Trouble at the Animal Shelter

Narrated by: Erin deWard
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon and his wife Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, have just returned from a fly fishing trip to Cuba. On the drive home from the airport Mike gets a call informing him that the owner of Doggie Love Kennel, where they had boarded their dogs when they were in Cuba, has been murdered. To make matters worse, all of the dogs in the kennel, including Rebel and Lady, have been released and are running loose in the surrounding area. They immediately begin to search for their dogs as well as trying to determine who killed Mary Barnes.

They have plenty of suspects to choose from: the druggie kennel employee; the owner of the award winning Yorkie that was impregnated while staying at the kennel; the disgruntled head of the Pit Bull Sanctuary who was instructed by the owner of the kennel to get his pit bulls off of the property within 24 hours; the impoverished woman whose property is next to the luxurious kennel and is jealous of the dogs being boarded there; the kennel manager; and her husband who has anger issues. Will Mike and Kelly find the killer before the killer comes after them? And what about the dog named Skyy? Is she cute enough to make Mike rethink his decision to only have two dogs? Can she worm her way into his heart?

This is the ninth book in the best-selling Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. Find out more at DianneHarman.com

©2016 Dianne Harman (P)2017 Dianne Harman

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A Dog lovers delight

This Audio Book will especially entertain Dog lovers which although short has a good plot with a great variety of characters.

The Narrator makes this Book come alive and makes it a much better story.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review




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Not exceptional

animals, pets, murder, law-enforcement, cozy-mystery

The publisher's blurb is somewhat informative but rather misleading. There seems to be an abundance of suspects and red herrings, but it moves a bit slowly for my taste.
Erin deWard does a respectable job as narrator.

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book description is for Murder at the Kennel

This book is listed as number 11 with Murder on the East Coast being number 10 in Dianne Harman’s listing of the series.
This is well written and Kelly doesn’t get too crazy in sussing out information. She does need to temper her need to solve the crime with caution. She again places her life in danger even though she doesn’t mean to do it. She appears to be a damsel in distress instead of a very intuitive human being.

I liked the twists and turns and the reveal. The dogs were adorable. Loved how the 30 dogs from Maggie Ryan were able to assist the investigation and be re-homed. Looks like the animal shelter benefitted from the exposure.

I feel that these books should be marked as audience: YA.

Erin deWard did a wonderful job narrating the story.

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Entertaining cozy msytery

Dianne Harman is a relatively new author to me although I have listened to the narrator Erin deWard before. If you are an animal lover and enjoy cozy mysteries then this is for you.
When the opener of the Doggie Love Kennels, Mary Barnes is murdered it’s up to Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon to try and find the killer, if he can keep his wife Kelly, owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop out of the investigation. There are plenty of suspects to go around, Mike just has to figure out who is the guilty party before it is too late.
There were plenty of clues to follow as I tried to beat Mike and Kelly to solve the crime. The narration by Erin deWard was good and did justice to the story.

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If you love animals-you'll love this one!!

This is one of my favorite of the books in this series! I love when there are animals and this one has lots of them---and one of them becomes a hero!! When an old retired school teacher is found murdered in her home it takes a lot of ingenuity to finally figure out who did it. Of course Kelly was told by her husband Mike NOT to get involved-let him solve it! Uh Huh---Well if it wasn't for a certain dog-Kelly and Mike might have both been killed--but all's well that ends well-for the people and all the dogs!! I original read this as an e-book--this narrator did a great job with this book!!

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Cute!

Trouble at the Animal Shelter is a super cute cozy mystery. I enjoyed the fun storyline and the twists along the way. The characters were interesting and relatable and the narrator did a great job in her performance.

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Trying to figure out why was a puzzle for the sheriff and Kelly owner of the cafe. Most have pleasant memories of their teacher. Most love dogs. Yet why did she have 30 dogs in her home. With her murder they turn to their small town to help, for the rescue center was over run with that many. The audio voice is great for these cozy mystery. Given audio for my voluntary review.

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Trouble at the Animal Shelter

The description of the book didn’t quite match up with the story that I listened to. That being said, it was still a good cozy mystery.

Solving the mystery of who killed the retired teacher (not a kennel owner) who had 30 dogs had some twists and turns along the way. I liked how the author kept me guessing until the end.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Doggies, Doggies, Everywhere!

Who doesn't love a good murder mystery and TONS of dogs? I do!
I thought this was a delightful story, lots of interesting characters and I loved it from beginning to end.

Cute story about the owner of a dog kennel who is murdered, and all the dogs are loose! The owners of two of the dogs at the kennel at the time, Mike and Kelly, are on a quest to find their beloved dogs and find out who could have possibly murdered this lady? A lot of suspects, but you'll need to listen to find out what happens!

Great taily tale, very much enjoyed it :)
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The Town Is Going To The Dogs!

A gentle cozy mystery, murder notwithstanding, with a lot of lovable dogs and some clever sleuthing. Nicely narrated by Erin Ward, whose vocalizations capture the closeness, mutual regard, and deep caring between the main characters. Author Dianne Harman has a real feel for small town interactions and politics, and a number of issues relevant to everyday lives are focused on including education and various addictions.