New Cozy Mysteries that Will Pawsitively Make You Howl!

In Partnership with Kensington Books

There’s never such thing as having too many dogs—especially if they belong in the pages of a book! From beagles to bloodhounds, Pomeranians to poodles, these adorable canine-centric cozy mysteries are poochfully perfect to read while you’re waiting for your own pup to finish ruffin’ around with their dog park friends.









(Paperback, on sale: January 29th, 2019)




After a rough divorce, Abby McCree only wants to stitch up her life and move on. But other loose ends appear after her elderly Aunt Sybil passes away, leaving Abby to tend to a rundown estate, complete with a slobbery Mastiff and a sexy tenant who growls more than the dog. Expected to assume her late aunt’s duties as member of a variety of different committees, Abby’s first order of business is to help the local quilting guild track down twelve missing quilts…and a killer.









(Paperback, on sale: March 26th, 2019)




Elizabeth Denton is an animal lover who decided to open her pet recue with her vet husband and two children. While Liz is dealing with a local shelter, her son goes in to pick up an elderly Pomeranian dog that the shelter claimed was unadoptable…but when Liz goes to pick her son up, she finds instead that he is at the police station accused of murder. Now she must save her son from a crime that she didn’t commit. Did it have anything to do with the elderly dog? Or is it some sort of set up that her son unwittingly walked into?







THE HIDDEN CORPSE by Debra Sennefelder

(Paperback, on sale: March 26th, 2019)





When Hope’s elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can’t help but feel somewhat responsible—only the day before, Peggy Olson had called her oven, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn’t even remember cooking—clearly, it was dangerous for the woman to live alone. But when a second body is discovered in the burned house, what appears to be a tragic accident starts to look like premeditated murder. With the help of her excitable adopted Beagle, Bigelow, Hope is determined to sort out the facts and smoke out a killer.







MURDER AT THE MARINA by Janet Finsilver

(eBook, on sale: April 2nd, 2019)




Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is fond of the Silver Sentinels, a crew of crime-solving senior citizens. But after a body is found on the fishing boat owned by two of the Silver Sentinels’ members, Kelly and her acquaintances—including a Bloodhound named Gus and her friend’s Basset Hound named Fred—must find the murderer before it’s too late.








(Paperback—On-Sale April 30th, 2019)




Mystery bookstore owner, Samantha Washington’s mother, Grace Hamilton, is planning to marry her fiancé, Harold Robertson. The stress of planning a wedding and dealing with two unexpected visitors has everyone a bit frazzled. When Harold’s sister-in-law recommends hiring Lydia Lighthouse to plan the wedding, Harold and Grace jump at the idea. When Lydia dies not long after arguing with Harold, Sam, along with her two poodles Snickers and Oreo, must figure out who murdered Lydia before her mother’s wedding plans become a nightmare.

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A Litter of Pawsome New Cozy Mysteries for Dog Lovers!

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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