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.