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Murder Most Howl Mystery By Krista Davis: Review/Giveaway

IN THE December 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Murder Most Howl, and a link to purchase it.

Now that Holly Miller’s grandmother is taking a much-needed cruise to Hong Kong, Holly is excited and anxious to be left in charge of their Sugar Maple Inn. It may be the slowest time of the year for tourists, but Wagtail, Virginia, is hosting its first Murder Most Howl, a combination murder-mystery weekend and scavenger hunt. In this pet-friendly and animal-themed town, local businesses will be housing guests and assisting in hiding clues that lead towards the game’s final solution.

bookAlthough the script of the mystery game incorporates made-up pasts for their real characters, someone seems intent on leaving red envelopes that threaten to reveal very real secrets. When a blizzard takes down the power in half of the town, the influx of a mystery bookclub, former supermodel, and infuriated locals combine into a simmering pot full of motives, all being housed within Holly’s pet-welcoming Inn. As the merchants continue to play their roles while hiding rhyme-linked fake weapons, Holly begins her own investigation with the aid of her new shady handyman Shadow, friendly Officer Dave, Hair of the Dog bar owner Val Kowalchuk, and of course Holly’s adorable companions Trixie and Twinkletoes.

The author of the Domestic Diva Mystery books succeeds in once again crafting a series that proves to be irresistible to all cozy mystery novel readers. Who couldn’t love a novel that features cherished pets, eccentric characters, and delectable human and pet-friendly recipes? Considering that even Walmart now stocks organic pet food and drugstores provide Halloween costumes for dogs, an entire town dedicated to pets and their owners is both plausible and desirable. The appreciation of all things pets never comes at the expense of good writing and a compelling plot though, and the author similarly succeeds in veering away from cloyingly cute territory. A hint of romance continues to spark throughout the novel, but it is truly the love of our furry companions that make this always-funny mystery such a delight.

To enter to win a copy of Murder Most Howl, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “howl,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen December 26, 2015. 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.

You can use this link to order this book:

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).

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen Costa December 19, 2015 at 11:18am

I love Krista Davis books. I’m always in on her books. Thanks for a great giveaway.


2 Celia Fowler December 19, 2015 at 12:05pm

I love Wagtail and am excited about this new book in the series! Thanks for the giveaway!


3 Barbara December 19, 2015 at 1:46pm

Another great offer by a good Author


4 Jeanetta S. December 20, 2015 at 1:04am

I love the Paws and Claws Mysteries mystery series, and the cover art is adorable! Thank you got the giveaway.


5 Jo Ann Hunter
Twitter: @Joann
December 20, 2015 at 7:10am

Love this series!


6 Peggy December 20, 2015 at 7:12am

The Paws and Claws Mysteries sound delightful!! I’d love to be able to add a copy of I’d Rather Stay Home to my bookshelf.


7 Linda Herold
Twitter: @Linda
December 20, 2015 at 7:33am

I would really love to win your book! It’s definitely my kind of book!


8 Linda Herold
Twitter: @Linda
December 20, 2015 at 7:34am

Oh yeah! Linda Herold is lindaherold999@gmail.com


9 Nora-Adrienne Deret
Twitter: @NoraAdrienne
December 20, 2015 at 9:18am

I would love to win a copy of this book to add to my Krista Davis book collection

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10 Gillian Pilcher December 20, 2015 at 9:35am

I would love to win this book. I have read all of her others.


11 Dianne Casey December 20, 2015 at 10:45am

Love her books. Would love to read this one. Merry Christmas.
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12 Rosie G December 20, 2015 at 11:21am

I have never read one of these books so thanks for a chance to win.


13 Mary Marcincin December 20, 2015 at 3:01pm

I love cozy mysteries. thank you for the chance to win.


14 Dona Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 20, 2015 at 3:06pm

Awesome author and series, I would appreciate this book!


15 Dona Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 20, 2015 at 3:09pm
16 Dona Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 20, 2015 at 3:08pm

I would really be thrilled to win! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com


17 Tami N December 20, 2015 at 3:47pm

I can’t wait to read this one. Love this series. Thanks for the opportunity!


18 Debbi Goodman-Smith December 20, 2015 at 4:31pm

I love Krista Davis’s Domestic Diva series and have enjoyed this new series, as well.
Can’t wait to read about Holly’s love interest which was hinted about in her Halloween mystery.
I would love to be the winner of a free copy of “Murder Most Howl.”


19 Valerie December 20, 2015 at 4:32pm

Give me a cozy with animals any day!!!!!


20 Paula Hambrick December 20, 2015 at 5:24pm

I would love to read this book! Thank you for the chance to win it and having giveaways like this one 🙂


21 Paula Hambrick December 20, 2015 at 5:25pm



22 Doward Wilson December 21, 2015 at 3:00pm

A fantastic series and author. Thanks for the chance to win.


23 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
December 21, 2015 at 5:59pm

I haven’t gotten to read this Book and it looks so good. The Cover is one of my favorites…Please enter me.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


24 sara hyman December 21, 2015 at 9:13pm

this sounds like fun. would love to get


25 Jill Broussard December 22, 2015 at 5:20am

This sounds like a terrific book! This is a definite must read! Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill; minishoes@msn.com


26 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
January 4, 2016 at 10:00am

We have a winner!


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