Friday, October 30, 2020

Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston


Paws for Concern (A Canine Confections Mystery) by Amy Hueston

About Paws for Concern


Paws for Concern:  A Canine Confections Mystery

Life is good for Samantha Armstrong. She left her cheating boyfriend, settled into her cozy cottage on her Aunt Mary’s Palm Beach estate and is finally opening Canine Confections, her dream dog bakery on the ritzy Worth Avenue.

But Samantha’s happy new life goes doggone crazy when Palm Beach resident and pastry shop owner Whitney Goodwin is found dead on Canine Confections’ floor, whisking Samantha into the middle of a murder investigation. The only bright spot is that she finds herself adopting Whitney’s loveable dog Sweet Pea.

As the killer strikes again, it’s obvious that the shopkeepers on Worth Avenue are the target. Samantha’s impatience won’t let sleeping dogs lie. She takes it upon herself to move things along by padding around town with Sweet Pea and sniffing out clues to clear her name and Canine Confections’ reputation—before it is too late …

Includes a recipe from Chef Sarah Deters at the test kitchen of Three Dog Bakery, the original bakery for dogs!

About Amy Hueston

 Author Amy Hueston writes mini-mysteries for Woman's World when she isn't writing mysteries and suspense books. Paws for Concern is the first book in A Canine Confections Mystery series. 

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My Thoughts

Paws for Concern by Amy Hueston has Samantha Armstrong opening Canine Confections in Palm Beach, Florida.  On the day of her grand opening, Samantha arrives early to begin baking and finds Whitney Gooodwin, owner of Patisserie of Palm Beach, dead on the floor.  With it being the consensus of the local shopkeepers that Samantha is the culprit, and the police investigation is slow going, Samantha decides to do a little sleuthing of her own.  When another shop owner is attacked, Samantha decides to make a bold move to settle this case once and for all.  Paws for Concern is the first A Canine Confections Mystery.  This is a cute, lighthearted cozy mystery.  I enjoyed the author’s descriptions of Palm Beach.  She really brought the city alive for me.  Samantha is a relatable and friendly protagonist.  She whips up delicious treats that the dogs just lap up.  I also liked Samantha’s Aunt Mary who made it possible for Samantha to open the dog bakery.  Tracy, former reporter and Samantha’s new employee, is a happy-go-lucky individual who seems very naïve.  She provided humor throughout the story as well as providing background information on the suspects to Samantha.  Sweet Pea was the hit of the story.  The investigation into the murder of Whitney Goodwin had a handful of suspects.  Samantha questioned the various suspects and obtained background information on Whitney.  Avid cozy mystery readers will not find the mystery challenging, but it is entertaining following Samantha and Sweet Pea as they search for the guilty party. I like that the whodunit was completely resolved at the end.  It was a cute touch having Detective Trumble with a penchant for Tootsie Pops.   Paws for Concern is an upbeat cozy mystery with scrummy canine confections, an altruistic aunt, the sociable Sweet Pea, suspicious shopkeepers, a disobliging detective, and a curious canine baker.

Paws for Concern is available from Amazon and B&NPaws for Concern can be borrowed through Kindle Unlimited.  Amy Hueston's CD Download on Amazon.  Would you like to win a print copy of Paws for Concern (sorry, but open to those in the U.S. Only)?  You can click here to enter or use the Rafflecopter form below.  Leave a comment on my blog for an extra entry.  Good Luck!  Thank you for visiting today.  I will return tomorrow with my thoughts on Cold Conviction by Daryl Wood Gerber.  It is the 3rd An Aspen Adams Novel of  Suspense.  I am off to a life changing appointment.  Wish me luck!  I hope that you have a creeptastic day (I love Halloween).  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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