Review of Last But Not Leashed

Last But Not Leashed

Dr. Kate Vet Mysteries, Book #2

Eileen Brady

5 Stars


“A pleasing mélange of mystery and pet lore.” — Kirkus Reviews

In the second installment of this animal-themed cozy series, Dr. Kate Turner has one New Year’s resolution: Stop finding corpses…

All Dr. Kate Turner wants to do is get her life in order before ringing in the new year, but with bodies turning up left and right, she’ll have to trust her own instincts—and those of her beloved animals—to stop a killer in their tracks.

As the only veterinarian at Oak Falls Animal Hospital, Dr. Kate’s life is complicated. She’s swamped with hospital patients and house calls, a long-distance relationship with law student Luke Gianetti (that is less than perfect), and a handsome, flirtatious artist who sets his sights on her as his new muse.

When the body of Sookie Overmann is found outside the community center after her organization seminar, the entire town is hunting for answers. All of Kates hopes of quietly ringing in the new year are lost and when the body of Sookie’s assistant falls with the confetti at midnight, she has no choice but to sniff out the killer.  (Amazon)


The characters are well plotted and well developed.  Kate and her friends  attend an organization seminar but when it is over the speaker of the seminar is found dead.  When another person is murdered Kate and her friends decide to try to figure out who the murderer is.  But  it will not be easy.

Kate and her coworkers get along really well and I really enjoyed them.  I liked that Kate is a veterinarian and all that entails.  And the animals were a big plus.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and they kept me engaged throughout the book.  The mystery was well plotted and you need to be a good armchair detective to figure it out.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to see what trouble Kate and her coworkers get into next.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.