Friday, November 04, 2022

Five mysteries featuring the bond between humans & animals

Amber Camp writes cozy mysteries that reflect her love of animals and quirky small towns. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing her own stories as a teenager and found she loves to write as much as she loves to read. Camp lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband and daughter and works as a registered nurse at a small rural hospital. She has a menagerie of animals that includes dogs, cats, horses, chickens and what has been described as the Mule from Hell, which may or may not be a slight exaggeration.

Camp's new novel is Canter with a Killer.

At CrimeReads she tagged five "great mysteries that combine a compelling whodunit with the passion and dedication of animal rescue," including:
T.C. LoTempio, Purr M for Murder

This delightful cozy mystery follows Sydney McCall as she returns home to help her sister, Kat, run the local animal shelter. In an attempt to save the shelter from financial ruin, Sydney and Kat organize a cat cafĂ© fundraiser. Unfortunately, their landlord, Trowbridge Littleton, threatens to shut it down before they can even get started. When Sydney goes to Trowbridge to try to salvage their efforts, she stumbles on his very recently deceased body. It doesn’t take long for the local homicide detective to suspect that the sisters might have found a permanent solution to their problems. Sydney jumps into action to clear their names before they become the next victims. She is aided by a great cast of shelter volunteers and rescue animals, including a truly wonderful orange tabby named Toby.
Read about another mystery on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue