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Blurb: Comic Con is in full-swing and all is well. But no sooner does the biggest event of the year begin before a mysterious wave of identify thefts overshadows the grand affair.MY REVIEW
While Nala tries to rein in Karly’s efforts to use the con for dating purposes, she also finds herself the target of a brazen thief. If she and her crime-solving canine companion don’t find the culprit, her bank accounts could be wiped cleaned.
Can Nala and Max bring an end to the chaos before it’s too late?
What if you rescued a dog from the shelter and found out it happens to talk? Odd as it might seem this is not a book of the paranormal genre, but it is a really cute cozy mystery about a P I named Nala with a talking dog as a partner. I don't know if this sounds odd to you or not but the dog is as diva-like as possible and coupled with Nala’s sarcasm the banter between them makes for a fun read.
While this might sound like a whimsical cozy, it had fun, really well-developed characters. Characters with much more depth than you would expect in a cozy. It’s also a really modern cozy with your computer nerd friend and parents who take cruises as well as a mom who has a business. In the middle of a larger town for most cozy settings, a huge Comic Con is going on with all of your favorite comic superheroes attending, well at least people dressed in their costumes, and it all makes it a little crazy and fun. I liked this up-to-date city-slicker kind of cozy mystery.
M.K. Scott has plenty of series with really good reviews. This one happens to be Book 3 in a series titled “The Talking Dog Detective Agency”. While this book can easily stand alone as a good read, it looks to me like we’d better check out her other books too.
***This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Read an Excerpt:
What happens to a girl who can’t say no? Most people would assume she’d end up pregnant before her fifteen birthday. The idea made Emma wrinkle her nose at the impossibility of that happening to her. It would involve someone asking her to do something more interesting than pet sitting their parrot or run papers to a client on her way home. Truthfully, she didn’t mind too much. She didn’t have children to drive to soccer practice or the need to start dinner for her partner when she got home from work. What she did resent was people assuming, since she had no life, she’d automatically do the things they had no time to do.
Delivering papers wasn’t in her job description. Technically it wasn’t on anyone’s in the office. The others were smart enough to make themselves scarce, while Emma merely took the papers and agreed to go out of her way to Carmel to deliver them before the end of the workday. The only perk was she got to leave early to arrive while the client’s office was still open.
After she delivered the papers, she exited the art deco building, only to almost bump into him. She couldn’t say she didn’t notice him. He was the type of male who drew all eyes to him by simply existing. He’d erupted into the parking lot riding a wave of sound and testosterone. Instead of a surfboard, his mode of transportation was a Triumph motorcycle. The bike drew her eye first. Back when she was barely thirteen, she longed for a motorcycle. Her fantasies, however, didn’t include her hanging onto some guy steering the bike. It was always her bike.
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M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries and The Talking Dog Detective Agency. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands-on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Overall, both are a fun series to create and read.
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