The first in a new series, I have not read this author before. I was attracted to them as dog shows and I know something about and I enjoy reading about our fur friends. I found this an absorbing tale and it held my attention until finished. The book needs more editing. I feel the author went out of her way with odd names causing the flow of the writing to be broken. I wonder about some of the comments about the show procedure. The author is correct about the excessive drinking and rowdy behavior of some of the handlers. I do not consider this a cozy mystery but a suspenseful mystery with a lot of romance.
Persephone “Perri” Morgan, a retired Army veteran and best friend Babette are headed north to Massachusetts for a cluster of dog shows. Babette is driving a luxury RV that sleeps eight. Accompanied them are Wing Purit's seven old daughter and 4 large canines.
Perri has a business selling special handcrafted leads, harnesses and other items for dogs and hoses and plans on selling the field at the shows. Babette has a dog in agility, Ella's dog an English pointer is showing in confirmation. Perri's dogs are Belgian Melonise and are K-9 trained. 
There is a major snowstorm in the area keeping the exhibitors locked in the showgrounds. The first night one of the handlers is found stabbed with pink poodle shears. This is follows by a second death. Perri is busy keeping her name and friends clear of a charge of MURDER. The ending is a surprise. I will recommend this book for mature adults.

Disclosure: Thanks to Lyrical Underground for a copy through NetGalley The opinions expressed are my own.

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6 Responses to #DEATH BY DOG SHOW by Ani Kay

  1. bmary8222 says:

    Glad you liked it.

  2. lghiggins says:

    I’m sure you enjoyed the dog show aspects of the book. Thanks for including the “mature” warning. Good review, Betty.

    • I was hung up on the dog show elements there are others parts of the story. I will always put a warning comment when I feel there is a reason. There is too much violence in this story.

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