Author – Leighann Dobbs.
USA Today bestselling author, Leighann Dobbs, discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty.
Her book “Dead Wrong” won the “Best Mystery Romance” award at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention.
Her book “Ghostly Paws” was the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem First Place category winner in the Animal Mystery category.
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Publisher – Bookouture
Pages – 223
The Blurb –
Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.
Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard… until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden.
With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case.
From the old wharf, to the town common, to the guesthouse itself with its many nooks and crannies, the cats are sure to sniff out the killer… but can they help Josie stop the person behind the mysterious murder before they strike again?
A fantastic page-turner from a bestselling author, purrfeect for fans of Agatha Christie, Adele Abbott, cat lovers and everyone in between!
My thoughts – This is such a brilliant book, as a reader and a cat lover what more could I want from a book.
I haven’t read the first in the series (but I will be) but this reads well as a standalone, although there are references to the cat’s previous accomplishments as detectives.
This book concentrates on a 300 year old body that is found in the guesthouse, Nero and Marlowe have known it was there for ages, but nobody listens to them! It is unearthed as the man descendants are staying at the guesthouse, and now they all want to know where the man’s treasure is.
The town goes treasure crazy and runs out of shovels as everyone starts digging. However cats don’t need shovels to dig (they are superior, obviously) and they start their own investigations and it doesn’t take long for a newly dead body to appear.
After reading, I checked Leighann Dobbs back catalogue of books and I was shocked that I haven’t read any of her work before. This book is wonderfully written and I loved it.
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