Stan and Jake's wedding will soon take place on the town green in Frog Ledge, Connecticut, followed by a reception at their beloved Irish pub filled with friends, family, and their four favorite canine companions. Stan just has to endure the traditional girls' night out first. Male strippers jumping out of gigantic cakes aren't her preferred entertainment. But the hired hottie never gets around to taking it all off . . . because someone takes him out first with one of Stan's kitchen knives. A heartbroken Stan recognizes the victim as one of the delivery men from the local farm--who must have been moonlighting for some extra cash. Now the guest list has turned into a suspect list--and Stan's making a vow to find the killer . . .
Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!
Praise for Purring Around the Christmas Tree
"For fans of pet-themed mysteries, Mugavero pens a purrfect New England Christmas cozy, which also includes gourmet pet treat recipes."
--Library Journal (Summary via Goodreads)
Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero is the seventh book in her Pawsitively Organic Mysteries series and boy is it an amazing book and series !!!
Stan (nickname for Kristan) and Jake are planning their wedding .... unfortunately everything is going wrong !! Stan doesn't want a big wedding and wants to have it simple with the ceremony and reception taking place at Jake's pub, however, her mom and sister have other ideas. Before Stan can set things straight, she breaks down and allows her sister to hold a bachelorette party at Stan's shop. But instead of the male stripper jumping out of the cake to do a strip tease, he is found stabbed to death in the cake !!!
Stan cannot help but ask questions even though her sister-in-law to be is the Sargeant of the police force and is always telling her to butt out and leave things to her. And when Stan starts to get wierd notes and threats, she will do whatever she can to speed up solving the murder.
I fell in love instantly with Stan, Jake, their friends and family and their lifestyle. I love that they both own their own businesses and take some of their dogs to work with them. And their relationship is one to treasure !! When you're reading The Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, you will want to be there....sitting on a barstool at Jake's or hanging with Stan at the patisserie. You will feel like you are a part of the family and you won't want to leave. I mean .... come on....the place is called Frog Ledge....how cute is that ??
At the end of Murder, She Meowed Stan and Jake do get married and they are able to do it the way they want, even though Stan's mother tried very hard to change everything. I cannot wait for the next book in this series because I know even though they are going on their honeymoon, I am sure Stan will get involved in something. She cannot just relax !! I look forward to reading what comes next in their lives.
I highly recommend this series especially if you love animals, relationships, family, and small towns with a side of murder......
Review by Missi S.