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THE STORIES

Four books. Four stories in each book. Too many dogs to count. That’s a lot of kibble handed out in hopes of making our story dogs behave! (Although sometimes they didn’t.) You’ll want the full collection!

 


TO FETCH A KILLER…Four Fun “Tails” of Chaos and Murder

It’s a dog-meet-dog world as a pack of canines team up with their humans to solve mysteries and track down killers. Four mutt-loving authors join their talents in creating this collection of canine-themed novellas which will transport you into the chaotic world of hero dogs who have a nose for murder. Grab a leash and hang on tight…the mutts are on the loose again!


"Sandy Paws” by Maria Hudgins
The Sand Fiddler’s Writers Group has rented a beach house for its annual retreat, but the writers and their canine friends can’t get much done after murder rears its ugly head.

“A New Leash on Death” by Teresa Inge
Catt Ramsey, owner of the Woof-Pack Dog Walkers, has a knack for finding dead bodies, but when she and her pups are on the case, there’s no way the killer will get away with murder.

“Wags to Riches” by Heather Weidner
When a prickly guest ends up dead in his booth at the rummage sale, track owner, Cassidy Green and her Rottweiler Oliver have to sniff out clues and find the killer before another murder is forever linked to her business.

“Bone Appetit” by Jayne Ormerod
A dead guest at private chef Molly Perkins’s dinner party draws her and house dog Tater in a chaotic search for the secret ingredient to murder.
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TO FETCH A VILLIAN…Four Fun “Tails” of Miscreants and Murder

Old dogs and new tricks abound in this third installment in the Mutt Mysteries series. This collection of four novellas illustrates why dogs are our best friends and the perfect companions for digging up clues, solving crimes, and bringing villains to justice. Let sleeping dogs lie? Not when the mutts are on the case! Read on to learn more about these four fun "tails" of miscreants and murder...


“Ruff Day” by Jayne Ormerod
Darby Agnes Moore owns and operates Ruff Day Doggie Boutique and Dog Wash, a small establishment in the coastal town of Bay Vista, North Carolina. Her top employee is shelter rescue Mr. Belvedere, a one hundred and forty-five-pound Great Dane. Darby takes a huge financial risk when she invests heavily in a local marketing gimmick. Months of planning went into the event. What could possibly go wrong? It turns out to be a Ruff Day when Darby and best friend Tianna Platt arrive at the venue and discover a dead body. If that’s not trouble enough, Tianna tops the official suspects’ list. When Darby and Mr. Belvedere team up to collar the killer, the fur really starts to fly!

“At Your Service” By Maria Hudgins
Trey and Kim are bichons who live with Jessica, a mystery writer who happens to be deaf. Trey is Jessica’s incredibly intelligent and responsible service dog—Jessica’s ears. Kim is a recent rescue with a horrid past. Trey and Jessica are determined to help Kim overcome her memories and learn to enjoy life. But someone is out to make all their lives miserable with threats, drones and even fire. Jessica and her dogs enlist the aid of friends, police, and Trey’s former trainer to find and trap the villain who is still after poor little Kim.

“A Shot in the Bark” By Teresa Inge

When Catt Ramsey, owner of the Woof-Pack Dog Walkers hires an ex-con as her handy-man to help around the property and construct a Doggy Festival in her backyard, she stumbles upon two thefts and a dead neighbor. When accused of the murder, Catt solicits the help of her sister, Em, family friend Jonathan Ray, and her pups Cagney and Lacey to solve the mystery.

“Strutt your Mutt” By Heather Weidner

Sassy Private Investigator, Delanie Fitzgerald, plans to spend her day off relaxing at the mall’s Strut Your Mutt festival, where her partner’s English bulldog is a finalist in a pampered doggie pageant. Little did she know that Margaret the bulldog would turn into an overnight social media influencer and a magnet for new clients. The phone starts ringing with a distraught woman who needs help finding a missing dog. But this French poodle is no ordinary pooch. This star of the dog show circuit has been dognapped. Delanie, and her computer hacker partner, Duncan Reynolds, sniff out information from the deep web and put paws to the pavement to track down clues to the dog’s whereabouts. Delanie gets more than she bargains for when she wrestles a suspect, chases down leads at dog shelters, and uncovers a body. But can she find the missing poodle before it’s too late?
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TO FETCH A SCOUNDREL…Four Fun “Tails” of Scandal and Murder

The second installment in the Mutt Mysteries collection features four tail-wagging novellas. Each story puts pups’ noses to the ground, as scandals are unleashed and killers are collared. Once you’ve finished reading these “tall-tails” you’ll no longer wonder “Who let the dogs out?” You’ll just be glad somebody did!


"The Fast and the Furriest" by Heather Weidner
Cassidy Green just wants to keep her racetrack business from crashing. When an altercation breaks out between two race teams at the driver meeting, it adds one more problem to her already full plate. Cassidy gets more than she bargains for when Oliver, her Rottweiler, finds one of the star drivers dead in her garage. She hopes her fuzzy director of security will help uncover clues to reveal the killer before the bad publicity drives business into the wall.

“Pawsitively Scandalous” by Jayne Ormerod

Pilar Pruitt and her black Lab Natti live in a community that has not had so much of a whisper of a crime in over 60 years. So, it’s disconcerting when a neighbor is hauled off in handcuffs by the police for crimes unknown. But it’s downright alarming when another dear friend is found dead. Pilar and Natti start digging deeper into residents’ pasts, and the things they find are pawsitively scandalous!

“Ruff Goodbye” by Rosemary Shomaker

Bar owner Len Hayes’ frenemy Perry Lambert brings misery to all. Len finds himself strong-armed into shady business dealing by Winks family human attack dog Rocco Moretti, compliments of Perry. Len’s grief over his best friend Curt’s cancer death imbalances him, and everything unravels at Curt’s funeral home visitation. The bar’s stoic black Lab and Curt’s miniature poodle have Len’s back and resolve the mayhem.

“A Doggone Scandal” by Teresa Inge
Catt Ramsey, owner of the Woof-Pack Dog Walkers, is back on the case when she receives a mysterious note in her pet supply order. Convinced the sender’s motive is scandalous, Catt packs up her SUV and heads to the Outer Banks with her sister Em, family friend Jonathan Ray, and pups Cagney and Lacey to solve the mystery.

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TO FETCH A THIEF…Four Fun “Tails” of Theft and Murder

The first book in the Mutt Mysteries series is comprised of four novellas that have gone to the dogs. In this howling good read, canine companions help their owners solve crimes and right wrongs. These sleuths may be furry and low to the ground, but their keen senses are on high alert when it comes to sniffing out clues and digging up the truth. Make no bones about it, these pup heroes will steal your heart as they conquer ruff villains.

“Hounding the Pavement" by Teresa Inge

Catt Ramsey has three things on her mind: grow her dog walking service in Virginia Beach, solve the theft of a client's vintage necklace, and hire her sister Emma as a dog walker. But when Catt finds her model client dead after walking her precious dogs Bella and Beau, she and her own dogs Cagney and Lacey are hot on the trail to clear her name after being accused of murder.

“Diggin’ up Dirt” by Heather Weidner

Amy Reynolds and her Jack Russell Terrier Darby find some strange things in her new house. Normally, she would have trashed the forgotten junk, but Amy’s imagination kicks into high gear when her nosy neighbors dish the dirt about the previous owners who disappeared, letting the house fall into foreclosure. Convinced that something nefarious happened, Amy and her canine sidekick uncover more abandoned clues in their search for the previous owners.

“It's a Dog Gone Shame!” by Jayne Ormerod

Meg Gordon and her tawny terrier Cannoli are hot on the trail of a thief, a heartless one who steals rocks commemorating neighborhood dogs who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. But sniffing out clues leads them to something even more merciless…a dead body! There’s danger afoot as the two become entangled in the criminality infesting their small bayside community. It's a doggone shame, and Meg is determined to get to the bottom of things.

“This is Not a Dog Park” by Rosemary Shomaker

“Coyotes and burglaries? That’s an odd pairing of troubles.” Such are Adam Moreland’s reactions to a subdivision’s meeting announcement. He has no idea. Trouble comes his way in spades, featuring a coyote…burglaries…and a dead body! A dog, death investigation, and new female acquaintance kick start Adam’s listless life frozen by a failed relationship, an unfulfilling job, and a judgmental mother. Events shift Adam’s perspective and push him to act.

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