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Publisher's Summary

Middle-aged bookstore owner Willa Chance is often haunted by ghosts who want her to do their bidding. Usually it involves the nasty business of bringing their killers to justice, so when the ghost of Adelaide Hamilton asks her to find an old recipe book and give it to Elspeth Whipple, it seems like an easy job. Except Willa's search for the book has her crossing the path of Sheriff Eddie Striker one too many times for comfort. He's acting almost as if he's investigating a murder, but Adelaide died of natural causes. Didn't she?

When it turns out Adelaide's entire family had means, motive, and opportunity, Willa's search becomes dangerous, and she finds herself matching wits with a cold-blooded killer who wants the same thing she does. Luckily Willa's cat, Pandora, is looking out for her and enlists the aid of the other cats of Mystic Notch, who will stop at nothing to ensure Willa's safety as well as the recovery of the book...even if it takes a little bit of magic.

©2016 Leighann Dobbs (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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fun read

this was a fun read, a little predictable, but none the less very enjoyable. can't wait to read another one of the series

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Probable paws

Love all ofLeighann Dobbs books, The reader is dry soothing as well. Just like a mystery that you can' t figure out the culprit till the end.

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Rollicking good fun

A bunch of determined cats trying to teach their humans how to solve the mystery of the missing Recipe Book!

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Love these books.

The story’s are well written and entertaining I was glad stumbled on to them. I love mysteries and animals.

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  • Marily14
  • Aurora, CO, United States
  • 11-17-17

Cats and magic, magic and cats.

Hum, somehow this did not "jive". I usually enjoy a little nonsense book. This was creepy. I believe it was the cats conversation's? Somewhere near the end, it was stated humans we're slow but coming along. Another cat was training it's human. It turned into a
" Twilight Zone"?

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Leighan Dobbs

I have thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Dobbs books on Mystic Notch mysteries. I am sorry the series is finished. I hope that she will write a #5.

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  • gkk
  • SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
  • 10-26-17

A good children s book

Ok but not for adults. My 9 yr old got bored with it. Just needed more meat.

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i enjoyed this book

I like the narrator. She does such a good job distinguishing the characters as she reads. This is my favorite of the series I think. I just enjoyed the story.

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Could have been much shorter!

What did you like best about Probable Paws? What did you like least?

I am a fan of almost any cozy mystery but this one missed the mark. Willa Chance as portrayed in this one could be described as the definition of a confused, rambling ditzy female. Hardly the character one expects in a seasoned, 50 something former crime reporter.

What was most disappointing about Leighann Dobbs’s story?

The author seemed to be trying to find a way to drag out the story. Willa repeating conversations over and over while totally ignoring all the obvious clues. Just did not fit with the persona developed in the earlier books.

Any additional comments?

Normally I do not write reviews but this book made me want to push fast forward just to get it over with! The book could have been at least 8 chapters shorter.

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Top Notch Mystery

What made the experience of listening to Probable Paws the most enjoyable?

The Mystic Notch series is one I really enjoy listening too. It's a lot of fun and the narration is beautifully done. The stories are well written and it is a treat to relax and enjoy Mystic Notch!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The cast of characters are all nicely drawn - Willa Chance, books shop owner, is the one in the middle holding it all together, and unwittingly she works with the cats of Mystic Notch against evil and the bad guys including Persian cat Puff :-)

Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoy the narration a lot. There is the right touch of characterisation that works so well, especially with the cats. The character 'voices' add to the story and I enjoy them :-)

Any additional comments?

One day I will actually grab a paper copy of a Mystic Notch mystery, but for now, I love the Audible production. A cosy mystery series with characters I know and love, and Cats!!