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Mission Impawsible By Krista Davis: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

IN THE February 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow

This week we have a review of the latest Paws and Claws mystery by Krista Davis, she also shares with us a fun pet related guest post. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Mission Impawsible. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Mission Impawsible: A Paws & Claws Mystery by Krista Davis
Review by Cynthia Chow

Holly Miller is spending her first summer since childhood in Wagtail, Virginia, where she has taken up her grandmother Oma’s offer to become a partner in the Sugar Maple Inn. Now that the resort town has rebranded itself as a pet-centric and very pet-loving tourist destination, they are hosting Wagtail’s first Animal Attraction matchmaking event. Singles who have been luckier finding love with pets will be bringing them along to hopefully increase the chances of meeting the perfect (human) partner. Oma has even hired a professional celebrity matchmaker to help out with the event, paving the way through pet-focused surveys and apps. Wagtail’s unique twist is that if a couple’s pets get along, perhaps their owners will as well.book

The town and Sugar Maple Inn quickly fill up with the lovelorn, including Holly’s ex-boyfriend Ben Hathaway. Despite his former distain for dogs, Ben now seems willing to adopt, although perhaps he did not expect a challenging German shepherd mix. As much as Holly declares to be a non-participant in the matchmaking events, she can’t help but notice John Adele and his adorable Labrador Cooper. A series of miscommunications and accusations seem destined to keep them apart, but that’s nothing compared to an uninvited doomsayer of love, a psychiatrist who believes in neither true love nor affection from pets. His presence at Animal Attraction casts a dark cloud until Holly and her Jack Russell terrier Trixie once again encounter murder.

Love is the theme of this relentlessly entertaining mystery, the fourth in the Paws & Claws Mystery series that focuses on the complete appreciation of pets by their humans. The assigned romances have their ups and downs, with the humans doing all they can to sabotage themselves and each other despite the efforts of their far wiser companions. Murder does less to interrupt their happiness than spying helicopter mothers and stalking exes, but Holly is determined to investigate in order to ensure that her Oma’s first event as the mayor goes well. The charm of this series is undeniable, but what should never be overlooked is the sheer cleverness and originality of the writing. Readers can expect the unexpected with these novels, but the one guarantee will be the devotion towards and catering to the animals who become family. Genuine laughs, plot twists, and delicious recipes for all will delight in a series that continues to only get better.

Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

Can Your Dog Improve Your Love Life?
by Krista Davis

I write the Paws and Claws Mystery series, so I try to stay current on developments regarding dogs and cats. Sometimes I am blown away.

Mission Impawsible involves a matchmaking event called Animal Attraction. It takes place on Wagtail Mountain, where cats and dogs are welcome everywhere. There are even special menus for them in the restaurants. So it only seemed logical that the matchmaking event would incorporate dogs and cats, right? After all, it’s much easier to meet someone if you can talk about his or her dog who is standing right in front of you wagging his tail. No need for awkward come-on lines. Plus, if you’re a cat lover with six cats, wouldn’t it be nice to find a mate who shares your fondness for felines?


Krista Davis and her dog Buttercup

As far as I know, there hasn’t yet been a matchmaking festival outside of Wagtail that involves pets. But I had no idea that there’s an online matching site for pet lovers. Or that there’s an app where you can post your dog’s picture to meet up for a date at the dog park!

Kloof.com is the app, and they’re way ahead of me in believing that our pets can help us find the right human mates. They even did a survey to find out which breeds attract the opposite sex. Turns out men like women with Golden Retrievers, and women are most attracted to men with German Shepherds. Don’t fret if you don’t have those breeds, others are popular, too. But watch out if your furry friend is a poodle—seems they have a party girl image!

In Mission Impawsible, the cats, dogs, a clever little matchmaker, and two meddling mamas do their best to get the right people together. But I’m not telling which match works out.


To enter to win a copy of Mission Impawsible, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “paws,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen February 11, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

You can use this link to purchase the book on Amazon. If you have ad blocker on you may not see the link:


New York Times Bestselling author Krista Davis writes the Paws and Claws Mysteries set on fictional Wagtail Mountain, a resort where people vacation with their pets. Her 4th Paws and Claws Mystery is Mission Impawsible, which releases on February 7. Krista also writes the Domestic Diva Mysteries. Like her characters, Krista has a soft spot for cats, dogs, and sweets. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with three dogs and two cats.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nancy Schwenkner February 4, 2017 at 1:37pm

I would LOVE nothing better than to win this giveaway! Krista Davis is a favorite mystery writer of mine. The LOVE theme is this book is something we could all use right now. PAWS crossed!! nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com


2 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
February 4, 2017 at 3:07pm

What a neat idea I never heard of it before. Mine is a shiztu terroir! I’d love this book, I’m going to read it for sure. Thanks


3 Della Williamson
Twitter: @DellaWilliamso6
February 4, 2017 at 3:11pm

Loved the post!! Sounds like a really great read. Thanks for the chance to get it


4 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
February 4, 2017 at 3:44pm

I’ve just started this series. Thanks for writing it.
kckendler at gmail dot com


5 Brooke Bumgardner
Twitter: @xbrookeb28x
February 4, 2017 at 4:14pm

What a sweet cover. I can’t wait to read this.
A recent post from Brooke Bumgardner: PeachSkinSheets Valentine 2017 Giveaway – Ends 2/18/17My Profile


6 Lorraine Bowen February 5, 2017 at 9:01am

Recently read read where Westminster will be having cats at the dog show..So ya never know 🙂
raineybird at yahoo dot com


7 Judy Tucker February 5, 2017 at 11:24am

My ” Paws ” are crossed. Will be adding to tbr list


8 Judy Tucker February 5, 2017 at 11:25am

” Paws ” are crossed. Will be adding to tbr list. Thanks for another great read


9 Judy Tucker February 5, 2017 at 11:27am

” Paws ” are crossed. Will be adding to tbr list. Thanks for another great read. Hoping for a win.


10 Judy Tucker February 5, 2017 at 11:29am

Animals make stories interesting. My ” paws ” are crossed. Thanks for the chance


11 Karin February 5, 2017 at 9:59am

I woke up this morning after having a crazy dream. I rescued a dog tangled to something in high water (I went to sleep watching the Weather Channel). Anyway by the time I got us close to shore, I realized that my dog was not tangled but attached to something. I didn’t want to bring it out of the water until the police got there. Seems the dog was one of theirs and the end of the leash had a hole in his head. Feel free to play with this if you want.


12 Michelle Mabry February 5, 2017 at 10:30am

Love this series so much! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the next book in the series – I can’t wait! Michelle_english_major(at)hotmail(dot)com


13 Kristi Gilbert February 5, 2017 at 10:32am

I love this series. Wagtail sounds wonderful!


14 Jamie Gillespie
Twitter: @Sportsgirl10
February 5, 2017 at 10:34am

I love Krista Davis and all her books. She is a fabulous writer!!


15 Patricia Sarka February 5, 2017 at 10:35am

I have purchased every one of your books. Would be great to win


16 Beverlee Smith
Twitter: @CactuspareBev
February 5, 2017 at 10:38am

I find the story line very interesting. I have not read any of your books, but now that I have this little bit of one, I will be looking into them.


17 Jeanetta February 5, 2017 at 10:39am

I adore this series, and I have read each of the books. I am looking forward to reading Mission Impawsible (what a cute title). Thank you for the giveaway.
myrifraf at gmail dot com


18 Brian Frauenknecht
Twitter: @BFrauenb
February 5, 2017 at 10:51am

I love his series and would love to win a copy of this newest installment in the series. Thank you for the chance.

Frauenb at aol dot com


19 Brian Frauenknecht
Twitter: @BFrauenb
February 5, 2017 at 10:52am

That should say. I love this series.


20 Nancy Baker
Twitter: @Nanc07
February 5, 2017 at 10:54am

LOVE this series!!!!!


21 Joann
Twitter: @alienheart567
February 5, 2017 at 11:03am

I would love to win the new book in Krista Davis’s series. I have read all of the books except this one & I love that there are dogs & cats in the books.


22 Pam February 5, 2017 at 11:08am

I love this author!


23 Susan Feldman February 5, 2017 at 11:13am

I would love to win. New author for me. Love animals and cozy mysteries.


24 Mary Brockhoff February 5, 2017 at 11:29am

What a great prize to win this giveaway. My doggie and I thank you for this opportunity.


25 Kim Templeton
Twitter: @musiqmom
February 5, 2017 at 11:32am

I love this series. This one sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. musiqmom@yahoo.com


26 Judy mcksy
Twitter: @Do not do
February 5, 2017 at 11:33am

I would very much love to win this book. I have some of this series. I love Krista Davis she is a awesome author. I love her books. I will keep my fingers crossed. You have a awesome day. Thank you for this chance.


27 Judy mcksy
Twitter: @I do not twitter
February 5, 2017 at 11:36am

I would very much love to win this book. I love Krista Davis she is a awesome author and I love her books very much. I will keep my fingers crossed thank you for this chance to get her new book.


28 Shannon Molloy
Twitter: @SMU51992
February 5, 2017 at 11:47am

Thank you for the giveaway! This is a great series and I can’t wait to read this one. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com


29 Paula Adams
Twitter: @qnofdnile
February 5, 2017 at 12:04pm

This would be a new series for me. I love cozies that have cats and dogs in them. Thank you for the opportunity.


30 Kristin Schadler February 5, 2017 at 12:05pm

I love this series! Can’t wait for Jax to get his handkerchief do I can post pictures. Can’t wait to read the new book! Kkcochran@hotmail.com


31 Jennifer Hansen February 5, 2017 at 12:28pm

Would love to read! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com


32 Janet Colligan February 5, 2017 at 12:41pm

I just finished reading “Diva Serves High Tea” and “Murder She Barked”. I would love to win this new one.


33 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
February 5, 2017 at 12:47pm

I love the cover of the book Can’t wait to read it.


34 Katharine Kan
Twitter: @TeenLibnKan
February 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

I love this series, definitely looking forward to reading this latest entry! teenlibn at hotmail dot com


35 Bec February 5, 2017 at 1:18pm

I would love to win a copy of Krista’s new release! Thanks for featuring this series!
Rlewis11797 (at) yahoo (dot) com


36 Kristi Lewis
Twitter: @Kristilynn001
February 5, 2017 at 1:33pm

Thanks for a chance to win. I love the title and cover. I enjoy reading mysteries!


37 Debbie sherwood
Twitter: @debbiesherwood8
February 5, 2017 at 2:52pm

thank you for the chance to win book looks great debbiesherwood50@gmail.com


38 Shonda Hunt February 5, 2017 at 2:52pm

So looking forward to this book….I plan on reading it during my hospital stay…baby #3 is due in 4-5 weeks!


39 Coco Ihle February 5, 2017 at 2:58pm

I’d love to win a copy of Mission Impawsible, Krista! Your books are so much fun to read! Here’s hoping!!


40 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
February 5, 2017 at 4:18pm

It looks so good!


41 Doward Wilson February 5, 2017 at 4:38pm

This is a wonderful series. Thanks for the chance to win.


42 Lydia Amos February 5, 2017 at 5:28pm

I LOVE this series!! And that it’s set in my home state is an extra bonus! Keep up the wonderful writing!!


43 Teri Griffis February 5, 2017 at 8:39pm

Would love to win Krista’s new book. Love all of her books!


44 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
February 6, 2017 at 2:34am

Fun…please enter me…
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


45 Patsy Stewart February 6, 2017 at 3:44am

Hoping I win. I love this series.


46 ann olds February 6, 2017 at 4:32am

Love the series and looking forward tot your next book.


47 Marlene Ezell February 6, 2017 at 5:18am

This would be so nice to win. I so enjoy Krista’s books.


48 Tina Myers
Twitter: @teena3940
February 6, 2017 at 5:51am

Awesome looking book. Would love to read it.. Thanks for chance to do that…


49 Stephanie G February 6, 2017 at 6:44am

I would love to win! Srg52882 at aol dot com.


50 Lizz Reeves Fidler
Twitter: @Lizzdmc
February 6, 2017 at 8:57am

Kitties are my favorite!


51 Cheryl Anne Blood February 6, 2017 at 10:05am

I think it is magnificent that you are doing this. I have been looking for some cozy mystery authors and will definitely read some of your books.


52 Dianne Casey February 7, 2017 at 7:45pm

Great series. Looking forward to reading “Mission Impawsible”.


53 Theresa Snyder
Twitter: @TheresaJSnyder
February 9, 2017 at 12:33am

Would love to win this!!! I love books where animals play a key role!!! These kind of books are a perfect escape for me when things in real life are so stressful!


54 Jennifer Muller February 10, 2017 at 7:00pm

I love all the books by Krista Davis! Looking forward to this one too! Injennius@yahoo.com.
Injennius (at) yahoo (dot) com


55 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
February 21, 2017 at 12:05pm

We have a winner!


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