Attention pet lovers, this one is for you. A cozy murder
mystery that is light, amusing and rolls along to a
surprising finale that you will enjoy. Josie Marcus, a
mystery shopper has a new assignment. She must
three pet care centers to discover which one is eligible
the prestigious Certified Pet Care Center Designation. but
murder raises its ugly head at one of them.
First stop is Uncle Bob's Doggy Day Camp, owned by St.
local quirky, Uncle Bob. He is popular from his TV
commercial with his "talking" dog, Ralph, a labradoodle.
When pudgy Uncle Bob, dressed in a clownish set of blue
overalls, with a red flannel shirt, a white bone for a bow
tie, asks Ralph the question, "How is life for the poor
who don't go to Uncle Bob's Doggy Day Care?", Ralph
When Josie arrives, Uncle Bob personally gives her the
of his facility. And what a place! A party room for
birthdays, and bark mitzvahs. Grooming services include
facials, full body massages, nail clipping and nail
Skin and hair treatments, an acupuncturist as well as a
psychiatrist and pet psychic. Organic food and peanut
butter birthday cakes. You name it, Uncle Bob has it.
Uncle Bob has secret, many secrets. He is mean and he
hates dogs, and he has affairs, many affairs. He is found
poisoned and his death attributed to azelia leaves
from his salad. Who is the killer?
Staff members hate him.
His wife,Candice, estranged, no longer loves Bob but
all of the pets. She is also aware Bob was having
multiple affairs, having caught him red handed. Could it
Candice, as the woman scorned? Or was it Sharon Pancera,
whose beloved dog Angel, received a kick from Uncle Bob,
breaking the tiny dogs leg. Franklin Hyzy, the new friend
of Josie's mom, Jane, and new employee at the Doggy Day
Camp, who knew about little Angel, vowed to get even with
Uncle Bob. A big cast of characters and a big cast for
Ms. Viets cooks up a tasty mystery with all the
necessary to keep you guessing and turning pages. A DOG
GONE MURDER is
funny with a crew you will love. Veterinarian, Dr. Ted
Scottsmeyer and Josie, newly married are sweet, growing
strong together. Their teen daughter Amelia brings along
the usual stresses dealing with her age, learning how to
get on with Ted, her new stepfather , while caring for her
two tabby cats Harry and Marmalade and Festus, a black
lab. Jane, Josie's mom has a new tenant and friend,
Franklin Hyzy, who gets sent to jail as the prime suspect
A DOG GONE MURDER is an entertaining read especially the
three fantastic pet palaces out there for our pampered
pets.....blueberry facial anyone?
New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery
Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning
author of the Dead End Job Mystery series.
Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy
day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local
celebrity is really bad to the bone.
Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bobâ€™s Doggy Day
Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking
dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns
how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her motherâ€™s
new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to
after seeing the manâ€™s true nature. But before he gets the
chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the
to the big house.
Now itâ€™s up to Josie to clear Franklinâ€™s name. Her
investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than
knewâ€”and had been kicked out of his house for bad
As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the
killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed.
From your lips to my publisher's ears, Peggy. I know people like to pamper their pets, but I wa surprised by the luxuries for dogs -- even massages and blueberry facials. Give me a dog's life! (Elaine Viets 2:47pm December 10, 2014)