Give me land, lots of land and a puppy on the loose When Betsy Livingston's puppy runs away, she has no idea it will lead her to a murder on a movie cowboy star's estate. Not only has there been a murder, but the town reports sightings of the dead cowboy himself. He's out to seek revenge on all who wronged his daughter who became the victim of her own money-loving butler. Enjoy a little time on the Fourth of July in the tiny town of Pecan Bayou Texas where old cowboys never die...
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Literature with dogs as supporting characters is as old and new as literature itself, so it’s no wonder that this Teresa Trent mystery featuring single mother Betsy Livingston begins with the search for Butch, her son’s lost/kidnapped puppy whose blood covered paws lead to the discovery of a dead body. DOGGONE DEAD is the third book in this series set in the small Texas town of Pecan Bayou. The townsfolk include an unusual array characters ranging from the proprietors of the local watermelon farm and their sketchy son and the aging daughter of a long dead movie cowboy to the towns new D.A., a local veterinarian who employs Danny, Betsy’s mildly Down’s syndrome nephew and Aunt Maggie – paranormal investigator.
Pecan Bayou is a town rife with slightly quirky characters and the customary small town events like the “little Miss Watermelon” beauty contest and Pet Parades that is guaranteed toleave the reader with that warm, fuzzy down home feeling. Additionally, because of Betsy’s job as a local newspaper columnist, “The Happy Hinter”, readers are even treated to recipes for tasty items like Peanut Butter Pie and Berry Watermelon smoothies.
This is one of those fun cozies that keeps you reading and doesn’t take all that long to finish….you can knock it off in just a couple of hours. There are even a couple of surprises lurking in the pages that I am not at liberty to divulge lest your reading experience be “spoiled”.
Red Rock Bookworm 4 Stars
Couldn’t Put it Down!
Well, Teresa Trent has done it again. She has written a wonderful cozy mystery that leaves you guessing till the end. As always, the book was filled with wonderful characters, like Betsy Livingston, who always seems to get into trouble. This book had everything a good cozy mystery should have, humor and it leaves you guessing. I literally could not put this book down and had to finish it in pratically one setting. I can't wait to read more about the quirky characters from Pecan Bayou Texas. Great job Teresa, keep up the great work.
Melina Mason – 5 Stars
Love the Series!
One of the best parts of my recent vacation was finally having time to curl up with another of Teresa Trent's fun reads. The town of Pecan Bayou and the folks who populate it are so real, and the latter are very likeable. This story has lots of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. I think it's my favorite in the series, so far. I definitely plan to keep reading!
–Amazon Reviewer 5 Stars