McHale has a cool business. It's a boutique for pets, selling
clothing and designer jewelry, baked pet treats, and more.
Her friend, Rena is her business partner, and together they
are making Trendy Tails Pet Boutique into a thriving, although
still young, business. They are now even entering into the
pet-wedding arena, with the first ever pupptials to be held
in a week. The “rehearsal” for the doggie wedding
is a human wedding; that of dear friend Ingrid and her long-lost
love, Harvey Nyquist.
a little out of sorts because the tenant who rented her apartment,
located above the boutique is staying longer than expected.
Yet how could Izzy have known that Ingrid would want to come
home early and want to get married right away? So the mysterious
writer, Daniel Colona, has stayed, only to make a drop-dead
(literally) appearance right in the middle of Ingrid and Harvey's
Izzy's beloved Aunt Dolly, deemed the most viable suspect,
is arrested and fortunately released on bond, Izzy knows she
can't rest until she clears her aunt's name. With more suspects
and motives than she knows what to do with, Izzy is grateful
for the help of her best friend Rena, childhood friend (and
possible romantic interest), Sean, and police officer Jack
Collins (also a possible romantic interest).
is certainly stirring in the hearts of many of Merryville,
Minnesota's residents, but murder comes first. Will Izzy be
able to sniff out the killer before she gets snuffed herself?
enjoyed this second installment in the Pet Boutique Mystery
series. Annie Knox has done another great job with incorporating
lovable animals, unique people, a fun business, friendship,
romance and murder in a tidy package. While I think I might
make a rather good amateur detective myself, since I did figure
out the whodunit quickly, the story was so interesting that
I was enthralled with the characters and intrigued enough
to keep reading straight through until I learned the motive.
love a good cozy mystery, especially one with dogs, cats,
a ferret, and a wily guinea pig named Gandhi, you won't want
to miss Groomed for Murder.
of other titles in this series
for Murder #1
for Murder #2