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MYSTERIES: Pets - Cats, Dogs, and More!

Desperate housedogs book Desperate housedogs

Abbey, Sparkle.

When Caro Lamont, psychologist turned pet therapist, makes a house call in posh southern California to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German Shepherds, she expects frantic dogs, a frantic dog owner, even frantic neighbors. What she doesn't expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, and as the last person to see him alive she is a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone.

Series: Pampered Pets

A cat on a beach blanket book A cat on a beach blanket

Adamson, Lydia.

Housesitting in the Hamptons turns deadly when an aspiring poet is killed and Alice is the prime suspect. Follow her investigation as she struggles to clear her name and uncover the real killer.

Series: Alice Nestleton mystery

Crossing the lion book Crossing the lion

Baxter, Cynthia.

Veterinarian Jessica Popper is basking in newlywedded bliss when neighbors beg her to investigate the suspicious death of the "king of the corporate jungle", Linus Merrywood. On stormy Solitude Island, in Peconic Bay, off the eastern end of Long Island, Jess feels as if she has walked into an old-fashioned game of Clue: a butler named Jives, and assistant named Scarlett, teatime in the conservatory, and a house that has secret passageways, moving walls, and a wailing aunt locked in the attic.

Series: Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries

Doggie day care murder book Doggie day care murder

Berenson, Laurien.

Pine Ridge Canine Care Center is a place where pampered pooches go to kick back, get primped, and watch a little TV in luxurious individual accommodations. To Melanie Travis, it all seems a bit much-and a most unlikely setting for a murder. But when the day care center's co-owner turns up dead in his office, that's just what she finds.

Series: Melanie Travis Mysteries

The cat who had 60 whiskers book The cat who had 60 whiskers

Braun, Lilian Jackson.

Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, is in an uproar (good and bad) following vast inheritances from wealthy old families. Only "Cool Koko" knows what's happening...and he's not telling. Jim Qwilleran thinks it's because he has more whiskers than ordinary cats, but who's counting? Meanwhile...Koko meets a piano tuner. Polly goes to Paris. Qwill writes a play (an absurdist play titled The Cat Who Got Elected Dog Catcher ). And there's a mysterious death from a bee sting...

Series: Cat Who mysteries

The big cat nap book The big cat nap

Brown, Rita Mae.

When a series of inexplicable car accidents are attributed to driver error, Harry Harristeen knows that something is amiss. Together with her intrepid team of feline, canine, and equine helpers, she begins to investigate.

Series: Mrs. Murphy mysteries.

The cat sitter's pajamas book The cat sitter's pajamas

Clement, Blaize.

Hired by a famous football player to pet-sit his cats, Dixie meets a celebrity fashion model who claims to be the athlete's wife, a situation that culminates in Dixie's discovery of a ring of high-fashion counterfeiters.

Series: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries.

Gaits of heaven book Gaits of heaven

Conant, Susan, 1946-

Praised for its eccentric and quirky characters Susan Conant's hilarious series now finds dedicated dog trainer Holly Winter following the tracks of an odd breed of pup to an even stranger breed of human- when she's enlisted to rein in a dysfunctional New Age couple's over-spirited Aussie huskapoo. But when the wife succumbs to an accidental overdose of mixed meds, Holly becomes embroiled in the family's dirty little secrets, especially when the victim's daughter convinces Holly that it was murder.

Series: Dog Lover's Mysteries

Barnstorming book Barnstorming

Crum, Laura.

Gail McCarthy has turned fifty, and is considering resuming her career as a horse veterinarian. Life interrupts her plans when she embarks on a solitary ride and finds a fellow equestrian shot dead. Gail's friend Detective Jeri Ward heads up the investigation, and Gail is drawn into the escalating chain of events when a second rider is murdered. She must make sense of this threat to her beloved hills and trails... or she may be the sniper's next victim.

Series: Gail McCarthy (horse vet)

Cat in a white tie and tails book Cat in a white tie and tails

Douglas, Carole Nelson.

Chaperoning Temple Barr's visit to Chicago to meet fiance? Matt Devine's family, hard-boiled feline sleuth Midnight Louie is unexpectedly catnapped by an abductor with ties to an unsolved string of murders in Vegas and Temple's ex, the amnesiac magician Max Kinsella.

Series: Midnight Louie mysteries.

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