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Dogged by Death

A Furry Friends Mystery

Laura Scott


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In Laura Scott's Furry Friends series debut, veterinarian Ally Winter must collar the killer of a shifty lawyer. Does the dead man's dog know who committed the arf-ul crime?

Ally Winter is going through a ruff patch. The thirty-something veterinarian lost her fiancé, her clinic, and her savings in rapid succession. So when Ally's grandfather undergoes hip replacement surgery, she moves back to Willow Bluff, Wisconsin, to care for him. She arrives home, tail between her legs, only to find sleazy lawyer Marty Shawlin murdered in his home office. And the only witness was Marty's faithful boxer, Roxy.

Quick as a greyhound, Noah Jorgensen is on the case. The good news is, he's the best detective around. The bad news, at least the way Ally sees it, is that Noah is still just as fetching as he was back in high school. He also just happens to have witnessed every embarrassing incident that befell accident-prone Ally--including the fire-ant attack that set tongues wagging and won her the unshakable nickname Hot Pants.

Meanwhile, true-crime aficionado Gramps fancies himself a sleuth, and he is doggedly determined to sniff out the culprit himself...with Ally's reluctant help, of course. Ally has no choice but to team up with Noah--and the irrepressible Roxy--to solve the case while keeping Gramps on a short leash.

Ally had better learn some new tricks, lickety-split. Because if she can't bring the killer to heel, she won't just be playing dead.

Praise For Dogged by Death: A Furry Friends Mystery

Praise for Dogged by Death:
“[A] winning series launch . . . Scott delivers distinctive characters, an appealing small-town setting, and a hint of romance. This cozy is perfect for animal lovers.”
—Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining cast of characters makes for a kickoff sure to please dog lovers."
—Kirkus reviews

“Quirky characters . . . humor, and details of running a veterinary practice enhance this cozy.”

“Delightfully witty and snazzy.”
Midwest Book Review

"Scott delivers a delightful first novel in her new Furry Friends series. Filled with fun characters, . . . lots of animals and a slow burning new romance, it has a little bit for everyone."
Red Carpet Crash

“A purr-fect mystery for animal lovers! Kind-hearted veterinarian Ally Winter finds a terrific sleuthing team in her lovable grandfather and clever boxer. Peeks behind the scenes of the veterinary office will intrigue fans of dog and cat mysteries.”
—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Paws and Claws mysteries

“Laura Scott’s love of animals shines through in this heartfelt small-town romp.”
—Edie Claire, USA Today bestselling author of the Leigh Koslow mysteries

“A barkingly, pantingly fun read that will have animal lovers and mystery lovers begging for more!”
—Cynthia Baxter, author of The Reigning Cats & Dogs mysteries

Crooked Lane Books, 9781643856575, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

About the Author

Laura Scott is a registered nurse by day and an author by night. She has written over 60 books and has more ideas than time to write! Laura lives in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with her husband of 35 years and takes care of a variety of pets, including a beautiful chocolate lab named Moose.