The Book Commentary reviews Attorney-at-Paw by Diane Wing

Attorney-At-Paw

Attorney-At-Paw

Review by The Book Commentary

Attorney at Paw: A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Cozy Mystery by Diane Wing is a fascinating read; in turn, hilarious and heartwarming. At the time that Autumn Clarke is grieving the loss of her parents, killed in a car crash, she meets Chrissy, a Shih Tzu with extraordinary gifts. Chrissy has also experienced loss, being the sole witness to the murder of her pet parents. Autumn adopts Chrissy and together they set out to unravel clues in a murder with the help of other characters they meet along the way. This is a cozy mystery at its best, filled with twisting moments and featuring characters — both human and animal — that readers are going to root for. Will they be able to solve the murder and heal?

This tale is immersive from the get-go as readers are introduced to the themes of death and murder. The author rouses the curiosity of readers from the opening pages with the obituary announcements and a murder scene. The prose is crisp and delectable and one has the impression that this author understands the economy of words. Yes, she wastes no precious word, creating relentless drama in the narrative as she explores the relationship between Autumn and Chrissy the Shih Tzu in the midst of grief and a murder investigation. The detective is another character that arrests the attention of readers. Diane Wing’s use of anthropomorphism enriches characterization, making Chrissy a character that readers can relate to; she reads human emotions with accuracy and succeeds in building a strong connection with Autumn. Fans will adore the beautifully crafted dialogues, the strong plot points, and the realism infused into the writing. This is a mesmerizing tale from the first page, emotionally rich, and a highly sophisticated cozy mystery that will surely keep you engaged until the last captivating page.

Trick-or-Doggy Treat

SKU 978-1-61599-538-7
$17.95
A Chrissy the Shih Tzu Cozy Mystery
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Product Details
UPC: 978-1-61599-538-7
Brand: Modern History Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Diane Wing
Pages: 178
Publication Date: 10/01/2020

Prepare to be tricked & treated in this third installment of the Chrissy the Shih Tzu cozy mysteries!

Fall has arrived in Knollwood, and Autumn Clarke is planning an elaborate Halloween event at The Peabody Mansion B&B to support the local animal shelter. With the entire town invited and the inn not officially open for overnight guests, an unexpected request lands Dana Wood, an A-list actor, as a long-term guest while shooting her latest movie in New Hope. Autumn and the gang step in to help with her baggage filled with betrayal, scandal, unsolved murder, a personal secret, and a cast of eccentric, suspicious characters. As the filming begins, Chrissy's shrewd judge of character and nose for unearthing incriminating evidence provide the backdrop for this twisty and thrilling tale.

Bonus features: book club questions, recipes of meals from the book, and a Halloween scavenger hunt list appear at the end of the book!

"Autumn and Chrissy have become my favorite crime solvers!! Diane Wing has put together another fun rainy afternoon, cuddle-with-my-dog in-a-corner-window mystery! Throughout this series we have seen Autumn and Chrissy overcome tragedy, find love, and solve some murders! All her supporting characters make sense and are loveable. A great read for anyone from 8 to 80!!"
-- Antoinette B., Leonardtown, MD

"I loved how the plot unfolded and how I was kept in suspense about the killer's identity until the end. …a delightful, fast-paced and engaging book well worth reading. It is a great standalone book, even if you haven't read the first two."
-- Terri Chalmers, Sicklerville, NJ

"Trick-or-Doggy Treat is a delightful, satisfying cozy mystery wrapped in the rich, colorful tapestry of a Pennsylvania fall in a wonderful town. Halloween has never been this enchanting. A truly enjoyable read!" -- Maxine Ashcraft, Oakland, CA

Be sure to enjoy the first two Chrissy the Shih Tzu Cozy Mysteries: Attorney-at-Paw and The Dog-Eared Diary.

Learn more at www.DianeWingAuthor.com

From Modern HIstory Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com

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  1. I had the pleasure of editing this book and can thoroughly recommend it for a good fun read.

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