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5+ stars for Chilled to the Dog Bone by S.A. Kazlo #bookreview #cozymystery #mustread

Title: Chilled to the Dog Bone

Author: S.A. Kazlo

Genre: Cozy Mystery


Book Blurb:


It's Saint Patrick's Day weekend in upstate New York, and Samantha Davies is excited about the annual outdoor games put on by the local fire company... that is until the grumpy rival fire chief is found dead on the ice! To make matters worse, Sam's fingerprints are all over the evidence at the murder scene. Can Sam find the killer and clear her name before the Luck of the Irish runs out for her?


It's Saint Patrick's Day weekend in chilly upstate New York, and Samantha Davies, children's picture book author and sometime sleuth, is excited to attend the annual outdoors games put on by the local Wings Falls fire company. It will be a weekend filled with fun activities such as a skillet toss, four-wheeler race, and the ever-popular decorated wooden outhouse race across the ice. Sam is looking forward to dancing the night away with her beau, police detective Hank Johnson at the Firefighter's Ball. Sam's rug hooking group, the Loopy Ladies is sponsoring one of the outhouses and their senior member, Gladys O'Malley, will have the honor of riding on the "throne" to the finish line. Only not all goes as planned when the neighboring fire company's chief is found in Gladys' place—frozen solid and dead as a doornail! To make matters worse, both Gladys' and Sam's fingerprints are all over the evidence at the murder scene, taking them from attendees to suspects. Now it's up to Sam to clear their names and get to the truth. The only problem is the victim had disagreements with almost everyone in town, from the Wings Falls fire chief to a sexy blonde named Sunny Foxx—with two xx's—and a slew of other suspects. Can Sam find the killer before the Luck of the Irish runs out for her? Or will she become chilled to the bone when the killer catches up to her...


My Review:


All the outhouses are decorated for St. Patrick’s Day but the fun quickly turns to murder. Sam’s fingerprints are all over the crime scene. Can she uncover the real murderer before her luck runs out? Chilled to the Dog Bone is a delightful cozy mystery full of Irish charm, suspects galore, and a murder to solve. The best part about this cozy is Sam and her dog, Porkchop. They’re both great detectives and add humor to this cozy mystery.


Let’s start with the characters. Sam is an amateur detective. She’s very good at gathering clues to solve the mystery. She’s also got a great personality. It works well to have her as the main character. I connected with her right away.


The rest of the characters consist of local townsfolk, the victim, and of course the murderer. Each character is portrayed in a realistic manner with a bit of intrigue added.


Porkchop is Sam’s adorable dog. This little pooch stole the show. Quite the nose for investigating.


The narration is detailed with humorous dialogue, action scenes, and a quaint small town as the setting. There’s a St. Patrick’s Day vibe layered throughout the mystery. You’ll be dancing with a four-leaf clover in your hair by the time you’re finished reading.


I love cozy mysteries and S.A. Kazlo writes with an expert pen. This is the first book I’ve read in this series but I’m only getting started. A brilliant cozy from start to finish.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Syrl, a retired teacher, lives in upstate New York with her husband and two lively dachshunds. She writes the Samantha Davies Mystery series, featuring Samantha Davies and her loveable dachshund, Porkchop. When not writing she is busy hooking, rug hooking that is, and enjoying her family. Her newest book, number five in the series, Chilled to the Dog Bone, released on March 5th.


Social Media Links:


Twitter - @sakazlo

LInkedin- sakazlo



Reviewed by: Nancy


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