Mystery of the Month: Desperate Housedogs

Written by on May 12, 2012 in Mystery Book of the Month, Mystery Series with 2 Comments

Desperate Housedogs MysteryThis month we have a charming new series to introduce you to. It’s the Pampered Pet Series, authored by Sparkle Abbey. Book One in the series is Desperate Housedogs. That name alone drew us in. We just had to read it, and loved it. Then went on to discover so much about the authors (yep, it’s two) and the series.

Introducing the Pampered Pet Series

Desperate Housedogs introduces us to Cara Lamont and her cousin Mel. Through out the story these relatives fight over an heirloom broach. But, that’s not the mystery. It’s just a fun side line of the story. The real mystery begins when Cara, a former psychologist turned pet therapist, helps a client with his two out-of-control German Shepherd Dogs. Two hours later and the client is found dead. This leaves Cara as a potential suspect.

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More About Desperate Housedogs

Our heroine plays not only the role of suspect but also that of amateur sleuth to solve this case. Cara has an active role as well with the local animal shelter. The world of rescued dogs and cats play an important part in this story and help lead Cara to the solution. One of those fun armchair mysteries that will take you on an adventure of pet fun.

About the Authors

There is a good reason this series is called the Pampered Pet Series. Authors Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter are both parents of rescued pets as well as talented mystery writers. They joined the two names of their rescued pets Sparkle (Woods’ cat) and Abbey (Carter’s dog) to form their pen name.

You can see a picture of all 4 (two human and two pet) on their website: as well as read their story and learn more about Book Two in the series – Get Fluffy.

So grab your favorite mug filled with your favorite beverage and settle in for a fun read with a cast of humorous and charming characters, including the pets. Make sure to check out the whole Pampered Pet Series including the latest, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang.

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About the Author

About the Author: Avid reader of all in the mystery genre for more than 30 years. Over the past several years, I have been part of the review team for pre-release mystery fiction. My experience includes review and evaluation of mystery genre manuscripts for new authors. Clearly, mysteries are my passion when it comes to novel reading. .


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  1. Mandee Sears says:

    This does sound cute! I love a mystery, as you know.

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