Feb 04

Add A Little Reading to Superbowl Sunday

Hi, folks.

Since many of you will undoubtedly be doing everything you can to avoid the ten hours of pre-game nonsense, I thought I’d send you some information about my latest book as well as share some of the latest offerings from some other authors I’m sure you’ll enjoy. And for those of you who have interest in watching football, perhaps this post is even more timely.

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for, once again, making The Case of the Prescient Poodle, book #16 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, the #1 Bestselling Dog Breed book on Amazon. That continues the #1 slot streak that has now reached thirteen books in a row. Your support continues to amaze me, and I am eternally grateful!

The book is available in both e-book and paperback. Just click the book title in blue below to grab your copy in the format of your choice.

The Case of the Prescient Poodle

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Suzy and the gang are back in the Cayman Islands enjoying a relaxing day of deep-sea fishing. Their day is interrupted when a luxury yacht passing by inexplicably explodes and sinks, but not before the poodle onboard leaps into the water and swims to their boat just before the yacht blows up. And when several patches of a white film form on the surface of the water after the blast, along with some bizarre bits of debris that fall from the sky, Suzy soon finds herself in the middle of a murder case that appears to involve a drug smuggling operation and illegal cockfighting.

Soon after she sets out to find a new home for the poodle, a dog that seems to possess a ‘sixth-sense’ that makes everyone it comes in contact with extremely nervous, Suzy’s plans get derailed when she and Josie and Rooster get arrested on an impressive list of charges. As such, all three are soon facing some serious jail time and the threat of deportation. Not the mention the ire of Suzy’s mom.

With the ongoing investigation, along with the actions of her boyfriend, Max, and the fact that she desperately wants out of Wags, their fledging dog toy company, Suzy has a lot on her mind. And when Gerald, the Finance Minister, forces her involvement in the case on Detective Renfro, the lead investigator, Suzy finds herself in the unusual position of working closely with the local police and on a very short leash. With a suspect list that includes the estranged daughter of the deceased owners of the yacht, several employees of the owner’s import-export company, the Premier’s son, as well as the Police Commissioner and Ramon, the local organizer of the illegal cockfights, it’s a wild ride for Suzy and the gang as she tries to decipher exactly what the heck is going on as political intrigue, revenge, cockfighting, and the challenges of love, both true and unrequited, collide head on.

The Case of the Prescient Poodle is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set against the backdrop of beautiful beaches, hot sun, and cold beverages.

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And here are a few other new offerings I think you’ll enjoy.

Amazon
Dianne Harman’s website

When the wrong person’s murdered, just who was the intended victim of death by chocolate cake?

Was it the retired mobster, Al De Duco? Could it have been an act of jealousy by his ex-girlfriend, Kitten Knight, or an act of revenge by Mario Carlucci, a long-time enemy of his from Al’s days with the Mafia in Chicago?

Or was the intended victim Al’s wife of two weeks, Cassie, the very popular food critic who writes the Food Spy column for The Seattle Times? But who would want to murder Cassie? Maybe it was Myles Lambert, the food critic she was filling in for at the Times and who was jealous of her success. Then there’s the Gourmand’s Guide to Good Eats food blogger, Jessica Simmons, who’d always hated Cassie. Or even the owner of Frogities Restaurant, Jules Moreau, who would love to see the bad publicity resulting from a murder at Le Bijou Bistro.

And what about the kidnapping of Briana, Cassie’s daughter?

Join Jake and DeeDee as they search for a motive and a murderer!

This is Book 5 in the popular Northwest Cozy Mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All-Star, Dianne Harman.

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Front Page Murder
A Crampton of the Chronicle Mystery
Peter Bartram

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Condemned man Archie Flowerdew is to hang for the murder of rival artist Percy Despart. Convinced of his innocence, Archie’s niece Tammy persuades Evening Chronicle reporter Colin Crampton to take up the case, but the more Colin investigates, the more it looks like Archie is guilty. But as Colin continues to probe he realises that he is putting his job, and his life, in peril… Join Colin in this Swinging Sixties fun adventure, where the thrills and the laughs continue right to the last page.

What reviewers say about Front Page Murder

A joy from start to finish. Front Page Murder is wonderful entertainment, and is one of those rare books where there is a definite sense of sorrow that you have reached the final page. ~ David Prestidge, Fully Booked 2017

Peter Bartram has crafted a mystery that is a great romp. Front Page Murder is a lot of fun. ~ Mal McEwan, Crime Fiction Lover

It’s another entertaining read with a suitably nasty antagonist. I didn’t spot the killer. I did enjoy the way the leads came about, the comical descriptions, and the set pieces. ~ The Hound, Crime Thriller Hound

Front Page Murder wholeheartedly embraces the 60s vibe, layers of human interest, comical banter, a genuine Sheila called Shirley, plus there’s a crime AND a puzzle to solve – there’s even a partridge in a pear tree… Well, this had everything and I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m definitely looking forward to the next caper in the paper! ~ Little Bookness Lane

I highly recommend this book and this series. I think the series will appeal to a wide range of readers. ~ Cherie Jung, Over My Dead Body!

Like the others in the series, a lot of fun… with a lot going on that almost guarantees you won’t spot all the twists and turns coming. Recommended. ~ Steve Barge, In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel

Kept me up at night just wanting to read the next page. Colin Crampton is a fantastic character. An excellent read and I’m already looking forward to the next in the series. ~ Helen Giles, Life of a Nerdish Mum

Another big hit. Peter Bartram has a delightful way of introducing places and characters. ~ Ann Summerville, Cozy in Texas

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Tammy Grace is running a 99 cent special on her great book, KILLER MUSIC, February 20-26th!

US and UK readers can get a copy here. KILLER MUSIC

GOLD MEDAL WINNER of the 2016 Global E-Book Awards in Mystery. “A clever and well-crafted whodunit—an absorbing page-turning read.”

When private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington meets record label mogul Grayson Taylor at a swank gathering of country music artists and politicians he never imagines he’ll be investigating his brutal murder less than twenty-four hours later.

The suspects are plentiful. More than a handful of people could have wanted him dead. Retained by Taylor’s widow, Coop works alongside his best friend and Chief of Detectives, Ben Mason. The investigation leads Coop and Ben to visit the luxurious mansions of recording industry magnates, navigate the murky undercurrents of the political world, and probe complicated family matters. Scandalous indiscretions, secrets, and hints of corruption swirl in the midst of their pursuit of the killer.

Coop’s faithful friend and assistant, Annabelle and his loyal golden retriever, Gus, both lend a hand during the investigation. Even his Aunt Camille mines the local gossip mill to unearth potential killers with motive. Yet the case seems hopeless until a crucial piece of evidence emerges that sends Coop and Ben on a race to catch the killer before someone else dies.

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Enjoy your Sunday.

I hope it’s, well, Super!

Jan 24

Overdue Otterhound Now Available in Paperback

Hi, folks.

I hope everyone is doing well!

I just wanted to let you know that The Case of the Overdue Otterhound is now available in paperback. You can grab your copy here: Take me to the book.

Also, I wanted to let you know that the next book in The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, The Case of the Prescient Poodle, will be available for Pre-Order very soon. I will send you the link as soon as it’s available. The book will officially launch on February 2nd.

Suzy and the gang are back in the Cayman Islands enjoying a relaxing day of deep-sea fishing. Their day is interrupted when a luxury yacht passing by inexplicably explodes and sinks, but not before the poodle onboard leaps into the water and swims to their boat just before the yacht blows up. And when several patches of a white film form on the surface of the water after the blast, along with some bizarre bits of debris that fall from the sky, Suzy soon finds herself in the middle of a murder case that appears to involve a drug smuggling operation and illegal cockfighting.

Soon after she sets out to find a new home for the poodle, a dog that seems to possess a ‘sixth-sense’ that makes everyone it comes in contact with extremely nervous, Suzy’s plans get derailed when she and Josie and Rooster get arrested on an impressive list of charges. As such, all three are soon facing some serious jail time and the threat of deportation. Not the mention the ire of Suzy’s mom.

With the ongoing investigation, along with the actions of her boyfriend, Max, and the fact that she desperately wants out of Wags, their fledging dog toy company, Suzy has a lot on her mind. And when Gerald, the Finance Minister, forces her involvement in the case on Detective Renfro, the lead investigator, Suzy finds herself in the unusual position of working closely with the local police and on a very short leash. With a suspect list that includes the estranged daughter of the deceased owners of the yacht, several employees of the owner’s import-export company, the Premier’s son, as well as the Police Commissioner and Ramon, the local organizer of the illegal cockfights, it’s a wild ride for Suzy and the gang as she tries to decipher exactly what the heck is going on as political intrigue, revenge, cockfighting, and the challenges of love, both true and unrequited, collide head on.

The Case of the Prescient Poodle is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set against the backdrop of beautiful beaches, hot sun, and cold beverages.

Jan 03

Winter Whodunnits – Cozy Mystery Boxed Set

Winter-Whodunnits, a boxed set collection of twelve cozy mysteries I’m participating in had a very successful launch yesterday and is currently ranked at #277 on Amazon’s overall rankings.

It’s also the #1 selling book in several categories and sub-genres.

All of the books in the set are a special treat, and the collection is a must have for every Cozy reader.

The entire set is only 99 cents for all twelve books. It’ll be the best buck you spend all year!

You can grab your copy here if you haven’t already done so: http://amzn.to/2BIL2qL

Happy reading!

Jan 02

#1 Dog Breed Book on Amazon!

Book #15 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, The Case of the Overdue Otterhound, launched today, and like the previously twelve books in the series, it debuted as the #1 Dog Breed book on Amazon.

I’d like to thank everyone who made this possible by pre-ordering the book, and I hope you enjoy it!

If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, you can get it here: http://amzn.to/2kTVbZq

Here’s a bit about the book.

While enjoying a cold but relaxing afternoon of early winter fishing just before Christmas with her good friend, Rooster, things suddenly change when they discover a rare Otterhound that has been caught in a trap. And when they find the dog’s deceased owner nearby, things get even stranger when they’re forced to make a very cold and dangerous trip through frozen marshland and icy water to save the dog and then get home before they and the dog freeze to death. In addition to dealing with a broken leg and the onset of hypothermia, the Otterhound is also pregnant, and Suzy and Josie decide to postpone their departure to the Cayman Islands and do everything they can to save the mom and her unborn puppies.

While trying to piece together exactly what is going on with the dog, Suzy learns that the Otterhound’s owner was the patriarch of an odd family that lives in the middle of the woods without running water or electricity. She also stumbles onto a black-market dog breeding enterprise operating in the area and is shocked to discover that Rooster’s cousin, previously banished to Florida, has returned to the area and is now working for the dog breeding operation in a rather unique role.

To further complicate things, Herman Billows, a representative working for a large energy company, is in the area and doing everything he can to obtain drilling rights to a newly discovered deposit of natural gas. Unfortunately for him, a lot of the land he’s trying to secure the rights on is owned by Rooster and Suzy’s mom, and they’re determined to do whatever it takes to keep Billows from ever getting his hands on it. But Billows, a man who doesn’t like to take no for an answer, has other ideas and is soon making life uncomfortable for everyone except the Friendly family who is more than willing to listen to what he has to offer.
With their trip to Grand Cayman on hold until the Otterhound has recovered, Suzy finds herself in the middle of a strange series of events as well as in the middle of deep snow that continues to fall as winter arrives in full force. Instead of walking the beach, she ends up with various bruises and nineteen stitches, trudging through deep snow on skis, exploring dark caves, and dealing with a unique cast of characters that leaves her grumpy and has her neurons racing.

The Case of the Overdue Otterhounds is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

Dec 21

End of Year Holiday Update

Hi, folks,

I can’t believe 2017 is almost over!

And I’d like to wish you and your family and friends Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2018.

I also want to thank all of you for your on-going support. I can’t imagine any author having a better group of fans and readers and I am eternally grateful for all you do on my behalf.

Here’s a quick update about what is going on in my neck of the woods in case you’re looking for some last minute shopping ideas.

We’re getting close to the launch date of Winter-Whodunnits, a collection of twelve cozy mysteries I’m participating in. All of the books in the set will be a special treat, and the collection is a must-have for every Cozy reader. The set is available for preorder now, and will release officially on January 2. The preorder price is just 99 cents for the whole dozen. It’ll be the best buck you’ve spent all year!

You can grab your copy here if you haven’t already done so: http://amzn.to/2BIL2qL

Book #15 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries, The Case of the Overdue Otterhound, also launches on January, 2nd and is available for pre-order here: http://amzn.to/2kTVbZq

Here’s a bit about what readers are in store for.

While enjoying a cold but relaxing afternoon of early winter fishing just before Christmas with her good friend, Rooster, things suddenly change when they discover a rare Otterhound that has been caught in a trap. And when they find the dog’s deceased owner nearby, things get even stranger when they’re forced to make a very cold and dangerous trip through frozen marshland and icy water to save the dog and then get home before they and the dog freeze to death. In addition to dealing with a broken leg and the onset of hypothermia, the Otterhound is also pregnant, and Suzy and Josie decide to postpone their departure to the Cayman Islands and do everything they can to save the mom and her unborn puppies.

While trying to piece together exactly what is going on with the dog, Suzy learns that the Otterhound’s owner was the patriarch of an odd family that lives in the middle of the woods without running water or electricity. She also stumbles onto a black-market dog breeding enterprise operating in the area and is shocked to discover that Rooster’s cousin, previously banished to Florida, has returned to the area and is now working for the dog breeding operation in a rather unique role.

To further complicate things, Herman Billows, a representative working for a large energy company, is in the area and doing everything he can to obtain drilling rights to a newly discovered deposit of natural gas. Unfortunately for him, a lot of the land he’s trying to secure the rights on is owned by Rooster and Suzy’s mom, and they’re determined to do whatever it takes to keep Billows from ever getting his hands on it. But Billows, a man who doesn’t like to take no for an answer, has other ideas and is soon making life uncomfortable for everyone except the Friendly family who is more than willing to listen to what he has to offer.
With their trip to Grand Cayman on hold until the Otterhound has recovered, Suzy finds herself in the middle of a strange series of events as well as in the middle of deep snow that continues to fall as winter arrives in full force. Instead of walking the beach, she ends up with various bruises and nineteen stitches, trudging through deep snow on skis, exploring dark caves, and dealing with a unique cast of characters that leaves her grumpy and has her neurons racing.

The Case of the Overdue Otterhounds is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

Book #14 in the Doggy Inn series, The Case of the Natty Newfie, is still the #1 Dog Breed book on Amazon and I’m happy to let you know that it’s now available in paperback. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2DkbLKt

Here’s what Suzy and the gang get into while they’re enjoying an extended stay in Ottawa.

As the launch date of their new dog toy company approaches, Suzy, Josie, and Chef Claire are in Ottawa to do a photo shoot with their dogs as part of the initial marketing campaign. But the photographer, who moonlights for the tabloids, is a young man with a very bad public image and a reputation for being a bit of ladies’ man. And when his assistant is found dead in his downtown loft, the photographer is the number one suspect.

Suzy soon finds herself working with two Canadian detectives she met the last time she was in town and right in the middle of a bizarre case that includes some rather scandalous photographs, blackmail, and, quite possibly, a case of mistaken identity. Further complicating things is a huge early winter snowstorm that has everyone on edge and more than a few people severely under the weather.

As Suzy digs into the case, she comes face to face with a diverse group of potential suspects including The Black Widow, a socialite with five dead ex-husbands, a mining magnate who has inexplicably signed up to be husband number six, a couple of famous models, and the aunt of Suzy’s new boyfriend, Max, whose career ended abruptly when she was caught in an embarrassing situation, quite possibly by the very same photographer they’re using for the dogs’ photo shoot. Despite her latest resolution to take a step back and let the police do their thing, Suzy’s neurons are soon on fire, and, once again, she finds herself up to her neck in the case, and up to her waist in snow before she can get a good handle on exactly what’s going on.

The Case of the Natty Newfie is Book #14 in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

Dec 16

Reminder About Tomorrow’s Facebook Event!

I just wanted to remind you that our Book for Dog Lovers Christmas party we’re having on Facebook is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, December 17th. Join a group of authors who write books dog lovers are sure to enjoy – both fiction and non-fiction.

Lots of fun, games, and prizes!

The event starts at 7pm (EST), 6pm (CST), 5pm (MST), 4pm (PST), 3pm (Alaska); 2pm (Hawaii) and will run for two hours.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1757694614305219/

And lots of our four-legged friends are looking forward to it. Here’s just one of them. We hope you can all make it!

Dec 11

December Dog Happenings

Hi, folks.

I just wanted to let you know about a couple of things happening this month that should be interesting to all the dog lovers out there. And I know there are certainly a lot of us who can’t live without our four-legged friends!

I am excited to share with you the books being offered by the authors in our Books For Dog Lovers group this month. If you are looking for Christmas gifts for the dog lovers on your list, check out this wonderful selection of books featuring dogs. E-books are easy to give, and you don’t have to worry about shipping. But paper books are nice, too.

Please visit our Books For Dog Lovers page for book descriptions, reviews, and links to purchase. Some books are free or on sale for a limited time. If you would like to learn more about the participating authors in our group, please check out our Meet The Authors page. Below is an illustration displaying the books that we are featuring in December.

Here are the books by the authors in our group with special pricing in December:

7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy Sneak Preview
By Rachele Baker, DVM
FREE

Killer Music (Cooper Harrington Detective Series Book 1)
By Tammy L. Grace
ON SALE for $0.99 December 15-21

Dead Wrong (Cooper Harrington Detective Series Book 3)
By Tammy L. Grace
PRE-ORDER: ON SALE for $2.99 until DECEMBER 26 RELEASE

Christmas Cozy (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 11)
By Kathi Daley
ON SALE for $0.99 December 1-5

Santa Sleuth (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 18)
By Kathi Daley
ON SALE for $0.99 December 6-12

Candy Cane Caper (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 22)
By Kathi Daley
ON SALE for $0.99 December 13-19

Pre-Meditated Murder (A Downward Dog Mystery Book 5)
By Tracy Weber
PRE-ORDER: Release Date 1/8/18

The Returns
By M.K. Clinton
FREE December 1-3

Deadly Ties
By Susan Holmes
ON SALE for $1.99 December 1-31

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The second item I wanted to share with you is the upcoming Book for Dog Lovers Christmas party we’re having on Facebook next Sunday, December 17th. Join a group of authors who write books dog lovers are sure to enjoy – both fiction and non-fiction.

Lots of fun, games, and prizes!

The event starts at 7pm (EST), 6pm (CST), 5pm (MST), 4pm (PST), 3pm (Alaska); 2pm (Hawaii) and will run for two hours.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1757694614305219/

And lots of our four-legged friends are looking forward to it. Here’s just one of them. We hope you can all make it!

Dec 01

The Case of the Natty Newfie Launches Tomorrow!

Hi, folks.

I just wanted to remind you that Book#14 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries launches tomorrow. It’s called The Case of the Natty Newfie, and if you haven’t had a chance to order your copy yet, here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2j78ANa

I’d like to thank everyone who has pre-ordered the book and made it the #2 Dog Breed book on Amazon, right behind #1, The Case of the Mellow Maltese.

I hope you enjoy it!

As the launch date of their new dog toy company approaches, Suzy, Josie, and Chef Claire are in Ottawa to do a photo shoot with their dogs as part of the initial marketing campaign. But the photographer, who moonlights for the tabloids, is a young man with a very bad public image and a reputation for being a bit of ladies’ man. And when his assistant is found dead in his downtown loft, the photographer is the number one suspect.

Suzy soon finds herself working with two Canadian detectives she met the last time she was in town and right in the middle of a bizarre case that includes some rather scandalous photographs, blackmail, and, quite possibly, a case of mistaken identity. Further complicating things is a huge early winter snowstorm that has everyone on edge and more than a few people severely under the weather.

As Suzy digs into the case, she comes face to face with a diverse group of potential suspects including The Black Widow, a socialite with five dead ex-husbands, a mining magnate who has inexplicably signed up to be husband number six, a couple of famous models, and the aunt of Suzy’s new boyfriend, Max, whose career ended abruptly when she was caught in an embarrassing situation, quite possibly by the very same photographer they’re using for the dogs’ photo shoot. Despite her latest resolution to take a step back and let the police do their thing, Suzy’s neurons are soon on fire, and, once again, she finds herself up to her neck in the case, and up to her waist in snow before she can get a good handle on exactly what’s going on.

The Case of the Natty Newfie is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

Nov 19

Lots Going On!

Hi, folks,

I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of the year, and I hope that everyone celebrating Thanksgiving has a wonderful time with friends and family.

Before I take a few days off to relax and slip into my snacker pants, I’d like to let you know about a couple of things.

The first is that book #14 in my Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery series, The Case of the Natty Newfie, is available for pre-sale and will launch December 2nd.

Take a look at the great cover, my friend and designer extraordinaire, Reggie Cullen, has come up with. And the covers wouldn’t be possible without the amazing photography of JR Miller, whose work in and around the Thousand Islands continues to highlight and pay tribute to the magnificent area so many of us know and love. I simply can’t thank both of them enough for their generous support!

So, what’s Suzy and the gang up to this time?

I’m so glad you asked.

The Case of the Natty Newfie http://amzn.to/2j78ANa

As the launch date of their new dog toy company approaches, Suzy, Josie, and Chef Claire are in Ottawa to do a photo shoot with their dogs as part of the initial marketing campaign. But the photographer, who moonlights for the tabloids, is a young man with a very bad public image and a reputation for being a bit of ladies’ man. And when his assistant is found dead in his downtown loft, the photographer is the number one suspect.

Suzy soon finds herself working with two Canadian detectives she met the last time she was in town and right in the middle of a bizarre case that includes some rather scandalous photographs, blackmail, and, quite possibly, a case of mistaken identity. Further complicating things is a huge early winter snowstorm that has everyone on edge and more than a few people severely under the weather.

As Suzy digs into the case, she comes face to face with a diverse group of potential suspects including The Black Widow, a socialite with five dead ex-husbands, a mining magnate who has inexplicably signed up to be husband number six, a couple of famous models, and the aunt of Suzy’s new boyfriend, Max, whose career ended abruptly when she was caught in an embarrassing situation, quite possibly by the very same photographer they’re using for the dogs’ photo shoot. Despite her latest resolution to take a step back and let the police do their thing, Suzy’s neurons are soon on fire, and, once again, she finds herself up to her neck in the case, and up to her waist in snow before she can get a good handle on exactly what’s going on.

The Case of the Natty Newfie is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

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And for those of you who prefer actually holding a book in your hands instead of a Kindle, I wanted to let you know that Book #13 in the Doggy Inn series, The Case of the Mellow Maltese is now available in paperback. If you missed the launch earlier this month, it hit #1 on the Dog Breed rankings on Amazon right out of the gate and still occupies the top slot.

The Case of the Mellow Maltese http://amzn.to/2zSiaNW

As B.R. Snow’s The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery series reaches its halfway point, serious change is in the air for Suzy and her mom.

It’s 147 time in Clay Bay, a water-based triathlon Suzy’s mom has organized to help extend the tourist season a bit longer. And while Suzy and Josie are more than comfortable enjoying the event as mere spectators, Chef Claire is determined to participate in the grueling event. But as her training regimen accelerates, she soon finds herself agreeing with both of them that she’s lost her mind.

When they find a Maltese stranded on a paddleboard in the middle of the River during one of Chef Claire’s training sessions, they’re able to rescue the dog and soon reunite her with her owner. But Suzy is convinced that the dog being out on the water all by itself was no accident and certain that Maria, the dog’s owner, was being sent a message. And when one of the participants is shot during the race, the stakes are raised in a hurry as Suzy begins her search for clues.

Before Suzy can even begin to find her bearings regarding who might have killed the kayaker, she is banished from the investigation by Chief Abrams, who is following the mandate laid down by her mother that she refrain from doing what comes naturally. Miffed and petulant about being cut out of the case and sent to the sidelines, the Snoopmeister sets out on her own investigation, and is soon up to her neck in the middle of a mystery that involves a diverse cast of characters who work for the company that is organizing the 147, a few of their corporate sponsors, and an ex-gangster bookmaker from her mother’s past.

Forced to cut a deal with her mother, Suzy agrees to focus on her personal life in exchange for her mother’s agreement to mind her own business. And when Suzy and Chief Abrams find themselves in Mexico trying to track down the killer, along with her mother and her new boyfriend, Suzy has a chance encounter with a stranger who just might be a ‘keeper’ and bumbling through a series of adventures that will hopefully lead her and the Chief down the trail they need to put the pieces together in a very strange and funny puzzle.

The Case of the Mellow Maltese is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

Nov 06

Books For Dog Lovers – Installment 1 – November, 2017

Hi, folks,

I just wanted to update you about an exciting new monthly promotion I’ve been asked to participate in. It’s called Books for Dog Lovers and I’m honored to be in such illustrious company. The initial roster of participating authors, who regularly feature our four-legged friends in their books, is impressive and you can find out a few things about all of them here:

http://rachelebaker.com/meet-authors-books-dog-lovers/

Each month, the participating authors will feature up to three books, many of which will have special deals attached to them. November’s collection includes fourteen books from the group, many of which I have already read and highly recommend. And all the others are high on my current reading list.

I know all the dog lovers in my group of readers, and there certainly are a lot of you, will enjoy all the books!

Click the link below to review all of this month’s books and grab a copy of each.

http://rachelebaker.com/books-dog-lovers/

And I need to give a special thank you to Rachele Baker who had the idea of pulling all of us together for this great promotional effort.

Rachele’s a vet, so when it comes to dogs, she certainly knows what she is talking about as evidenced by her new book, 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy.

And, yes, you’ll find it as one of this month’s featured books.

Happy reading!

Bernie

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