Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Murder Most Howl {+ Giveaway}


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Murder Most Howl by Krista Davis - Thoughts in ProgressAuthor Krista Davis shows her affection for animals throughout her amazing Paws and Claws Mystery series.

In her latest release, MURDER MOST HOWL, Davis puts a new spin on attracting tourists to the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, VA. This charming story will have you howling with laughter even as you’re trying to solve the murder.

Holly Miller is busy running the Sugar Maple Inn while her grandmother is on vacation. To draw in tourists, the merchants in Wagtail are hosting a weekend-long murder mystery game. Holly has a full house at the inn and a blizzard is predicted.

The storm blows in the night the game gets underway. Trouble soon overshadows the game’s fun when a second body is discovered. This time, however, the victim really is dead and a killer is on the loose. Holly, with the help of her four-legged companions, sets out to find the real killer so the game can continue in fun.

Davis has created a lovable, fun setting where humans and pets live in harmony. The small town atmosphere enhances the story. The characters – humans and animals – are likable and well-developed. Readers can relate to the bond between the pets and their owners.

MURDER MOST HOWL moves at a steady pace and holds your attention from beginning to end. The twists and turns makes for an intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing. Murder, intrigue, lovable animals, a touch of romance, and a game makes this a tantalizing read.

This is the third entry in the series, but can be read as a standalone. Davis has included tasty recipes for humans and animals as an added bonus.

Animal lovers will adore this series. But you don’t have to be a pet person to enjoy this delightful cozy murder mystery.

Murder Most Howl by Krista Davis, A Paws and Claws Mystery Book #3, Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425262573, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Thanks to Danielle and the great folks at Berkley, I have a print copy of MURDER MOST HOWL to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, Dec. 17.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Murder Most Howl Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today. Would you like to live in a town like Wagtail where pets were welcomed everywhere? Do you or have you ever cooked for your pets?

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45 comments:

  1. It sounds like a lot of fun - though I have to admit I thought of shape-shifters when I first saw the title.

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  2. Murder mystery game gone wrong...
    Dogs sixteen, cats eleven.

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  3. I love Davis's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Murder Most Howl!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. It looks great. Love this author and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  5. This sounds like a clever premise for a story, Mason. And certainly it's appealing to the pet lover in us! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I like those mystery theater dinners so I can only imagine a weekend mystery, sounds like fun!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  7. I have enjoyed the first two Paws and Claws so much and am looking forward to reading #3.

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  8. I would love to live where I could take my dogs everywhere I go. I don't really cook for my dogs unless they need a special diet for a few days. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the premise of the book and the cover is great!
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. I look forward to reading it.

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  10. I've not read this author. Cute premise.

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  11. Sounds like a fun addition to a great series!

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  12. Looks like a great mystery series! I would love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. Just love cozy mysteries and also thank you for having this during a busy season .

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway I always enjoy a good mystery.

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  15. I wish Wagtail was a real town so that I could move there.

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  16. Sounds like a fun read. Love a good mystery. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  17. I love cozy mysteries and this book sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. Cozy mysteries and Krista Davis spell winner to me. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. My fingers are crossed that I'm lucky.

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  19. I'm living in a town that's kind of like Wagtail, at least for dogs! A real place like Wagtail would be lovely ~

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  20. I'd love to win this book and I'd love to live in a town like Wagtail. Of course, they'd have to welcome cats too as I have two.

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  21. Yes I would love to live in such a town. If I had time I would cook for my pets.

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  22. Animals and cozies...nothing better. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  24. I am "sort of" a pet fan in real life. I like my pet, but others I am a bit leery. cooking for them...I always prep a little extra food from my dinner, but specially for them? Not really. I love Krista Davis' Domestic Diva series, and am looking forward to this one. kat8762@aol.com

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  25. I would enjoy a town like Wagtail. I don't cook for my dogs. Thanks.

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I adore this series, thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. I would like to live in a town like Wagtail. I have cooked for my fur baby.

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  29. I have a cat and don't cook for her. She really doesn't like people food. Love the cover! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I cant wait to read this one!!!

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  31. I love books where the setting is an inn. Thank you!

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  32. It is probably a lot like Annapolis where people take their dogs everywhere. I just lost our black lab of 15 years a few weeks ago. She ate only dog kibble and the occasional bit of steak or an egg. jsomers421@gmail.com

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  34. Never cooked for my pets. Thanks for the chance

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  35. I'd love to have this book. Thanks

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  36. I would definitely live where pets were welcome everywhere. They should be treated with lots of love. I haven't cooked for my pets. Thank you for this chance!

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  37. I loved the first book and the characters

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