Title: Bark Twice for Danger
Author: M.K. Scott
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Blurb: Comic Con is in full-swing and all is well. But no sooner does the biggest event of the year begin before a mysterious wave of identify thefts overshadows the grand affair.
While Nala tries to rein in Karly’s efforts to use the con for dating purposes, she also finds herself the target of a brazen thief. If she and her crime-solving canine companion don’t find the culprit, her bank accounts could be wiped cleaned.
Can Nala and Max bring an end to the chaos before it’s too late?
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Excerpt: Max’s nose dropped, and his lips went up in a doggy grin. “I have, but not recently. I was trying to remember how to bring my A game. It’s something about getting a girl to think you’re better than you are. Should we lie about how many cases we actually solved?”
It didn’t take a psychic to know her pooch had been listening to Elvin bragging to one of his guy friends. If that was a man’s definition of having an A game, Elvin so didn’t have it. Women recognized him as a hopeless geek seconds after meeting him. If they gave him a second thought, it was usually to set up their smart television or fix their laptop, which he could.
“That’s not what I meant. Sure, we want to look our best, but there is no reason to lie.” The two of them meandered back to building three, stepping over patches of hard packed dirt with a few sprigs of grass in it. Despite its current circumstances, the grass was making a valiant effort to survive, as possibly were some of the residents. The entire place had the feel of a temporary stop. Her mother would point out that was the whole purpose behind apartments. In her world, people who lived in shabby apartments did not need design services.
As they reached the correct apartment building, she’d counted the number of cases she’d solved, which was almost all of them. There was one date profile she’d looked up for a nervous dater, but by the time she’d discovered he had a habit of romancing wealthy women, her client refused to listen. The dossier still sat on her office desk. Her mother suggested mailing it in about three weeks before the woman lost everything.
Review: I am going to give this book 4.5 stars. The character development was wonderful, I felt like I’ve knew them my whole life by the end. It’s a fun and witty story with a plot as twisty as a knot.
Nala gets a call from a new client who finds out that her credit information has been stolen, not only that but someone had entered her apartment and took the hard copy of all her credit information. Nala starts to help her go through the steps to make sure that her credit doesn’t suffer while she and Max start investigating. Nala doesn’t have many leads when she gets a call from her mom stating that her company card had charges that were not purchased by her.
She asked Nala took look into it and then cancel the card.
To make things worse, Nala’s office has been broken into twice. The first time nothing had been moved but the second time her desk had been move to expose a hidden spot. Nothing is left in there either, and the police can’t help her out as there was nothing forensically available. To make her life even more complicated, her neighbor that shared the same office building has also been a victim of identity theft The thieve had tried to order all the costume of the Avengers, for the Comic Con that is going to start soon.
With Max at her side, providing her his own opinions (weather asked or not) and wanting hamburgers for his services. They decide to go to Comic Con to see if they can find one person. Nala had decided to have her best friend Elvin, to check her own credit. To her horror her information was also compromised. They were able to track one charge to a restaurant where a waiter had provided a description of the person who picked up the order. With a description and knowing that it was likely they are going to comic con, Nyla helps Harry (her neighbor who had also suffered fraud (to see if they can find him. To everyone’s surprise Harry chases the culprits.
This did not solve every case; her mother’s information had not been on the list of the hackers had. Her mother did say her newest employee may be the ones stealing information. Things end up getting dangerous when Nala’s mother confronts her employee. It turns out that it’s a good thing Nala is a good shot and that Max knows when to lend a paw.
There is one thing that I think would have made the book perfect. The author does tend to spend a little too much time with details and it can be a little difficult figuring whose case is whose.
If you love talking dogs, witty and smart heroines and sweet romance this is a book for you.
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Author Bio and Links: M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries and The Talking Dog Detective Agency. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands-on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Overall, both are a fun series to create and read.
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