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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Saddled with Murder (Dr. Kate Vet Mysteries #1) by Eileen Brady


Saddled with Murder

(Dr. Kate Vet Mysteries #1)

by Eileen Brady


Kindle Edition, 416 pages

Published October 6th 2020 by Poisoned Pen Press





Goodreads synopsis: 

Veterinarian and amateur sleuth Kate Turner has her hands full trying to juggle two boyfriends, a thriving practice, and a criminal investigation


It's the Christmas season and veterinarian Kate Turner is not feeling very jolly. She's overworked, unappreciated, and dealing with two dissatisfied clients. Throw in a very complicated personal life and Kate's definitely got a case of the holiday blues.


To make matters worse, Kate's ex-boyfriend, Jeremy, is mugged and robbed after they have a heated argument in the hospital parking lot. Then, two of her dissatisfied clients turn up dead (which really gets Kate's tinsel in a tangle). All of these events seem like coincidences, but they add up to something much more venomous.


Saddled with Murder is a cozy holiday mystery from beloved author Eileen Brady that explores the fragility and resiliency of animals and humans whose trust has been broken, and will keep animal-loving readers riveted until the last page.



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4.5 stars


This is the 1st book in the Dr. Kate Vet mysteries, but I do remember a book that came before this  but I am not sure of the name. There are four books in a Kate Turner, DMV series she has listed on Goodreads that seem to go along with this book.


It is nearing Christmas and Kate Turner makes a big mistake, she reveals the names of two clients she wished would disappear. And within a few days, both of these people are dead and Kate is put in the crosshairs when a video taken at the event where she made the wish was uploaded to the internet.


I thought this was a great book but I wish there had been a bit more background about both of her previous boyfriends. Since this is being touted as “book one,” I think there should be a bit more of the backstory of the characters revealed. But that is just a small niggle. This is the sort of book that makes you yearn for the next book in the series and hope it comes out soon. Definitely liking the direction this series is going and can’t wait for more. Great characters and setting will keep everyone coming back for more, I’m sure.


If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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