Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

Death by Chocolate Lab Publisher's Summary

Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn't like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne's sister, Piper - Steve's latest wronged girlfriend.

Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister's name - and find Axis, Steve's prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve's death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne's unorthodox sleuthing.

Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a PhD in philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?

©2017 Bethany Blake (P)2018 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Death by Chocolate Lab

    • Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Bethany Blake
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn't like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne's sister, Piper - Steve's latest wronged girlfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great dog mystery

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Dial Meow for Murder

    • Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Bethany Blake
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston's owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue. Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective Jonathan Black.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great animal mystery

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Pawprints & Predicaments

    • Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Bethany Blake
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Tail Waggin' Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who's filming the festivities. She's critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like to tell her to go jump in a lake - and as a matter of fact, that's exactly what they're both going to do....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A a great entry in a delightful series

    • By Hovercraft on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $20.99