We’ve got a pawsitively perfect list of puppy-filled cozy mysteries that will have any canine lover wagging their tail. From pet parlor robberies to dog shows where everyone's on a tight leash, these adorable pet-inspired mysteries will satisfy any pup's cozy craving. So grab yourself a treat, put your paws in the sand, and indulge in these delectable doggie reads!

Antiques Wanted by Barbara Allan (Hardcover, on sale: April 24, 2018)

Full of clever canine antics and sidesplitting sleuthing scenarios, Sushi the Shih Tzu is back to help her mama’s Brandy and Vivian wrangle up a small-town killer in the latest installment of Barbara Allan’s hilarious and award-winning Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery series. Vivian's running for mayor of Serenity, but when a deadly explosion sends Brandy to the ER, the ditzy duo and Sushi find themselves on a different kind of campaign crusade.

Read Herring Hunt by Sophie Kimball (Paperback, on sale: April 24, 2018) 

It's autumn in North Harbor Michigan. The lake is less crowded, classes have resumed at the local university, and the college's star quarterback is found as dead as the falling leaves. Now precious poodles Snickers and Oreo must help mystery bookstore owner Sam Washington and her Nana Jo solve this murder before this small town goes to the dogs!

Support Your Local Pug by Lane Stone (eBook, on sale: August 28, 2018)

Can a pug with a past clear it’s new owner’s name of murder? In Lane Stone's fetching new series, when an abandoned pug needs a home, pet-parlor owner Sue Patrick takes just enough time to rescue it for someone to ditch a body in her driveway. What’s more, the car spotting doing the duping is the same one outside the Buckingham Pet Palace the night it was ransacked. Now Sue and her new yappy pug must catch a well-groomed killer or risk winding up in the doghouse for good.   


Staged 4 Murder by JC Eaton (Paperback, on sale: June 26, 2018)

 When PI Sophie “Phee” Kimball’s mom gets a role in an Agatha Christie play at her community theatre, you can bet murder is waiting in the wings. Now it’s up to Phee, Mom, and Mom’s long-haired Chiweenie to make sure no one else takes their final bow in this humorous cozy mystery from J.C. Eaton.


Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson (Hardcover, on sale: June 26, 2018)

It's dog show season in the latest Melanie Travis Canine Mystery, Ruff Justice, and the competition is fierce. But the dog and pony show comes to a pause when a custom leash designer is found strangled by one of her dazzling creations. Now it will take every trick in the book for prize-winning poodle owner Melanie to collar the killer!


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