Tuesday, November 15, 2016

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Deadly Dog Days (Dog Days Mystery #1) by Jamie Blair

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Deadly Dog Days (A Dog Days Mystery)
by Jamie M. Blair

Series: A Dog Days Mystery (Book 1)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (November 8, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0738750187

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Synopsis: New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn’t looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal. 
When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both named suspects for the murder, Cameron takes solving the crime into her own hands, teaming up with her eccentric co-workers who dub themselves The Metamora Action Agency. 
As if hunting for a murderer with two high school geniuses, the town drunk, and an elderly kleptomaniac isn’t hard enough, Cameron adopts the five mangy guard dogs of her deceased neighbor. But maybe a stint at playing gatekeeper is just what she needs to come face-to-face with the killer and save another neighbor from being the next victim.
Review: I fell in love with this book almost from the first sentence. The author has a writing style which drew me in, made the characters all seem real, and had me turning pages quickly to find out what was going to happen next.

Cameron definitely has a lot going on in her life. She is trying to figure out whether or not she wants to save her marriage, she is running a phone bank to sell tickets to a musical the town hopes will boost their tourism, and she is battling with her mother-in-law over the family home. Then she finds a body in the canal and adds more to her to-do list, especially when she adopts the victims five dogs--and discovers she and her husband are both on the suspect list. And let's not forget her stepdaughter, who is full of attitude, is staying with her, as is Cameron's sister.

All of the characters are very realistically written....some of them remind me a great deal of people I know. I look forward to getting to know these folks better as the series continues, and to see how the relationships change and grow. 

The mystery is also very well-developed and kept me guessing up until the final reveal, which is just the way I like my mysteries.

Highly recommend this book to all cozy lovers!!
Rating: Four stars
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Jamie Blair (Ohio) is the award-winning author of young adult and romance books, including Leap of Faith (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Lost to Me. Visit her online at www.JamieBlairAuthor.com and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JamieMBlair

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1 comment:

Dianne Casey said...

I love the cover of this book and it really makes me want to read the book. Looking forward to reading.