Kneading to Die

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Kensington Publishing Corp., May 1, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
“Like the goodies Stan makes for her Maine coon kitty Nutty, Kneading To Die is a treat . . . A fun and frisky whodunit, with plenty of lively pet action.” —Clea Simon, author of Cats Can’t Shoot
 
Maybe the best thing that ever happened to Kristan “Stan” Connor was losing her high-stress public relations job. Now there's plenty of time to spend in her sleepy new Connecticut town working on her dream: baking healthy, organic pet treats!
 
Before long the neighborhood dogs are escaping their yards to show up at Stan’s doorstep, begging for the kinds of special homemade treats her Maine coon cat Nutty loves so much. And Stan’s pet-loving neighbors are thrilled with the new organic options available to their furry family members. But not everyone loves Stan and her newfangled organic ways . . .
 
It seems Carole Morganwick, the town vet, is from the old school of pet care. But when Stan swallows her pride and brings a very unwilling Nutty in for a checkup, she not only finds Carole dead under a pile of kibble…but also learns that she’s in the dog house as the prime suspect! Finding the real killer and clearing her name will require some seriously surreptitious sniffing around . . . and hopefully, curiosity won't kill this innocent cat . . .
 
“The characters ring true and the plot and narration are seamless.” —Mystery Scene
 
“Animal lovers and foodies will hunger for more of this yummy new series.” —Avery Aames, author of The Long Quiche Goodbye
 
Includes Gourmet Pet Food Recipes!
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
39
Section 4
44
Section 5
58
Section 6
71
Section 7
78
Section 8
95
Section 16
188
Section 17
205
Section 18
215
Section 19
222
Section 20
231
Section 21
241
Section 22
257
Section 23
265

Section 9
104
Section 10
118
Section 11
129
Section 12
139
Section 13
152
Section 14
161
Section 15
173
Section 24
275
Section 25
285
Section 26
294
Section 27
302
Section 28
316
Section 29
326
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About the author (2013)

Liz Mugavero is a corporate communications consultant and animal lover from the Boston area, whose canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. She is the author of The Icing on the Corpse, Kneading to Die, Murder Most Finicky, and A Biscuit, A Casket; her short stories have been published in the UK and Australia; and her essays have appeared in national publications Skirt! and Sassee Magazine for Women.