maine Coon
A FureverPets Mystery, Book #2
Animal rescue is always risky business, but Liz Denton, owner of the Furever Pets, finds out it’s also dangerous when someone puts down one of her prospective pet adopters . . .
Liz is thrilled to find a forever home for her latest rescue, Sheamus, a Maine Coon cat. But on adoption day, she discovers Sheamus’s would-be owner, Joe Hitchcock, murdered in his study. Joe’s shocking death reveals an even more startling secret: his real name was Joe Danvers . . . a man accused of killing his wife thirty years ago.
Liz knows she should focus on finding Sheamus a new home, but this mystery already has its claws in her. So Liz begins vetting the clues from both investigations. But with a stalker sniffing at her heels and a rival swatting at her business, Liz’s curiosity may come at a hefty price . . . especially since Joe’s case has more lives than a cat. (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. Furever Pets is going good and Liz feels like she is making a difference. When she takes Sheamus, a Maine Coon cat to his forever home, she finds his new owner dead. She cannot understand who would kill him and why. She decides to try and figure that out, she feels like she owes it to the man and the cat.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.
I really like that Liz and her daughter were able to work together on this mystery. That is not the normal in most cozies and I thought it was very clever.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I cannot wait to see what animals she is going to rescue next.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.