With her petsitting client, Ralph the pug, at her side, Annie is running around town walking dogs, training greyhounds, organizing puppy classes, and taking energetic Vizlas for runs. And it's all to save money for and build interest in her not-yet-named dog store, the business she's dreamed of for years.
But Annie's plans change when she finds out that the death of local pawn shop owner, George Appleby, has been ruled a suicide. She knows that there's at least one person in town who will benefit from Appleby's death: Chet West, the real estate mogul who's trying to buy up all the small businesses in her little town and replace them with chain stores and tourist destinations.
And one day soon the small store going out of business might be her own.
Now Annie's determined to figure out what happened to Appleby and how Chet West is involved - even if the police don't care. And the more she and Ralph run around chasing down leads and sniffing out suspects, the more Annie realizes that Little Nectar, Connecticut, is not the wholesome little town she thought it was.
Peril at the Pawn Shop is Book 1 of the light-hearted Walk in the Bark cozy mystery series. It features:
...an amateur detective whose spunk is liable to get her in trouble
...a pug who snores in his sleep
...a small town full of quirky characters
...a mystery that will keep you guessing until you turn that last page
...no foul language, cliffhangers, or gore
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