Friday, June 19, 2015

Clawed by L. A. Kornetsky

Series: Gin and Tonic Mysteries #4
304 p.
Published: 5/26/15
Publisher: Pocket Books
Source: From publisher for review
In this fourth mystery in the charming and witty Gin & Tonic series, private investigators Ginny and Teddy—with the help of their faithful pets—must unravel their most intriguing case yet… 
Even though she’s unlicensed as an investigator, the infamously nosy Ginny Mallard and her cohort Teddy Tonica have begun to make a name for themselves in solving cases. But Ginny still has her day job as an event planner, and the promise of a lucrative job draws her to Portland, with her shar-pei puppy, Georgie, in tow. Much to her shock and horror, however, she’s been led there under false pretenses—and discovers a body in the parlor of her client's house! 
Though the cops warn her to keep her nose out of it, Ginny just can't resist the itch to solve this case, and soon gets drawn into Portland's seedy underbelly of identity theft, forgery, and of course, murder…with Teddy and his cat Penny's devoted sleuthing helping her at every turn.
My thoughts:
I've only read the book before this one and I think you could pick this one up with no problems as well. You would know there is back story but nothing of such import that you can't follow along. While this one seemed to have less of Georgie and Penny (the dog and cat respectively) but they were still involved enough to lend some humor to the case.

I have to say that this mystery had a lot of twists and turns and I found myself more invested in the people in the story than solving the murder. I was more interested in why Ginny was called down there and then framed for a murder. She was easily cleared but she had to know why she became involved with people she never met. It was an interesting twist in getting Gin and Tonic involved.

I give this book 3 1/2 stars and did enjoy this cozy. I LOVED Penny (the cat) solving the mystery of the stolen tips when none of the humans were any wiser. It really gave the story a push in the humorous direction. I recommend this book to those that enjoy cozy mysteries with a side of dog and cat commentary. :)


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    1. Well, she solves part of it. I do think you'd love her solution. :D

  2. Dog and cat commentary you say? Color me curious Melissa, especially about how the cat solves the stolen tips situation:)

    1. Those parts are quite cute and you get a good mystery as well.

  3. Sounds like a cute book. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I don't read cozies nearly often enough. Looks cute though. Love some twists and turns :D

  5. It sounds like a cute read. It is a shame the mystery wasn't more balanced but glad you enjoyed the characters.

  6. So let me get this right, this series is like Bolt or something like that?

  7. How fun that this has a dog and cat POV as well! Nice little twist to the story. Glad you liked this so much!

  8. How cute, I haven't read a book like this from an animals perspective. Not that I can recall anyway.

  9. It's always tricky with animals in books like that and I wonder if I would like it. I love animals in books, don't get me wrong, but as they stay how we see them in life. You know what I mean? Difficult to explain.

  10. Oh I love that cover! And the blend with the animals. lol. Cute! Thanks!


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