Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero

Cozy Mystery

E-Book (available in paperback, too)


Release Date:
May 2013

After Kristan “Stan” Connor loses her high profile public relations job, she decides it’s time for a huge change. She leaves her big city life and moves to a small Connecticut town with her Maine Coon kitty, Nutty. Her boyfriend gives her no support in making the move and takes every opportunity to ridicule her for it, but Stan is determined to make it work.

Stan’s new neighbors are delighted to learn that she bakes her own organic pet treats. In fact, not only are the humans happy but so are their pets. Stan becomes friends with all the cats and dogs in town. One dog even shows up at her house at all hours, making his very sexy daddy look like a bad parent  However, not everyone is happy with Stan’s organic treats. The local vet, Carole Morganwick believes in the old ways and intends to show Stan by treating Nutty. To keep the peace in her new hometown, she agrees to bring a healthy Nutty to the vet. When they arrive for their appointment, all they find is a very dead vet covered in kibble.

The local police are convinced that the newcomer is a murderess. It’s up to Stan to prove her innocence, but things take a turn that Stan is not prepared for.

I absolutely loved this book. I loved everything from the cover to the very last page. I adored the heroine right from the start. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I don’t think you have to be an animal lover to enjoy this one. It’s well written, with realistic characters – a couple of eccentric ones are tossed in, too – and there is a hint of a romance that will hopefully carryover into the next book.

I actually bought this one for my own collection to read and it wasn’t for a requested review or a blog tour. I haven’t read enough books that I bought for myself for my own enjoyment. I've also been really lucky lately in reading books that I'm loving and giving 5 kitties to. This is another one!

For reading challenge:
Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies


  1. Covered in kibble! Given the state of my house right now, this sounds like a good "cozy" for me!

  2. This sounds good and its always great to read a book that has nothing to do with review requests or blog tours and love it.

  3. This sounds like just my thing. Thank you for the review. I have a hoard of cozy series that I am working on...What's one more?
    -Dilettantish Reader


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