I just finished reading Downton Tabby by Sparkle Abbey. It is the seventh book in the Pampered Pet series, but Downton Tabby can easily be read without having read the previous book in the series. Caroline “Caro” Lamont is a pet therapist for dogs and cats. Caro always likes to poke her nose in investigations despite being told repeatedly by Detective Judd Malone to keep out of his investigations. Caro states she is just passing along information she hears and receives from people who are not comfortable talking to police!
Graham Cash (goes by Cash) and his partner, Jake Wylie shares an office with Caro (along with a psychic). They run a business called 2Gyz and developed an app called WoofWalker. Cash asks Caro to watch his cat, Toria for him. He was only supposed to be gone 20 to 30 minutes. When he does not show up, Caro tries to reach him without success. Caro heads over to their house to drop off the cat with Jake. The door is unlocked. Caro finds Jake face down in the pool. Cash’ car is out front, but he is not answering his phone. Caro sets out to find out who killed Jake and what happened to Cash.
Caro also has to meet with her clients and help their pets, deal with her annoying ex-husband, and Betty Foxx, an elderly woman who wears pj’s and pearls (everywhere) along with some strange red eyebrows. Betty keeps inserting herself into Caro’s investigation (and Detective Malone’s). There is also a pesky reporter. Caro has someone following her which has her scared. She gets to seek comfort in the arms of her hunky Greek boyfriend, Sam Gallanos. I found Downton Tabby an adorable cozy mystery. It was a very fun book to read. I give Downton Tabby 4 out of 5 stars. The murderer is very obvious. I loved the descriptions of the dogs and cats along with their troubles. My favorite was Betty’s new dog, Raider. He is a St. Bernard with a lot of energy! My dog, Doozy, is half English Pointer and half St. Bernard. He is very strong and big! I cannot imagine little Betty Foxx trying to walk Raider (of course, I probably look very similar trying to walk Doozy!)
I received a complimentary copy of Downton Tabby from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Downton Tabby was released today! I am currently reading Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman. I am a little bit behind on my reading. I had a horrible migraine that lasted all day despite medications. I hope all of you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader