h4 style="text-align: center;">The Puppy Who Knew Too Much
(A Dog Club Mystery)
by V.M. Burns
About the Book
The Puppy Who Knew Too Much (A Dog Club Mystery)
2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (February 12, 2019)
Paperback: 190 pages
Digital ASIN: B07D233MVK
Lilly Echosby and her toy poodle Aggie find a fresh start in Chattanooga, Tennessee, spoiled by the scent of murder . . .
Having solved the shooting death of her cheating husband, Lilly's left behind the drama of Lighthouse Dunes, Indiana, to start over in the hometown of her best friend, Scarlett "Dixie" Jefferson. As she gets settled in her new rented house, Lilly gives Aggie, short for Agatha Christie, her own fresh start by enrolling her in the Eastern Tennessee Dog Club, where Dixie is a trainer.
But drama seems to hound Lilly like a persistent stray. Her cranky new neighbor appears unfamiliar with Southern hospitality and complains that Aggie barks too much and digs up his prized tulips. But what the poodle actually unearths is the buried body of a mysterious man who claimed ownership of the lost golden retriever Lilly recently rescued. Now it's up to Lilly and Dixie to try to muzzle another murderer . . .
What I Thought:
This is the second in A Dog Club Mystery Series and the first book of the series I have read. While I wish that I would have read the first book, I really did enjoy this book and did not feel as if I were too lost while reading it. In this book, Lilly has left Lighthouse Dunes, IN to move where her best friend Dixie lives in TN. She moves into a rental home and her dog Aggie is a pain to her next door, who says Aggie digs up his flowers. When Aggie digs up the body of a fella who claimed to be the owner of a golden retriever Lilly recently rescued, Lilly becomes a suspect in the murder. She has to enlist the help of Dixie to prove she is not the killer. This was a well written story that had a great mystery, good humor, and good relationship elements in it. I enjoyed the setting very much and Lilly and Dixie were very likable characters. I love dogs, so of course I loved all the great animals in this book as well. I was left guessing till the end, which is what I really love in a good cozy. I will definitely read the first in this series, and I look forward to more from this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
About the Author
V.M. Burns was born in Northwestern Indiana and spent many years in Southwestern Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline. She is a lover of dogs, British historic cozies, and scones with clotted cream. After many years in the Midwest, she went in search of milder winters and currently lives in Eastern Tennessee with her poodles. Her debut novel, The Plot is Murder was nominated for a 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. Readers can learn more by visiting her website at vmburns.com
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