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Monday, February 17, 2014

Book Review: A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle


Book Description:

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?

My Review

Dixie Lyle is my new favorite detective author! Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot will be taking shelf space right next to my Cat in the Stacks mystery series.

Foxtrot is an outstanding assistant, cool, calm and collected when chaos knocks on her door. That includes talking dead animals. Foxtrot is called upon to save a graveyard that is more special than she can imagine, and the life of her boss from someone who would do anything to get their hands on the land that the graveyard sits on, that includes murder. With the help of her dead cat, Tango, and shape-shifting ghostly dog, Tiny (aka, Whiskey) you are in for the  supernatural experience of your life! Nothing scary here though! My favorite scene *spoiler alert* is the exchange between Foxtrot and the badger! I laughed so hard I cried! I wont be able to hear the word MUMBLE for a while without cracking up!

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