Between Saharan dust and social distancing, we will be spending our Fourth inside. How about you? If you are looking for a Fourth of July mystery, Doggone Dead takes you to Pecan Bayou on that special weekend with fireworks, exploding port-a-potties, a beauty pageant and a cowboy ghost! The stuff of great literature.
But wait, there’s more! I recently found out Kensington Publishing has a book of the same name coming out! I enjoyed meeting Dane McCaslin at a writer’s conference a couple of years back. (Remember meeting in large groups and not worrying about the guy coughing upfront?) When I noticed she had a book with the same title, I thought this would be a great way to celebrate both of them, and how great minds think alike.
First thing you need to know…
Doggone Dead by Dane McCaslin comes out on August 25th, 2020.
Retired high school teacher Gwen Franklin has a new pet valet business with her BFF, and a whole new leash on life. But a killer is about to come sniffing around . . .
Gwen Franklin is looking forward to spending her retirement drinking her favorite coffee and reading mystery novels. Those peaceful plans are brought to heel by her best friend, Nora. Sporting stiletto heels, leggings, and a “more is better” makeup routine, fifty-something Nora Goldstein has a penchant for marrying—and divorcing—rich men. Now that Gwen’s got free time, Nora figures they should start a dog-walking and pet-sitting service together.
But it’s far from a walk in the park when the corpse of Linda Fletcher is found in Nora’s kitchen. Linda was Nora’s nemesis, and the large knife protruding from her chest points to murder. With no doubt that her bestie’s being framed, Gwen puts her sleuthing skills—acquired from reading every Agatha Christie mystery—to the test as she digs through suspects, including four disgruntled ex-husbands, ten greedy ex-stepchildren, not to mention all her exes’ exes. But with death threats and another body surfacing, can Gwen curb a killer before her own (dog) days come to an end?
You just never know what’s going to happen when you walk the dog–in a cozy mystery!