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Mission Impawsible
Paws & Claws Mystery #4
Krista Davis

February 7, 2017/ ISBN 978-1-101-98856-5
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


There’s always something happening in Wagtail, Virginia, and the Sugar Maple Inn is usually right in the thick of it. This time it is a matchmaking event called Animal Attraction, in which prospective matches meet each other through a questionnaire they’ve filled out that is analyzed by a professional matchmaker. The questions are based on their lifestyles, and how they interact with their pets. One question even asks if your pet sleeps on your bed, in its own bed or in another room!

When a particularly nasty visitor, Randall Donovan is murdered in the village, innkeeper Holly Miller and her new friend John are the ones to find him. Holly’s grandmother, Oma, owns the Sugar Maple Inn, and when Randall is found with a letter (addressed to someone else) from Oma in his pocket, things get tense quickly. Before long, another man is killed, and there are more suspects than you can shake a stick at! Holly is a suspect herself, and she quickly realizes she’d better track down the killer before she is arrested or becomes the next victim!

Naturally, with a matchmaking event, there’s a great deal of romantic suspense and game playing in this book. That helps balance the murders nicely. I love all of the animals, but especially Holly’s cat Twinkletoes and her Jack Russell, Trixie. It is very helpful that the author breaks down the character list, including the animals and visitors at the front of the book. There are also some recipes at the back, both for humans and for pet foods.

In my opinion, Krista Davis can do no wrong as a mystery writer. Her books are a delight to cozy lovers, animal lovers, and those who enjoy some romantic angst. Highly recommended for your cozy reading list! Five paws up!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Murder She Barked #1
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer #2
Murder Most Howl #3

Reviewers Note: Krista Davis is also the author of the popular Domestic Diva Mystery series

Reviewed 2017