Fluffy, is not your typical pampered pooch. She's a bona fide TV star and proud owner of a diamond tiara and diamond collar, just to mention a few basic necessities. That's not all that rare in her very upscale California community. What is less expected is that her owner would be murdered -- conked in the head with Fluffy's very own Emmy Award. Fluffy is, rather reluctantly on both sides, temporarily taken in by Mel, the former Texas-beauty-queen owner of Bow Wow Boutique, which caters to the lifestyles of the rich and four-footed and their diverse fashion needs. There are also pet psychics and pet photographers running around loose as well. You get the idea. The local inhabitants have more money and more issues and secrets than your typical soap opera. This is a fairly extreme environment, and one just crying out for a bit of humor, ably supplied by the author.
Mel, the protagonist, is a bit of a character, too. For one thing, she has a rivalry going on with her cousin, who solved a murder (the previous book, Desperate Housedogs, which I have never read). So now Mel, who discovered the body, can't keep from delving into the mystery. She's helped by her boyfriend Grey, a very appealing and interesting character, who just happens to be an undercover FBI agent (handy to have around), and her friend Darby, who has her own issues and secrets.
The author has a very clever way with words and expressions, and her writing is very witty and amusing. The story is good and stays interesting throughout.
This is an enjoyable book, and not as frivolous as the title may imply. I should mention this is the second in the Pampered Pets series, and I never read the first book. I had no problem following the action or characters in this book.