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One of Laguna Beach's best-known plastic surgeons may need a new leash on life. Unless he's just taking a very long nap on the bench outside Melinda Langston's Bow Wow Boutique...

Dr. O'Doggle continued to give us the silent treatment. Fluffy eyed him intently. I studied him too. Tova Randall wasn't my BFF, to say the least, but I didn't wish her boyfriend any bad luck.

My neighbor, Darby, relaxed her grip on Fluffy's leash. The big Afghan lunged toward Dr. O and knocked him over. Tova's handsome hunk rolled off the bench and dropped with a thud at our feet.

Darby gasped. My stomach knotted. "No, no, no." I shook my head. "Not again."

I knelt down and shook his shoulders. "Dr. O'Doggle?" I grabbed his suit lapels and yelled, "Jack?"

No response. No, "I'm fine." No, "Stop yelling in my face." No, "Get your hands off me."

No, no, no.

I checked his throat for a pulse. Nothing. But he was still warm. My fingers brushed against something knotted around his throat, and I'm not talking about his tie. I pulled back his shirt for a better look. I sucked in a breath, my nose filled with a light female perfume I didn't recognize. A thin dog leash was wound tightly around his neck. Identical to the kind I sold at the shop.

This was not an accident.

"Is he . . .?" Darby asked softly.

I looked up at her. "Dead. No more late night walks for him."

Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The Pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets - Sparkle (Mary Lee's cat) and Abbey (Anita's dog). They reside in central Iowa, but if they could write anywhere, you would find them on the beach with their laptops and depending on the time of day, with either an iced tea or a margarita.

©2013 Sparkle Abbey (P)2014 Bell Bridge Books

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I loved this little cozy mystery that was filled with murder and humor. The storyline was well written and the characters well developed. Karen Commins did a marvelous job narrating the story with her animated voices. I highly recommend this book and series. I am voluntarily leaving this honest unbiased review.

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What a story

I really enjoyed this story, it had it all that a cozy mystery should have and kept me guessing till the end. I really enjoy this narrators work. She pairs well with the author. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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entertaining book

I really enjoyed this. I haven't read the others in the series yet, but I will. It's funny, good pace of action, great character development, and good narrator. It's an easy listen.

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Loved it!

One of my favorite of the series! Narrator and story was on point this time! I wish there was another book after this one, 4 of them just wasn't enough. I need more of Caro Lamont and Melinda Langston's hilarious mysteries in my life! Lol.. Please continue this series!?

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Needs a different narrator

The story might have held my interest a little better with a different narrator. She both slowly dragged her words out, and over dramatized most sentences, even the chapter numbers. I had to increase the speed in order to hold my interest in the story. The previous reviewer who said she loved the story and gave it a 5 star rating mentioned the photographer as being Missy. Missy was actually the dog who ate the meat that was thrown under the table and went for walks in town with her owner. :-)

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Yip/Tuck

Karen Commins narrates this story with a lot of feeling and fun.Melinda ,a pet shop owner,and Missy, a pet portrait photographer, always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.There is usually a body involved,and so it goes when they encounter a prominent plastic surgeon,say 'hello' and he falls off a bench,dead.They call the police,who again do not want them involved,however,they stay involved,chaos and danger ensues.
These cozy mysteries are a bit of fluff,fur and fun for a drab winter day.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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  • 02-25-20

Pampered pet or owner?

This is the second book in this series that I have listened to and I enjoyed both books. Yes I know this is book four but I can safely say you don't need to listen to them in the correct order to enjoy because the books seem to stand alone, so just sit back and enjoy. I like the characters and found them fun, especially the feisty Betty and hope she is going to be a recurring character. The mystery was good, I had worked out who the killer was despite there being a number of suspects but the story was interesting and funny enough that I listened to it all in one day.
Melinda is surprised to find Dr O'Doggle sat outside Bow Wow Boutique but the surprising thing is he is dead wearing a dog collar sold in her shop. Melinda has no intention of getting involved, even if she did find the body, but when Tova a bitter enemy begs for help, she finds she can't refuse her. Dr O'Doggle was the love of Tova's life and she needs Melinda's help getting a treasured photo back from his office, an office guarded by an office dragon. Melinda gets more than she bargains for when retrieving the photo, as she learns about the good doctors secret life.and for once it is not as simple as just having an affair. Melinda and best friend Darby find themselves entering the world of the drag Queens. As a unrecoonizable Tova becomes suspect number one Melinda can't help but ask questions. Can the pair shine the spotlight on the real killer? Or is there another murder to come?
I liked the narrator and found her easy, laid back voice easy to understand.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.