Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero
Paperback. Condition: Good+. 2013. Kensington books. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing. Signed by Author (And two cats!)
Book #1 in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery series.
Maybe the best thing that ever happened to Kristan “Stan” Connor was losing her high-stress public relations job. Now there's plenty of time to spend in her sleepy new Connecticut town working on her dream: baking healthy, organic pet treats!
Before long the neighborhood dogs are escaping their yards to show up at Stan’s doorstep, begging for the kinds of special homemade treats her Maine coon cat Nutty loves so much. And Stan’s pet-loving neighbors are thrilled with the new organic options available to their furry family members. But not everyone loves Stan and her newfangled organic ways . . .
It seems Carole Morganwick, the town vet, is from the old school of pet care. But when Stan swallows her pride and brings a very unwilling Nutty in for a checkup, she not only finds Carole dead under a pile of kibble…but also learns that she’s in the dog house as the prime suspect! Finding the real killer and clearing her name will require some seriously surreptitious sniffing around . . . and hopefully, curiosity won't kill this innocent cat . . .