Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon

Cozy Mystery


Lyrical Press

Release Date:
November 6, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

’Twas the season of Christmas, and all through South Cove, California, Santa is working overtime to deliver a special gift . . .

Jill Gardner has volunteered her Coffee, Books, and More to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party. Among the potential forever friends is a male terrier named Baby, whose owner died of a heart attack. With few clues to go on, even finding the name of Baby’s human is a daunting task. But there’s no challenge too big for Jill this holiday season.

Playing Santa’s Little Helper, Jill is determined to find out what happened —and to fulfill a long-time coming Christmas wish . . .

My Review

One of my favorite amateur sleuths is back. Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, finds herself in the middle of another mystery. She is hosting a local adopt-a-pet function and her heart is breaking for Baby, a male terrier whose owner recently died.

Baby’s owner was a homeless man. Jill is sure there is more to his story than they know about. She vows to find out what happened to the man and to make sure Baby has a new “forever home”. Little did she know, she’d be delving into the past and uncovering some surprising things.

Yay! A new entry into the “A Tourist Trap Mystery Series”. I love this series so much and this is another wonderful addition to it. Santa Puppy is a novella and a fast read.

This book tore my heart apart. Lynn Cahoon, once again, gives her readers an amazing story in a small package. Although it’s a short read, it’s not short on emotion. I found myself crying at the end. This is a quick read for the holidays. It’s a true “feel good” read and perfect for this time of year. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series. Since the book brought me to tears, I can’t help but give it five kitties.

For reading challenges:
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2018
Craving the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Oh no. How did I miss this. I love her books and this series. Going to go add this to my wish list so I remember it!

  2. Oh my goodness, how lovely is this? An adopt-a-pet function to boot? Be still my heart, I love this series already.

  3. This sounds like a good book. I love that she is the owner of Coffee, Books and More. Sounds like a place I would visit a lot. Great review!



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