Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review: A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle

Introducing an animal-loving Gal Friday with a telepathic cat, a shapeshifting dog, and a ghost of a chance of solving supernatural crime…

Meet Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster. Trusted employee of eccentric zillionairess Zelda Zoransky, Foxtrot manages a mansion, a private zoo, and anything else that strikes her boss’s fancy. Her job title is Administrative Assistant, but chaos handler would be more accurate. Especially after she glimpses a giant ghost-beast in Zelda’s pet cemetery. For some strange reason, Foxtrot is seeing animal spirits. And, ready or not, in this mystery from Dixie Lyle, the fur’s about to hit the fan…


Still reeling, Foxtrot comes home to find her cat Tango—her dead cat Tango—alive and well and communicating telepathically. But that’s not all: There’s an ectoplasmic dog named Tiny who changes breeds with a shake of his tail…and can sniff out a clue like nobody’s business. So when a coworker drops dead while organizing closets, Tiny is on the case. Can Foxtrot and her new companions ferret out the killer among a menagerie of suspects—human and otherwise—before death takes another bite?

E-galley received for review.

As soon as I saw the title I just knew I had to read this!  Despite the rather odd premise (a woman who sees the spirits of animals) it was a delightful and charming read.

I really liked Foxtrot, and her relationships with both Tiny and Tango were so sweet.  As a dedicated animal lover the entire idea of the animal graveyard and its activities was lovely and it was handled so beautifully that you just knew that the author is an animal lover as well.

The mystery itself was intriguing and well thought out.  The cast of suspects was intriguing and each was quite well developed.

I highly recommend this and look forward to reading more books in the series!  It will be a treat to visit with Foxtrot, Whiskey, and Tango again!

★★★★ = Really Liked It


Ryan said...

Sounds so cute!

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