FTC Disclosure: I received a free advanced e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Icing on the Corpse (A Pawsitively Organic Mystery)
3rd in Series
Series: A Pawsitively Organic Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (March 31, 2015)
Kristan “Stan” Connor is thrilled to be invited to the Groundhog Day festivities in quirky Frog Ledge, Connecticut. Her organic, home-baked pet treats are a big hit at the annual celebration, though an important guest is curiously absent . . .
When Helga Oliver, the town’s elderly historian, is found crumpled in the basement of the Historical Museum, the close-knit town is devastated. But after some tenacious digging, Stan discovers Helga was pushed down the stairs–and that this picture-perfect New England town may hide some dark secrets . . .
Stan’s dogged determination reveals Helga’s ties to an unsolved death in 1948 . . . but how does that connect to Adrian Fox, who’s just arrived in town to shoot an episode of Celebrity Ghost Hunters? Stan is going to have to be very careful in chasing down the killer–if she wants to live to see another winter . . .
Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!
Liz Mugavero is a corporate communications consultant and animal lover from the Boston area, whose canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. Her short stories have been published in the UK and Australia, and her essays have appeared in national publications Skirt! and Sassee Magazine for Women.
MY THOUGHTS: I had not read any of Liz’s books before signing up to participate in this tour. When I started reading my review copy, I knew that I wanted to read the whole series – that this would be one of those series that I would add to my standing always read list. I quickly snagged the first two books from Amazon. You can easily read this third installment in the series without having read the first two, but I’m certain that after you read it, you’ll want to read the others, too.
I loved everything about this book. Stan is one of my new favorite mystery characters. Sometimes she’s a bit too curious but that makes for good mysteries. I especially love that she loves animals so much and that she has such a hard time saying no when someone needs her help.
The Icing on the Corpse has a little something for everyone: organic pet recipes, an old mystery, a hint of a ghost story and humor. Liz has written a great mystery that will keep you hooked until the last page. I highly recommend this book (and the others in the series) for anyone who enjoys a great mystery with animals.