Murder Most Howl Mystery By Krista Davis: Review/Giveaway

Dec 19, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets

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.

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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

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

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

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  3. Another great offer by a good Author

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  4. I love the Paws and Claws Mysteries mystery series, and the cover art is adorable! Thank you got the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Love this series!

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  6. 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.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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

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

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  9. I have never read one of these books so thanks for a chance to win.
    rags6152@gmail.com

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

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  11. Awesome author and series, I would appreciate this book!

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

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  13. 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.”

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

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

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  16. luv

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

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  18. 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

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  19. this sounds like fun. would love to get

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

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  21. We have a winner!

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