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This is book number 1 in the A Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery series.
A lottery winner uses her good fortune to save a local pet sanctuary, but when a body is discovered on the property, she just might be in the doghouse in this first book in a new, charming cozy mystery series from author Deborah Blake.
Kari Stuart's life is going nowhere—until she unexpectedly wins the lottery. The twenty-nine-year-old instant multimillionaire is still mulling plans for her winnings when rescuing a bossy black kitten leads her to a semi-abandoned animal shelter. They need the cash—Kari needs a purpose.
But the dilapidated rescue is literally going to the dogs with a pending lawsuit, hard to adopt animals, and too much unwanted attention from the town's dog warden. When the warden turns up dead outside the shelter's dog kennels, Kari finds herself up a creek without a pooper-scooper.
With the help of some dedicated volunteers, a cute vet, and a kitten who mysteriously shows up just when she needs it, Kari must prove her innocence all while trying to save a dog on death row. Now she just needs to hope that her string of unexpected luck isn't about to run out.
About the Author
Deborah Blake is the author of multiple romance series, including the Baba Yaga series, as well as over a dozen nonfiction titles. When not writing, Deborah runs The Artisans' Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with numerous cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.
“If you like cats, dogs, and entertaining mysteries, you're going to love Furbidden Fatality.”—Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Falcon Always Wings Twice and The Gift of the Magpie
“Furbidden Fatality has everything a cozy mystery reader is looking for — a clever heroine, a puzzling mystery, and a collection of adorable animals. Deborah Blake writes with passion and charm. She’s a new mystery writer to watch.”—Dorothy St. James, author of The Broken Spine
“Furbidden Fatality has all the cute cat and dog cameos you’d want in a fun pet cozy. Animal sanctuary owner Kari Stuart teams up with a knowing kitty and several pet-loving friends to collar the culprit in this fast read.”—Jennifer J. Chow, author of Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines
"Blake does a great job of building up the who-done-it suspense....If you’re in the market for a delightful mystery with endearing characters and adorable animals, FURBIDDEN FATALITY is a must read."--Fresh Fiction