Review & Giveaway: MURDER MOST FINICKY by Liz Mugavero


Today, as part of a Blog Tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, I am happy to tell you about a new release – Murder Most Finicky, the fourth installment in the Pawsitively Organic murder mystery series by Liz Mugavero.


MURDER-MOST-FINICKYThe dog days of summer have arrived in the small town of Frog Ledge, Connecticut, and business is booming for Kristan “Stan” Connor. Her Pawsitively Organic pet food has even caught the attention of celebrity pastry chef Sheldon Allyn, who helps Stan open a fancy pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. A partnership is born, and Sheldon invites Stan to Newport, Rhode Island, for an appreciation weekend he’s hosting for all his independent chefs. But the gourmet getaway turns sour when one of the chefs turns up dead, and a second one goes missing…

As Stan tries to figure out who had a recipe for murder, the pool of suspects expands. And if she can’t sniff out the culprit soon, this killer may just serve up a second helping of murder…

My Review

Stan has a flair for creating healthy and organic treats for her furry friends and has turned her hobby into a business – Pawsitively Organic.  She also has a flair for finding herself in the middle of murder investigations.  This time, the victim is one of the chefs invited to participate in a weekend showcase for potential investors.  Her insuppressible curiosity leads her to take an active role in rooting out the killer, working together with the local police and with help from a few friends.

I liked Stan and her love for animals.  She is a well-developed character with good intentions and (for the most part) good instincts.  Sheldon, the financier, and the other chefs make up a colorful and quirky crew, with lots of secrets in their pasts.  The plot takes several turns as the secrets unfold, making it a fast-paced read.  I believe that animal lovers and cozy mystery fans will enjoy this novel.

Although this is the fourth book in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel.  (I have yet to read the first and second books.)

FTC Disclosure:   I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher as part of this blog tour.  This has not affected the content of my review in any way. 


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About This Author

LizM3Liz Mugavero has been writing stories since she could hold a pen. Before that, she would tell them to anyone who would listen (not many at the time). After deciding early on she would write books for a living, she practiced by writing bad, angst-filled poems, short stories and even a storyline for a soap opera–all by age 15. She never wavered from her goals despite all the usual questions including, “So are you going to be an English teacher with that degree in English?” or, “That writing thing sounds nice, but how are you REALLY going to make a living?”

She went on to get a master’s in writing and publishing and spent time in journalism, PR, and presently, corporate communications. And she’s confident this writing thing IS the way to make a living.

Aside from writing, she loves animals (has a houseful), the beach, reading other writers’ masterpieces and Starbucks coffee.

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