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Holly Miller and her grandmother, Oma, are working their tails off to prepare the Sugar Maple Inn for an upcoming matchmaking event for pet owners. While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter's heart. Unfortunately, one man Holly does meet is cold - dead cold - and he has a personal letter from Oma in his pocket. As suspicion is cast over the inn's guests, Holly - with the help of her furry friends, Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkletoes the cat - must fetch the real killer, or she may soon have a date in court.

©2017 Cristina Ryplansky (P)2017 Tantor

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How could the performance have been better?

I did not like this narrator nearly as well as the other books in the series. I would recommend you go back to the previous one. Did not like her attempt at different voices and her expression.

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Book was good, but somewhat disappointed with the narration.

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Enjoyable as usual but why change narrators?

Would you listen to Mission Impawsible again? Why?

I enjoyed this book and will probably listen to it again because I enjoy the series overall. I love Holly, Oma, Trixie, Twinkletoes and the rest.

What about Elise Arsenault’s performance did you like?

Ms. Arsenault's performance was completely acceptable and after I got my mind around the change in narrator (Jeanie Kanaley narrated books 1-3) I mostly enjoyed the book. I'm not a fan of switching narrators in the middle of an established series; I find it very jarring. When I preordered the book I hadn't realized there was a change but it was the first thing I noticed a few words into the book.

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Can't wait for next book

loved the series so far i love the animals and the idea of wagtail is wonderful

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Great addition to a wonderful series

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I love this series and this latest addition is amazing, I loved going back to Wagtail. I can say honestly that if a town like this existed in the real world - I would be there. Love the whole premise for this series - it's original and extremely well executed. The only problem is that it was over way too fast. I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 01-06-18

Okay

The mystery is OK but the characters and their behaviors are unrealistic. I feel like the last sentence should be, and they all lived happily every after. I also think Holly didn't make a believable suspect. She had no motive, yet, the police chief continued to in her direction. As a cop and friend, he is a complete loser. I'm not sure about getting the next book.

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Mission Impawsible: Find a Date

The Sugar Maple Inn in Wagtail is hosting an Animal Attraction dating week that matches couples based upon their pets’ interests. The event proves to be popular, when Holly finds out that her grandmother has entered her into the event against her wishes. When the man matched to her talks her into going out with him, they find the body of a man whose only identification is a letter from Holly’s Oma (Grandma) naming him as the man who never showed up that night. Imagine everyone’s amazement when, the next day, a man arrives at the inn giving his name as the one they have assumed to be the dead man’s. It turns out the real man was mugged the night before and all his papers stolen. He arrived late because he’d spent the night in the hospital.

At this point, even more bodies start turning up. The match-maker hired for the event has learned the use of tricks to team up couples and has developed a theory regarding animals’ use of their olfactory senses to help their humans find a mate. Butt it seems that animals use their olfactory senses for more than just that, as every body gets discovered by Trixie, Holly’s Jack Russell terrier.

The book is a real delight to enjoy. In a day when I really needed a lift, this book gave me a smile. I love the dynamics of the animals and their humans. The pair of mothers who team up to go undercover to watch their daughters is a real hoot, with their disguises and the Mission: Impossible TV show theme. The one character I missed though was Holly’s childhood friend, Holmes, who, though engaged, has a special connection with Holly that makes us root for him to end up with her.

Elise Arsenault reads the audio version of this book. Her voice suits the narration and delights the audience. She really enhances the listening experience.

Mission Impawsible has proven to be a great addition to a fun series. I really hope that the fifth book in the series comes out soon. I give this book five stars!

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Another winner

Krista Davis has written another great addition to the Paws & Claws series. I highly recommend this book to all cozy mysteries.