Review of A Dog with Two Tales

A Dog With 2 Tales
Ellen Riggs
A Bought-The- Farm Mystery, Book #0.5
5 Stars


Meet Ivy, soon-to-be hobby farmer, as she solves her first crime with help from a brilliant border collie in this short prequel to the Bought-the-Farm Mystery series.
Rescuing this pup could bring her a whole new life… if it doesn’t kill her first.
Ivy Galloway doesn’t know how desperate she is to escape the big city and her human resources job until she meets a border collie pup in need of rescue, too. Over the past 10 years, Ivy has had to downsize so many staff that her boss nicknamed her “the grim reaper.” Maybe it’s time to leave that behind and go home to the rolling hills of bucolic Clover Grove.
But first, she’ll need to do whatever it takes to save the neglected pup she calls “Keats.” Enlisting her best friend Jilly Blackwood, she confronts the dog’s deadbeat owner with logic, humor and professional courtesy. When her best HR skills fall flat, conservative Ivy starts breaking the rules. The clever border collie digs in to help by unearthing a chilling clue that could put his owner away for good.
Can Ivy, Jilly and Keats evade a genuine grim reaper long enough to gain a new leash on life in the country?
This short prequel to the Bought-the-Farm Mystery series is a perfect page-turner for lovers of dogs, humor and spunky amateur sleuths. (Goodreads)


I really enjoyed this prequel to the Bought-The-Farm Mystery series very much. We got to meet Ivy and Jilly and see how close they are and what good friends they are. And we learned how Keats became Ivy’s dog and to what lengths she had to go to for that to happen. Ivy and Keats have a special bond, one that cannot be broken. I really enjoyed reading about the two.

This book was fast paced and had some very scary moments. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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